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2005 ‘40 UNDER 40’ WINNERS

Seventh annual celebration to be held November 11 at SouthSide Works


PITTSBURGH, PA—PITTSBURGH magazine and the Pittsburgh Urban Magnet Project (PUMP) have announced the 2005 “40 Under 40” honorees.

“40 Under 40” recognizes 40 talented individuals under the age of 40 who are making a positive impact on the region’s development.

Developed in 1999, “40 Under 40” helps highlight Pittsburgh as a place where young people can make a difference. Now in their seventh year, the awards are more popular than ever.

Chosen from a nomination pool of more than 150 candidates, this year’s honorees were determined by an independent panel of 12 judges, comprised of former winners, business professionals and civic leaders. Winners were chosen based on their passion, commitment, visibility, diversity of interests and overall positive impact on the region.

“This year’s list of honorees is an intriguing blend of teachers, artists, administrators and entrepreneurs,” said Betsy Benson, publisher/editor of Pittsburgh magazine. “Pittsburgh can be proud it is home to such a diverse and vibrant group.”

“ Each year we continue to receive high-quality nominations that are true testaments to the contributions young people are making to our region,” said Mike English, PUMP executive director. “This year’s ‘40 Under 40’ honorees are excellent additions to the prestigious list from the past six years, and we are excited to be showcasing them.”

The 40 winners will be guests of honor at a celebration on Friday, November 11, 2005, at the SouthSide Works complex and will be featured in the November issue of PITTSBURGH magazine.

The 2005 “40 Under 40” Awardees:

Todd Allen, 36, assistant professor, Geneva College

Rudy Berk, 37, director of information design, Viz/General Dynamics C4 Systems

Robert Bowser, Ph.D., 39, assistant professor of pathology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; co-founder, Knopp NeuroSciences Inc.

Matthew Burger, 34, shareholder, Buchanan Ingersoll

Joseph Carei, 37, chef/owner, Caileigh’s Restaurant

Jason Coll, 33, associate artistic director, Pittsburgh CLO

Michael Costabile, 36, chief financial officer, Amerinet Central

Jennifer Daurora, 28, business development analyst, McGinnis Sisters Special Food Stores

Wendy Etheridge Smith, 34, director of policy and planning, Department of Public Welfare Office of Child Development

Sherrie Flick, 38, co-founder/artistic director, Gist Street Reading Series

Derek Gaskins, 33, marketing manager, Giant Eagle

Tanya J. Hagen, M.D., 35, sports-medicine physician, UPMC Center for Sports Medicine; assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Dr. Catherine Haggerty, 33, assistant professor of reproductive epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh

Terrance Hayes, 33, associate professor of English, Carnegie Mellon University

Karen E. Javaruski, 27, internal auditor, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Walter F. Jenkins, 39, executive director, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh Inc.

Jeremy Kronman, 37, executive vice president, CB Richard Ellis

T.J. Lubinsky, 33, president/CEO, TJL Productions, LLC

Jennifer Lucchino, 39, co-founder, inter*ARCHITECTURE

Kelley Lynch, 39, controller, Sedgman

Patrick Marx, 38, president, Marx Financial Group

La’Tasha D. Mayes, 24, special assistant, Allegheny County Department of Minority, Women and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise

Tracey McCants Lewis, 34, eastern regional vice president, National Urban League Young Professionals; immediate past president, Pittsburgh Urban League Young Professionals

Kraig McEwen, 32, senior vice president, cardiovascular SBU, MEDRAD

Khadra Mohammed, 36, executive director, Pittsburgh Refugee Center

Khari Mosley, 29, Pittsburgh director, League of Independent Voters

Jacqueline A. Nameth, 25, manager, Regional Internship Center

Andrew Paul, 36, co-founder/executive artistic director, Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theater

Stephen Pincus, 38, attorney, Stember Feinstein

Joel Reed, 34, investment associate, Innovation Works

Justin Rothshank, 27, associate director, Union Project

Jesse Schell, 35, assistant professor, Carnegie Mellon University; CEO, Schell Games

Sydney Hardiman Schwartz, 36, owner, The Silken Scissor

Henry J. Simonds, 30, president and founder, Headwater Films, LLC

Candy Smith, 39, director of family supports, ACHIEVA

Roger Tabler, 37, music director, North Pittsburgh Philharmonic and Pittsburgh Youth Pops Orchestra

Astro Teller, 34, CEO, BodyMedia Inc.

James W. Wallace, 33, owner, Abay Ethiopian Cuisine

Brian White Jr., 32, assistant superintendent/secondary campus principal, Beaver Area School District

Helen Wylie, 35, administration/Byham charitable foundation manager, Development Dimensions International, Inc. (DDI)

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