Starting Lineup: 2016’s 40 Under 40

By Stephanie Davis Smith, February 10, 2016

In sports, the starting lineup is made of the best and brightest on the team—the ones who would be wasted sitting on the sidelines. The same is true for this year’s 40 Under 40 roster (and one on the cusp!). Our annual list of young rock stars in corporate meetings, event technology and design, as well as speakers and hospitality industry headliners, are a group of game changers. Prepare to be inspired.

Brooke Adams SendOutCardsBrooke Adams

31 ▪ Event Coordinator
SendOutCards LLC
Salt Lake City

 

RJ Apana Apogee PhysiciansR.J. Apana

37 ▪ Director of Travel and Corporate Events
Apogee Physicians
Phoenix

 

Megan Archambeault Cosmopolitan Las VegasMegan Archambeault

32 ▪ Associate Director of Sales
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Las Vegas

 

Dustin Arnheim Visity IndyDustin B. Arnheim

35 ▪ Director of Sales
Visit Indy
Indianapolis

 

Ciara Basile Houston Hyatt regencyCiara Basile

32 ▪ Senior Sales Manager
Hyatt Regency Houston
Houston

 

Brandon Benson Peabody HotelBrandon Benson

33 ▪ National Sales Manager
The Peabody Memphis
Memphis

 
 
Jennifer Blanes

Jennifer Blanes, CMP

36 ▪ Global Account Executive
ConferenceDirect
Cape Coral, Fla.

 

Christine Boehm Stryker SpineChristine Boehm

31 ▪ Medical Education Associate
Stryker Spine
Morristown, N.J.

 

KathrynGBolin_HS2_2015Kathryn Bolin

35 ▪ Corporate Events and Special Projects Manager
Dollar Tree/Family Dollar Inc.
Charlotte, N.C.

 

Justin Bolognino Meta AgencyJustin “JB” Bolognino

36 ▪ Founder, CEO and Head of Experience
Meta
New York City

 

 

About the 40 Under 40 process:
Each year, Connect Corporate highlights professionals making an early mark in the corporate meetings industry. Peers and colleagues submit nominations through our website, which then are reviewed by our editors. The editors select the final 40 honorees based on nominations, references, industry involvement, career awards, honors and other factors.

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