Arlington, VA – The Leadership Center for Excellence and Leadership Fairfax are pleased to announce the 2023 Northern Virginia 40 Under 40 honorees. These individuals demonstrate exceptional and impactful leadership in their professional and personal spheres. The 2023 Northern Virginia 40 Under 40 honorees will be celebrated during a virtual event on Friday, March 24, 2023, from 10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., and later that evening at an in-person reception for honorees only.
“The Northern Virginia 40 Under 40 event serves as both a celebration and an annual reminder of the need for leaders who work daily to effect change, collaborate with others, and create a positive impact within their community,” said Lisa Fikes, President and CEO of the Leadership Center for Excellence.
President and CEO of Leadership Fairfax, Karen Cleveland, stated, “We are beyond thrilled to recognize these amazing and inspiring leaders and I am in awe of what they have accomplished at such a young age. Please join us to celebrate our honorees and prepare to be inspired.”
2023 Northern Virginia 40 Under 40 Honorees
Elena Agaragimova, Horizon Industries Ltd/Elena Agar LLC
Kathleen Ambroso, The Journey
Alyssa Batchelor, Office of Delegate Elizabeth Bennett-Parker, Virginia House of Delegates
Lauren Bealore, Prosperity Now
Shayna Bergman, Shayna Bergman Coaching, LLC
Adrian Chadwell, Carahsoft Technology
Michael Chiappa, Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH)
LeVar Crooms, M&T Bank
Paul Davis, Office of Hunter Mill District Supervisor Walter Alcorn, Fairfax County Government
LaMarcus Davis, Phenom Surgical
Chelsi Dildine, Edward Jones Investments
Erika Dyer, Curley Company
Marilyn Dyess, Blake Willson Group
Jamie Ergas, Carpenter’s Shelter
David Farajollahi, Dominion Energy
Mandi Fisher, Northern Virginia Family Service
Michael Forehand, Inova
Myja Gary, Zoom Video Communications
Mahwish Hamlani, Accenture
Mike Hemminger, NAACP Arlington
Stephanie Hopkins, Department of Human Services, Arlington County Government
Cara Howard, Department of Emergency Management and Security, Fairfax County Government
Arben Istrefi, CYDEO
Claradith Landry, Educators and Cultural Consultants LLC.
Jake Mages, Guernsey Inc.
Diego Mariscal, 2Gether-International
Eric Miller, Inova
Natalie Monkou, Town of Vienna
Jessica Peters, Insight Memory Care Center
Anika Rahman, Axle Informatics and Wazooks
David Schneider, Holland & Knight LLP
Genaro Stewart, Department of Defense
Jennifer Toussaint, Animal Welfare League of Arlington
Alejandra Underwood, Columbia Pike Partnership
Mawuli Vodi, Financially Present dba Growve Solutions LLC
Phyllis Weech, Inova
Kimberly Whipkey, White Ribbon Alliance
Chelsie White, Deloitte & Touche
Spencer Wood, Fairfax County Economic Development Authority
Shane Ziegler, USI Insurance Services
To learn more about and register for the 2023 Northern Virginia 40 Under 40 virtual event honoring these leaders, please visit leadercenter.org/40-under-40/.
About Leadership Center for Excellence
The mission of the 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 develops, connects and inspires leaders of diverse backgrounds and experiences to engage in building a better community. To learn more, call (703) 752-7555 and visit leadershipfairfax.org.