Emily Dunn, MD

20 Under 40: Emily Dunn. MD

Radiation Oncologist, Willamette Valley Cancer Institute and Research Center

Age: 37


“Dr. Dunn shepherds patients through what is often the most difficult and trying time in their lives. Her attention to detail, specialized training, breadth of knowledge, curiosity, commitment to innovation, and her giving nature are true assets to our cancer center and our community.”

Haidy L. Lee, MD, Radiation Oncologist at Willamette Valley Cancer Institute and Research Center

Bio


Dr. Emily Dunn is radiation oncologist and brachytherapy physician lead for Willamette Valley Cancer Institute and Research Center where she treats cancer and increases patient survival while leading important research and clinical trials. She cares about her patients, putting in time as the physician liaison for the patient advocacy group and WVCI’s Fight Like a Duck. A three-time Academic All-American track and field athlete, Dunn volunteered as a doctor at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials, and with FOOD for Lane County, Positive Community Kitchen, Soroptimist Club, American Cancer Society, and Oregon Cancer Foundation.

Get to know them


Q: How was your community involvement impacted your work and life?

My time in the community has led me to understand just how great some needs are within Eugene and the surrounding communities for access to health care, food security, drug, and alcohol recovery, and housing.

 

Q: What have you been most motivated by in your career?

I have been motivated mostly by my patients. I witness their courage, strength, fear, anger, sadness, joy and every emotion in between as they undergo cancer therapy. They motivate me to continue to learn, to push the boundaries of our treatments, and to continue to strive and provide the highest quality care locally.

 

Q: What do you hope to see for our community?

The hope I have for our community is more involvement. Most of the people I meet have an idea and hope for change for our community, but the ways in which to act upon that aren’t always clear or are very limited (time, financial, etc.).  I hope that our future community has more ways in which everyone can give back and support this place we live – regardless of your passion. More hands helping equals a better place to live.


Stephanie Coats

20 Under 40: Stephanie Coats

Real Estate Broker, Keller Williams Realty

Age: 30


“Her curiosity has given her the courage to stand up to long-held standards that are due for revision. She is unafraid to lead the charge in creating waves of change, unseating bias in regards to age, gender, appearance, and more.”

Celeste Edman, Lunar Logic

Bio


Stephanie Coats leads a team at Keller Williams Realty where she has moved $105 million in volume and led many in-house initiatives to improve culture, develop training and build community engagement. A  principal broker director for the Eugene Association of Realtors, she has served on the Agent Leadership Council and is on the boards of directors for Ballet Fantastique, Pacific Cascade Federal Credit Union and McKenzie Business Association.

Get to know them


Q: What has winning a 20 under 40 award meant to you? 

Winning the 20 Under 40 Award is a tremendous honor and I am so humbled and grateful to be recognized.  To have the work that I have done validated by this award, makes me want to continue and do even greater things in our community. To me, this is not just an award, but it is a firm directive to continue doing work in the community and to elevate the level of professionalism here.

 

Q: How has your community involvement impacted your work life?

Being involved in the community, I have seen firsthand some of the problems and devastation we have here. Although we are thriving as a community; there are many groups of people that are underserved and desperately need help. Being involved in the community and seeing that, lends more purpose to the work that I do. I want to work harder and leverage things in my business more so that I can have more time and resources to devote to community development and helping those that need it. The needs of others, greatly overshadow my own and I want to make sure I am sharing and giving to those in need.

 

Q: How you would describe yourself as a leader?

I am a servant leader and I lead by example. I seek to ensure that my employee’s needs are met and that they are meeting their goals personally and professionally.  If ever they are failing; that means that I am failing as a leader and I make it my #1 priority to make sure they flourish and are proud of who they are and the work that they do.

I believe that your business only grows to the extent that you do.  In order to set an example to my employees and peers, I am constantly reading books, listening to podcasts and working to elevate the level of conversations around me so that I can show up as a better leader and consistently raise the bar for my team.

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Casey Barrett

20 Under 40: Casey Barrett

Vice President, Obie Companies

Age: 31


He is unfailingly professional, never loses the mischievous glint in his eye, asks penetrating questions, has a mind capable of tracking an infinite amount of details, and always puts people first.”

Jenny Ulum, Obie Companies

Bio


As vice president for Obie Industries, Casey Barrett is helping to run the 5th Street Public Market, two hotels and lead the company’s expansion of the 5th St Market and new Gordon Hotel. Barrett brings his passion for our local community to his work and his volunteer efforts serving on the board of the Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce and the Lane County Historical Society.

