“This year’s honorees have the additional honor of celebrating with TNJ the 11th anniversary of our 40 Under-Forty achievers awards. As we have done for 11 years, TNJ will help to propel these young men and women even further in their careers by bringing their dynamism to the attention of our vast network of corporate affiliations through events such as this recognition awards program,” says Aziz Gueye Adetimirin, TNJ’s founder, publisher and CEO.
The 2008 list of honorees covers the immediate tri-state region and represents an impressive roster of African-American entrepreneurs and professionals in a range of business sectors. This high-profile recognition event showcases 40 individuals under the age of 40 who have achieved significant levels of success in their careers or business ventures and have made substantial contributions to their industry sectors and to their respective communities. These 40 achievers will also be profiled in the special June issue of the magazine.
Recipients of the 2008 “40-Under-Forty” Achievement award are:
• Angelica L. Allen-McMillan, Ed.D. Principal, South Orange Maplewood School District
• Bradlee A. Benn, Vice President, Business Development, American Express Global Merchant Services
• Michelle R. Blake Wilson, Managing Director, Marketing & Business Development, United States Tennis Association-Eastern Inc.
• Sheila S. Boston, Esq. Partner, Kaye Scholer, LLP
• Alvin Bowles, SVP, Integrated Marketing, BET Networks
• David C. Collymore, M.D., FAAP Medical Director, Soundview Healthcare Network
• Philip D. Cooke, Senior Associate Director of External Affairs, Advertising & Marketing, Queens Hospital Center
• Alex M. David, D.P.S. Director, Office of Diversity & Research, Association of the Bar of NYC
• Marlon J. Doles, Director, Diversity & Executive Staffing, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals
• Alex O. Ellis, Minister, Author, Custom Clothier, Simply Ellis LLC and Tied To Greatness
• Farrah Gray, President, Farrah Gray Foundation
• Angie Hancock, President, Experience: Harlem
• Theresa Harrison, Director Supplier Diversity, Ernst & Young LLP
• Shaunice Hawkins, Vice President, Diversity & Multicultural Initiatives, Magazine Publishers of America
• Jessica Ingram-Bellamy, Co-Director, Better World Advertising
• Michael D. Jones, M.D. , Lexington Plastic Surgeons
• Jennifer Jordan, Reporter, My9 News, WWOR/My9 TV
• Clayton E. Judge, III, Director of Diversity, MLB
• Reshema Kemps-Polanco, Brand Manager, Novartis
• Carole S. Lakin, Group Multi-Cultural Relations Manager, Enterprise Rent-A-Car
• David A. Lipscomb, Vice President/Diversity & Inclusion, Sovereign Bank
• Corey Llewellyn, CEO, Founder & President, Digiwaxx Media
• Carla Louis, Account Director, KSL Media
• Irene R. Marshall, C.P.A. Partner, Mitchell & Titus LLP
• Christopher W. McIntyre, Lean Strategy & Business Transformation Director – Supply Chain, Hallmark Cards Inc.
• David E. Morris, Managing Director, Oracle Capital Partners, LLC
• Michelle Murray, Director of Marketing, Spirits Division, Kobrand Corporation
• Karen E. Nethersole, Manager of Collegiate Programs & Diversity, Liz Claiborne, Inc.
• Heather M. Palmore, Esq. Partner, Conway, Farrell, Curtin & Kelly PC
• Brian Parker, Vice President, Emerging Markets & New Business Development, Choice Hotels International
• Christopher A. Phang, M.D., F.A.A.P. Director, Harlem Pediatric Associates
• Lesley N. Pinckney, Director, Digital Development, Essence Communications Inc.
• Kimberly Richardson, Esq. Associate Attorney, Varnum, Ridderig, Schmidt & Howlett LLP
• Gerard Simmons, Eastern Regional Sales Director, Black Enterprise Magazine
• Trenesa Stanford-Danuser, Vice President, Global Communications & Strategic Alliance – Origins, The Estee Lauder Companies
• Russell T. Stokes, General Manager, Global Sourcing, Supply Chain Division, GE Infrastructure- Aviation
• Gwendolyn F. Turner, Director, Worldwide Supplier Diversity, Pfizer Incorporated
• John Frederick Weaver, Jr. CEO, Reunion Technologies
• Lisa Williams-Fauntroy, SVP, Business Affairs & Programming Legal, Discovery Communications LLC
• Sacha Xavier, East Coast Lead, Advanced Marketing Solutions, Avenue A ‘ Razorfish
TNJ created the “40 Under-Forty” Achievement Awards in 1997 to recognize the next generation of African-American leaders who have proven to be exceptional performers in their industry and who are committed to the development of their community. The program is designed to promote mentorship and professional development by introducing these leaders to the established business community and by promoting them as role models for young African-Americans. For more information on TNJ’s “40 Under-Forty” Achievement Awards, visit www.tnj.com, or contact Debert Cook, 212-571-6559, ext. 11, email@example.com