2015 Forty Under 40 Award Winners

Forty Under 40

The Forty Under 40® Awards recognizes 40 up-and-coming association or nonprofit professionals who are under the age of 40, demonstrate high potential for success in leadership roles and exhibit a strong commitment to the association management profession.

2015 Recipients

Alex Adams, MPH, IOM, CAE

Vice President, Pharmacy Programs

National Association of Chain Drug Stores





Matthew Baehr

VP, Membership

Direct Marketing Association





Tammy Barnes

Director, Operations, State Advocacy Office

American Psychological Association




Amy Belknap

Senior Manager, Marketing and Membership Development

Association Management Center



Daniel Bostrom

Marketing Manager, Membership

American Library Association





Rebecca Brandt, CAE

Executive Director

Executive Director, Inc.



Rockkeeya Brooks

Meeting Planner

American Health Information Management Association




Rupa Brosseau

Director of Development and Education

International Association of Oral and Maxilliofacial Surgeons and IAOMS Foundation



Bevin Callan

Senior Manager, Membership Services

The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors




Letitia Clark, MPP

District Director of Public Affairs, Marketing and Government Relations

Coast Community College District





Cheretta Clerkley, MBA, CASE, CME

Director, Hormone Health Network

Endocrine Society-Hormone Health Network





Tanika Coates, MSA

Deputy Director and Director of Educational Initiatives

AFCEA Educational Foundation





Anna Desai, MHA, CAE

Manager, Profession Governance

American Health Information Management Association

Jenny Faucher

Jenny Faucher

President & Founder

Managing Matters Inc.




Liz Giannini

Liz Giannini

Senior Account Manager - Operations

Association Management Center






Nicole Gray

Nicole Gray

President, Management & Logistics Division

VTM Group



Ellen Hopkins

Ellen Hopkins

Vice President of Marketing and Communications

National Marine Manufacturers Association





Kim Kelly

Kim Kelly

Publications Manager

The American Student Dental Association





Vishakha Kumar, MD, MBA

Vishakha Kumar, MD, MBA

Manager, Quality Implementation Programs

Society of Critical Care Medicine



Kerri Leo

Kerri Leo, MATD, CAE

Accreditation and Join Providership Manager

American Society of Anesthesiologists





Tara Letort

Tara Letort, CMP

Director, Group Public Relations

New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau




Brian Mandrier

Brian Mandrier

Senior Vice President - Account Executive

Hauck & Associates, Inc.



Maddy Marchildon

Maddy Marchildon, BS

Director of Association Management Services

Managing Matters, Inc.




Stephanie MercadoStephanie Mercado, CAE

Executive Director, National Association for Healthcare Quality

Association Management Center




Diana Mertz

Diana Mertz, CAE

Director, Sections and Member Engagement

American Staffing Association





Emily Muse, CAE

Emily Muse, CAE

Account Manager, AAHPM

Association Management Center





Jennifer Nemkovich

Jennifer Nemkovich

Sr. Director, Strategic Planning & Operations

American College of Chest Physicians


Jean O'Brien

Jean O'Brien

Director of Marketing & Communications

Sentergroup, Inc.




Virginia Petrancosta

Virginia Petrancosta, CAE

Director, Marketing & Communications

American Hospital Association/American Society for Healthcare Risk Management



Christopher Rogers

Christopher Rogers

Founder & CEO

Together Assisting People (TAP) non-profit/C. Rogers Consulting Group, LLC



Beth Sartore

Beth Sartore, BS

Senior Director of Education

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation




Cristine Serrano

Cristine Serrano

Executive Director

American Association of Teaching Health Centers



Donte Shannon

Donté Shannon, CAE

Manager, Volunteer Services

Society of General Internal Medicine





Lilliane Somthers

Lilliane Smothers

Sr. Manager, Membership and Diversity

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics



Brooke Switzer

Brooke Switzer

Associate Director, International Programs

Society of Women Engineers



Rachel Walsh

Rachel Walsh, CMP

Director of Meetings

Sentergroup, Inc.




Gabriela WelchGabriela Welch

Director of Certification




Melissa Wervey Arnold

Melissa Wervey Arnold

Chief Executive Officer

American Academy of Pediatrics, Ohio Chapter



Jordan Wildermuth

Jordan Wildermuth

Health Policy & Advocacy Manager

Association Management Center

Jeff ZettekJeff Zettek, CPA

Chief Financial Officer