The 2013 Breakfast Celebration honored the 40 under 40 on Wednesday, October 2nd at the Doubletree Hotel. 

2013 Honorees:
• Sean Aiken, 29, head of school, Basis Oro Valley

• Wenona Benally Baldenegro, 34, assistant attorney general, Pascua Yaqui Tribe

• Joseph Blair, 39, executive director and president, Blair Charity Group

• Lydia Breunig, 39, director of outreach and special projects, UA Social and Behavioral Sciences

• Sanlyn Buxner, 35, education specialist, Planetary Science Institute

• Brian Chase, 28, associate attorney, Law Office of Ronald Zack

• Stephanie Coronado, 32, special staff assistant, Pima County Attorney's Office

• Jessica Delfs, 30, marketing and admission director, Casas Christian School

• Matt Donaldson, 34, principal of Empire High School

• Kacey Ernst, 38, assistant professor, UA College of Public Health

• Samantha Esquivel, 25, public-relations lead and spokeswoman, Humane Society of Southern Arizona

• Elizabeth S. Fella, 33, attorney, Quarles and Brady

• Carlos Emilio Garcia, 38, senior systems engineer, Raytheon Missile Systems

• Ciara Garcia, 37, chief of operations, Tu Nidito

• José Gastelum, 39, principal, Desert View High School

• John Gibson, 30, area president for Southern Arizona, Wells Fargo

• David Godlewski, 35, president, Southern Arizona Home Builders Association

• Amy Hernandez, 37, attorney, Piccarreta Davis PC

• Ricardo Hernandez, 32, chief financial officer, Pima County Schools Superintendent's Office

• Heather Hiscox, 36, founder, Seven Degrees Consulting

• Juan F. Ibarra, 29, partner, New York Life Insurance Co.

• Sherry Janssen Downer, 35, associate, Fennemore Craig

• Taylor Johnson, 34, English teacher, Desert View High School

• Tana Kay Jones, 38, director of development, Jewish Community Center

• Megan Kapp, 32, assistant director of Beyond Textbooks, Vail Unified School District

• Scott Koenig, 32, director of development, UA Alumni Association

• Amanda Kraus, 34, assistant director, UA Disability Resources Center

• Steve Leininger, 34, principal, La Paloma Academy, and owner of Achieve Academy

• Sarah Lennartz, 35, assistant vice president, JP Morgan Chase Bank

• Karen Mattull, 38, director of human resources, BeachFleischman

• Abra McAndrew, 38, assistant director, UA Terry Lundgren Center for Retailing

• Brooke McDonald, 27, co-founder, LeadLocal

• Kelley Monahan Prust, 34, director of membership, marketing and interactive media at UA Alumni Association

• Anthony Rivera, 35, vice president of web strategy, Anchor Wave Internet Solutions

• Regina Romero, 39, vice mayor of Tucson

• Brett Rustand, 38, vice president, Crest Insurance

• Jorge Santa Cruz, 33, president, Bancapital Home Loans

• Daniel Stringer, 27, CEO, Total Care Connections

• Matt Stuart, 31, assistant forward planner, Meritage Homes

• Nicole Taylor, 32, director of outreach/strategic development, Imagine Greater Tucson
The Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Arizona Daily Star announced their partnership in 2012 to host the 40 under 40 Awards. The 40 under 40 awards were launched in 2005 by Tucson Business Edge and later in 2008 by the Arizona Daily Star.

Awards Breakfast

 2014 DATE: Thursday, Dec 4th, 2014
JW Marriot Starr Pass  7:00am - 9:00am


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40 under 40 Reception