40 Under Forty winners receive Hach Center memberships

LOVELAND — Forty up-and-coming business leaders were recognized Wednesday night at the BizWest 40 Under Forty awards program for Northern Colorado. The annual awards program was conducted at the First National Bank Exhibition Hall in Loveland and recognizes young business people for their professional and personal achievements, along with their charitable activity.

Of the 40, Kerrie Luginbill of Old Town Media, Fort Collins, received the Community Service Award from the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado. Luginbill is chief strategy officer and a partner with Old Town Media Inc. She was recognized for her work in the community, especially as president of the Fort Collins evening Rotary Club, president-elect of Project Self Sufficiency, and as a judge and mentor for DECA students in the area. 

Luginbill received a $1,000 grant to give to the nonprofit of her choice.

The foundation also gave every member of the 40 Under Forty class a $750 membership in the inaugural Hach Center for Regional Engagement.

Ray Caraway, president of the Community Foundation, said the Hach Center resulted from a $1 million endowment from Bruce and Muriel Hach, Loveland entrepreneurs who created the Hach Co., which manufactures precision water-testing equipment. Hach is now a part of the Danaher Corp.

“I was extraordinarily impressed with every single member of this class, for their community service,” Caraway said. He described the group as perfect for the Hach Center, which will endeavor to make Northern Colorado a better place by helping the region’s people engage with one another, build relationships, identify issues and solve problems. “They will help create a vision for the region. The center will be 100 percent focused on the future of the region,” he said. 

Addressing the class, Caraway said, “The relationships you build through your personal and professional lives are the most important things that you will do,” he said. The Hach Center will help members of the class engage with people from throughout the region.

The list of 40 Under Forty winners and their employers are listed here:

Kelly Geary Agnew, Swift Communications Inc.

Reyes “Junior” Barrios, First National Bank

Paul Birdsall, Wells Fargo

Robert (Bob) Choate, Weld County

Christina Cooper, United Way of Larimer County

Silencia Cox, Motherlove Herbal Co.

Stephanie Dohn, Dohn Construction Inc.

Weston Edmunds, Weld Food Bank

Maryann Fillingim, UCHealth

Lindsey Galindo, FirstBank

Mattie Golden, United Way of Larimer County

Aaron Harris, city of Fort Collins

Jennifer Henderson, TiLT

Amanda Huston, Coan, Payton & Payne LLC

Alicia Johnson, Weld County Department of Human Services

Neal Kingman, Bank of Colorado

Jacqueline Kozak-Thiel, city of Fort Collins

Steve Kuehneman, CARE Housing

Greg Kushner, Brinkman Construction

Tom Kutrubes, Peak Serum

Farra Lanzer, Madwire

Megan Larson, M Rock Creative

Kerrie Luginbill, Old Town Media

Selina Lujan, city of Fort Collins

Nick Markiewicz, Front Range Ride Guides

Justin Martin, Bret’s Electric

Patrick McMeekin, Hartford Homes

Kellan Moore, Lind’s Plumbing and Heating Inc.

Heather O’Hayre, Larimer County Human Services

Gage Osthoff, Realtec Commercial Real Estate Services

Kara Pappas, Larimer Humane Society

Bevin Parker, Maximum Painting

Laura Smith, All Star Cleaning Services

Sara Stieben, Hadfield Stieben & Doutt LLC

Brian Sorensen, Sorensen Roofing & Exteriors

Sara Turner, Studio Vino/EntreWork Marketing

Jessica Verderame, Fort Collins Chamber of Commerce

Tiffany Villavicencio, The Promenade Shops at Centerra

Brandon Wells, The Group Inc

Evan Worsley, Conduct All Electric

Editor’s note: This story was edited after publication to correct the value of the membership in the Hach Center. For young participants under 40 years of age, the value is $750. It is $2,500 for older individuals. 

 

 

 

LOVELAND — Forty up-and-coming business leaders were recognized Wednesday night at the BizWest 40 Under Forty awards program for Northern Colorado. The annual awards program was conducted at the First National Bank Exhibition Hall in Loveland and recognizes young business people for their professional and personal achievements, along with their charitable activity.

Of the 40, Kerrie Luginbill of Old Town Media, Fort Collins, received the Community Service Award from the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado. Luginbill is chief strategy officer and a partner with Old Town Media Inc. She was recognized for her work in the community, especially as president of the Fort Collins evening Rotary Club, president-elect of Project Self Sufficiency, and as a judge and mentor for DECA students in the area. 

Luginbill received a $1,000 grant to give to the nonprofit of her choice.

The foundation also gave every member of the 40 Under Forty class a $750 membership in the inaugural Hach Center for Regional Engagement.

Ray Caraway, president of the Community Foundation, said the Hach Center resulted from a $1 million endowment from Bruce and Muriel Hach, Loveland entrepreneurs who created the Hach Co., which manufactures precision water-testing equipment. Hach is now a part of the Danaher Corp.

“I was extraordinarily impressed with every single member of this class, for their community service,” Caraway said. He described the group as perfect for the Hach Center, which will endeavor to make Northern Colorado a better place by helping the region’s people engage with one another, build relationships, identify issues and solve…