40 Under Forty

40 Under 40 - presented by Berkshire Community College

The 40 Under Forty awards are an annual celebration of talented Millennials and Generation Z professionals in the Berkshires who have shown their support for the region through leadership, community service, and a deep dedication to improving the quality of life for those living and working in the community.

Do you know someone under the age of 40 years old, who lives or works in the county, and is deserving of being recognized for their contributions toward helping to make the Berkshires a better place to live? Nominate them for the fourth annual 40 Under Forty awards today!

Thank you for your nominations! The nomination period for 2019 has closed.

Contact Us

Shela Hidalgo
Director of Development

Phone: 413-236-3070

Save the Date! Thursday, March 21, 2019

Holiday Inn and Suites
1 West Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
(Formerly Crowne Plaza Hotel)

5:00 PM — Reception
6:00 PM — Ceremony

Cost — $50 per ticket
(includes reception with heavy hors d'oeuvres and cash bar)

Reserve Your Tickets

Presented by:

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  • 2018 40 Under Forty Awardees

    Joseph Bergeron

    Elizabeth M. Bocchino
    General Dynamics Mission Systems

    Jennifer M. Breen
    Breen Law Office and Mediation

    Ryan T. Cowdrey
    Clayson Creative

    Joshua M. Cutler
    The Pittsfield Cooperative Bank

    Hannah E. DeLisle Stall
    Crane Currency

    Jerome T. Edgerton Jr.

    Brad J. Felix
    Greylock Federal Credit Union

    Zachary Feury
    Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

    Ethan S. Klepetar
    Hellman Shearn & Arienti, LLP

    Daniel Robert Larrow, CSCS
    Department of the Navy/USS Carl Vinson CVN 70

    Raw Sports Performance

    Kari Giordano
    Sundae Graphic Design + Photography

    Southern Berkshire Regional School District

    Jennibeth Gomez
    College Internship Program

    Michael Heck
    Townsquare Media Berkshire - Live 95.9 FM

    Shela M. Hidalgo
    Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation

    Ashley Kellogg, LICSW
    Hillcrest Educational Centers; Highpoint Program

    Brent F. Filson
    Lever, Inc.

    Rev. Mark Longhurst
    First Congregational Church

    Keifer Gammell

    Melissa Lydon
    Arista Advisory Group, LLC.

    Luke Marion
    Chef & Owner, Otto’s

    Jared J. Martin

    John S. Masten
    Greylock Federal Credit Union

    Alison A. McGee, Ed.S.
    Pittsfield Public Schools

    Kate Hanley Merrigan
    BART Charter Public School

    Helen Moon
    Fairview Hospita

    Timothy S. O’Donnell
    Guardian Life Insurance Company

    Colin M. Ovitsky
    Williams College

    Andres M. Ramirez
    The Funk Box Dance Studio

    Leah W.  Reed
    Department of Developmental Services

    David Alan Rice
    Park Square Financial Advisors of Raymond James

    Samuel J. Russo
    General Dynamics Mission Systems

    Emily Schiavoni
    North Adams Public Schools

    Lauren M. Sottile
    Berkshire Museum

    Edmund R. St. John, IV
    The St. John Law Office

    Jillian M. St. John
    Williams College

    Ilana B. Steinhauer, FNP
    Volunteers in Medicine

    Michael J. Taylor
    City of Pittsfield

    Brett Westbrook
    Berkshire Children & Families

    Joseph Zlatnik, Esq.
    Hochberg Law Offices


    Click on the image below to flip through the Berkshire Eagle's 2018 40 Under Forty supplement and view winner profiles.

    2018 Berkshire Eagle 40 Under Forty Awardee Supplement


  • 2017 40 Under Forty Awardees

    Brian Astorino
    Greylock Investment Group

    Amanda Bankowski 
    Child Care Center Software, Inc.

    Nakeida Bethel-Smith 
    Elizabeth Freeman Center

    Sharra Blache
    Gladys Allen Brigham Community Center

    Jaime Campbell 
    The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America

    Matthew Chester
    The Sherman Investment Group of RBC Wealth Management

    Amanda Chilson
    Northern Berkshire Community Coalition

    Sara Clement
    Hamilton Relay

    Elia Del Molino
    Berkshire Environmental Action Team (BEAT)/Greenagers

    Julia Dixon
    BerkshireFlirt, LLC

    Jason Dohaney
    MountainOne Investment Group

    Nataly Garzon
    Berkshire United Way

    Danielle Gonzalez
    Williams College

    Jay R. Green

    Elizabeth Hartung
    Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

    Christine Hoyt
    Berkshire Community College

    Alyssa Kenny
    General Dynamics Mission Systems

    Deanna Markham
    Berkshire Bank

    Mathew Painter
    Berkshire Health Systems

    Ashley Persip
    Iredale Mineral Cosmetics

    Karden Rabin
    Boundless: Center for Holistic Pain Solutions

    Alex Reczkowski
    Berkshire Athenaeum

    Jill Reynolds
    Cheshire Glassworks

    Annie Rodgers
    Stay at Home Parent

    Steve Rogers
    Pittsfield Cooperative Bank

    Destiny Saunders
    Elizabeth Freeman Center

    Chad Scovil
    Wellington, Inc. Funeral Service

    Jessica Shandor
    Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort

    Geraldine Shen
    Sand Springs Recreational Center

    Bryan Slater
    Gamma Broadcasting, LIVE 95.9

    Ellen Sorrentino
    Hillcrest Educational Centers

    Klara Sotonova
    Klara's Gourmet Cookies, LLC

    Alicia Stevenson
    Berkshire Children & Families, Kids 4 Harmony

    Kait Stinchcomb
    Berkshire Theatre Group (BTG)

    Paloma Suarez
    Community Health Programs (CHP)

    Jessica Sweeney
    ROOTS Teen Center

    Leah Thompson
    BART Charter Public School

    Ananda Timpane
    Railroad Street Youth Project

    Colin Toole
    Toole companies

    Jessica Vecchia
    Alchemy Initiative

    You can now view photos of the 2017 event on BCC's Flickr page!

    Click on the image below to flip through the Berkshire Eagle's 2017 40 Under Forty supplement and view winner profiles.

    2017 Berkshire Eagle Supplement