Forty Under 40

The Springfield Business Journal proudly features 40 leaders who are under the age of 40 in the Springfield and neighboring business communities. These individuals are selected based on their contributions to our local business community and the community in which they reside. They represent, in part, the future of business in our community and in central Illinois.

The selectees’ career paths, educational background, and community affiliations are varied. They represent the best and brightest from a wide range of occupations. You can expect to hear more from and about these leaders in the years ahead. The program is able to continue due to the commitment of local businesses that realize the importance of acknowledging these up and coming business leaders and supporting community business programs.

Below is a listing of all previous selectees. Before submitting a nomination, please verify that the person you are wishing to nominate has not already been selected to a previous year. ~ Thank you.

A


Jeff Abernathy
G Abu-Saba
Aaron D. Acree
Don P. Adams
Dean Adkins
Peter Anthony Albanese
Jim Alberts
Daryl M. Allen
Quinn Allen
Rick Allender
Jeff Ambrose
Desmond Anderson
Deb Anderson Timoney
Kristen L. Andress
Lisa Andrew
Joel C. Andrews
Stephan Paul Antonacci
Tom Appelt
B. Hellar Armbruster
Gunther Armbruster
Jennie Ascher
Rachael Atchison

B


Courtney Babiak
Jeff Ball
Don Barber
Robert Barber, Jr.
Julio Barrenzuela
Stephanie Barton
Jessica Basham
Tom Bayer
Amy Beadle
Michelle L. Bearden
Adam Beck
Emily Becker
John Becker
Kristan Becker Hoffman
Kim Beggs
Lawrence Bell
Kyle Belz
Jennifer J. Benanti
John C. Benanti
Vivian Bennett
Molly Berendt
Jennifer Bettis
Sarah L. Beuning
Scott D. Bevill
Heather Bigard
Brady Bird
Greg Birky
Nathan Bishop
Larry K. Black
David Blanchette
Justin A. Blandford
Alex P. Block, AIA
Erich J. Bloxdorf
Kevin Boehm
Brent Boesdorfer
Kendra Leigh Boesdorfer
Jill Bohringer
Brent Borah
Rick Brandt
Rudy Braud
Jeff Bricker
Laura Elaine Bridges
J.T. Britton
Josh Britton
Zachery Britton
Matt Broch
Nicole E. Broch
Kevin Broeckling
Rachel Brooks
Jarid Brown
Andrew Bruington
Christopher A. Bruley
Joseph A. Bruso
Randy Bruso
Josh Budd
Meaghan Buecker
Amy Kiel Bulpitt
Jim Burke, Jr.
Malcolm Burns
Michael Buscher
Chris Butler
Kelli Butler
Michele Y. Butler

C


Nikole Cain
Ben Call
Jennifer Call
Christopher J. Camp
Beth Camplain
Albert Pernard Capati, D.M.D.
Kavitha Cardoza
Andrea Carl
Christine Carrels
Wayne Carrels
Aaron Carter
Matthew Cate
Peter C. Cavanagh
Don Cave
Karen Cearlock
Kim Cessna
John Charles
Allen Chastain
Beverly Christian
Amy Chronister
Jay Clark
John W. Clark
Trevor J. Clatfelter
Gwendolyn Clayton
Brian A. Clemons, R.C.D.D.
Melinda Cobern
Ellen B. Cody
Clayton Coe
Mike Coffey, Jr.
Ryan T. Cole
Josh Collins
Matt Colonius
Ginette Comstock
Dr. Lisa Nicole Conant
Frank Conder
Karen Rose Conn
Denise L. Corcoran
Tyler Cormeny
Jesse Coultas
Ryan Coultas
Valerie Cowen
Brandon C. Cox, PhD
Michelle Cox
Tracy Crowley
Esteban Cruz
Douglas Cullers

D


Scott Dahl
Renee Dairaghi
Kim Daughton
Charles Y. Davis
Cindy S. Davis
Evan Davis
Jodi Davis
Leah Davis
Matthew T. Dearing
Jessie R. Decker
Alex Degman
Sarah Delano Pavlik
Brian Denney
Lara L. Dennis
Megan Derrig-Green
L. Desanto, D.D.S.
Jennifer L. Desart
Jodi Deverman
Maureen Di Donato
Tracie Dickinson Taylor
Sarah W. Dietel
Jeff Dillman
Jennifer Dillman
Melanie Dineen
Michael Dixon
Stephanie L. Do
Dave Doetsch
Dan Dondanville
James R. Donelan
Jerry Donovan
Lara Donovan
Mark R. Donovan
Joseph M. Doone
Sheleda Doss
Paulette Dove
Steven Dove
Kari Downey
Paris Ervin Doyle
Hugh F. Drake
David Drendel
David J. Drennan
Paula J. Drieci
Shelli A. Drummond
Karen Duke
Jeff Duval

