October / November 2017

In this issue, we look at the Forty Under 40 winners and nominees.

Forty Under Forty Luke Zwilling 32, Senior Engineer and Co-Founder, Agrible Inc. Forty Under Forty Skot Wiedmann Founder, Hyve LLC; Instrument & Measurement Technician III, University of Illinois Electrical and Computer Engineering; Instructor, University of Illinois Art + Design Forty Under Forty Bryan Wang 37, Education Coordinator, Computational Science and Engineering, University of Illinois Forty Under Forty Kellie Wahl 33, Executive Director, Rantoul Area Chamber of Commerce Forty Under Forty Philip Trautman, Jr. 31, Partner-Broker, Champaign County Realty, LLC Forty Under Forty Ryan Thomson 36, Community Life Coordinator, Community Choices Forty Under Forty Zachary Sickler 30, CEO/owner, IdHair North America Forty Under Forty Jami Spencer-Tanner 32, General Education, Special Education and English as a Second Language Teacher - Urbana Early Childhood School Forty Under Forty Jacob Shaw 39, Operations Manager, ESS Clean, Inc. Forty Under Forty Kristen Sackley 31, Director of Brand and Communications Strategy, Agrible, Inc. Forty Under Forty Ryan Ross 31, Coordinator, UI History & Traditions Programs, University of Illinois Alumni Association Forty Under Forty Prince Robertson 36, Academic Support Program Specialist Forty Under Forty Ross Richards 33, Director of Annual Giving and Marketing Operations, University of Illinois Foundation Forty Under Forty Elisabeth Pollock 36, Assistant Federal Defender and College of Law Adjunct Professor, U.S. Courts - Federal Defenders Office Forty Under Forty Pookie Phetchareune 31, Branch Manager/Loan Officer, Longview Bank Forty Under Forty Sonya Pasquini 39, Vice president and downstate Illinois Manager, Chicago Title Forty Under Forty Kimberly Otchere 30, Program Director, Social Justice and Leadership Education, University of Illinois - University Housing Forty Under Forty Martin O'Donnell 32, Senior vice president & Commerce Real Estate Team Lead, downstate Illinois, Busey Forty Under Forty Chelsea Norton 30, Director of Marketing and Communications, Champaign Park District Forty Under Forty Abby McDonald 32, Second Grade Teacher and Head Volleyball Coach, St. Joseph Grade School and St. Joseph-Ogden High School Forty Under Forty Jackie Martinie 32, Vice president & Senior Credit Manager, Farm Credit Illinois Forty Under Forty Emily Manganaro 31, Officer, Financial Consultant, First Midwest Bank Forty Under Forty Michael Le Buhn 33, stand up comic, ranch hand/cowboy at Just Wright Farms, graduate student at Vanderbilt University Forty Under Forty Bryan Lake 37, Elementary instructional coach, Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary and Dr. Williams Elementary in Urbana Forty Under Forty Abby Hendren 33, Senior vice president of Brand Strategies, Busey Forty Under Forty Laura Gerhold 33, Chief Adviser, University of Illinois department of Aerospace Engineering Forty Under Forty Ahmed Khurshid 36, Co-founder and principal engineer, Veriflow Forty Under Forty Katherine Johnson 29, Human Resources Manager, Village of Rantoul Forty Under Forty Carrie Eisenmenger 36, Financial Adviser, Northwestern Mutual Forty Under Forty Lauren Dodge 34, Director of Development, College of Education/University Laboratory Schools at Illinois State University Forty Under Forty Scott Clanin 26, Marketing Manager, JSM, Owner of Clanin Marketing. Forty Under Forty Colin Decair 33, Customer Experience Manager, Busey Forty Under Forty Matt Cho 38, Principal of Cake Design Development, owner of [co][lab], co-founder of Adjacency, partner in SIPYARD, and Managing Director of Broadway Food Hall Forty Under Forty Colin Carlier 34, Chief Operating Officer, Royse & Brinkmeyer Apartments Forty Under Forty Anna Benjamin 35, attorney and shareholder, Meyer Capel, P.C. Forty Under Forty Kurt Bloomstrand 30, EMS Medical Director/Emergency Medicine Physician, Presence Covenant Medical Center Forty Under Forty Sean Baird 26, President, Watson's Shack & Rail Forty Under Forty Andrew Allen 35, Director, Illinois Business Consulting, University of Illinois Where Are They Now? Emma Dorantes, Class of 2015 Cover Stories Man and Woman of the Year Meet the Forty Under 40 Man and Woman of the Year Forty Under Forty Grateful for the journey And thankful for the honor. Where Are They Now? Matt Difanis, Class of 2015, Man of the Year Where Are They Now? Christine Walsh, Class of 2014 Where Are They Now? Terri Reifsteck, Class of 2014 Where Are They Now? Becca Guyette, Class of 2014, Woman of the Year Where Are They Now? Megan Wolf, Class of 2010 Where Are They Now? Stefanie Pratt, Class of 2009 Where Are They Now? Karen Blatzer, Class of 2008 Where Are They Now? Mark Randall, Class of 2008, the very first Man of the Year Where Are They Now? Michael W. Frerichs, Class of 2012, Man of the Year Forty Under Forty Heart for the community Moving in a positive direction Forty Under Forty A special thanks for our judges Central Illinois Business Magazine thanks the judge of panels for 2017. Achievements Lawyer named third vice president Achievements Executive director named Achievements Jain joins Carle Achievements Four hired by city Achievements McNamara joins bank Achievements Busey Welcomes Lynn Achievements RE/MAX Realty Associates welcomes Joyce Durbin Goodbye to CU
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