Congrats to TBJ's 40 Under 40 Class of 2021!

June 2, 2021

For the ninth year in a row, the TBJ 40 Under 40 winners will help raise funds for Habitat Wake. The 40 Under 40 awards recognize outstanding professionals under the age of 40 for their contributions to their organizations and to the community. This year’s class was selected from a pool of more than 200 nominations.  

Habitat Wake is honored to partner with the 2021 class. Find a winner’s fundraising page and contribute today!  


2021 40 Under 40 Winners:

  1. Sini Abraham, TrialCard 

  1. Kevin Mertens, Barringer Construction  

  1. Randi Towns, UNC Health  

  1. Brittany Erana, PPD 

  1. Ray Griffis, Law Office of Matthew Charles Suczynski, LLC 

  1. Libby Richards, Lenovo  

  1. Matt Hohorst, ARCO Design/Build  

  1. Stewart Patch, Dogwood State Bank 

  1. Nikin Shah, Polyzen 

  1. Leon Chisholm III, JPMorgan Chase  

  1. Andre Richards, RTI International  

  1. Dr. Meenal Patel, Preston Dental Loft  

  1. Joe Van Saun, Longfellow Real Estate Partners 

  1. Niya Fonville, The Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University 

  1. Mike Althoff, Keen Decision Systems 

  1. Nick DeCenso, Captrust 

  1. Ashley Stallings, WakeMed Foundation  

  1. Johnny Hacket, #BlackDollarNC 

  1. Morgan Jones, Duke Health  

  1. Nicole Oxendine, Empower Dance Studio and Empower Dance Foundation  

  1. Chris DeRienzo, WakeMed Health  

  1. Chris Prieto, Prime Barbecue  

  1. Rachel Page, Go Global NC 

  1. Brooke Fortson, SAS Institute Inc.  

  1. John Hatcher, North Carolina Forestry Association 

  1. Oshana Watkins, Wake Enterprises 

  1. Erica Strope, Vertias Collaborative  

  1. Megan Bowles, LS3P 

  1. David Roy, North Carolina Turnpike Authority  

  1. Kelli Lea, Greystar 

  1. Candis Parker, Balfour Beatty 

  1. Emily Browder, Merz Aesthetics  

  1. Erik Zimmerman, Robinson Bradshaw 

  1. Eric Rubinstein, Leyline Renewable capital  

  1. Dharmi Tailor, Roivant Sciences  

  1. Ahmad Eied, Connect Cause  

  1. Andrew Gravens, A Place at the Table  

  1. Andrew Herrera, Curamericas Global  

  1. Jessica West, Smith Anderson  

  1. Besty McCorkle, Kairos Government Affairs   


Read more about the 40U40 Winners:  

TBJ reveals 2021 Class of 40 Under 40 Awards winners (first batch) 

TBJ reveals 2021 Class of 40 Under 40 Awards winners (second batch) 

TBJ reveals 2021 Class of 40 Under 40 Awards winners (third batch) 40 TBJ reveals 2021 Class of 40 Under 40 Awards winners (final batch) 


40 Under 40 Class of 2019
40 Under 40 Class of 2019, the last time we were able to host the winners on our build site!