The 40 Under 40

The Moody on the Market 40 Under 40 for 2019 – #SWM40under40

    


Hi, this is Pat Moody! Join me and local business leaders as we once again identify forty dynamic young professionals making a difference in our community.

It’s time for the 2019 edition of the 40 Under 40, a prestigious recognition program reserved exclusively for professionals under the age of 40.

Know a professional under the age of 40 making a positive impact in our community? Submit your nomination online at MoodyontheMarket.com by Friday May 24th. A committee will then select the Forty for 2019. Then on Tuesday, June 25th, I will unveil the 40 Under 40 during a special segment on News/Talk 94.9 WSJM, on 98.3 The Coast’s Social Network and detail each honoree in a special section inside MoodyontheMarket.com. Plus, all of the 40 Under 40 will be invited to a cocktail reception where they’ll be recognized and receive a handsome keepsake of their recognition.


The Class of 2019

Christine Aranyos

Name
Christine Aranyos

Company/Organization
Boys & Girls Clubs of Benton Harbor

Charlotte Becker

Name
Charlotte Becker

Company/Organization
United Way of Southwest Michigan

Lisa Borre-Olson

Name
Lisa Borre-Olson

Company/Organization
Wightman

Ryan Cheevers

Name
Ryan Cheevers

Company/Organization
Little Red Fern

Kelsey Cheyne

Name
Kelsey Cheyne

Company/Organization
Honor Credit Union

Scott Chrispell

Name
Scott Chrispell

Company/Organization
LECO Corporation / Manager, Electronics Research & Engineering

Heather Cole

Name
Heather Cole

Company/Organization
Be Healthy Berrien/United Way of Southwest Michigan

Daywi M. Cook

Name
Daywi M. Cook

Company/Organization
Covert Township

Amanda Craig

Name
Amanda Craig

Company/Organization
Honor Credit Union

Savannah Lorren DeVries

Name
Savannah Lorren DeVries

Company/Organization
Lakeshore Public Schools, Southwestern Michigan Community College, St Joseph Public Schools

Stacey Dodson

Name
Stacey Dodson

Company/Organization
Honor Credit Union

Heidi Duncan

Name
Heidi Duncan

Company/Organization
Duncan & Associates PLLC

Nick Gillespie

Name
Nick Gillespie

Company/Organization
Rested Pillow Mattress Company

Becky Grabemeyer

Name
Becky Grabemeyer

Company/Organization
City of Dowagiac

Brittany Grasley

Name
Brittany Grasley

Company/Organization
United Federal Credit Union

Tiffany Griffin

Name
Tiffany Griffin

Company/Organization
The Avenue Family Network, Inc.

Ashlie Guyberson

Name
Ashlie Guyberson

Company/Organization
Indiana Michigan Power - Cook Nuclear Plant

Brian Hake

Name
Brian Hake

Company/Organization
Kruggel Lawton CPAs

Stefany Holland

Name
Stefany Holland

Company/Organization
Wightman

Grace Kelmer

Name
Grace Kelmer

Company/Organization
The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College

Kaitlin Locke

Name
Kaitlin M Locke

Company/Organization
Berrien County Public Defender Office

Taurus Montgomery

Name
Taurus Montgomery

Company/Organization
Harbor Of Hope SDA Church

Mary Morphey

Name
Mary Morphey

Company/Organization
Kinexus Group

Zachary Morris

Name
Zachary Morris

Company/Organization
Market Van Buren

Sarah Moyer-Cale

Name
Sarah Moyer-Cale

Company/Organization
Village of Paw Paw

Dustin Nehls

Name
Dustin Nehls

Company/Organization
Honor Credit Union

Michael Nixon

Name
Michael Timothy Nixon

Company/Organization
Andrews University

Erika Schreiber

Name
Erika Schreiber

Company/Organization
Whirlpool Corporation

Carrie Smietanka-Haney

Name
Carrie Smietanka-Haney

Company/Organization
Berrien County Trial Court

Grant Spencer

Name
Grant Spencer

Company/Organization
Spencer Fire Trucks and Haven Harvesters

Sarah Spoonholtz

Name
Sarah Spoonholtz

Company/Organization
Southwest Michigan Regional Chamber

Ashley Spratling

Name
Ashley Spratling

Company/Organization
Michigan Rehabilitation Services (State of Michigan)

