QCBJ names 2022’s Forty Under 40 honorees

Forty Under 40

The Quad Cities Business Journal’s inaugural Forty Under 40 award recognizes 40 leaders under the age of 40 who have made a significant impact in their business and community early in their careers.

The event, on Nov. 10, 2022, will be the first of its kind in the Quad Cities. Honorees were selected by a non-partisan committee.

Here are 2022’s list of honorees, listed alphabetically:

  • Emily Adams, Business Development Manager at Crawford Company
  • Miles Brainard, Community and Economic Development Director for the City of Rock Island
  • Megan Brown-Saldana, Executive Director of Lead(h)erLead(h)er
  • Janessa Calderon, Executive Director of the Greater Quad Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Janelle Carter, First Vice President of Treasury Management at Quad City Bank & Trust Co.
  • Aaron Castle, Financial Advisor and Portfolio Manager Director at Morgan Stanley
  • Brian Crowley, Commercial Banking Relationship Manager at Great Southern Bank
  • Jack Cullen, Director of Downtown Rock Island at the Quad Cities Chamber
  • Tyson Danner, Executive Director of River Music Experience
  • Andrew Dasso, Owner of Streamline Architects
  • Matthew De Bisschop, Vice President, Human Resources at Ascentra Credit Union
  • Haley Degreve, Communications Specialist at John Deere & Founder of The Gray Matters
  • Jonathan Dreasler, Director of RSM US LLP
  • Marc Engels, President of Mel Foster Insurance
  • Alisha Espey, Program Director of Downtown Davenport for the Quad Cities Chamber
  • Kristin Glass-Berry, President of Total Solutions
  • Ashley Hicks, Donor Networks Director at United Way Quad Cities
  • Michael Johnson, Chief Operating Officer at Bush Construction
  • Erica Lee, Director of the Safer Foundation
  • Andrew Lehman, Tournament Director of the John Deere Classic
  • Pierce Lohman, Owner of Lohman Earth Works
  • Kevin Maynard, Executive Director of Quad Cities Arts
  • Christina McDonough, Community Transformation Consultant for Scott County and City Council Member in the City of Princeton
  • Mallory Merritt, Assistant City Administrator & Chief Financial Officer for the City of Davenport
  • Daisy Moran, Assistant Director, Office of Student Inclusion and Diversity at Augustana College
  • Jazmin Newton Butt, Attorney, Owner, Mediator at Newton Law PLC
  • Maria Ontiveros, Nonprofit Organization President and Co-Founder of Mercado on Fifth
  • Adam Pelzer, Executive Vice President & Cashier at Northwest Bank & Trust Company
  • Melissa Pepper, Chief Strategy Officer at Russell Construction
  • Eric Reinsch, Principal/Client Executive at IMEG Corp.
  • Anamaria Rocha, Executive Director of Mercado on Fifth
  • Caitlin Russell Brandt, President of Russell
  • Brian Schoon, Senior Director at RSM US LLP
  • Aleeza Singh, Senior Financial Advisor at Merrill
  • Kelly Thompson, Vice President of Grantmaking and Community Initiatives for the Quad Cities Community Foundation
  • Annika Tunberg, Vice President of Whitey’s Ice Cream
  • Jordan Voigt, President of Genesis Medical Center– Davenport
  • Chelsey Waterman, Chief Operating Officer at QC MetroLINK
  • Laura Wittnebel, Assistant Race Director/ Business Development Coordinator at TBK Bank Quad Cities Marathon/ Mel Foster Co.
  • Allison Wright, Partner and Shareholder at Pappas Wright, P.C.

Forty Under 40 is sponsored by Augustana College, Tri-City Electric Co., HNI, and Genesis Health System.

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