Northern New York’s Emerging Leaders
A lawyer, a pair of health care professionals, small business owners, a veterinarian, entrepreneurs, nonprofit directors, a CPA, a Realtor, an engineer, a financial planner, an information technology manager, a banker, restaurateurs, an agronomist, a chief financial officer and a government relations specialist. They represent a diverse cross-section of business in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties. Taken together, NNY Business magazine’s 2011 class of 20 Under 40 is a veritable who’s who of young professionals, each working to be the best in their fields while giving more of themselves to their communities, volunteering their time to improve life for all who live in the north country. Not only are these men and women emerging leaders as judged by the staff of NNY Business, they are leaders who have caught the attention of others.
All 20 people featured in our first 20 Under 40 issue were nominated by people outside the magazine, a fact that speaks volumes about what north country residents think of the future of leadership in Northern New York. What’s more, we had a very challenging time narrowing the list to a top 20. With nearly twice the number of nominations as those selected for this year’s honors, we now have a head start on next year’s class.
On Dec. 15, NNY Business recognized these 20 individuals and their companies during a special celebration at the Black River Valley Club in Watertown.