Top 50 Under 40 Revealed

This year’s Top 50 recognizes Frederick County’s young professionals under 40 who are leaders of their industry. They demonstrate leadership, give back to the community and add significant value to their company and its culture. Response to the program was very strong and the Frederick County Office of Economic Development received 286 nominations! It is a significant accomplishment to be recognized for this award.

Frederick’s Top 50 Under 40 were selected based on testimonials and stories of leading by example. This list highlights Frederick County’s diverse community and includes entrepreneurs, executives, certified professionals, published authors and more. The final selection also included criteria based on the individual’s responses on the following:

  • Professional awards and achievements
  • Contribution to a company’s success and/or creation of a company
  • Involvement in the community
  • Tenure of leadership position(s)
  • Total count of individual nominations

If you see a Top 50 Under 40, be sure to congratulate them and thank them for their contributions to our community.

Be sure to check out this year’s publication to read more about the individuals listed below.

Leigh Adams Susan Kolb
Mary Kate Battles Adam Kreisher
Jake Blackmon Matthew Louden
Robert Buckheit III Amy Lyons
Laurel Caurvina Crystal Maguire
Carla Clarke Christina May
Seth Clarke David T. McGinley
Chris Clemons Sean Moore
Korey Cobb Ryan Morse
Olivier Cote Karen Nicklas
Aaron Crunkilton Rebekah Ontiveros
Kate Cusato Monica Pearce
Taylor Davis Forrest Popkin
Meaghan Delawter Chris Rapp
Danielle Doll Natalie Rhoderick
Alyssa Eshleman Justin Saltzman
Josh Funk Amber Seiss
Devin Gaither Danny Severn
Radiance Harris Amber Smith
Zachary Helmick Sophie Smith
Emma Jagoz Chris Sparks
Jay Jeffrey Meghan Speiser
Alexandra Kelly Roman Steichen
Ashleigh Kiggans Alex Uphold
Chris Kline Jr. Ashley Waters