The Network Journal Announces its 2012 List of "40 Under Forty" Dynamic Achievers

The Network Journal (http://www.tnj.com), the New York tri-state’s premier magazine for Black professionals, corporate executives and small business owners, announces the winners of its much anticipated 2012 “40 Under Forty” Achievers Awards, which recognizes achievers who are continuously reaching for higher goals in their professions, businesses and community involvement.

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TNJ 40 Under Forty Achievement Awards

“As we celebrate the 15th year of our 40 Under Forty Achievers Awards, TNJ cherishes its role as a facilitator for our up-and-coming African-American men and women to progress even further in their careers" says Aziz Gueye Adetimirin, founder, publisher

New York, NY (PRWEB) May 08, 2012

The Network Journal (http://www.tnj.com), the New York tri-state’s premier magazine for Black professionals, corporate executives and small business owners, announces the winners of its much anticipated 2012 “40 Under Forty” Achievers Awards, which recognizes achievers who are continuously reaching for higher goals in their professions, businesses and community involvement.

This year's class of honorees hails from a diverse range of industries, including media, technology, arts, culture, finance, and healthcare. TNJ will honor them on Thursday, June 28, 2012, at its 15th Annual 40 Under Forty Achievers Awards Dinner, to be hosted by 2010 awardee Karen Nethersole, Esq., CEO of Full Circle NY, and Roman Oben, former NY Giants & 2003 Super Bowl XXXVII Champion. The event will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Times Square, New York City, from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The dinner is sponsored by Wells Fargo and WBLS Radio.

TNJ created the 40 Under Forty Achievers Awards in 1997 to publicly recognize the next generation of African-American leaders who already are exceptional performers in their respective industries, and who are committed to the development of their community. Competition for the awards has become increasingly intense, with the number of entries growing exponentially each year and the achievements of the entrants more and more remarkable. It is almost presumptuous to choose winners, for clearly there are no losers among these candidates. TNJ salutes them all – both those who made the honoree list and those who did not.

“As we celebrate the 15th year of our 40 Under Forty Achievers Awards, TNJ cherishes its role as a facilitator for our up-and-coming African-American men and women to progress even further in their careers. While the selection process presents quite a challenge to our judging committee, it is truly a privilege to announce the 40 winners from such an accomplished group of candidates. Through events such as our recognition awards program, TNJ brings these accomplished professionals to the attention of our vast network of corporate affiliations,” says Aziz Gueye Adetimirin, TNJ’s founder, publisher and CEO.

This year’s honorees follow in the footsteps of such notable winners as Soledad O’Brien, anchor and special correspondent for CNN/US; actor Malika Yoba; and Monique Nelson, CEO of UniWorld.

This year’s honorees are:

Janna Andrews, MD, SUNY Stony Brook Winthorp University Hospital
Charles A. Archer, Esq., Evelyn Douglin Center for Serving People in Need, Inc.
Shante Bacon, 135th Street Agency
Daniel Beatty, Ph.D., Mercer
Ivan C. Benson, Novartis Pharma AG
Shartia Brantley, CNBC / NBC Universal
Samantha F. Butts, MD, Perelman School of Medicine/ University of Pennsylvania Health System
Sydney C. Butts, MD, Suny Downstate Medical Center
Sekou Campbell, Fox Rothschild LLP
Aisha Christian, Russell Reynolds Associates
Nicole Cokley, Bloomingdale's
Charon Darris, Key Bank
Brooke Ellis, General Motors
Ntiedo Etuk, DimensionU
Derek Fleming, Marcus Samuelsson Group
Tiffeny Forrest, YMCA of Greater New York - Harlem Branch
Michelle D. Hare, State Farm & M.A.J.E.S.T.I.C.
Tracy Richelle High, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
Valerie Amanda D. Jackson, Esq., K&L Gates LLP
Monique D. Jefferson, New York Life Insurance Company
Willie L. King, Jr., Ph.D., DuPont
LaTanya Langley, Esq., Diageo North America
Shannon LaNier, Black Enterprise -TV
Tyrha M. Lindsey, L.A.I. Communications
Aletha Maybank, MD, MPH, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Wendy Renae McSweeney, Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC
Aida Moudachirou, L'Oreal Paris
Rhea Norwood, Lowe's Companies Inc.
Ericka M. Pittman, Blue Flame Agency
Thomas L. Ransom, BB&T Bank
Howard Reid, Janssen Therapeutics (Pharmaceutical Company of Johnson & Johnson)
Natasha Sandy, MD, Columbia Medical Skin Care and Dermatology/ Primary Care Dermatology
Janelle N. Simmons, Limited Brands, Inc.
Traci Wilkes Smith, Esq., Willinger Talent Agency
Shandra Spicer, S&W Contracting of WNY, Inc.
Timothy Terry, Green Bay Packers
Christine W. Thorpe, Ed.D., New York City College of Technology/ CUNY
Holly Lisette Washington, S&P Capital IQ
Christopher S. Whyte, CW Global Advisory
Charles E. Williamson, Ph.D., JP Morgan Chase

About The Network Journal
Founded in 1993, The Network Journal (TNJ) is the premier magazine for Black professionals, corporate executives and small business owners in the New York tri-state area. Engaging more than 99,325 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, capital markets, career, the global business arena, health and fitness, technology, book reviews, after hours, and features about executives on the move.

For more information about TNJ’s 40 Under Forty Achievers Awards, please contact Denise Acquaye at denise(at)tnj(dot)com or 212-962-3791 x206.


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