LAFAYETTE — A sold-out crowd of 300 gathered Tuesday to induct the Boulder Valley 40 Under Forty class of 2017.
The annual awards ceremony is presented by BizWest and recognizes the best and brightest of emerging leaders in Boulder and Broomfield counties. They were honored at an evening event at the Lionsgate Event Center, 1055 S. 112th St., in Lafayette.
Honorees were chosen who have made an impact on his or her organization, live or work in Boulder or Broomfield counties, have received professional recognition for significant achievements in the community and have worked to help others through community service and charitable giving.
Nominations were submitted by the business community, and honorees were selected by a committee comprised of alumni.
“We have a truly outstanding class for 2017,” said BizWest editor and publisher Christopher Wood, who emceed the event. “It’s amazing to hear of the accomplishments of these individuals, and their work with charitable causes is inspiring.”
The class of 2017 includes:
Daniel Aizenman, Stantec; Tyler Anderson, DevelopIntelligence; Trisha Bainbridge McKean, Leeds School of Business; Andrea Balazs, Premier Members Credit Union; James Barry, Gravity Renewables; Christine Berg, city of Lafayette; Brian Berry, MeritCard Solutions; Jose Beteta, Latino Chamber; Dax Burgos, Community Cycles.
Brian Carlson, Green Landscape Solutions; Mischa Delaney, B Lab; Kristine Edwards, Intercambio Uniting Communities; Eli Feldman, Conscience Bay Co.; Amanda Fewell, Conscious Business Connections; Elliot Forsyth, Kelley and Forsyth Financial Consulting Group, Wells Fargo Advisors; Courtney Gimeno, Centennial Bank and Trust; Jennifer Ho, Yellow Scene Magazine.
Kristin Imo, Integrated Work; Jack Jostes, Ramblin Jackson; Justin Levy, Conscious Alliance; Brad MacHamer, Premier Mortgage Group; Heather Margolis, Channel Maven Consulting; Dr. Chris McGilvray, Front Range Community College and Longmont Liquors; David Minaya, Journey Language Center; Jay Minaya, Journey Language Center; Sian Murphy, WK Real Estate; Sam Napp, BSW Wealth Partners; Andy Neary, VolkBell; Judith Nowlin, SingleStep.
Molly Kathryn O’Donnell, city of Longmont; Marisa Perez Wilson, Front Range Eye Associates; Brian Plavnicky, Revel Gear; Kendra Prospero, Turning the Corner; Amy Rosenblum, Cultivation Center; Carmen Sample, Sample Supports; Laura Skladzinski, PwC; Ben Turrill, Chase Bank; Angela Vander Meyden, Housing Helpers; Brittny Wilson, Attention Homes; Alastair Woolcock, CAVU Global.