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Under age 40, but making it happen in the Queen City

The Charlotte Business Journal unveiled its 40 Under 40 class of 2015, made up of folks bringing it at work and in the community.

This is the 22nd year the business publication has named a 40 Under 40 class. It has become a Charlotte franchise. The honorees will be feted at a March 12 event. Congrats to the honorees:

(1) Brad Austin, McGuireWoods LLP

(2) Meredith Ball, Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer

(3) Kelly Barnhardt, Town of Indian Trail

(4) Shannon Binns, Sustain Charlotte

(5) Laura Clark, Renaissance West Community Initiative

(6) Benjamin Collins, Crescent Communities

(7) Devin Collins, UNC Charlotte, Charlotte Research Institute

(8) Ryan Doherty, ai Design Group

(9) Erinne Dyer, Carolinas HealthCare System

(10) Peter Fischer, F.H. “Sammy” Ross, Jr. Trauma Center at Carolinas Medical Center

(11) Michael Giles, PricewaterhouseCoopers

(12) Karen Good, Lantern & Scroll Inc.

(13) Brett Gray, DTZ (formerly Cassidy Turley)

(14) Flavil Hampsten, Hornets Sports & Entertainment

(15) Julie Harris, Bank of America

(16) Chris Hobart, Hobart Financial Group

(17) Pearlynn Houck, Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson

(18) Christina Howard, DHG

(19) Chad Jenkins, SeedSpark

(20) Cadie Jessup, Wells Fargo


(21) Jen Leary, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP

(22) Lauren Lewis, Essex Richards, P.A.

(23) Becky Lindahl, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

(24) Jose Luis, Family Dollar Stores

(25) Jessica Manzo, American Airlines

(26) Molly McIntosh, Troutman Sanders LLP

(27) Abhishek Mehta, Tresata

(28) Ron Messenger, Grant Thornton LLP

(29) Brandy Milazzo, Milazzo Schaffer Webb Law PLLC

(30) David Miller, Powell Financial

(31) Sean Owens, Charlotte Knights

(32) Julie Parikh, KPMG LLP

(33) Kourosh Sharifi, RE/MAX Executive

(34) Leigh Ann Smith, Bank of America

(35) John Sutton, Red Ventures

(36) Tri Tang, Carolinas Medical Center – NorthEast

(37) Matt Telmanik, CCS Construction Staffing

(38) Elizabeth Timkovich, Winston & Strawn LLP

(39) Mindy Vervais, Moore & Van Allen PLLC

(40) John Zimmer, Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP

To learn more, head on over the Charlotte Business Journal story.

Photos: Davie Hinshaw & Robert Lahser / Charlotte Observer