Get to know them


Q: What is it about working in Eugene that you find the most compelling?

Eugene has always had a special place in my heart. It’s my funky little hometown and there is just something about this community that we all love. It’s not one single thing you can put your finger on, but it’s a feeling that most citizens share. It’s this passion for our community that gets everyone so involved in what’s going on. At the same time, the fact that everyone is so passionate and involved, it sometimes feels like it’s hard to make progress. As hard as it might be during those times of frustration, it’s good to take a step back and remind ourselves that it’s all coming from the same place… a place of love for this City. Whether we all agree on the issues or not, we are lucky to live in a community where people are passionate and engaged.

 

Q: What do you hope to see for our community?

I hope to see our community embrace the growth we need to experience to meet our goals. Being born and raised in Eugene, I’ve been able to see it grow, as well as struggle over the years. I remember when I was in the process of graduating high school at Churchill, most all my friends couldn’t wait to get out of Eugene to go explore opportunities in other cities. I hope down the line when my new son is in the process of graduating high school here, that Eugene is a community that has the opportunities those students are looking for. Eugene should be a place people want to stay and raise their families because opportunities are abundant, housing is easy to find, and our business community is vibrant and thriving. We are making tremendous progress in that direction and I look forward to being a bigger part of that in the years to come.

 

Q: What mentors, colleagues, and partnerships have inspired you in your career development?

I’ve been incredibly fortunate to have the presence of a strong mentor, business partner and great friend in my daily life. I’ve been working with my grandfather, Brian Obie, ever since I can remember. It started in my early youth with weekends at his property splitting wood and clearing brush. It was there, early on, that he taught me the value of a strong work ethic and to crave that sense of accomplishment you feel at the end of a productive day of “leaning into it” as we say. I’ve learned from him the strength you need to have to be successful in life and to lead others. The opportunity to work with my grandfather daily and to learn from him how to handle the challenges both personal and professional has been one of the greatest treasures of my life. I wouldn’t trade it for anything.


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    Judges

    Judges

    Our judges know what qualities and accomplishments make a 20 Under 40 Award recipient because many are   past winners! Each year we assemble five judges to review the nominations and select the top 20 nominees based on specific areas of achievement.

    This year’s panel is comprised of the following professionals:


    John Barofsky, co-owner Beppe & Gianni’s and chair of Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce

    John helps run one of Eugene’s most beloved restaurants and still finds time to be an EWEB Commissioner and has leadership positions with Travel Lane County, the Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association and the Fairmont Neighborhood Association. He serves on the City of Eugene’s Community Safety Citizen Advisory Board and on the  Street Bond Review Panel. He has also served on Eugene’s Budget and Planning Commission. City of Eugene Street Bond Review Panel

    Liz Tate, regional director of sales at Merete Hotel Management

    Recently named the Chamber’s 2024 Women Business Leader of the Year, Liz has over a decade of hospitality experience. She’s committed to sustainable and cultural tourism and serves as a resource of native communities in the hospitality sector. Her commitment to community service is reflected in her work with Friends of South, the School Garden Project and Relief Nursery. She was a 20 under 40 winner in 2023. 

    Andrea Voorhees, vice president, employee benefits at USI Insurance Services

    Andrea focuses on employee benefits and offers clients a way to integrate analytics, networked resources and strategic planning to find customized solution to attract talent and improve retention. She’s served in a variety of human resource roles with Bi-Mart, Bulk Handling Systems,Siuslaw Bank and Market of Choice. She’s active in United Way of Lane County, Delta Rotary, the Oregon Bach Festival and Boys & Girls Club of Emerald Valley. She was a 2019 recipient.

    Chad Steinhauer, CPA, tax manager, Kernutt Stokes

    Chad works with clients in a broad array of industries, primarily in manufacturing, real estate, forest products and construction. He enjoys strategizing with clients and helping them achieve their goals. He leads the firm’s manufacturing niche and represents Kernutt Stokes nationally as part of the BDO Alliance Manufacturing Roundtable. He’s on the boards of Kidsports and Forests Today and Forever. Chad is a 2023 honoree.


    Past Winners

    Past Winners


    Creative, energetic, hard-working people transform our community through their everyday efforts. For 14 years, we’ve honored the community’s top young leaders. They are attorneys, bakers, doctors, technology professionals, artists and nonprofit leaders with three key qualities in common. They each lead, act and give to inspire community.

