As we celebrate the 12th Anniversary of our 40 Under Forty Achievers awards, The Network Journal cherishes its role in recognizing up-and-coming African-American men and women, who show promise and commitment in their careers, and dedication to their community
New York, NY, (PRWEB) May 6, 2009
The Network Journal (http://www.tnj.com), the New York tri-state premier monthly magazine for Black professionals, corporate executives and small business owners, will honor its 40 Under Forty achievement award of 2009 on Thursday, June 18. The 12th annual awards dinner, will be hosted by Shon Gables, of Black Enterprise Business Report; and Randal D. Pinkett, Ph.d., co-founder, chairman and CEO of BCT Partners, and winner of NBC's "The Apprentice". The event will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Times Square, 1605 Broadway (and 49th St.) from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. The dinner is sponsored by: Amtrak, AXA, Jennifer Temps, Inc., Sovereign Bank, WBLS Radio and WNYC Radio.
"As we celebrate the 12th Anniversary of our 40 Under Forty Achievers awards, The Network Journal cherishes its role in recognizing up-and-coming African-American men and women, who show promise and commitment in their careers, and dedication to their community," said Aziz Gueye Adetimirin, publisher of The Network Journal.
The 2009 list of honorees includes residents of the NY tri-state region and major cities throughout the country, who represent entrepreneurs and professionals in a range of business sectors. This high-profile recognition event showcases 40 individuals under the age of 40 who have achieved significant levels of success in their careers or business ventures and are respected business leaders and have shown dynamic leadership in the communities. These 40 achievers will also be profiled in the special June issue of the magazine.
Recipients of the 2009 "40 Under Forty" Achievement award are:
- Lanesha T. Anderson, senior legal counsel, Shell Oil Co.
- I. Lanier Avant, chief of staff and staff director, U.S. House of Representatives, Off. Of Rep. Bennie G. Thompson & Committee on Homeland Security
- Brian R. Banks, vice president, corporate real estate, Automatic Data Processing, Inc.
- Loleta Beckett-Nicholson, director of rental property, The Riverside Church in the City of New York
- John Michael Bonhomme, principal, Scroll Capital Partners
- Joy C. Booker, vice president, institutional sales & marketing, Madison Square Investors LLC
- Monica L. Burch, vice president, credit manager, PNC Bank, N.A.
- Teresa "Teri" Coaxum, deputy state director, US Senator Charles Schumer
- Clyde Cole, principal, The Academy of Business & Community Development
- Clinton Daley, president & CEO, BizJump Corporation
- Michellene Davis, Esq., chief policy counsel, State of New Jersey, Office of Gov. Jon S. Corzine
- Ronald D. Dixon, president & CEO, The Dixon Group
- Indira Etwaroo, Ph.D., executive producer, The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space WNYC Radio
- Keisha-Ann G. Gray, Esq., senior counsel, Proskauer Rose LLP
- Dallas A. Grundy, associate dean, finance and administration, Rutgers University Graduate Sch of Ed
- Tiffany Cooper Gueye, Ph.d., CEO, BELL (Building Educated Leaders For Life)
- Charles "Tank" Harris, president, Sports & Entertainment Financial Group LLC
- Lawrence M. Hibbert, founder, president & CTO, BCT Partners
- W. Cecyl Hobbs, chief financial officer, Panraven, Inc.
- Windy L. Lawrence, vice president and counsel, AXA Equitable Life Insurance Co.
- Nicole A. Learson, director of marketing, Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau
- Daphne Leroy, vice president, marketing & communications, National Association for
Multi-Ethnicity in Communications
- Damon L. Lester, president, National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers
- Jeanine D. Liburd, executive vice president, Communications & Public Affairs, BET Networks
- Karlyn E. Lothery, president, Lothery & Associates
- Ryan C. Mack, president, Optimum Capital Management
- Dionne Mack-Harvin, executive director, Brooklyn Public Library
- Kelly Malone van Meer, Ph.D., senior engineer, corporate technology evaluation, IBM
- Sheila M. Marmon, CEO, co-founder, UrbanAdserve LLC
- Rev. Eboni K. Marshall, assistant minister for christian education, The Abyssinian Baptist Church
- Valerie Mason-Robinson, CEO and founder, Eden Organix, an Eco-Conscious Beauty Company & Spa
- Nathaalie N. Maxwell, assistant director, New York State, Office of the State Comptroller
- Robert McCormes-Ballou, director, supply chain diversity, Office Depot
- Sirena C. Moore, president, Elohim Cleaning Contractors
- Fruqan Mouzon, Esq., partner, Gibbons P.C.
- Thomas Penny III, general manager, Courtyard by Marriott Washington Convention Center
- Shari Slate, director, global inclusion and community affairs, Sun Microsystems
- Kira P. Watson, Esq., partner, Bryan Cave LLP
- Melani Wilson Smith, senior director, marketing & commercial services procurement, Merck & Co., Inc.
- Navarrow Wright, founder, Globalgrind.com
TNJ created the "40 Under Forty" Achievement Awards in 1997 to recognize the next generation of African-American leaders who have proven to be exceptional performers in their industry and who are committed to the development of their community. The program is designed to promote mentorship and professional development by introducing these leaders to the established business community and by promoting them as role models for young African-Americans. For more information on TNJ's "40 Under Forty" Achievement Awards visit http://www.tnj.com or contact Denise Acquaye, 212-962-3791 x206, denise (at) tnj (dot) com.
About The Network Journal
Founded in 1993, The Network Journal (TNJ) is the premier monthly magazine for Black professionals, corporate executives and small business owners. Engaging over 88,000 readers, TNJ is dedicated to connecting, empowering and inspiring this market segment by providing news and commentaries on issues that affect the growth of businesses and the advancement of professionals in the workplace. Along with featuring successful entrepreneurs and professionals who offer insights on business and career-building strategies, TNJ highlights trends in key industries, providing information on valuable resources in the corporate, government, and not-for-profit sectors. Each issue of TNJ includes articles on finance and economy, career, management, healthcare, science and technology, reviews of the hottest automobiles in the industry and features about executives on the move.
Press Contact: Denise Acquaye, The Network Journal, 212-962-3791 x206