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ASU alumni represented well in the Phoenix Business Journal’s '40 Under 40 Awards'


August 05, 2020

More than a third of this year’s Phoenix Business Journal “40 Under 40” honorees are Arizona State University alumni, with representatives from eight different colleges. The 15 honorees pursued careers in law, nonprofits, sustainability, engineering, journalism, higher education and social work. 

The annual awards recognize the top business and civic leaders in the Phoenix area for their career success, community involvement, leadership ability and influence.

More than 400 nominations were reviewed and narrowed down to 40 honorees by a panel of judges that included previous winners and sponsors. All the honorees will be featured in a “40 Under 40” special section to be published in the Aug. 7 issue of the Business Journal and at a virtual awards celebration Aug. 5.

To celebrate their achievements, ASU will be sharing the honorees’ biographies on its social media channels in the upcoming weeks.

Congratulations to this year’s Phoenix Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 honorees and ASU alumni:

Eric M. Bailey
Bailey Strategic Innovation Group

Antwan Davis
Beyond Borders & Co.

John Gray
Perkins Coie LLP

Jon Howard
Quarles & Brady LLP

David Jackson
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie

Jacob Kashiwagi
Kashiwagi Solution Model Inc.

Lindsay Leavitt
Jennings Strouss Law Firm

Jamison Manwaring
Neighborhood Ventures

Anna Ortiz
Esperanca

Lea Phillips
Ballard Spahr

Vanessa Ruiz
Arizona State University

Drew Trojanowski
Arizona State University

Karla Verdugo
United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona

Dylan Vicha
Windom Security Strategies Today and Wounded Warriors

Tamara Wright
Community Solutions

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