Hundreds are nominated, only the best of the best are recognized.

This annual recognition highlights 40 individuals under the age of 40 making a difference in West Michigan. Since 2002, the Grand Rapids Business Journal has awarded over 600 dynamic young professionals who have achieved personal success and made significant civic contributions to our community.

On Wednesday, we revealed the 2020 #grbj40under40 class for the very first time to the public and each of their profiles will be featured in the November 2 issue of the Grand Rapids Business Journal.

GRBJ’s 2020 40 Under 40 Distinguished Alumnus

The Grand Rapids Business Journal named Dr. Daniel Williams, president and CEO of the West Michigan Center for Arts + Technology, the 2020 40 Under 40 Distinguished Alumnus.

A leader in urban education and facilitator in design thinking, Daniel works to bring equity and innovation to West Michigan, the State of Michigan and now on a national level. Daniel’s community work around racial equity and opportunity contributes to WMCAT’s work to provide equitable access to social and economic opportunity, as well as the growth and progress of West Michigan.

Read more about Daniel here.

Below, you’ll find profiles for each member of the 2020 40 Under 40 class.

Ciarra Adkins

John Behrens

Latoya Booker

Crystal Bui

Jaime Counterman

CJ DeVries

Jacey Ehmann

Jennifer Fillenworth

Max Friar

Tanya Gibbs

Charles Gibson

Michele Giordano

Graci Harkema

Tanell Hills

Joshua Hulst

Andy Johnston

Tessa Keena

Anthony Lazzaro

Trevor Lee Straub

Jeff Lumpp

Priscilla Lyon

Eleanor Moreno

Laura Morris

Rachel Mraz

Camila Noordeloos

Thomas Pierce

Justin Razmus

Jennifer Remondino

Daniela Rojas-Cortes

Katherine Roye

Adam Russo

Preston Sain

Hanna Schulze

Julius Suchy

Aleka Thrash

Josephine White

Sasha Wolff

Sungjin Yoo

Charlie Wondergem

Lauren Youngdahl Snyder

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