The 2017 40 Under Forty honorees from Northern Colorado have been named. Out of a field of 70 nominations, the 40 selected will take their place on stage during the annual event 5;30 p.m., Nov. 2, at the Lincoln Center near downtown Fort Collins.
BizWest conducts two 40 Under Forty competitions and events each year — one in the Boulder Valley and the other in Northern Colorado. The Boulder Valley event was in March. The events recognize 40 up-and-coming business leaders under 40 years of age who are making their mark on their communities through success in their professions and volunteer activities outside of work. Recipients are nominated by their peers, and a panel of previous winners selects the current-year honorees.
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Honorees this year and the companies where they work are:
Thomas Ahrens, Eide Bailly LLP
Jeffrey Albert, Banner Health
Chris Aronson, Vaught Frye Larson Architects
Jenna Baker, Rodelle Inc.
Devon Beitzel. Flood and Peterson
Mary Branton-Housley, Front Range Community College
Moira Bright, Spirit Hospitality LLC
Gerald Chen, Otter Products LLC
Barbara Dean, Crossroads Safehouse
Chris Donegon, City of Fort Collins
Kerri Ertman, Thompson Valley Art League/Lincoln Gallery
Ella Fahrlander, Community Foundation of Northern Colorado
Rollin Goering, LC Real Estate Group LLC
Andrew Gordon, Encore Electric Inc.
Tessa Greegor, City of Fort Collins
Ginger Hagel Coatman, Coan, Payton & Payne, LLC
Tiffany Hettinger, Banner — North Colorado Medical Center
Kelly Houghteling, Town of Windsor
Lisa Hudson, East Colorado SBDC
Paulette Jackson, Banner Health
Vallene Kailburn, Old Town Media
Kira Koldeway, HighCraft Builders
Matt Kurtz, The Group Inc.
Annie Lilyblade, Blue Ocean Real Estate Management LLC
Jennifer S. Little, HEYDAY
Hannah K. Long, H3 Construction and Design LLC
Jami McMannes, City of Fort Collins, Recreation Department
Ed Osgood, Lighthouse Chiropractic
Kelly Osthoff, Alzheimer’s Association
Romia Pritchett, RC Auto Detail & Carpet Cleaning
Greg Roeder, Waypoint Real Estate
Ryan Sahd, FirstBank — Northern Colorado
Keith Sapp, Thrivent Financial
Joel Schwartzkopf, CSU Health Network
Justin Steinhart, Mill City Church
Brian Trainor, Realtor, C3 Real Estate Solutions
Heather Vesgaard, Partners Mentoring Youth
Nicole Watkins, Aliquam Financial Services
Emily Wilson, Innosphere
Marie Zimenoff, Career Thought Leaders/ A Strategic Advantage
Registration for the Nov. 2 event is available at www.fortyunderforty.com