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Albuquerque Business First reveals 40 Under Forty Most Outstanding recipients

Albuquerque Business First honored 40 of the state best young professionals at its 40 Under Forty event Thursday evening.

About 500 people attended the event, which included cocktails and dinner, at Sandia Resort & Casino.

The honorees included three young professionals under the age of 30. The 40 Under Forty judges picked two 40 Under Forty Most Outstanding award recipients from the group: one in the under-30 category and one in the under-40 group.

Click on the accompanying slide show to view the Most Outstanding award recipients and all of the honorees.

Business First took nominations from the public for 40 Under Forty. We received more than 450 of them. We asked the nominees to complete an application with information for our judging and provide letters of reference.

Three judges, all 40 Under Forty alumni, evaluated the applicants based on their professional achievements, their leadership and their community involvement. The judges did not vote on nominees with whom they had close ties.

The judges this year wereAnnemarie Ciepiela Hentonof the American Society of Radiologic Technologists,Cynthia Schultzof Bradbury Stamm Construction andAndrew Valenciaof Pom’s and Associates.

Business First’s 40 Under Forty was sponsored byWells Fargoand the University of New Mexico Anderson School of Management. Acton Audio Visual was Albuquerque Business First’s event partner, and CliffDweller Digital was our production partner.

Managing Editor-Albuquerque Business First