Forty Under 40

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Event Details:

August 24, 2023 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention Center
2021 State St
Bettendorf, IA 52722

Cost: Registration is CLOSED

Event Contact:

Lucas Hayes

Interested in sponsoring this event?

Contact Dayle Hall

The Forty Under 40 awards recognize 40 leaders under the age of 40 who are making a difference in the Quad Cities. Winners are chosen by a panel that weigh equally business success and civic/philanthropic activities.


Susana Aguilar, SAL Community Services
Ashley Allen, Augustana College
Robert Astleford, Royal Neighbors of America
Aubrey Barnes, Young Lions Roar
Chris Beason, Ruhl&Ruhl Realtors
Brock Biggerstaff, American Bank & Trust
Micaela Booth, John Deere Classic
Kevin Bradley, ISA Ventures
Courtney Brickner, RSM US LLP
Thurgood Brooks, Martin Luther King Jr. Center
Ben Bush, McCarthy-Bush Corporation
Alana Carroll, Deloitte Tax, LLP
Melissa Church, Digi-Buzz Social Media
Beau Dexter, MercyOne/Genesis
Miranda Dresing, St. Ambrose University
Brian Duffy, Per Mar Security Services
Tyler Edwards, Quad City Bank & Trust
Matthew Fenton, Monarch Kitchen & Bar
Abbey Furlong, Lane & Waterman
Michael Glanz, The Arc of the Quad Cities Area
Mark Gray, Crawford Company
Ashley Hansen, John Deere Classic
Brian Harry, Russell
Heather Hartley, John Deere
Marc Hines, Crossroads, Inc
Evan Johnson, Royal Neighbors of America
Bob Jurkowski, IMEG
Angie Kendall, Hand in Hand
Grace Mangieri, Lane & Waterman LLP
Miranda Marshall, QCR Holdings
Lindsay Mercer, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Mississippi Valley
Kyle Rodriguez, Hand in Hand
Chelsea Sammons, Quad City Symphony Orchestra
Ashley Schwalm, Family Resources
Brooke Sweeney-Adrian, Eastern Iowa Community Colleges
Marguerite Tomlin, Arconic Davenport Works
Mariela Trevino, Milestones AAA, Rosarios QC, LULAC Council #5285
Andy Waeyaert, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa Foundation for Fair Contracting
Nicole Zook, Youth Service Bureau of Rock Island County
Marc Zyla, WVIK, Quad Cities NPR

Get Your Tickets to the Forty Under 40 event

Cost: Registration is CLOSED



When and where is the Forty Under 40?

August 24th, 2023 @ 5:30 - 8:00 pm Waterfront Convention Center 2021 State St Bettendorf, IA 52722


What does the Forty Under 40 include?

Ability to engage with honorees and attendees during networking prior to and after the event. Dinner.


How much are the tickets?

$65 for an individual ticket and $480 for a table of eight. *Ticket sales close exactly one week prior to the event. No exceptions. *All dietary restrictions must be submitted a week prior to the event. If you have any questions, please email


I’ve purchased a ticket(s), do I receive a physical one?

No. There are no physical tickets. Attendees are asked to check-in at the registration table prior to the event.


How are winners selected?

A selection committee made up of past honorees determine recipients.


When will the winners be announced?

Winners will be announced ten weeks prior to the event on the Quad Cities Business Journal website and published in the paper.


What is the QCBJ?

The Quad Cities Business Journal covers news that is of interest, use and importance for anyone who does business in the Quad Cities. QCBJ is not part of a chain. The newspaper is owned and operated independently by John and Aspen Lohman. A portion of each issue is dedicated to one sector of the business community. Among many other focus issues, these topics range from diversity to small business, to politics & elections and banking. We also publish a host of supplemental materials.


Where can I get more information?

For editorial information, contact the newsroom ( For subscription information, contact Jean Suckow ( For advertising information, contact Dayle Hall at (


Have questions about sponsorship opportunities?

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