14 from West Hartford Among ’40 Under Forty’ Honorees

Fourteen from West Hartford are among the Hartford Business Journal's "40 Under Forty" honorees for 2018. Photo credit: J. Fiereck Photography

The annual list of outstanding young professionals in the Greater Hartford area was published in the most recent edition of the Hartford Business Journal.

By Ronni Newton

Fourteen individuals who either live or work in West Hartford will be among the “40 Under Forty”   honored at the Hartford Business Journal’s 22nd celebration on Sept. 27, 2018 at the Hartford Marriott Downtown.

This year there were 164 people nominated, and judges noted that it was very difficult to choose the honorees for the Class of 2018.

“Each of this year’s honorees have demonstrated strong leadership in their careers and an unwavering commitment to strengthening the communities in which they live, work, and play,” Joe Zwiebel, president and publisher of the Hartford Business Journal, said in a news release announcing the winners. “We are pleased to recognize their accomplishments and welcome them to our growing network of distinguished ’40 Under Forty’ alumni.”

All of the honorees were asked to respond to the following two questions: “What must the Greater Hartford region do to attract more talented young professionals to the area? What do you hope Greater Hartford will be like in 10 years?” The responses provided by each honoree can be found under their individual profile pages.

“Many of our honorees expressed optimism for the region’s future, but also acknowledged there is much more work to be done to make us competitive with other vibrant cities,” Hartford Business Journal editor Greg Bordonaro said in his introduction to the article about the winners.

Ted Carroll, Wilson Camelo, and Julie Daly Meehan were this year’s judges.

Winners with ties to West Hartford are listed below with links to their profiles in the Hartford Business Journal:

Matthew Chesky, 28, West Hartford resident, CEO of Insuritas in East Windsor

Joseph Connerton, 38, West Hartford resident, PGA head professional at Hartford Golf Club in West Hartford

Kathleen Coss, 32, Hartford resident, attorney with Kroll McNamara Evans & Delehanty in West Hartford

Christopher Cykley, 39, West Hartford resident, president of Construction Solutions Group LLC in West Hartford

Ashley Dorin, 39, West Hartford resident, medical director of the Village for Families & Children in Hartford

Kate Farrar, 38, West Hartford resident, executive director of the Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund in Hartford

Nicole Feeney, 38, West Hartford resident director of AT Services for the NEAT Center at Oak Hill in Hartford

Megan Rees Gavin, 38, West Hartford resident, senior monitoring and evaluation specialist with Save the Children, worldwide

Emily Hultquist, 36, West Hartford resident, principal planner and policy analyst with Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG) in Hartford

Nisha Kapur, 28, West Hartford resident, associate with Murtha Cullina LLP in Hartford

Ali Lazowski, 27, Hartford resident, founder and CEO of Bare Life in West Hartford

Jenna McClure, 37, West Hartford resident, senior associate and senior project manager with Amenta Emma Architects in Hartford

Brad Oneglia, 38, West Hartford resident, vice president with O&G Industries Inc. in Torrington

John Rossi, 39, West Hartford resident, vice president of Operational Integration with HartfordHealthcare in Hartford

For the full listing of the “40 Under Forty” class of 2018 winners and to read the article in the Hartford Business Journal, click here.

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