E


David B. Earhart
Andrew S. Earles
Drew M. Early
John P. Eck, Jr.
Aprill Edwards
David O. Edwards
Kayla Edwards
Pat Edwards
Scott Eggleston
Tim Eggleston
Rodney W. Egizii
Lynn Ehmen
Ryan Ehmen
Kimberly D. Elliott
Stephanie Emerson-Mcdannald
Matthew Enright
Lisa Ernst
Steven J. Etheridge
Donald H. Evans
Joshua Evans
Jason Evers

F


Emily B. Fathauer
Michael Fear
Stepheni Ferguson
Virginia Ferguson
Amy Finley
Lashonda Fitch
Tom Fitch
Robert M. Flesher
Eric Flick
Valerie L. Flynn
Mark Forinash
Tracy Formea
Holly Fowler
Jenna Fox
Catie Franks
Greg Frazier
Pamela Frazier
Jane Frech
Troy Freeman
Sara Freitag
Scott J. Freschi
Chris Fricke
Barry Friedman
Brian Frieze
Tana K. Frisina, D.C.
Gina Marie Fuhrmann
Jeff Fulgenzi
Jim Fulgenzi, Jr.
Danielle Fulgenzi-Giacomini
Rachelle Fuller
James K. Fullerton, M.D.
Donald D. Funk
William Furling, III
J.P. Fyans, III
Kristin Fyans

G


Elizabeth Rim Gaffney
Michael Gaines
Jessica L. Galanos
Kevin Gamble
Javier A. Gamboa
Sabha Ganai, MD, PhD, FACS
Roger D. Garrison
Jeffrey Alan Gedrose
Doug Gholson
Lauren Gibson
Brian Giacomini
Nick Giacomini
Tammy Gillette
Susan L. Gleason
Bill Goldsberry
Maria Gonzalez
Jennifer Gordon
Rajesh Govindaiah, M.D.
Gina Graham
Peter Graham
Sarah Graham
Sean Grant
William T. Grant, III
Aimee Gray
Kent Gray
Thomas Gray
Mary Green
Mike Greer
Andrew Griswold
Adam Grojean
Laura A. Gruneiro
Tracy Guard
Rhiannon Gurley
Joel Gustafson

H


Amy Hagen
Michael Hall
Michael A. Halsne
Cindy Hamilton
Melissa Hamilton
Grant Hammer
Jennifer Walsh Hammer
Doug Hamrick
Kevin Handy
William Hankinson
Mark E. Hanna, A.A.E.
Jessica Hanson
Lisa Harding
Joe Hardway
Jay Harmony
Nina M. Harris
Evan Hart
Andy Hartman
Alban Haxhinasto
Katie Heinz
Dave Heinzel
Shannon M. Heisler
Scott Hempel
Mark Henderson
Sean M. Hendrix
Clint Henrikson
Brittany Henry
Erica S. Henry
Joey Lee Henry
Matt Herbst
David A. Herman
Michelle Higginbotham
Doug Hill
Janet Hill
Stephanie Hinds
James Hockenyos
William E. Hoecker, III
Brian J. Hoffman
John Hoffman
Zachary Hoffman
Timothy W. Holliday
Carolyn Holmes
Rhett Holzmacher
Michael Hoppe
Steve Horrighs, Jr.
Kisha Hortman
Donna Hubbard
Kenneth Humble
Stephen Hunt
Charles F. Huntley
Michael Hurst

I


Amy Ihnen
David Impastato
Jarod Ingebrigtsen
Luke Isringhausen
Evelyn Ivy

J


Alison Jackson
Ben Jackson
Brett Jackson
Chuck Jackson
Stacy Jacobs
Daniel J. Janssen
Matt Jennings
Cory Jobe
Bryen Johnson
Jay Robert Johnson
Jeffrey A. Johnson
Jenifer Johnson
Lucus Johnson
Michael Johnson
Stephen R. Johnson
Aaron Johnston
Corie Johnston
Kevin Jones
Sarah Jones
Tate T. Jones
Angela Jurgena

K


Paul Kabbes
Ryan M. Kaiser
Wade Kammin
Darre Kassing
Josh Kauffman
Tom Kavanaugh
Amy Kay
Melodie Keefe
Sean Keeley
Travis J. Kelty
Chip Kennedy
Elizabeth D. (Fiala) Kerns
Kyle Killebrew
Joseph J. Kim
David Kimsey
Isaac S. King
Micah R. King
Wes King
Mike Kirchhoff
Tamara M. Kirk
Ashley Kirzinger
Melissa R. Klemm
Steve Klemm
Linda Koch
Jessica Wiltsie Kocurek
Heidi Jo Koeppel
Jared Koester
Frank Kopecky
Bailey Kramp
Kelly A. Kuchar
Laura Louise Kunard
Amanda Kurman