    “The 20 under 40 awards are important to our community. The recipients are young professionals who volunteer their time to make Eugene/Springfield a better place in which to live. They are the leaders of our future! Congratulations to the 2018 winners and the next generation of Eugene/Springfield leaders and executives.”

    Rob & Jenny (Obermiller) Bennett, winners in 2010 (Downtown Athletic Club) and 2008 (Summit Bank), respectively

    Get to know them:


    Last nameFirst nameCompanyYear
    CartledgeBethanySt. Vincent de Paul of Lane County2022
    FaganScottColumbia Bank2022
    ForshaEmilyTravel Lane County2022
    GabbertHeatherColumbia Bank2022
    GettlerMandyUO Innovation Partnership Services2022
    HalsteadSteadBushnell University2022
    HowellEnochBrinoch, LLC2022
    IboaJoelJust Transition Alliance2022
    JacksonChrisEugene Family YMCA2022
    KinsellaAmandaEugene Area Chamber of Commerce2022
    LittleEmilyNurturely2022
    MannToddT. Mann Financial2022
    MarquesJessicaUO Knight Campus2022
    McAlisterKrisCarry It Forward2022
    MorelandAndrewThe Duck Store2022
    NewmanRossEugene Pediatric Associates2022
    TeachDavidAmazon Web Services Elemental2022
    WigChrisEmergence Addiction and Behavioral Therapies2022
    WinbrockIanUO Center for Science Communication Research2022
    ZarateMarissaHuerto de la Familia2022
    SchultzBetsyPNW Strategies2019
    StraubAlisonBurley2019
    SwezeyJaredUpTime Sciences2019
    VoorheesAndreaUSI Insurance Services2019
    WilsonAngelaEugene Gastroenterology Consultants2019
    BarrettCasey Obie Companies2018
    CoatsStephanie Keller Williams Realty2018
    DunnEmilyWillamette Valley Cancer Institute and Research Center2018
    FarberBen PeaceHealth2018
    KingJustinKing Estate Winery2018
    LedgerwoodGarrettHershner Hunter2018
    MackeyChrisEugene Police Department2018
    McFaddenJenNorthwest Community Credit Union2018
    MunroMorganHathaway Munro2018
    NewportAmyKendall Auto Group2018
    ParacStephenXS Media2018
    RaffertyMartinYouth ERA2018
    RanstadKellyHybrid Real Estate2018
    RodtsbrooksBrandyECC2018
    SmithJoshGleaves Swearingen, LLP2018
    StrasserNicholasSlocum Center2018
    SurrettMaressaInternational Society for Technology in Education2018
    TepeKaitlynCascade Health2018
    VargasCaitlinObie Companies2018
    WirollCraigGigabit Eugene, Mozilla2018
    BlalackZacharyAmeriprise Financial2017
    BontragerHannah Ballet Fantastique2017
    CollinsCherylNinkasi Brewing2017
    DobsonIanEugene Marathon2017
    ElconinMicahLane Sector Strategies and RAIN Eugene2017
    FribleyJennaCampire Collaborative; Architecture & Design, PC2017
    GarnerBeauJasper Mountain2017
    Griesel CourtneyCity of Springfield2017
    HaackAaronBoys & Girls Club of Emerald Valley2017
    HermeczLeda100 Mile Bakery2017
    HoffmanJakeEugene Grocery Outlet2017
    LarwickHeidiLane Education Service District 2017
    MeansSarahLane County government2017
    Pettus-CzarThomasThe Barn Light and Slightly Coffee Roasters2017
    Quaas-AnnsaHeatherPeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center2017
    SteckRobertPartnered Solutions IT and Ruby Porter Marketing + Design2017
    TimmsJenniFair Valley Farm2017
    True WyattDelgani String Quartet2017
    VanGordonSeanUnited Health Group2017
    WisthMichaelCity of Eugene 2017
    CameronChristinaCameron and Company2016
    FracchiaElenaPacific Continental Bank2016
    Jaskilka JohnFirst Baptist Church2016
    JessupBritniRowell Brokaw Architects2016
    KoskiSarah A. American Red Cross2016
    LewisJosephIsler CPA2016
    LittmanTravisNorthwest Surgical Specialists2016
