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.

Thank you to our sponsors, volunteers, and the 2022 40 Under Forty Awardees for making this special evening a success!


Nominations for 2023 40 Under Forty Awards

Nomination info for our next 40 Under Forty cohort will be posted on this page in early 2023!

For questions please email or call 413-236-2185.

Click here to view the 2022 40 Under Forty Supplement!

Congratulations to the 2022 40 Under Forty Awardees

Leslie Appleget

North Adams Public Schools

Erica Chaves Barreto

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

Ashley Benson

Optimal Healing LLC

Meg Bossong

Williams College

Laila G. Boucher

Adams Community Bank

Timothy James Butterworth

Berkshire Innovation Center

Marcus Coleman 

Raymond James

Noah Cook-Dubin

KANOA Consulting

Michelle C. Decepida

General Dynamics Mission Systems

Mike Dell'Aquila

Hot Plate Brewing Co.

Lindsay M. DiCicco

MA Department of Children and Families

Ian Joseph Patrick Downey

Motorhead Media Inc.

Auric Kwesi Enchill

Elegant Stitches

Emily Gabriel

Mill Town

Carly Gaherty, M. Ed

William Stickney Pittsfield Adult Learning Center

Caroline Holland

Mill Town

Aaron Johnson/Boxxa Vine

Berkshire District Attorney's Office

Patrick T. Kavey

Barnbrook Realty, The City of Pittsfield

Lee Kohlenberger Jr.

Berkshire Comfort Dog, Berkshire Dogs Unleashed

Michelle Lopez

Berkshire Immigrant Center

Justin P. McKennon

Electro Magnetic Applications (EMA)

Joshua Meczywor

McCann Technical School

Erin M. Milne

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

Michael C. Mongeon

KJ Nosh Catering

Stephen P. Murray, MPH, NRP

Boston Medical Center

Kelan O'Brien

Williams College

Ben O'Shaughnessy

Sunshine Group Property Management

Kevin M. Pink


Dan Sadlowski

Author, Pittsfield Public Schools

Justin R. Scaduto

General Dynamics Mission Systems

Corey Stall

Schellman & Company

Kathleen M. Toomey

MassHire Berkshire Workforce Board

Stephanie VanBramer

Pittsfield Public Schools

Jennifer Vrabel

Berkshire Health Systems

Candace Morey Wall

413 Theraworks

Christopher J. Watford

Community Access to the Arts, Inc.

Niko White

Purple Dragon Games

Maryrose Williams

Berkshire Community College

Kristin M. Winsett

Berkshire Community College

Leonid Yantovsky

Berkshire Bank

Presenting Sponsors

  General Dynamics Mission Systems   Greylock Federal Credit Union  

Underwriting Sponsors

  Berkshire Bank   MassHire  

Presented by:

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  • 2020 40 Under Forty Awardees
    Melissa Aitken,
    Country Club of Pittsfield
    Michelle Cuevas,
    Children's Book Author 
    Marissa Kirchner,
    Greylock Federal Credit Union 
    Karen  Ruiz León,
    Berkshire Community College 
    Erika Allison,
    Willow - Investments for Loving Change
    Paul Dalton,
    General Dynamics Mission Systems
    Melissa Letalien,
    Guardian Life Insurance Company 
    Lia Russell-Self,
    WAM Theatre
    Ashley Alter,
    Martino Glass Company, Inc.
    Michael DiCicco,
    Lenco Armored Vehicles
    Jeremy Levesque,
    Hillcrest Educational Centers - Highpoint Campus
    Clemente Sajquiy-Ramirez,
    Green River Property Care
    Shannon Ashcroft,
    Ashcroft Workplace Wellness & Radiance Yoga 
    Lorena Dus,
    Berkshire Immigrant Center
    Jeff Lowenstein,
    Berkshire Community Action Council, Inc.
    Jamie Samowitz,
    Roots Rising 
    Anthony Beverly,
    North Adams Police Department
    Jeff Gagnon,
    Community Access to the Arts (CATA)
    Rachel Melendez Mabee,
    PGA of America
    Dana Schildkraut,
    Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
    Alison Brigham,
    Lee Bank
    Aidan Gilligan,
    Salisbury Bank and Trust Company
    Ricardo Morales,
    City of Pittsfield
    Brendan Sheran,
    Pittsfield High School - Pittsfield Public Schools
    Toni Buckley,
    Berkshire Community College
    Bennjamin Griffin,
    BART Charter Public School
    Matthew Muller,
    Berkshire Community College
    Amy Sosne,
    Williams College
    Timothy Burke,
    Mill Town Capital
    Kayla Hollins,
    Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
    Jacob Phillips,
    MountainOne Bank
    Tammy St. John,
    Pilates Fit
    Catheryn Chacon Ortega,
    Ernst and Young 
    Allyson Holmes,
    Smith Green & Gold, LLP
    Abby Powers,
    Justin Tenczar,
    Berkshire Eye Center 
    Lindsay Codwise,
    Berkshire Bank 
    Branden Huldeen,
    Barrington Stage Co
    Daniel Proskin,
    BBE Office Interiors
    Thaddeus Welch,
    October Mountain Financial Advisors
  • 2019 40 Under Forty Awardees

    Daniel Alderman,
    General Dynamics Mission Systems

    Alison Basdekis, 
    Miss Hall's School- and- Shaker Creek Farm

    Rebecca Beron,
    Greylock Federal Credit Union

    Jamie Boehm,
    Guardian Life Insurance Co

    Stephanie Bosley,

    Kimberlee Chappell,
    North Adams Public Schools

    Andre Charbonneau,
    Adams Community Bank

    Christopher Clark,
    Southern Berkshire Regional School District

    Marnie Clough,
    Donovan O'Connor & Dodig, LLP

    Becky Cushing,
    Mass Audubon's Berkshire Wildlife Sanctuaries

    Michelle Daly,
    Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

    Shannon Davis,
    Haddad Auto Group

    Sarah DeJesus,

    Natalia DeRuzzio,
    Volunteers in Medicine/ BCC

    Joe Durwin,
    Albany Berkshire Ballet

    Alfred (A.J.) Enchill,
    State Senator Adam G. Hinds

    Marianne Fresia,
    Lee Bank & October Mountain Financial Advisors

    Sarah Gaffey,
    Greylock Federal Credit Union

    Chrissy Garner,
    Community Health Programs (CHP)

    Thasia Giles,
    Jacob's Pillow

    Dina Guiel,
    Berkshire County District Attorney's Office

    Joshua David Hall,
    Lee Middle and High School

    Noel Henebury,
    Blue Q

    Billy Keane,
    Jan Perry Realty & Associates

    Jenna Knauss,
    College Internship Program

    Kaitlin Levesque,
    Berkshire Medical Center

    Julia Marko,
    Berkshire Arts and Technology Charter Public School

    Becky Miner,
    Miner Combat

    Michael Obasohan,
    Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

    Katherine (Katie) O'Neil,
    Stockbridge Library Association

    Bethany Pelletier,
    Berkshire Children and Families

    Sunhwa Reiner,
    Monument Valley Regional Middle School

    Molly Rivest,
    CHP Barrington OB/GYN

    Sharif Rosen,
    Williams College

    Charles Stephens,
    Berkshire Community College

    Aurelien Telle,
    Alta Restaurant & Wine Bar

    Catherine VanBramer,
    City of Pittsfield

    David Weiner,
    Knesset Israel

    The Reverend Timothy Weisman,
    Zion Lutheran Church of Pittsfield

    Megan Wroldson,
    The Brien Center


  • 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