L


Chris Laier
Allison Lacher
Ben Ladage
Amy Lally, MS, RODC
Shelley Lamantia
Rod A. Lane
Beth Lang
Jim Langfelder
Josh Langfelder
Susan Langheim
Michael Lansden
Ron Lanton
Vic Lanzotti
Lori Large
Ray Larson
Andrew Lascody
Joshua Laurent
Jackie Lausen
Harald Lausen, D.O.
Jim Lauwerens
Lara Lebeck-Gephart
Susan Lee
William S. Legge
Kim Leistner Little
Jerry D. Lemmon, II
Donna Lemon
Frank Lesko
Marc Levi
Mark Lewis
Joe Lockman
Jason Loftus
Cora Logsdon
Desiree Logsdon
Jakob Lohrenz
Tom Londrigan
Chris Long
Gemma Long
Tara Long
Jill Loureiro
Candice Lovelace
Lynne Lowder
Chad A. Lucas
Joseph E. Ludtke
Steve Luker
Cris Lust
Kimberly Luz
Darrell J. Lynch

M


Cress B. Maddox
Anne Madonia-Hubbard
Christopher W. Maender, M.D.
Jason P. Mahon
Dave Manfredo
Morgan Manning
Michael J. Mannion
Paul Marconi
Kevin R. Margeson
Rich Marsaglia
Dan Marshall
Cheryl Stahl Martin
Philip G. Martin
Marc Maslauski
Tara A. Matheson
Phillip L. Maton, Jr.
Kim Maxian
Kyle Mayes
Sean McCaffrey
Penny L. McCarty
William Mccarty
Jennifer Lynn Mcclanahan
Sarah Mccormick
Susan Mccormick-Purcell
Becky Mccray
Caryn Mcdaniel
Brian Mcfadden
Kevin J. Mcfadden
Craig McFarland
Scott McFarland
Tim McLean
Janene Menke
Jennifer L. Miller
Rachel Miller
Trevor Jay Miller
Todd Missel
Dwayne Mitchell
Ryan Mobley
Blair Molumby
Cherri Montgomery
Deanna Seward Mool
Betsy Moore
Kimberly C. Moore
Robert Moore
Shaun Moore
Seth Morrison
Steve M. Muller
Kira Mulvany
Simon Mulverhill
Todd Musso

N


Destiny Nance-Evans
Nicole Nash Gales
Peter E. Naylor
Michelle L. Neely
Dena M. Nelson
Kimberly A. Nelson
Lynette Nelson
Jay Neposchlan
Dr. Martha V. Nessler
Anthony G. Nestler
Laura Anne Nestler
Stephanie Netznik
Jacqueline L. Newman
Terri Noel
Gray Herndon Noll
Chris Noonan
Matt Noonan, IV
Alison Rae Novak
Andrew Novaria
Christine Novaria
Nicole K. Nunn
Sarahjini R. Nunn
Joseph E. Nyre, Ph.D.

O


Nick O’Brien
Shannon O’Brien
Michael O’Shea
Brian Oaks
Joe Oettel
Felicia Olin
Angela M. Oliver
Jamie Osborne
Cassandra Pence Ostermeier
Sampa Das Ostrem
Pete Oswald
Danielle Outlaw
Robert J. Owens

P


Paul G. Palazzolo
Andrew Paoni
Robert Patino
Melani Patton Eskew
Thomas C. Pavlik, Jr.
Rich Payne
Nicolas Paz
Mike Pence
Kellyann Penick
John J. Pennell
Sam Perks
Tracy Shaw-Peterman
Kate Peters
Howard A. Peters, IV
Brian Petty
Joe Petty
Jonas Petty
Sarah Petty
Sarah Phalen
David J. Picchi
Shane Pierson
Annette Piper
Deniz M. Piskin
Michael Pittman
Cheri Plummer
Dana Plummer
Mark Polk
Julie Pounds
Jordon Powell
Marilyn Powell
Nancy A. Pozo
Erin James Predmore
T. Micki Prevett
Jacqueline Price
Andrew C. Proctor
Paul Provart
Michelle Pulce