    MartinezEddieEugene Lock & Safe2016
    McLaughlinMatthewOakmont Family Dental2016
    MellgrenSarahRoehl & Yi2016
    MellowTiffanyJones &Roth2016
    MerrillJackieMoss Adams2016
    MortensonBrittanyOregon Medical Group2016
    ReimanEmilyNEDCO2016
    San FilippoSethUrban Lumber Company2016
    SanchezLauraOphelia's Place2016
    SlaterBrianNorth Eugene Automotive2016
    StewartSarah M. Kids FIRST2016
    Sumnall GenevieveSummit Bank2016
    WilliamsKaren E. PIVOT Architecture2016
    AndersonCharlesWillamette Valley Cancer Institute2015
    ArnoldJacyArnold Law2015
    CarmichaelJoePacific Continental Bank2015
    FrostNickHershner Hunter, LLP2015
    HornerAshleySummit Bank2015
    LooneyChristopherParadigm Properties2015
    McDanielKaraPacific Continental Bank2015
    MillsShannanNational Fire Fighter Corp.2015
    MlynczykJohnKernutt Stokes, LLP2015
    MooreErinCourt Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)2015
    Nobel FlanneryAmandaCity of Eugene 2015
    PowellTanyaWindermere Real Estate2015
    Quick-WarnerBrittanyEugene Area Chamber of Commerce2015
    Rysdam MarAngieBRING2015
    SalyersKate M.Pacific Continental Bank2015
    SayreMattTechnology Association of Oregon2015
    SponkoLioraLane Arts Council 2015
    Strohman Jr.KirkStrohman Law2015
    WeatherlyJakeSheer ID2015
    Widmer R.L. Moss Adams, LLP2015
    CordellChadCascade Title2014
    HowesJesseNew York Life2014
    HuttonDanielPeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center (Spine Center)2014
    JettWendyLane Community College Foundation2014
    KinportsKevinEdward Jones2014
    KnudsonKaarinRowell Brokaw Architects2014
    KoehlerMattCameron McCarthy2014
    KokeMelissaQSL and InstaPrint2014
    LangworthyKristyGoodwill Industries of Lane and South Coast Counties2014
    LyonsHaleyKernutt Stokes, LLP2014
    MarconteHollyUnited Way of Lane County2014
    NealeMatthewEugene Eye Care2014
    OemingNathanThe Oeming Group2014
    ParrishErikHawes Financial2014
    PriceKateAnytime Fitness and Hard Knocks Brewing2014
    QuimbyFaithIsler CPA2014
    StanleyHollyInnSight Hotel Management Group2014
    ThorssonPeterPalo Alto Software2014
    TuranskiAlanGloryBee2014
    Wilkinson StephensDeniseUmpqua Bank2014
    ArcuriBritaPMC Real Estate2013
    BennettSarah BethBennett Management Company/Downtown Athletic Club2013
    MacMurray BlaineJessicaMarche, LLC2013
    BoschKellyMoss Adams, LLP2013
    CassolRogelioArnold Law2013
    ChristensenMichellePeaceHealth2013
    ConteMario D. Hershner Hunter, LLP2013
    DonnilleShawnMountain Rose Herbs2013
    FrybackTravisTeam Casino Parties & Music2013
    GutierrezOrestesGutierrez Holistic Family Medicine2013
    HemmingsChrisSummit Bank2013
    HolmesKaraUmpqua Bank2013
    LanphearJustinCameron McCarthy2013
    McLeanLieslLamar Advertising2013
    McMahonMeghanCascade Title 2013
    ProttsmanKikiThinkersmith2013
    SelserLindsayCity of Eugene 2013
    ShipleyC.J.KPD Insurance2013
    StromJeffKoho Bistro2013
    SymmondsNickAthlete/business owner2013
    BiglanMikeConcentric Sky2012
    BooneChrisBoone Insurance Associates2012
    BowersMelissaJunction City2012
    BrathwaiteStephanieEugene Area Chamber of Commerce2012
    BrookeTravisCascade Health Solutions2012
    ButlerAimeeWaddell & Reed2012
    CampbellPatricCampbell Commercial Real Estate2012
    ChoBenWillamette Valley Cancer Institute2012
    CooperDandC Fine Homes & Interiors2012
    EdmanCelesteLunar Logic2012
    JorgensenErikUmpqua Bank2012
    LeeRyanCBT Nuggets2012
    LyonsGregWestern Shelter Systems, Inc.2012
    McCannAmyLocal Food Marketplace2012
