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Northern Virginia 40 Under 40

Leadership Center for Excellence and Leadership Fairfax are proud to partner to recognize young leaders through the Northern Virginia 40 Under 40 program. This program celebrates emerging leaders who demonstrate exceptional and impactful leadership in their professional and personal spheres within the Northern Virginia region.

2022 40 UNDER 40

Applications and nominations

Applications and nominations/reference letters are due by February 18, 2022. Any applications received after 11:59 PM EST on February 18, 2022, will not be considered.

Criteria for honorees:

  • Live or work in Northern Virginia
  • Be under the age of 40 as of March 25, 2022
  • Demonstrate impact through leadership personally and/or professionally

Leadership Center for Excellence and Leadership Fairfax affiliation is not required.

Honoree event

The selected honorees will be celebrated during a virtual event on Friday, March 25, 2022 from 10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. The event will open with virtual networking at 10:45 a.m., and the honoree program will begin at 11:00 a.m.

Questions? Contact Brenda Nardone at bnardone@leadercenter.org.

40 Under 40 Honorees 2020

Tameka Brown
Nicole Cammack
Rachel Coates
Genevieve Concannon
Katie Curiel
Kelly Dalton
William Flagler
Jasmine Gould
Robert Kemp Gouldin
Mathison Hall
Megan Hare
Erik Healy
Nathaniel Hiner
Ben Hogue
Cassie Hurley
Amanda Makulec
Katie McCreary
Clarisse Mendoza Davis
Tiffani Moore
Yolanda Murphy
Maili Neverosky
Whitney Parnell
Scott Pedowitz
Tenley Peterson
LaNeil Plummer
Muthuramanan Rameswaran
Mahreen Rashid
Lorenzo Reid
Adriana Rodriguez
Xanthe Scharff
Jeff Schwab
Stephanie Seals
Robin Shultz
Sadija Smiley
Tierra Stewart
Lekeisha Terrell
Irene Walsh
Maranda Ward
Sam Wolbert
Jason Yakenchek

40 Under 40 Honorees 2019

Bismah Ahmed
Allison Alt
Lucy Beadnell
Miranda Bozeman
Clare Bresnahan English
Kendra Brown
Ryan Brown
Ashley Brush
Gillian Burgess
Benjamin Burgin
Sean Burke
Keren Charles
Kezia Charles
Thomas Gibson
Phil Harper
Alex Held
Caitlin Hutchison
Miranda Kogon
Mary Little
Andrew Malay
James Meenan
Shawn Mitchell
Laura Morder
Atima Omara
Skye Perryman
Heather Pritchett
Michael Proctor
Lauren Pryor
David Reynolds,
Kristen Riemenschneider
Emily Roberts
Vernecia Smith
David Sterling
Charles Sumpter
Fa Sy
Jeanette Tervonen
Michael Torres
Anita Wadhwani
Kiely Wilkerson
Kevin Yam

40 Under 40 Honorees 2018

Robert Blake
Wilmer Castro
Hector Cendejas
China Dickerson
Maribel Duran
Nikki Ferraro
Jennifer Fioretti
Lynsi Garvin
Amina Gilyard James
Phillip Green
Karim Guirguis
Katharine Hale
Molly Haines
Katie Hickey
Francis Homer
Megan Jordan
Alex Karkeek
Mercedes Kirkland-Doyle
Paul Kohlenberger
Patrick Kunze
Roy Lee
Nicole Lewis
Jacqueline Malkes
Molly McIntosh
Alison McNeil
Jennifer Mellon
Adele Nelson
Liz Norton
Yadira Sanchez
Michael Spotts
Aubreana Stephenson Holder
Camille Stewart
Chris Sundlof
Elinor Tesfamariam
Charles Thomas
Danielle Vogel
Andrew Watson
Zuberi Williams
Shanta Whitaker
Slavomir Zapata

40 Under 40 Honorees 2017

Margarita Benavides
Jonathan Beninson
Alexandra Bocian
Paul Bui
Nicole Callahan
Brett Cooper
Tim Denning
Traci DeShazor
Jeremy Ferrara
Jennifer Galloway
Mary Goldsmith
Ashley Hammond
Angela Kasey
David Kinney
Courtney Kissell
John Kusturiss
Anette Levano
Robert Mandle
Amanda Martin
Nathaniel Mauer
Garrett McGuire
John Meehan
Michael Mesmer
Joy Myers
Vivek Nakarmi
Kathryn Oberg
Taryn Overman
Harold Pettigrew
Meg Rapelye
Jomanda Richards
Annie Rinker
Tim Riordan
Margarita Rozenfeld
Cameron Snyder
Lauren Stovall
Lori Ann Terjesen
Darren Tully
Matisa Ullrich
Christine Wilson
Tim Winter

40 Under 40 Honorees 2016

Tom Bartlett
Jessamyn Berniker
Gabrielle Bosche'
Eric Brescia
Steven Brown
Alayna Buckner
Sheyna Burt
Emmanuel Caudillo
Charles Clancy
Danielle Craddock
Katie Cristol
Lyndsey DePalma
Kristina Dorville
Sara Duke
Beatriz Duque Long
Moley Evans
Mark Fedorchak
John Goldener
John Grant
Brodie Gregory
Julie Huang Tucker
Sara Jaffe
Jennifer Meder
Courtney Mesmer
Maureen Nesselrode
Koube Ngaaje
Kyriakos Pagonis
Shy Pahlevani
Devanshi Patel
Veronica Perez-Perea
Evan Pritchard
Courtney Reeve
Angela Rose
Jane Rudolph
Kevin Shooshan
Eugene St. Clair
Alex Tremble, Jr.
Zach Wahl
Megan Wheeler
Sheila Yosufy

40 Under 40 Honorees 2015

Salim Adofo
Nyambo Anuluoha
John Ayers
Mike Barnes
Sindy Benavides
Katherine Bianco
Scott Brodbeck
Ginger Brown
Billy Buck
Nadia Conyers
Jeffrey DiLisi
Laura Gamse
Erikka Gleckel
Scott Gold
Nick Gregorios
Chris Hamm
Julia Hamm
Sarah Hillware
Paul Holland
Jennifer Hovis
Melissa Impastato
Krysta Jones
Elizabeth Jones Valderrama
Kim Klingler
Matthew Kulkin
Dania Matos
Ann McCarty
Ron Novak
Joseph Petty
Mike Richardson
Kate Roche
Andrew Schneider
Kelly Shooshan
Marcio Silveira
Terron Sims, II
Paul Singh
Elaine Turville
Andy VanHorn
Kedrick Whitmore
Steven Yates