Brook Thomas

Name
Brook Thomas

Company/Organization
Children's Advocacy Center of Southwest Michigan

Jeremy Truitt

Name
Jeremy Truitt

Company/Organization
Fifth Third Bank/Young Professionals of Greater Dowagiac

Zachary Vaughn

Name
Zachary Vaughn

Company/Organization
Kinexus

Pauline Wendzel

Name
Pauline Wendzel

Company/Organization
Michigan House of Representatives

Ronnika Williams

Name
Ronnika Williams

Company/Organization
Boys & Girls Clubs of Benton Harbor/Final 48 Project

Rose Willson

Name
Rose Willson

Company/Organization
Cassopolis Family Clinic Network

Malkam Wyman

Name
Malkam Wyman

Company/Organization
Round Barn Brewery and Public House

REQUIREMENTS: 

Starting Wednesday, May 8th, you will find a nomination form here at MoodyontheMarket.com.

Do you know a professional under the age of 40 that is making a positive impact in our community? Fill out the nomination form and submit it. Nominations go to a committee who will select the forty for 2019. Then on Tuesday, June 25th, I will unveil the 40 Under 40 for 2019 during the Taking the Lead Show on News/Talk 94.9 WSJM and on 98.3 The Coast’s Social Network and detail each professional being recognized and honored in a special section inside MoodyontheMarket.com. Plus, all of the 40 under 40 will be invited to a cocktail reception where they’ll be recognized and receive a handsome keepsake commemorating their recognition.

Eligibility Requirements

40 under 40 recognizes the type of people that everyone would like to be – they’re the individuals that are going above and beyond for their team and the community, setting the gold standard for others to aspire to.

No matter the person, we’d love to hear about those stellar professionals among us that are making a difference at their workplace, excelling in their industry and making valuable contributions to betterment of Michigan’s Great Southwest. These professionals clearly stand head and shoulders above all others in the region and have been able to excel at what they do regularly. Those selected for representation in the 40 under 40 will be those that set the tone for what every person should ascribe to in Michigan’s Great Southwest.

To nominate a young professional, please keep reading and pay attention to the pointers below for a successful and competitive nomination. Nominations close Friday, May 24th, at 11:59 PM.

The recognition event will take place the week of August 5th, 2019. All selected professionals will also be featured in a special segment on News/Talk 94.9 WSJM, 98.3 The Coast, and will be featured inside a section at Moody on the Market.com.

To submit a nomination, click the link to go to an online survey where you will be asked to answer 20 questions about the young professional being nominated. Be sure to read the following information, which explains requirements and eligibility. Don’t forget to share about your nominations and spread the word about this program on social media using hashtag #SWM40under40!

Before clicking the link to fill out the nomination form, please read the following requirements and tips for a successful nomination:

– Nominations close Friday, May 24th, at 11:59 PM.

– Young professionals being nominated must work or live in the following Southwest Michigan counties: Berrien, Cass and Van Buren and must be under the age of 40.

– Chosen young professionals are expected to attend the awards presentation, or have someone representing them, during the week of August 5th 2019.

– Selected young professionals are expected to provide a high resolution photo, and additionally be available for a short Q&A-style interview for the recognition on Moody on the Market.com in early June; failure to make time to complete these assets will result in disqualification from the program.

– Self-nominations ARE permitted for this program, but all entries will be scrutinized for completeness, correctness, and honesty.

