Past Winners


In our first 10 years we honored the community’s top young leaders. This diverse group of individuals includes bankers, attorneys, farmers, bakers, architects, grocers, doctors and local government employees.

They have two key qualities in common. Each strives to become the best, innovating the work they do each day. They are community volunteers, deeply committed to service.

Melissa Koke (2014 winner)

Carrie Fortier (2011 winner)

Michelle McCoy (2015 winner)

Christina Howard (2009 winner)

“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
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.