2009 40 Under Forty winners announced

The Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal recently announced the winners of the annual “40 Under Forty” contest. The judges were David LaRose, South Kitsap Superintendent of Schools; Kathryn Quade, mayor of Poulsbo; and Scott Alexander, director of golf at Gold Mountain Golf Club.

The young men and women in the 2009 “40 Under Forty” class represent the next generation of business and community leaders who will help influence and direct the future of the Kitsap Peninsula. They were selected based on their career success, community involvement and commitment to making a difference.

The 2009 winners are Zahra Akghar, COO of Ultra Custom Cleaners; Terry Arndt, president/customer account manager of Life After Graduation, LLC/Avalara; Cynthia Bellas, chief grants officer of Anthem Grant and Advocacy; Tanya Bleil-Geiselman, owner of Just For Kicks School of Dance; Shawnee Brown, service manager of HughesTech NW; Mindy Byers, marketing/community relations director of The Willows Retirement Living; Dr. Kimberly Chan, Kitsap General Surgery; David Connolly, owner of David Connolly Insurance Agency; Eric Fong, attorney/partner of Rovang, Fong & Associates; Dr. Michelle Cho Gip, Well Being Health Center; Heidi Hartman, director of property management at Details Property Management/Karin Kay Properties; David Hawley, financial advisor at Edward Jones; Cassandra Hoffman, owner/agent of C L Hoffman Insurance Agency; Dr. Paul Hutchinson, owner/dentist of South Kitsap Family Dentistry; Christina Jara, owner/esthetician of Isella Day Spa; Katerina Kailey, marketing representative at Sound Publishing, Inc.; Kassie Korich, editor of the Central Kitsap Reporter and Bremerton Patriot, Sound Publishing, Inc.; Lanette Kuklinski, brand specialist/designer at Lanski Marketing; Matt LaMagna, sous chef at Port Madison Enterprises; Melissa McDonald, executive assistant of Drury Construction; Robert McNamara, architectural designer at Rice Fergus Miller Architects; Lori Midthun, executive director of Bainbridge Youth Services; Johnathan Miller, owner of Boomtown Productions; Chrysztyna Montanez, owner of Lighthouse Cove Property Management; Amy Munns, president of Leash4Lease, Inc./Amy Munns Consulting; Aaron Murphy, owner/architect at ADM Architecture, LLC; Patrick Murray, executive director of the Boys & Girls Club of Bainbridge Island; David Nelson, editor of Kitsap Sun; Jennifer Paige, interior designer at Rice Fergus Miller Architects; Jason Parker, president of Parker Financial LLC; Kristin Pearson, development assistant at Kitsap Humane Society; Julie Poston, owner of Rejuv Massage & Spa; Dr. Satyavardhan Pulukurthy, cardiologist at Kitsap Cardiology Consultants, PLLC; Jenn Putnam, president/art director of Jennergy, Inc.; Patrick Rieder, real estate salesman at Karin Kay Properties; Jamal Stoudemire, store manager at Verizon Wireless; Aimee Warthen, director of community relations at South Kitsap School District; Leah Wattree, business development manager of Kitsap Hospitality Executive Apartments; DeAndrea Williams, logistics specialist/beauty consultant at Bremerton Housing Authority/Mary Kay; Kathleen Wilson, Port Orchard branch manager of Kitsap Regional Library.

Sponsors for the event were Harrison Medical Center; Bank of America Home Loans; Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort; Betty Skinner Insurance: Allstate; Printing Services, commemorative program; West Sound Workforce; Gordon Sound, logistics. The keynote speaker was Port of Bremerton CEO Cary Bozeman.

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