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Austin Under 40 reveals impressive nominees for 2017 awards

Austin Under 40 reveals impressive nominees for 2017 awards

Lick Honest Ice Creams Anthony Sobtik
Anthony Sobtik (left), Lick Honest Ice Creams. Lick Honest Ice Creams/Facebook
June Rodil sommelier
June Rodil, Mcguire Moorman Hospitality. Photo by Eric Morales
Aaron Ross BMX Rider
Aaron Ross, BMX biker and owner of Burro Cheese Kitchen. Courtesy of X Games
Bravelets founder Stephanie Hansen
Stephanie Hansen, Bravelets. Photo courtesy of Stephanie Hansen
Lick Honest Ice Creams Anthony Sobtik
June Rodil sommelier
Aaron Ross BMX Rider
Bravelets founder Stephanie Hansen

The prestigious Austin Under 40 Awards has released an impressive list of 2017 nominees. Chosen for contributions in their careers, as well as their community involvement, these 80 movers and shakers represent a wide range of Austin industries, from technology and sciences to arts and entertainment.

On April 1, the 19th annual Austin Under 40 Awards Gala will take place at JW Marriott, where one winner will be named in each of 15 categories. The Austinite of the Year will also be crowned.

Since 1998, Young Women's Alliance (YWA) and Young Men’s Business League (YMBL) have partnered on the event. All proceeds benefit YMBL's Austin Sunshine Camps, sending thousands of low income, high potential children to summer camp with a focus on STEM, life skills, and outdoor education, as well as the YWA Foundation, which provides academic scholarships to young women in Central Texas. 

Here is the full list of Austin Under 40 nominees for 2017:

Architecture and Design: Patrice Rios, Troo Designs KBI; Tala Matchett, Hoar Construction; Chelsea Kloss, Chelsea Kloss Interiors; Jessica Love, Allied ASID; Daniel Goodman Carl, BSA LifeStructures

Arts, Media, and Entertainment: SaulPaul, Musician with a Message and ReRoute Music Group; Jesse Parker Stowell, Parker|Phoenix Public Relations; Martha Lynn Kale, Mirror Mirror Salon; Danielle Benson, Wild Orchid Salon; Jamie Chandlee, Rank & Style

Civics, Government, and Public Affairs: Gerardo Castillo, Capital Metro; Rudolph K. Metayer, Chamberlain McHaney; Julie Smith, Leadership Austin; Vincent Harding, Travis County Democratic Party; Natasha Harper-Madison, East Austin Advocates and CivShop ATX

Culinary Arts, Events, and Hospitality: Mason H. Ayer, Kerbey Lane Cafe; C.K. Chin, the Chameleon Group; June Rodil, McGuire Moorman Hospitality; Mariam Parker, Austin Food & Wine Alliance; Anthony Sobtik, Lick Honest Ice Creams

Engineering, Energy, Mobility, and Systems Sciences: Kathleen Baireuther Mobility Transformation and Rocky Mountain Institute; Becky Diffen, McGuireWoods; Jennifer C. Duthie, University of Texas at Austin; Dirk Kestner, Walter P. Moore; Virginia E. Palacios, Environmental Defense Fund

Entrepreneurship, Social Innovation, and Start-up: Stephanie Hansen, Bravelets; Matt Stanley, Sundance Memory Care; John Arrow, Mutual Mobile; Tyler Drake, ACC Bioscience Incubator; Jag Bath, Favor

Financial and Insurance Services: Donald Park, Vista Equity Partners; Romy Fischer Parzick, Netspend; Rich Coffey, Coffey Advisory Group; Lindsey K. Leaverton, BB&T Wealth Private Advisor; Josh Galatza, Meridian Wealth Advisors

Journalism, Marketing, Communications, and Public Relations: Maria Orozova, The MOD Studio; Taylor King Ellison, CBS Austin; Josh Jones-Dilworth, Jones-Dilworth, Inc; Kimberly Storin, IBM; Jenna Oltersdorf, Snackbox

Legal: Milam F. Newby, Austin, Vinson & Elkins LLP; Sujata Ajmera, Strasburger & Price LLP; Kevin Terrazas, Cleveland Terrazas PLLC; Adam Nagorski, Emergo; Christine Henry Andresen, CHA Law Group

Medicine, Healthcare, and Life Sciences: Tenesha Wards, Infinity Wellness Center; Jennifer Dawson, Quality & Regulatory Affairs; Trina Dorrah; Lauren Chauret, PTV Healthcare Capital; David Shackelford, Seton Healthcare Family

Nonprofit Service: Matt Glazer, Austin Young Chamber of Commerce; Ami Kane, Girls Empowerment Network; Mary Van Haneghan, The Arc of the Capital Area; Laura Elmore Sovine, Austin Recovery; Amy E. Mills, Emancipet

Real Estate: Laura Brady, Concierge Auctions; Adam Nyer, Skybeck Construction; Mark Strub, überAGENT; Lydia Clay, Momark Development; Tim Mooney, Lead Commercial

Sports, Wellness, and Fitness: Marc Tucci, Austin Sports & Social Club; Rashanna Moss, Pure Barre Austin; Aaron Ross, BMX rider and Burro Cheese Kitchen; Autumn Elias, Vita Wellness Massage; Blake Holman, CrossFit City Limits

Technology: Jeffrey Palermo, Clear Measure, Inc.; Suzanne King, Global Water Works; Trevor Kale, Springbox; Nina Golder, Emerson; Tricia Katz, Mutual Mobile

Youth and Education: Matt Pope, E3 Alliance; Sean Duffy, EdTech Austin; Ashley Alaniz-Moyer, Hispanic Scholarship Consortium; Larkin Tackett, IDEA Public Schools; John Armbrust, Austin Achieve

Mentor of the Year: Alexis Adauto Ferguson, Rodan + Fields; Ann Jerome, American Heart Association; Kali Rourke, Seedling Foundation; Jesse Bush Butler, HBAA Charitable Foundation; John F. Mapes, Gensler