Young leaders: '40 Under Forty Award' recipients announced

The recipients of the Southeastern Connecticut 40 Under Forty Awards have been announced. The awards are a joint effort of the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce, Greater Westerly-Pawcatuck Area Chamber of Commerce, Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce and The Day. These awards are given to recognize 40 of the best and brightest individuals in our community under 40 years of age who have consistently demonstrated excellence in their profession, as well as leadership, commitment and service to the region.

The celebration will take place at MGM Grand at Foxwoods Resort Casino on Friday Jan. 10 at 6:00 PM. Tickets are available for $75 each and may be purchased at any of the participating chambers, the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce (860.572.9578), Greater Westerly-Pawcatuck Area Chamber of Commerce (401.596.7761) and the Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce (860.887.1647). Corporate tables are also available for the event; the cost is $1,000 and includes 10 tickets with a reserved table.

The 40 Under Forty

Nathan Adelman, Odetah Camping Resort

Kathryn Alves, Chelsea Groton Bank

April Brunelle, April's Balloon Creations

Patrick Boucher, Troon Golf, Lake, Isles

Scott Capano, Shoprite Supermarkets, Harp and Dragon Pub, State Street Saloon

Tricia Cunningham, Fairview Odd Fellows Home, Connecticut

Mario de Lucia, Antonio Hair Design

Susan Denice, Jonathan Edwards Winery

Mayor Daryl Finizio, New London

Darcie Folsom, Connecticut College

Melanie Goggin, Mel's Downtown Creamery

Gregory Gwudz, Waterford Public Schools

Andrew Halvorson, U.S. Coast Guard Academy

Heather Harris, Black Hawk

Mari Kodama, Dock and Dine Restaurant

Andrew Lee, Norwich Public Schools

Amy Stratos Leigh, String Theory School, Music

Laura Manfre, MoFuse, Inc.

Julie Manfred, Groton Utilities

Jacob Manke, Norwich Fire Department.

Allie Martin, The Byrnes Agency Inc

MaryEllen Mateleska, Mystic Aquarium

Lyndsay Rae Meiklem, Meiklem Kilnworks Art Studio & Centerspace Wellness Studio

Calvin McCoy Jr., Advantage Personal Training II

Erica Mohr, U.S. Coast Guard Academy

Scott Morrow, Valenti Family, Auto Dealerships

Victoria Mueller, Messier, Massad & Burdick

Sean Patrick Murray, New London Main Street

Kyle Osolin, Miranda Creative

Krystal Kornegay Rose, Mystic Seaport

Christopher Sandford, Woodstock Academy

Sarah Saunders, Traystman & Coric

Lt. Brian Schneider, Stonington Police Department

Katie Simlick, Captain Nick's, Block Island

Robin Tavares, Eastern Savings Bank

Jennifer Telford, University, Connecticut

Emily Thomson, Waterford Country School

Allison Tuttle, Mystic Aquarium

Kristin Wainright, Tobin, Carberry, O'Malley, Riley & Selinger, P.C.

Kelly Whipple, Copies Plus More

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