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2022 40 Under Forty Award Honorees

Every year for the last 26 years, Hartford Business Journal, with the help of our independent judges, has selected 40 of the top up-and-coming young professionals who are in leadership positions.

This year we received over 130 nominations. Narrowing down the list to 40 deserving winners was a difficult task.

Our 2022 winners hail from the private, public and nonprofit sectors and from organizations both small and large. 

40 Under Forty Honorees

  • Jelan Agnew
    Jelan Agnew
    Founder and CEO, Nalej of Self LLC
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  • Reza Amin
    Reza Amin
    Founder and CEO, Bastion Health
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  • David Bergman
    David Bergman
    Associate Professor, University of Connecticut
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  • Lindsay Castonguay Hany
    Lindsay Castonguay Hany
    Senior Vice President, Bank of America
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  • Andrew Chester
    Andrew Chester
    CEO, Telyon
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  • Maura Cook
    Maura Cook
    Vice President Marketing and Development, United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut
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  • Erica Czajkowski
    Erica Czajkowski
    Managing Director, Deloitte & Touche LLP
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  • Katherine Donovan
    Katherine Donovan
    Assurance Manager, Whittlesey PC
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  • Kayla Foley
    Kayla Foley
    Founder & CEO, StaffOnTap
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  • Jonathan Gilbode
    Jonathan Gilbode
    Chief Digital Banking Officer, Thomaston Savings Bank
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  • Kristen Gorski
    Kristen Gorski
    Economic Development Coordinator, Town of West Hartford
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  • Matt Heaphy
    Matt Heaphy
    Vice President and Actuary, Nassau Financial Group
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  • Tammy Hendricks
    Tammy Hendricks
    Director of Health Equity and Outreach , Access Health CT (AHCT)
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  • Will Herchel
    Will Herchel
    CEO, Verogy
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  • Dana Hrelic
    Dana Hrelic
    Counsel, Pullman & Comely LLC
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  • Aaron Knight
    Aaron Knight
    Grants and Contracts Specialist, Connecticut Department of Public Health
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  • Heather Laberinto
    Heather Laberinto
    Vice President, Information Technology Risk Manager, Webster Bank
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  • Todd Lessard
    Todd Lessard
    Owner, Leading Edge Construction
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  • Gina Luari
    Gina Luari
    CEO and Founder, The Statement Group/The Place 2 Be
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  • Toral Maher
    Toral Maher
    Vice President, Foundation Manager, Executive Director, Liberty Bank
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  • Zachary Malet
    Zachary Malet
    Director, Sports Business Development and Innovation and Board of Directors, The Village for Families and Children, ESPN and The Village
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  • Nasir Mannan
    Nasir Mannan
    Principal Engineer, Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology
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  • Geoff Matous
    Geoff Matous
    President and Chief Commercial Officer, Wellinks
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  • Virginia McGarrity
    Virginia McGarrity
    Partner, Robinson+Cole
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  • Erica Millard
    Erica Millard
    Preconstruction Manager, KBE Building Corporation
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  • Lynn Olson-Douglas
    Lynn Olson-Douglas
    Vice President, Human Resources, The Travelers Companies
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  • Melissa Paul
    Melissa Paul
    Director – College Partnerships and Reaching Forward, Hartford Promise
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  • Jamal Robinson
    Jamal Robinson
    Director of Sales and Marketing, New England Brewing Company
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  • Alison Rossi
    Alison Rossi
    Named Account Executive; Founder/Executive Director, NWN Carousel; CT Diamond Club
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  • Vaishali Shah
    Vaishali Shah
    Owner, The Coder School Farmington and Glastonbury
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  • James Shimer
    James Shimer
    Senior Director, Strategy & Planning, Hartford HealthCare
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  • Maria Shimer
    Maria Shimer
    Director, Ayer Neuroscience Institute Specialty Programs, Hartford HealthCare
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  • Jason Simms
    Jason Simms
    Principal, Theirsay
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  • Kim Spagnulo
    Kim Spagnulo
    Director, Marketing & Communications, LAZ Parking
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  • Rashani Swaby
    Rashani Swaby
    Director, Employee Experience, Raytheon Technologies
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  • Jeffrey Swanson
    Jeffrey Swanson
    Chief Administrative Officer, Ädelbrook Inc.
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  • Liam Sweeney
    Liam Sweeney
    Principal, Penn Lincoln Strategies
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  • Kate Szczerbacki
    Kate Szczerbacki
    Director of Strategic Learning and Evaluation, The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
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  • Miguel Vázquez Jr.
    Miguel Vázquez Jr.
    Senior Development Manager, New England & Mid-Atlantic, Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE)
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  • Latonia Williams
    Latonia Williams
    Partner, Shipman & Goodwin LLP
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