\n \n \nForty individuals under the age of 40 have been named as finalists for the first Greater Moncton’s Top 20 Under 40. \nThe event, organized by the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Moncton and the Hub City Young Professionals Network, will recognize 20 individuals from the Greater Moncton area.\nThe finalists are all making a difference in the community. Their fields of expertise are varied, but they all play a leadership role, whether it is in business, politics, the arts, non-profits, education, the environment, health care, or public service.\nCCGM CEO, John Wishart, said that all candidates are successful in their sector, but what separates the finalists is their commitment to make their community a better place to live.\n“The forty finalists selected have already an accomplished career at a young age, but where they are distancing themselves from others is with their engagement in shaping our community's future”, said Wishart.\nThe nomination process was open online until March 29, 2019, and 80 nominations were received. The Greater Moncton’s Top 20 Under 40 Advisory Board reviewed all candidates and selected the names of the 40 finalists that were revealed, today.\nPatrick Richard, founder of the Hub City Young Professionals Network, said the selection process was rigorous for committee members. The candidates submitted very complete and detailed nomination files for review.\n“We were not surprised to receive all these excellent nominations, we knew that these change-makers existed in our region but even so, our organizations were very impressed with the quality and the caliber of the candidates, said Richard.\n“Selecting only 40 finalists was extremely difficult”, he added.\nThe finalists \nThe finalists listed alphabetically are:\n\n Alexis Keeling\n Alfred Bessawa Ebolo\n Amanda Devison\n Andrea Kalafut\n Andrew LeBlanc\n Angelique Reddy-Kalala\n Brad LeBlanc\n Camille Bourque\n Candace Hayden\n Crystal Richard\n David Michaud\n Derek Martin\n Derrick Aubie\n Frances Leblanc\n Gabriel Wajnberg\n Inda Intiar\n Jane Harwood\n Janique Brun\n Jesse Kerpan\n Junior Kalala\n Kimberley Conway\n Krysta Cowling\n Lisa Griffin\n Marcel Leblanc\n Marcel Petitpas\n Marilou Savoie\n Mario A. Leblanc\n Mathieu McCaie\n Maxime Gauvin\n Moncef Lakouas\n Mylène Lapierre, CPA, CA\n Natalie Davison\n Rob McKee\n Ron Lord\n Sean Fahey\n Simion Prodan\n Steve Lund, CPA, CA\n Sylvie Desjardins\n Thomas Raffy\n Véronique Mallet\n\nThe shortlist contains two local CPAs: Steve Lund, CPA, CA with Deloitte, and our very-own Mylène Lapierre, CPA, CA from CPA New Brunswick. \nShow your support \nThe first-ever class of Greater Moncton’s Top 20 Under 40 will be revealed at a Recognition Reception on Wednesday, May 22nd, at the Dieppe Arts and Culture Centre. \nThe event will start at 6 pm with a networking reception, followed by a recognition ceremony, where the 20 winners will be announced. Tickets are on sale now at ccgm.ca or by phone at (506) 857-2883.\nCongratulations to all finalists!