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Honorees named for 40 Under 40

Honorees named for 40 Under 40

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Congratulations to this year's 40 Under 40 winners.

Co-hosted by the Arizona Daily Star and the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the award recognizes young leaders in the community who are making an impact through their professional and charitable work.

Honorees this year include scientists, teachers and engineers. The two youngest winners are 18.

An awards ceremony will be held Dec. 13. The presenting sponsor is law office Snell & Wilmer, and the education sponsor is Pima Community College.

From among the 40 winners, a man and woman of the year will be announced at the event.

And the winners are:

Alejandro Angel, 37, vice president, Psomas Engineering.

Amber Smith, 35, executive director, Metropolitan Pima Alliance.

Andrea Leon Foster, 37, parent engagement coordinator, Sunnyside Unified School District.

Del Post, 35, deputy town manager, town of Marana.

Dolores Galaz Addison, 33, diabetes consultant for Indian Health Service, U.S. Public Health System.

Deyanira Nevarez, 27, former state coordinator, Mi Familia Vota.

Dominique Villela, 30, lead engineer and CEO, UA Research Institute for Solar Energy.

Edith Gomez, 37, security manager, Raytheon Missile Systems.

Emily Yetman, 31, executive director, Living Street Alliance.

Faith Schuerch Carrabis, 31, director of development, Youth On Their Own.

Francisco Moreno, 37, director of admission, San Miguel High School.

Gabriela Cervantes, 32, marketing manager, AGM Container Controls, Inc.

Gloria Hamelitz, 37, executive director, John Valenzuela Youth Center.

Grant Krueger, 35, owner, Union Public House.

Jaime Valenzuela, 32, music teacher, Davis Bilingual Magnet School.

James Villarreal, 29, senior propulsion engineer, Raytheon Missile Systems.

Jazmyn Creason, 18, director of Jazmyn's Lunch Break and Organ Donor programs, Beautiful Savior Academy Charities.

Jean Hoffman, 32, director, 9 Queens.

Karla Avalos Soto, 30, community outreach advocate, Tucson mayor's office.

Karter Bennett Neal, 39, medical director, Humane Society of Southern Arizona.

Kasey Urquidez, 39, associate vice president, UA Student Affairs.

Keith Humphrey, 38, dean of students, UA.

Laine Sklar, 31, senior assistant town attorney, town of Marana.

Maddy Bynes, 18, office assistant, city of Tucson Ward 2.

Manny Teran, 39, CEO and founder, Aztera, LLC.

Marcela Molina, 38, director, Tucson Girls Chorus.

Mary Reding, 35, attorney, Military Spouse JD Network.

Melanie Fleck, 26, outreach specialist, UA.

Melissa Dulaney, 36, community relations coordinator, Tucson Electric Power/Unisource.

Melissa Marcus, 32, attorney, Snell & Wilmer.

Micah Mortensen, 37, principal, Desert Sky Middle School.

Michael Curley, 38, attorney, Quarles & Brady.

Dr. Nathanial Rial, 39, research instructor and staff physician, UA College of Medicine.

Nikia Gray, 33, attorney, Quarles & Brady.

Dr. Paloma Beamer, 34, assistant professor, UA College of Public Health.

Logan Phillips, 29, founder, ArtSpeak, LLC.

Robert Campbell, 35, partner, New York Life.

Sandra Leal, 37, director of clinical pharmacy, El Rio Health Center.

Shannon Franklin, 29, marketing director, Hotel Congress.

Xavier Manrique, 40, vice president, Wells Fargo.

If you go

What: 40 Under 40 Awards Breakfast.

When: 7 to 9 a.m. Dec. 13.

Where: The Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Tucson Reid Park, 445 S. Alvernon Way.

Cost: $45 per person.

See or call 620-0005 to buy tickets or to find more information.

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