PITTSBURGH MAGAZINE AND PUMP
2004 ‘40 UNDER 40’ WINNERS
Sixth annual celebration to be held November 12 at Sanctuary
PA—PITTSBURGH magazine and the Pittsburgh Urban Magnet
Project (PUMP) have announced the 2004 “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
in 1999, “40 Under 40” helps
highlight Pittsburgh as a place where young people can make a difference.
Now in its sixth
year, the awards are more popular than ever, and the list of nominees
continues to grow.
from a nomination pool of more than 180 candidates, this year’s
honorees were determined by an independent panel of 11 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.
"Our judging session was a thoughtful, lively debate fueled by
the superb caliber of nominees," said Betsy Benson, publisher/editor
of PITTSBURGH magazine. "It was tough to choose just 40."
"While this region has endured much criticism for its seeming
inability to attract and retain young people, a close look at our ‘40
Under 40’ winners goes a long way in restoring confidence in the
future of this community," said Mike English, PUMP executive director. "The
quality of these nominees is both a testament to the dedication of the
region's young people and the growing prestige of the 40 Under 40 awards."
The 40 winners will be guests of honor at a celebration on Friday,
November 12, 2004, at Sanctuary in the Strip District and will be featured
in the November issue of PITTSBURGH magazine.
The 2004 “40 Under 40” Awardees:
Arnet, 30, executive director, Women and Girls Foundation
- Theodore Black, 39, vice president, business and legal affairs, Pittsburgh
- Demeatria Boccella, 34, program associate, Multicultural Arts Initiative
- Carrie Coghill, 38, president/CFP, D.B. Root and Co.
- Latika Davis-Jones, 32, programming coordinator, Tadisco, Inc.
- Vincent Delie, 39, executive vice president, corporate community banking,
- Patrick Dowd, 36, member, Pittsburgh School Board
- Mary Ann Dunham, 38, shareholder, Buchanan Ingersoll
- Aliya Durham, 28, executive director, Operation Better Block
- Marcie Eberhart, 32, Make A Wish Foundation
- Jonathan Edmonds, 31, CIO, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
- Allegra Elson, 38, ESL instructor, Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council
- Jennifer Flanagan, 33, founder, Solanum Consulting
Adam Gordon, 35, doctor, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
- Errika Jones, 34, Gang Free Schools director, Pittsburgh Board of Education
- Susan Kerr, 33, program coordinator, Family Services of Western Pennsylvania
- Monique King-Viehland, 27, director of housing, Pittsburgh Urban League
- Leta Koontz-Stuyvesant, 37, owner, School House Yoga
- Daniel Kovalik, 36, associate general counsel, United Steelworkers
- Monica Lamar, 31, principal, Woolslair Elementary School
- Scott Leib, 38, president, Applied Systems Associates
- Justin Lokay, 23, deputy political director, Arlen Specter 2004
- Carrie Matesevac, 29, executive director, planned giving, Duquesne University
- Therese McShea, 39, business development manager, Meritex Gateway Commerce
- Frederick Miller, 32, police officer, City of Pittsburgh
- Mila Nguyen, 28, staff, Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council
- John Oliverio, 35, human resources manager, ADVO, Inc.
- Dennis Palko, 35, artistic director, Gemini Theater
- Guy Peluso, 29, owner/manager, Grasso Roberto Café
- Renee Piechocki, 32, artist
- Melissa Protzek, 31, program director, Court Appointed Special Advocates
- David Reed, 26, state representative, Pennsylvania
- Rae Reynolds, 32, VHA Pennsylvania
- Erik Rodenberg, 33, director of retail planning, GNC
Roman, 35, Latin American Studies Association
- Michael Rudman, 35, owner/chef, Luma restaurant and Willow restaurant
- Robert Sette, 37, founder, Translation Services
- Kenneth Spruill, 33, vice president, Diversity Strategies, PNC Financial
- Karris Williams, 27, executive director, Urban Youth Action
- Yarone Zober, 29, attorney, Reed Smith
information will be coming soon to WQED Multimedia’s website
at www.wqed.org/mag, and PUMP’s website at www.pump.org.
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