Austin Under 40 Finalists Alumni

Austin Under 40 Finalists Alumni

When our office received the list of Austin Under Forty finalists we were so proud to see so many Leadership Austin alumni! We are so happy to see that you are in the community, making an impact and being recognized for all your hard work. Congratulations to all the finalists. Winners were announced at the Awards Gala on April 16th at the JW Marriott and are highlighted in green.

Arts, Media, and Entertainment
Ghislaine “Qi Dada” Jean, Riders Against the Storm (RAS) Music Group
Steve Parker, COLLIDE, Community Art Organization
Emily Ramshaw, The Texas Tribune (Essential 2013, Ascendant Award 2015)
Camille Styles, Camille

Culinary Arts and Hospitality
Tommy Belton, Hotels for Hope
CK Chin, Wu Chow
Scott Willis, Tequila 512
Aaron Joseph Berman, Infinite Monkey Theorem
Josh Hare, Hops and Grain

Community Service and Nonprofit
Hanna Huang, City of Austin – Asian American Resource Center (AARC)
Julie Fisher, Samsung Austin Semiconductor (Emerge 2014)
Dr. Teresa Granillo, Con Mi Madre
James E. Russell, Austin, Trail of Lights Foundation
Meme Styles, Measure Austin

Engineering, Architecture, and Design
Stephen R. Delgado, Texas Engineering Solutions
Allison Jaffe, Allison Jaffe Interior Design (Emerge 2014)
Fayez Kazi, Civilitude, LLC
Chelsea Kloss, Chelsea+Remy Design
Trinity E. White, Trinity White Design

Entrepreneurship and Startup
Bart Bohn, ATI Water; ATI IT & Wireless
Stephanie Hansen, Bravelets
Jessica Honegger, Noonday Collection
Chelle Neff, Urban Betty Salon
Dustin Wells, Headspring; Workify

Financial and Insurance Services
Blake Absher, BB&T (Emerge 2012)
Rich Coffey, Coffey Advisory Group, LLC
Van Goodrich, Accruent LLC
Brian May, Pioneer Bank, SSB
Sara Seely, Equistar Wealth Management

Government and Public Affairs
Andrew Cates, Texas Nurses Association (Emerge 2012)
Holly Deshields, McGuire Woods Consulting, LLC
Vincent Harding, Travis County Democratic Party
Matt Mackowiak, Potomac Strategy Group
Rudolph K. Metayer, Health and Human Services Commission (Emerge 2011, Essential 2015)

Simi Denson, Simi Denson, Attorney at Law, P.C. and PrimaVita Surrogacy, LLC
Chris Gober, The Gober Group PLLC
Austin Kaplan, Kaplan Law Firm, PLLC (Emerge 2012)
Milam Newby, Vinson & Elkins L.L.P.
R.C. Rondero de Mosier, MWR Legal; MassVenture; Greenhouse Fund (Essential 2016)


Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations
Mary Alice Kaspar, Columbus Communications
Kristin Marcum, Elizabeth Christian Public Relations (Emerge 2013)
Jenna Oltersdorf, Snackbox (Emerge 2010)
Maria Orozova, The MOD Studio
Joy Schoffler, Leverage PR

Medicine, Healthcare, and Life Sciences
Lauren Chauret, PTV Healthcare Capital
Trina Dorrah MD, Baylor Scott & White Health, Round Rock
Sujit Iyer, Dell Children’s Hospital
Eric Weaver, Innovista Health Solutions (Essential 2014)
Dr. Richard K. Yuen, Lonestar Psychological Service

Mentor of the Year
Beverly Chasse, Chasse Consulting
Stephanie Herrera, NFP
Mitchell Jacobson, UT Austin
Amy Lloyd, Austin Independent School District
Andre’ S. Morgan, Ph.D., Raise Your Hand For Texas Public School


Real Estate
Laura Brady, Concierge Auctions
Lara Marie Burns, Urbanspace Real Estate + Interiors
Michele Gary, Endeavor Real Estate Group
Patrick M. Ley CCIM, ECR Equitable Commercial Realty (Emerge 2011)
Mark Strüb, Strüb Residential

Sports, Wellness, and Fitness
Ashley Spence Clauer, Wanderlust Yoga Austin
Mary Joan Cunningham, Thrive with MS
Autumn Elias, Vita Wellness Massage
Tim Jackson, Round Rock Express
Rashanna Moss, Pure Barre


Technology and Sciences
Mike Flannagan, Cisco
Amir Husain, SparkCognition
Michael Kasparian, Atlas Wearables
Suzanne King, FATHOM (Emerge 2013)
Jeffrey Palermo, Clear Measure, Inc.

Youth and Education
Ashley Alaniz-Moyer, Hispanic Scholarship Consortium
John Armbrust, Austin Achieve Public Schools
Dr. Eva Garza-Nyer, Texas College Advisor (Essential 2010)
Christie Johnson, Communities In Schools of Central Texas (Emerge 2013)
Michelle Wallis, Office of Innovation and Development at Austin Independent School District (Essential 2009)