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DBT40 Awards

Forty of the region’s best and brightest young professionals – all of them under the age of 40 – have been selected to be part of the Delaware Business Times’ 2019 DBT 40.

“Each of these honorees are making contributions to our community through their professional and community achievement,” said DBT Publisher Rob Martinelli.  “They represent a great cross-section of the entire Delaware community and are making a difference with their intelligence, initiative, and innovation.  I look forward to meeting them and thanking them for the impact they’re having.”

Nick Adams, 37, Wilmington, Wilmington Trust

Chloe Adkins, 20, Dover, Next Up

Melanie Augustin, 39, Wilmington, Zip Code Wilmington

Verlin Jay Alexander III, 37, Wilmington, Future Promises Foundation Inc.

Laura Dugan Bogart, 34, New Castle, Discover

Brinetta Bright, 30, New Castle, Linda’s Angels Childcare & Development Center

Brian Carney, 39, Wilmington, Blue Rock RiversEdge

Jonathan Contant, 32, Wilmington, Connections CSP, Inc.

Louise Cummings-Lewis, 38, Hockessin, Endless Discoveries LLC

Michael Durstein, 28, Newark, Diamond State Financial Group

Bryce Fender, 23, Wilmington, Wilminvest LLC

Aiste Foreman, 36, Millsboro, Trabeona Travels

Kyle Evans Gay, 33, Wilmington, Connolly Gallagher LLP

Matt Georgov, 29, Newark, Choice MedWaste

Rosette Iskander Gillan, 33, Newark, Bloom Energy

Brittany Hazzard, 33, Dover, IMPACT Delaware Inc.

Christian Hudson, 38, Milton, Hudson Management

Suzanne Heron, 32, Wilmington, Lovett Advisors LLC

Natalie Hines, 26, Dover, Delaware Technical Community College

Garry Johnson, 24, Newark, First Founder’s Accelerator

Caitlyn Kuhn, 25, Magnolia, Pursuit for Peace

Tyler Kuhn, 26, Dover, Dover Federal Credit Union

Melanie Ross Levin, 39, Wilmington, Office of Women’s Advancement & Advocacy, DHR

Leann Moore, 29, Newark, University of Delaware Institute for Public Administration

Susan Morrison, 39, Wilmington, Delaware office of Fish & Richardson P.C.

Nicole Mozee, 28, Newark, Delaware Volunteer Legal Services

Milton Muldrow, 37, Wilmington, Wilmington University

Jennifer Painter, 38, Newark, Christiana Care Health System

Christine Rich, 32, Middletown, Blue Palm LLC

Justin Rodriguez, 29, Wilmington, CSC

Pete Santoro, 38, Wilmington, The Hernia Center at Christiana Care

Corinne Stayton, 36, Dover, Delaware Bankers Association

Christina Summa, 29, Wilmington, WSFS Bank

Andrew Swiatowicz, 35, Wilmington, Delaware Dental Sleep Medicine, Swiatowicz Dental Associates

Murali Theivanayagam, 34, Newark, DuPont Electronics & Imaging

Sandhya Thiyagarajan, 26, Newark, DuPont Electronics & Imaging

Amy Walls, 39, New Castle, Discover

Jai Wesley, 29, Wilmington, BPG|SPORTS - 76ers Fieldhouse

Lea Williams, 27, Newark, DuPont Electronics & Imaging

Alex Yoh, 30, Wilmington, Delaware Blue Coats

Join Delaware Business Times as we honor the DBT 40 — a select group of the region’s best and brightest young professionals, all under the age of 40, who are making a difference with their intelligence, initiative, and innovation. Get your tickets below!

The Waterfall 3416 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont, DE 19703

October 23, 2019 | 5:30pm - 8:30pm | Tickets $90

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Maximize your marketing dollars with this unique engagement opportunity for statewide exposure. The Delaware Business Times offers a fully integrated platform of print, digital and face-to-face marketing through our event sponsorships.

This is an opportunity to connect with the Delaware business community in an event that pays tribute to ambitious professionals who are making a name for themselves through professional excellence and community involvement. Now in its fourth year, this special cocktail reception and awards ceremony has sold-out each year.

For Sponsorship information, email [email protected] or call 302-656-1837.