R


Alex Rabin
Emily Rabin
Brent Radtke
Kathy Radtke
Andrew M. Ramage
Ayrin Ramey
Kim Rapps
Brian Reardon
Brandon Rebbe
Lindsay Record
Stacy Reed
Chad Reese
Shoun Reese
Joseph A. Regan
Justin A. Reichert
Elizabeth Rellinger Zettler
Joshua M. Renken
Scott Richardson
David B. Ridley
Lisa Rigoni
Deborah Ringer
Erica L. Riplinger
Deneen Rives
Chandra Roberts
Mark O. Roberts, III
Sarah Robinson
Christina Robinson Race
Amy Rodek
Micah Roderick
Jim Rogal
Donna Rogers
Jay L. Rogers
Matthew L. Roland
Mark Rose, D.M.D.
David Ross
Stephan J. Roth
Brad Rotherham
Patrick M. Rotherham
Lee Rupnik
Christopher A. Ryan
Greta Ryan

S


Amber Sabin
R. Scott Sables
Jessica Sager
Karen Sanders
Matthew Saner
Robert E. Saner
Andria Sapp
Agnes Sator
Paul Sawyer
James Schackmann
Lisa K. Schafer
Paul F. Schafer
Chad Thomas Schaife
Chris Schaller
Patrick Scheina
Bruce T. Schempp
Steve Scherff
Wendy Schneider
Kai Schnitker
Melissa Schriber
Katrina Schroeder
Travis Schutte
Cathy Schwartz
Laura Scott
Maj. Troy G. Scott
Melissa Seelbach
Amy Segatto Perrin
Abby Sgro
Gregory Sgro
John Shafer
Kelli M. Shamhart
Catie Sheehan Gibson
Peter Sheehan
Amy Sherwood
Kelly W. Shores
Marcia Short
Sara Short
Keith Sias
Ross D. Silverman
Tami Silverman
Amy Sipes Johnson
Dareen Siri, MD
Jim Skeeters, Jr.
Doug Skinner
Barry Slifer
Chris Smith
Erica Smith
Judy Smith
Larry Smith
Timothy B. Smith
Todd Smith
Becky Smith Easly
Jamie Smitley
Jennifer Snopko
Heather Sobieski
Christopher Sommer
Jill Sommer
Joshua Sonneborn
Benjamin P. Sowle
Todd R. Sowle
Lindsey N. Staff
Michael J. Standley
Danielle Nicole Stanley
Ed Stanfield, Jr.
Aimee J. Stash, PhD
Jeff Stauffer
Michelle Steckel
Nathan L. Steele, Ph.D.
Vicki Stehn
Robyn Stephens
Steve Steskal
Melissa Steward
Lisa M. Stinson
Jeff Stolleis
Erin M. Stone, M.D.
Richard L. Stone
Michael D. Stratton
John Stremsterfer
Christopher J. Stritzel
Adam Strong
Jeremy A. Stuenkel
Jennifer Sublett
Dalitso S. Sulamoyo
Jennifer Sullivan
Rebecca Sunderlin
Mike Sunley
Stacy Sutton
Douglas Sutton, Jr.
Jeff Sutzer
Maren Suydam
Erin Svendsen
Patrick K. Sweeten

T


Steven Tabb
Barry W. Taft
Sarah Tapscott
Michael Taylor
Margaret Teague
Joe Tetzlaff
Chip Thieben
Blake Thomas
Kelly Thompson
Rachael Thomson
Jason C. Thoron
Kristin Timmons
Michelle Tjelmeland
David Tkack
Steven A. Todd
Melina Tomaras
Matthew R. Trapp
Jeremy Travelstead
Dr. Martha Tribett
Toby Trimmer
Tammy Triplett-Kesky
April G. Troemper
Gina Marie Troppa
Brad Turasky
Blake Turner
Joanna Beth Tweedy

U


Julie Ushman-Peterson

V


Margaret Van Dijk
Jeffrey M. Van Zuiden
Mike Vespa
Amanda Vinicky
Dave Voepel
John C. Voss

W


Chip Wagner
Chris R. Walcher
Jeri Waldeck
Holly Waldhoff
Jennifer Waldinger
Mike Waldinger
Dan Wallace
Trevor Wallner
Thomas E. Walsh, Jr.
Kate Ward
Brad Ware
Brad Warren
Mac Warren
Duane Warrens
John D. Warrington
Dominic Elijah Watson
John Watson
Sean Watts
Ron Weaver
Rick Weekly
Timothy M. Welch
Brandon Wellman
Nancy S. Wells
Chris West
Bob Westbrook
Brett Western, M.D.
Evan R. Westlake
Joanie Whaley
Paul E. Wheeler
Stacey Wheeler
David White
Richard White
Todd Wilcockson
Joseph Williams
Veronica Williams
Blake Wilson
Sara Wojcicki-Jimenez Ryan D. Wolf
Sarah Wolin
John Woodard
Tom Woodard
Allison Worrell
Daniel K. Wright

Y


Jill Young Shurtz

Z


Brad Zara
Phil Zinn