Achievers & Accolades

Chamber Announces 40 Under 40 Winners

By Staff Reports, posted Jun 11, 2024
The Wilmington Chamber of Commerce recently announced its 40 Under 40 winners.

The awards honor individuals under the age of 40 "who exemplify exceptional leadership, innovation and service within Brunswick, New Hanover, or Pender counties," according to the chamber's website.

The list of honorees for 2024 is:
  • Katharine Barrack, Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Hannah Betancourt, Novant Health NHRMC
  • Matt Bork, Liberty Senior Living
  • Lambeth Chalk, Nourish NC
  • Kimberly Clark, New Hanover County Schools
  • Lysa Nichole Clifton, AutoXcel Corporation/GRIT to GROW Inc.
  • Colleen Coons, Monteith Construction
  • Caleb Courtney, IJ Coastal Christie’s
  • Ian Davis, Self Employed Musician
  • Chris Edwards, Ward and Smith
  • Graham Elmore, Vantaca
  • Melvin Felipe, Cape Fear Latinos
  • Rebekah Garcia, Legal Aid of North Carolina Inc.
  • Ashanti Gibbs Hines, Wave Transit
  • Linsey Hackett, Monteith Construction
  • Hogan Hagy, Deloitte
  • Nicole Haverly, nCino
  • Stephanie Key, Pender County Tourism
  • Rachel LaCoe, City of Wilmington
  • Michael Nelson Lee Jr., City of Wilmington
  • Rhykia Lloyd, New Hanover County Schools
  • Hunter MacIntyre, Wilmington Health
  • Romondo McEachern, Excite Credit Union
  • Emily Mitchell, Cape Fear Literacy Council
  • Aubrey Parsley, City of Wilmington
  • Deanna Rabon, Thomas Construction Group
  • Stefanie Roback, Arise Counseling and Therapy 
  • Mayra Robles, UNCW Centro Hispano
  • Mayra Romero, New Hanover County Sheriff's Office
  • Larry Salefsky, East Coast Volleyball Academy
  • Olaf Sanchez Parada, Helen Tarokic Law PLLC
  • Matthew Schneider, Champion Valves
  • Joy Sharp, Brad Sizemore Insurance
  • Fabry Stroud, StroudCraft and Privateer Boats
  • Katie Tate, Lower Cape Fear Life Care
  • Rebekah Thurston, City of Wilmington
  • Christine “Roz” Williams, nCino
  • Keyona Williams, Communities in Schools of Cape Fear
  • Megan Weber-Youssefi, The Healing Place
  • Lindsey Zurcher, MegaCorp Logistics

Natalie English, president and CEO of Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, said in a release, "These outstanding individuals demonstrate remarkable talent, innovation, and leadership, setting high standards for excellence and community engagement in our region. Their professional achievements are complemented by their passion for giving back and driving positive change in our community, which I find to be genuinely inspiring. As the CEO of the Wilmington Chamber, I am proud to recognize these individuals and celebrate their impact. They are not just the leaders of tomorrow; they are already the leaders of today."
The chamber will recognize and celebrate the winners throughout the summer on its social media channels, including LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram.

The chamber will also hold an awards show from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $45 for members and $55 for nonmembers.
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