    McOmberNicoleJones & Roth CPAs2012
    PotterLauraEugene Area Chamber of Commerce2012
    RadebaughChipRainbow Valley Design & Construction2012
    RobertsAdamMcKenzie Martial Arts, LLC2012
    SchmickJustinWindermere Real Estate2012
    StevensMeganVanilla Jill's Frozen Yogurt2012
    ArmbrustJulieMediation Northwest2011
    BakerTanjaGorilla Capital2011
    BarczakChadIDX, Inc.2011
    BuschelmanDarciPacificSource Health Plans2011
    CallahanAmyCottage Grove Hospital Foundation2011
    FortierCarrieJones & Roth CPAs2011
    FrohnmayerMarkArcimoto2011
    GuardTinaBalzhiser & Hubbard Engineers, Inc.2011
    HuffmanK.C. Thorp Purdy Jewett Urness and Wilkinson, P.C.2011
    KungysJonasHop Valley Brewing Company2011
    RanstadBryanHybrid Real Estate2011
    SeubertStephanieEvans, Elder & Brown, Inc.2011
    SharmanJeffWillamette Valley Cancer Institute2011
    SmithAndreaKernutt Stokes, LLP2011
    SmithBradMoss Adams, LLP2011
    SoromAbrahamPeaceHealth2011
    StapletonMarkPediatric Dentistry2011
    Stock MelissaNorthwest Christian University2011
    WoodwardTenilleKernutt Stokes, LLP2011
    AkerCarriePeaceHealth2010
    BennettRobertLayered Consulting, Downtown Athletic Club2010
    BursteinJoshuaUniversity of Oregon Law School2010
    FergusonLindseyEugene Magazine2010
    GenckJasonWillamalane Park and Recreation District2010
    GuptaAkshayRadiology Associates2010
    Johnston ToddHershner Hunter, LLP2010
    KolenoJaimePacific Continental Bank2010
    Mason-GereJaredUniversity of Oregon 2010
    ParsonsSabrinaPalo Alto Software2010
    PattersonKariPacificSource Health Plans2010
    PayneAlainaThe MotherShip Salon2010
    PrickelJeremyJones & Roth CPAs2010
    SabzalianHadeeUmpqua Bank2010
    SappingtonBenjaminEugene Area Chamber of Commerce2010
    SempleJaclynWatkinson Laird Rubenstein Baldwin & Burgess2010
    SharkeySarah-KateCourt Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)2010
    SkinnerLopataCassandraSkinnerLopata Harris2010
    SkipperWayneConcentric Sky2010
    ChristiansonJohnWatkinson Laird Rubenstein2009
    EdmanToddLunar Logic2009
    GibsonKathyDari Mart Stores, Inc.2009
    GordonKevinOff and Running Real Estate2009
    GreifLindseyCAWOOD2009
    HamiltonCathyVerb Marketing and PR2009
    HowardChristinaAxis Physical Therapy2009
    JamesTylerOslund Design Incorporated2009
    MacCluerBrentAdams, Hull + MacCluer2009
    MatthewsKelliUniversity of Oregon, Verve Northwest Communications2009
    MeadorMichellePacific Continental Bank2009
    MeyersMikeOregon Employment Department2009
    PakMaylianEugene Symphony Association2009
    PapeDeanDeChase Development Services, LLC2009
    PapeRyanPape Machinery2009
    RitchieSteveKernutt Stokes Brandt & Co,, LLP2009
    RoddyBrianRolf Prima2009
    SpriggsJanetBalzhiser & Hubbard Engineers, Inc.2009
    SteinbaughMarcUmpqua Bank2009
    WallaceTulsi ElizabethLitus, LLC2009
    AsburyStevenAsbury Design2008
    Bauer DehavenChristinaOregon Community Credit Union2008
    CummingsCarolineEugene Area Chamber of Commerce2008
    DelaneyAmyPacific Continental Bank2008
    FenstermacherBradAvant Assessment2008
    GrossmanJulieEugene YMCA2008
    HarestadMatthewFeynman Group2008
    HartleyDaleMerrill Lynch2008
    KermischJoshuaOregon Imaging 2008
    KoesterMichaelSlocum2008
    KonradyDennisMerrill Lynch 2008
    KorthStevenOakway Center2008
    Louie-SmithJamiePacific Continental Bank2008
    ObermillerJenniferSiuslaw Bank2008
    PowellMatthewWindermere Real Estate2008
    StefelyJasonState Farm2008
    TiernanMikeUmpqua Bank2008
    TruettJedMetro Planning2008
    TurellDanaCAWOOD2008
    YoungToddNatural Dentures2008

