BusinessWest to Celebrate 40 Under Forty Class of 2023, Alumni Achievement Award Winner; Sold-out Event on June 15 to Be Livestreamed

SPRINGFIELDBusinessWest, the Business Journal of Western Massachusetts, recently unveiled its 40 Under Forty class of 2023, the 17th compilation of rising stars in the regional business community.

One of the most anticipated events of the year, the gala will celebrate the class of 2023, which was announced and profiled in the May 1 issue of BusinessWest and online at

Tickets to the 40 Under Forty Gala are sold out, but for your convenience, the awards program will be available via livestream at beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 15. If you do not have a ticket to the event, we hope you will consider joining us for the livestream.

The sold-out gala will feature a VIP pre-event reception for the honorees, sponsors, and judges; networking; and the live announcement of this year’s Alumni Achievement Award honoree and the introduction of the members of the class of 2023.

More than 120 nominations were received for this year’s class, with entries scored by a panel of five judges who weighed everything from career accomplishments to involvement in the community. Those with the 40 highest scores made the list.

Members of the class of 2023 represent virtually every sector of the economy — from healthcare to education; from the nonprofit sector to banking and financial services. While many are professionals working for area companies large and small, several members of this class are true entrepreneurs, launching their own business or nonprofit agency.

Profiles of each winner can be read in the May 1 issue, or on the magazine’s website,

40 Under Forty is presented by PeoplesBank and is sponsored by Comcast Business, Live Nation, the Markens Group, Mercedes-Benz of Springfield, MGM Springfield, the Isenberg School of Management at UMass Amherst, and Webber & Grinnell Insurance. The Alumni Achievement Award is presented by Health New England.

The members of the 40 Under Forty class of 2023 are:

• Tiffany Allecia, Executive Director, Springfield Creative City Collective

• Adam Baker, Vice President and Commercial Loan Officer, Greenfield Northampton Cooperative Bank

• Emily Banerjee, Fitness Coach and Owner, BuildEmUp

• Jennifer Bell, Senior Clinician, Behavioral Health, Commonwealth Care Alliance

• Andrew Brow, Owner and Chef, HighBrow Inc.

• Madison Bull, Owner, Madison Bull, LMHC

• Arlen Carballo, Executive Director of Finance, MGM Springfield

• Robert Carter, Lead Pastor, All Nations Church

• Jessica Chapin, Director of Athletics, American International College

• Jason Curtis, Vice President and Building Services Business Line Leader, Tighe & Bond

• Aimee Dalenta, Program Chair, Early Childhood Education, Springfield Technical Community College

• Brianna Drohen, CEO, LaunchSpace Inc.

• Sarah Erman, Chief Operational Officer, Franklin First Federal Credit Union

• David Fontaine Jr., CEO, Fontaine Bros., Inc.; President and CEO, F2 Ventures LLC

• Heather Gawron, Director of Development, Springfield Symphony Orchestra

• Dr. Seth Gemme, Vice Chair of Clinical Operations for Emergency Medicine, Baystate Medical Center

• Lucas Giusto, Co-owner, the Naples Group, LLC

• Daniel Griffin, Owner and Clinic Director, Resilience Physical Therapy and Wellness

• Jordan Hart, Executive Director, Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce

• Jessica Holloway, Chief Operations Officer, the Jamrog Group

• Sara Hulseberg, Owner, Excel Therapy & Conditioning

• Terrell Joyner, Financial Planner, Charter Oak Financial

• Ashley LeBlanc, Nurse Practice Manager of Thoracic Surgery and Nursing Director of the Lung Cancer Screening Program, Mercy Medical Center

• Emily Leonczyk, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, the Markens Group Inc.

• Delmarina López, Founder, Delmarina Lopez Consulting; Chicopee City Councilor

• Rob Madrid, President, Digiarks

• Mike Marcotte, President, Marcotte Ford

• Jeffery Markham Jr., Program Officer, Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts

• Stephanie O’Leary, Technology Assurance Manager, KPMG US

• Nick Pandolfi, Owner, Pandolfi Landscape Construction

• Amanda Pham, Executive Director, Springfield Redevelopment Authority

• Dallas Pilecki, Co-owner, Serendipity Psych

• Israel Rivera, Interim Regional Manager, Families First; Holyoke City Councilor

• Chelsea Russell, Manager/CPA, Meyers Brothers Kalicka, P.C.

• Kyle Snow, President, Snow & Sons Landscaping

• Ciara Speller, Evening Anchor, WWLP-22 News

• Andrea St. Louis, Owner, The Tatted Professionals; Director, Jill Ker Conway Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center, Smith College

• Brian Sullivan, Vice President, Northeast IT Systems Inc.

• Erica Swallow, Realtor, Turnberg & Swallow Team, Coldwell Banker Realty

• Ashley Tresoline, Owner, Bella Foodie


Powered By GrowthZone