The University of Georgia Alumni Association has unveiled the 40 under 40 Class of 2018. The program honors outstanding UGA alumni who are under the age of 40 for their professional and philanthropic achievements.
This year’s class includes the following Grady alumni: Brooke Bowen (ABJ’07), Chase Cain (ABJ’05), Meredith Dean (ABJ’14), Josh Delaney (ABJ’11), Ivey Evans (ABJ’06), Quanza Griffin (ABJ’01) and Lauren Pearson (ABJ’02).
The honorees will be recognized at the annual awards luncheon on Sept. 13 at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta. Registration for the event is now open.
Nominations for 40 Under 40 were open from February to April. Honorees must have attended UGA and aspire to uphold the Pillars of the Arch. Additional criteria are available on the UGA Alumni Association website.
This year’s 40 under 40 honorees, including their graduation year, city, title and employer, are:
- Kristen Bernhard, 2009, Atlanta, deputy commissioner for system reform, Georgia Department for Early Care & Learning
- Brooke Bowen, 2007 and 2010, Atlanta, legal counsel, Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia
- Chase Cain, 2005, West Hollywood, creative producer, Hulu
- Matt Coley, 2003 and 2005, Cordele, owner/operator, Coley Gin and Fertilizer/Coley Farms
- Caitlyn Cooper, 2007, Marietta, president, Caitlyn Cooper Consulting
- Matthew Crim, 2005, Athens, general cardiologist, assistant professor of medicine, Piedmont Heart Institute, Augusta University/UGA Medical Partnership
- Meredith Dean, 2014, Charlotte, founder, Dean’s List, program coordinator, Seacrest Studios
- Joshua Delaney, 2011, Washington, D.C., senior education policy advisory, U.S. Senate, Office of Sen. Elizabeth Warren
- Ivey Evans, 2006 and 2013, Columbus, social purpose manager, Aflac
- David Felfoldi, 2001,Brookhaven, chief experience officer, SHERPA Global
- Cartter Fontaine, 2010 and 2012, Athens, CEO, DT Productions
- Quanza Griffin, 2001, Decatur, public health analyst, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Betsy Grunch, 2002, Gainesville, neurosurgeon, The Longstreet Clinic, PC
- Tyler Harper, 2009, Ocilla, Georgia state senator, District 7, owner/operator, Tyler Harper Farms
- Scott Irvine, 2002, Birmingham, associate professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Alabama
- Jonathan Jones, 2013, Indianapolis, improvement engineer, Corteva Agriscience
- Chloe Kelley, 2006, New York, senior vice president, PIMCO
- William Keyes, 2010 and 2013, Washington, D.C., prosecutor, Department of Defense, captain, U.S. Army
- William “Billy” Kirkland III, 2009, Washington, D.C., special assistant to the president, deputy director of intergovernmental affairs, The White House
- Ryan Leveille, 2013, Atlanta, global design manager innovation lab, General Electric
- Erin Lincoln, 2005, Atlanta, associate director, Tretra Tech, Inc.
- Carrie Settles Livers, 2002, STEMpreneurship educator, Brookwood High School
- Mohamed Massaquoi, 2008, Atlanta, owner, Mohamed Massaquoi Inc.
- Margaux Charbonnet Murray, 2002, Atlanta, medical director, Medically Complex Care Program, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
- Muktha Natrajan, 2011, Atlanta, postdoctoral fellow, Emory University
- John Ozier, 2002, Nashville, vice president of creative, ole Song LLC
- Lauren Pearson, 2002, Birmingham, managing director, Hightower Twickenham
- Ryan Prior, 2012, Atlanta, cross-platform associate producer, CNN
- Lucas Puente, 2010, San Francisco, lead economist, Thumbtack
- Tameka Rish, 2003, Atlanta, vice president of corporate partnerships, AMBSE
- Ben Ross, 2008, Statesboro, owner/pharmacist, Forest Heights Pharmacy
- Latham Saddler, 2005, Washington D.C., director of intelligence programs, National Security Council, Navy SEAL, U.S. Navy
- Adrianna Samaniego, 2010, San Francisco, CEO & co-founder, Area 120, Google Inc.
- Julie Secrist, 2006, Atlanta, senior project manager, Southeastern Engineering
- Rhondolyn Smith, 2004, Winterville, clinical pharmacist, Northside Hospital
- Jabaris D. Swain, 2001, Philadelphia, fellow cardiothoracic surgery, hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
- Amy Washington, 2009, Bogart, founder/ executive director, Kupendwa Ministries
- Chip Wile, 2002, Ormond Beach, president, Daytona International Speedway
- Michael Williams, 2001 and 2006, Kennesaw, director of finance, The Home Depot
- Stephanie Yarnell, 2006, New Haven, physician, division of law and psychiatry, Yale University Department of Psychiatry.