    “I’m honored to be recognized for doing work that is my passion and to be counted among a group of individuals who share my love for our community.”

    Maylian Pak, 2009 Winner, Oregon Community Foundation.


    Nominations

    Nominations

    Nominations open June 7 and are due by July 19. Our community includes Eugene/Springfield, OR

    To nominate a star, submit the following:

    • Nomination form
    • Copy of nominee’s resume, which should include community service. (Be sure the nominee knows about the nomination!)
    • One-page description of why you think the nominee should be selected. Be specific – the judges may not know your nominee as well as you do.

    Only one nomination accepted per nominee: If a nominee receives more than one nomination, the one received first will be used in the judging process. Please avoid submitting multiple nominations.

    When nominating, consider these common traits of winners:

    • Successful in their chosen field
    • Significant contributors to the success of their company or employer, with the potential to impact the community’s future
    • Good examples of character, involvement and achievement, all consistent themes in their lives
    • Committed to professional excellence and the community
    • Involved in community activities
    • Innovative

    “It’s an incredible feeling to be acknowledged, to be seen by others, and to be known as a leader in our community. It definitely helped inspire me to continue to do community work,” said Liora Sponko, 2015 winner and senior program manager, Oregon Cultural Trust.

    Qualifications:

    • Nominees must be 39 years or younger as of Dec. 31, 2024.
    • Judges score the nominations using this scale:
      • Career achievement to-date (20 points)
      • Commitment to excellence in career (10 points)
      • Leadership within company and/or industry (10 points)
      • Commitment to business growth (10 points)
      • Involvement in community activities (20 points)
      • Leadership in community organizations (10 points)

    “The truth is that awards aren’t always given just to recognize what people have done. You’re likely not receiving this award entirely for what you have done. Though for many of you, you’ve done a lot,” Eddie Martinez, co-owner Eugene and Springfield Lock & Safe Co. and 2016 winner.


    Matt Powell (2008 winner) and Tanya Powell (2015 winner)

    Jared Mason-Gere (2014 winner)

    Holly Stanley (2014 winner)

    Angie Marzano (2015 winner)


    “But the truth is that awards aren’t given just to recognize what people have done. You’re likely not receiving this award today for what you have done. Though for many of you, you’ve done a lot. You are receiving this award for what you are about to do,” said 2009 Winner Todd Edman of Lunar Logic.

    Todd Johnston (2010 winner)

    Stephanie Seubert (2011 winner)

    Britni Jessup (2016 winner)

    K.C. Huffman (2011 winner)


    “It gave me that extra edge I needed to keep challenging the status quo and to keep persevering when people would tell me ‘that’s impossible,’ or ‘that can’t be done,’” said Caroline Cummings, venture catalyst for Oregon RAIN of winning the award in 2008.


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    2024 Nominations are Open!

    This marks the 15th year of this event. Rising Business Stars always reach for the best. Some 280 of our community’s (Eugene/Springfield, Oregon) high achievers were honored with 20 under 40 status since the awards began in 2008.

    Today’s emerging business leaders change our community through innovation, creativity and hard work. The 20 Under 40 Awards recognizes 20 rising stars committed to career excellence and engaged in making the Eugene-Springfield area a better place. These young leaders already have done amazing things – and they’re just getting started.

    People who recognize their impact submit the nominations. A panel of judges, including past winners, selects the top 20 each year.

    Thursday, September 12, 2024

    4:30 pm at The Graduate

     

    This event offers one of those moments in time when we have the opportunity to pause and celebrate, truly acknowledge, these incredible people in our community committing to leading thoughtfully, boldly, creatively and kindly,” Courtney Griesel,  Oregon community relations manager for Sierra Pacific Industries and 2017 winner.

     

     

    2023 Awardees: Learn more about the class of 20 under 40 Rising Business Stars in the video above. Congratulations to all!

    Collaborators Inspired to Recognize Young Professionals


    “The Eugene Chamber is committed to lifting up the accomplishments and empowering young professionals to step boldly into leadership positions in our community. We appreciate the recognition of our region’s rising business stars through the 20 under 40 awards program and are excited to come on as a formal partner to help produce this exciting event with Mercedes-Benz of Eugene. Our chamber is launching a whole new suite of young professional programming this year, and this event will be a great addition.” 

    —Brittany Quick-Warner, President & CEO

    Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce 


    KEZI 9 News is thrilled to be a partner in this event to recognize the best and brightest young professionals in our community.

    —Mike Boring, Vice President & General Manager

    KEZI 9 News – ABC

    Contact


    Send us an email at info@20under40awards.com