2022 Northern Virginia 40 Under 40 Honorees Announced

Arlington, VA – The Leadership Center for Excellence and Leadership Fairfax are proud to announce the 2022 Northern Virginia 40 Under 40 honorees. These emerging leaders demonstrate exceptional and impactful leadership in their professional and personal spheres within the Northern Virginia region. The 2022 Northern Virginia 40 Under 40 event celebrating the honorees will be virtual and take place on Friday, March 25, 2022, from 10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

“The Northern Virginia 40 Under 40 celebration recognizes the incredible impact that leaders can make both professionally and personally,” said Lisa Fikes, President and CEO of the Leadership Center for Excellence. “This year’s honorees demonstrate exemplary vision, adaptability, and care for others. With so much changing in the world today, these leadership traits are needed and worth celebrating.” 

CEO and President of Leadership Fairfax, Karen Cleveland, stated, “We at Leadership Fairfax are beyond ecstatic to partner with our friends at the Leadership Center for Excellence to honor some of the best and brightest young leaders in our community. Each and every one is exceptional, and I cannot wait to see the impact they make in the future.”

2022 Northern Virginia 40 Under 40 Honorees 

Lizzette Arias, U.S. Ignite

Amini Bonane, Cvent

Miatrai Brown, Direct U.S. Immigration

Daniel Chase, Kellen Company

Eva-Elizabeth Chisholm, L’Arche GWDC

Christine Dondero Bettwy, Rock Recovery

Marlon Dubuisson, Office of Congressman Gerry Connolly

Andrew Dumont, Federal Reserve Board

Obum Egolum, Capital One

Jeanine Finch, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

Jess Firshein, Accenture

Blaine Fitzgerald, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Sharonda Futrell, Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Kelly Garrity, Jennifer Bush-Lawson Foundation

Gresham Harkless, Blue 16 Media

Chris Hassett, ManTech

Zuleyma Herrera, Capital One

Ana Hughes, The Arc of Northern Virginia

Janae Johnson, George Mason University

Amanda Kastl, Fairfax County Government

Brian Kincaid, Fairfax County Government

Sara Kreitzer, Northern Virginia Family Service

Juliana Lee, Markon Solutions

Linh Ly, Pesner Altmiller Melnick DeMers & Steele PLC

Brian Marroquin, Arlington Community Foundation

Erica McIntyre, American Heart Association

Nicole Merlene, Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation

Travis Nembhard, DC Department of For-Hire Vehicles

Patrick Phillippi, Amazon

Ellen Simon Volo, Fairfax County Government

Megan Souza, NAMI Northern Virginia

Krystal Stackhouse, Genesys Works, National Capital Region

Grelia Steele, Fairfax County Government

Cameron Thomas-Shah, U.S. Department of State

Brandon Thompson, Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Inspector General

Erika Thompson, Robinhood

Roberta Tinch, Inova Mount Vernon Hospital

Aaron Walsh, Deloitte

Philip Wilkerson, George Mason University Career Services

Albert Wu, Raymond James Financial Services

To learn more about and register for the 2022 Northern Virginia 40 Under 40 virtual event honoring these leaders, please visit leadercenter.org/40-under-40/.

About Leadership Center for Excellence and Leadership Fairfax

The mission of Leadership Center for Excellence is to connect, develop, and inspire leaders for personal growth, civic engagement, and community impact. For more information, visit leadercenter.org or call (703) 528-2522. 

Leadership Fairfax inspires, connects, develops, and engages leaders to impact issues facing Fairfax County and the region. It is a diverse community of 2,000+ alumni where leaders collaborate to develop and implement solutions to community issues. To learn more, call (703) 752-7555 and visit leadershipfairfax.org.