This year's 40 Under 40 winners have been selected.
The Star received an impressive 250 nominations for this year's awards, which recognize young leaders in the Old Pueblo based on professional accomplishments, leadership qualities and community impact.
The Star sponsors the awards along with the law office of Snell & Wilmer. The University of Phoenix sponsors the mentor of the year award.
The judging panel included last year's top winners: Andrea J. Romero, a University of Arizona Fitch Nesbitt associate professor; and Luis Carlos Davis, an award-winning director and producer.
Other judges were Lea Marquez-Peterson, president and CEO of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; Renee Weatherless, director of administration, Arizona Daily Star; and Jill Jorden Spitz, the Star's assistant managing editor.
The winners will be honored at an awards breakfast Oct. 6, at the Doubletree Hotel, Reid Park, 445 S. Alvernon Way. The 40 Under 40 Man of the Year and Woman of the Year will be announced at the event.
Congratulations to this year's winners:
• Dan Adler, chief executive officer, Keller Williams Southern Arizona
• Damion Alexander, publisher, Tucson West Publishing, and senior associate, Long Realty Company
• Javier Baca, executive director of information technologies, Sunnyside Unified School District
• Vanessa Bechtol, executive director, Santa Cruz Valley Heritage Alliance
• Veronica Boone, social services director, Tucson Indian Center
• Tim Bowen, owner and creative director, Creative Slice
• Emily Martin Brott, Southern Arizona project manager, Sonoran Institute
• Greg Byrne, athletic director, University of Arizona
• Maya Castillo, library associate, Santa Rosa Branch Library, Pima County Public Library, President, Pima County Chapter, SEIU Local 5 Arizona
• Wendy Cevallos, programs director, Microbusiness Advancement Center
• Demion Clinco, president, Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation; CEO, Frontier Consulting Group; Arizona state adviser, National Trust for Historic Preservation
• Fabian Cordova, chief financial officer, University of Arizona Alumni Association
• Cindy Corona, diabetes prevention director, YMCA of Southern Arizona
• Katie Dabney, principal, Mesquite Elementary School, Vail School District
• Megan Davis, director of marketing and operations, Gadabout SalonSpas
• Danielle Duarte, branch manager, Nesco Resource
• Rebecca Garfunkel, communications and events director, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) - Southern Arizona
• Tannya R. Gaxiola, president and CEO, QuikHelp
• Brian Alshaun Hairston, software engineer, Raytheon Missile Systems
• Dr. Amy Hauschildt, dentist, General Dentistry 4 Kids
• Lon Huber, governmental affairs representative, Technicians for Sustainability
• Dr. Christina Laukaitis, assistant professor of medicine, University of Arizona
• Dan McGraw, senior vice president and senior market manager for Southern Arizona, Chase Bank
• Kim McNally, principal, Rose Management Group & the Rose Academies
• Abel R. Moreno, co-founder and deputy director, Vets4Vets
• Dan Multhup, vice president and chief operating officer, Metro Restaurants
• Shannon Nash, finance director, Educational Enrichment Foundation
• Isaias Noguez, coordinator of outreach and political Affairs, Consulate of Mexico in Tucson
• David Olsen, owner and publisher, Zocalo Magazine
• Jeannette Ornelas, community relations and promotions manager, Arcos de Oro Inc. (dba McDonald's)
• Randy Peterson, general manager and development director, KXCI 91.3-FM Community Radio
• Rachel Pross, president and CEO, Tucson Healthcare Affiliates Federal Credit Union
• Matthew W. Randle, board member, Student Veterans of America; student, University of Arizona Rogers College of Law; member, U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Veteran Advisory Committee; member, U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva's Veteran Advisory Committee
• Carrie L. Rednour, attorney, Rednour Law Offices, PLLC
• Darren Rhodes, director, Yoga Oasis
• Lisa N. Rulney, assistant dean, finance and administration, University of Arizona College of Education
• Erin Strange, violence prevention specialist, University of Arizona
• Maureen "Mimi" Warwick, director of pediatric services, Tucson Medical Center
• Kristine Welter, director of development and marketing, CODAC Behavioral Health Services
• Justin Williams, director, Arizona Technology Council, Tucson Regional Office