40 Under 40 Logo

In its seventh year, the Loudoun 40 Under 40 awards recognize Loudoun's rising business and community leaders. The selection committee, comprised of former 40 Under 40 honorees, received more than 150 nominations for this year's class. The honorees will be recognized at an awards banquet at Stone Tower Winery on Sept. 12 and in a special section in the Times-Mirror the following day. For more information about the event, visit loudoun40under40.com. Here is this year's class:


Johnathan Bernard, M.D., M.P.H.

Orthopaedic, Sports Medicine, and Shoulder Surgeon


Swanka S. Burnette

Business Development Manager – Aviation, Logistics & Specialized Manufacturing

Loudoun Economic Development

Milton A. Castelle II

Sergeant for the Youth Services Unit

Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office

Angel Cerritos

Executive Director

YMCA Loudoun County

Chris Cicotello


C2 Operations

Samantha S. Courtney

Director of Development

Loudoun Education Foundation

Amy Denton

Managing Partner

DiVine Wine Tours of Virginia

Frank Estremera

Executive Chef

The National Conference Center

Nate Fontaine


Town of Lovettsville

Reid Frazier


Evolution Commercial Real Estate

Ashley Gant

Senior Music Therapist and Head of Internship Program

A Place To Be

Joel Grewe

Executive Director

HSLDA Action

Purcellville Town Council

Billy "Skipper" Hughes

Owner/Chief Everything Officer

SkipperFilms: Video Production

Mary Jewett

Business Manager

Casey's Automotive

Mike Jin

Chief Information Officer

Siemens Government Technologies, Inc.

Amber June

Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Master Addiction Counselor

Amber June Counseling and Consulting Services

Jesse Lake

Vice President of Operations

Cynergy Professional Systems

Brett Lesher


STAFF Fellowship Incorporated

Matthew F. Letourneau

Dulles District Supervisor

Loudoun County Board of Supervisors

Corey Lockhart

Founder & President

WML Enterprises

Erin Lombardi

Business Development Director

Tarara Winery

Amy McMullen

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney

Loudoun Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office

Monti Mercer

Community Liaison

Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Janelia Research Campus

Corey A. Merdler

Principal Mechanicals Engineer, I&T

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems

Amy Mugford

Communications Program Manager

Loudoun Economic Development

Katie Patru

Vice President

Van Scoyoc Associates

Melissa A. Prevatte

Merchant Services Officer, AVP

MainStreet Bank

Erin Rayner

Director of VeteransAgainstAlzheimer’s


Justin Roberts

Executive Director

Waltonwood Ashburn

Olivia Leigh Rogers

Director of Operations

Middleburg Community Center

Rich Ruckman

Senior Project Manager

HITT Contracting Inc.

Colleen Shumaker

Brand and Marketing Specialist

Paul Davis Restoration

Kathleen Stakem

RE/MAX Select Properties

Business Development Director & Licensed Realtor

Nestor A. Tezna

Chief of Financial Policy & Compliance

National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)

Ryan Tibbens


Loudoun County Public Schools & Tibbens Education Services and Tutoring (TEST)

Brian D. Tinsman

Digital Marketing

Loudoun Economic Development

Matthew Tregoning

Human Resources Assistant

Transportation Security Administration

Whitney Tvrdy

Director, Business Development Operations

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems

Ryan Zook



Hailey Zurschmeide

General Manager

Bluemont Vineyard

(1) comment

Duncan Idaho

What an ageist award.

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