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2015 20 under 40 winners announced

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WATERLOO | The winners have been named for The Courier’s Class of 2015 20 Under 40 awards.

Twenty men and women who live and work in the Cedar Valley were selected by a committee, which sorted through nearly 80 nominations in the 14-year-old award program.

In July, The Courier began seeking nominations for the award, which honors outstanding young people in the Cedar Valley who are making a difference in their work and personal lives to make the area a better place.

The individuals will be featured in Cedar Valley Business Monthly magazine in November and then featured on a daily basis in The Courier beginning in December.

A reception for the winners is planned for 5:30 to 7 p.m. Nov. 17 at Hawkeye Community College's Tama Hall, 1501 E. Orange Road.

The winners are:

  • Lalaina Rabary, 27, communications and marketing specialist, People for Quality Care-VGM Group.
  • Jonathan Walter, 25, president of Walter Aviation Co., Independence.
  • Kaylene Orr, 37, special education para-educator at Waterloo Schools.
  • Philip Nash, 31, business relationship manager, Wells Fargo Bank.
  • Katy Susong, 33, marketing coordinator for Cardinal Construction.
  • Stephanie Mohorne, 39, director of middle school education, Waterloo Schools.
  • Mark Miller, 39, owner of E360 Building Company, Cedar Falls.
  • Joe Bolick, 34, communications and public relations manager, University of Northern Iowa Business and Community Services.
  • David Hildahl, 38, Web content strategist, Far Reach Technologies.
  • Jill Mejia, 33, director of marketing operations, Isle Casino Hotel Waterloo.
  • Clifton Paulsen, DVM, veterinarian with Cedar Valley Veterinary Center.
  • Brad Smith, 38, president of Mr. Carpet Cleaning Co.
  • Erin Maidan, 34,  of Sons of Jacob Synagogue.
  • Traci McCausland, 39, owner of Follow Your Strengths.
  • Sarah Foster, 35, community manager, American Cancer Society.
  • DJ Holbach Jr., 38, operations manager of Randall's Meat and Catering, Hudson.
  • Anne Duncan, 34, sustainability coordinator at Wartburg College, Waverly.
  • Danny Laudick, 26, talent solutions coordinator at Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber.
  • Jess Krogh, 31, engineering services at John Deere and president of Junior League of Waterloo-Cedar Falls.
  • Chris Corkery, 39, senior art director, Cohesive Creative Code.
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