– Nominations that are not substantially fully completed or that simply feature incomplete or cursory information will be at minimum given less than full consideration or at worst, be removed from consideration completely.

–  One single nomination for your young professional nominee is requested. Multiple entries do NOT enhance a person’s chances. Nominations featuring identical responses will be removed; please refrain from repeatedly submitting the same nomination or asking others to do so on your behalf.

– Only one young professional nomination is permitted in each questionnaire. If you wish to submit more than one young professional, you must submit separate nominations for each entry.

– It is highly encouraged to submit nominated professionals that are actively engaged in best practices, have outside interests in the community that they are passionate about, and include any information you have on achievements and recognitions they have been honored for elsewhere in the community, in their industry, or among their peer groups as evidence of their own drive for excellence.

– Each essay question should be answered in complete sentences. Do not use bulleted or hyphenated lists unless they are appropriate to the question asked.

– Young professionals may only be selected for a single 40 Under 40 program within a 12 month period and may not be selected for the same program more than once.

– Nominations must be submitted through this online process only and will not be accepted via email, or any other format under any circumstances.

– Nominated persons will be contacted by the selection committee to verify their willingness to participate, and to see if they can attend the reception in August.

Judging:

– A panel of independent judges will review each nomination submitted and assign a score to each entry. This is done privately, and the judges do not share information. The scores are totaled and compared to all entries submitted to help the selection committee determine the 40 honorees.

If your young professional is chosen:

– Those who are chosen as the 40 honorees will be notified within 2-4 weeks after the entry deadline. All young professionals will be invited as guests to the 40 Under 40 Cocktail Reception where they will have two seats reserved in their honor and be presented with their award. In addition, the winners will be recognized in advertising promoting their recognition across Mid-West Family Broadcasting media properties.


The 40 Under 40 Class for 2018

To learn more about the winners, click their name for a full interview.

Julia Appel

St. Joseph Public Schools- E.P. Clarke Elementary

Patrick Bakeman

Bakeman Barbers

Ben Baker

Wightman & Associates

Patrick Bosse

Holt Bosse

Nicki Britten

Berrien County Health Department

Chris Britton

First Church & New Heights CCDA

Josh Cosner

Kinexus

Zack East

Mid-West Family Broadcasting / WSJM Inc.

Christina (Frank) Mantei

Cornerstone Alliance

Kaylee Ganus

Honor Credit Union

Trish Gardini

Dugout Dolls

Kristin Harrington

Youth Solutions, Inc.

Rommel Johnson

Eurisko!

Jamie Kastelic

Spero-hope, LLC

Nick LaFond

Anytime Fitness, St. Joseph

Kenny Lomonaco

Lakeland Health

Lazaro Lopez

U.S. Coast Guard Station St. Joseph

Jason Marquardt

Abonmarche Consultants

Chris Mason

Watermark Brewing Company

Matthew McDaid

Section 1776

Matthew Moersch

Moersch Hospitality Group

Patricia Muellen

Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce

Ryan Ogle

PGA of America

Chris Packard

D.C. Cook – Indiana Michigan Power

Simona Pappalardo

Whirlpool Corp

Dan Peat

Kinexus

Lars Petzke

RE/MAX by the Lake

Jamie Quigno

Kinexus

Alan Smaka

Wightman & Associates

Olivia Starks

Starks Family Funeral Homes

Jill Svoboda

Humane Society of Southwestern Michigan

Kylie Svorec

United Federal Credit Union

Sekenah Tennison

Possibilities Network

Brooke Totzke

Heritage Family Farms LLC

Gretta Volkenstein

Berrien County Strong-Community in Action/Coldwell Banker Advantage

Rachel Wade

United Way of Southwest Michigan

Kristin Wier

LOGAN, Autism Learning Center SWMI

Shelley Wilkinson

Lakeland Health Marie Yeager Cancer Center

Ceile Wipper

JLL/Whirlpool

Kerry Wright II

Evergreen Real Estate