Austin Under 40

City's brightest young professionals shine at Austin Under 40 gala

City's brightest young professionals shine at Austin Under 40 gala

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Jonny Rodgers won Austinite of the Year as well as an award for his work in Real Estate. Photo by Jared Tennant
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The mood of the after party was fun and spirited. Photo by Jared Tennant
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Austin's professional community came out to support the city's young, bright stars during an evening of awards and celebration. Photo by Jared Tennant
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Attendees applaud as Austin's young professionals come to the stage to accept their prestigious awards. Photo by Jared Tennant
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Jonny Rodgers holding his Austinite of the Year award. Photo by Jared Tennant
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Attendees relax as the gala shifts from the ceremony to the celebration. Photo by Jared Tennant
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Everyone enjoys the entertainment during the stunning after party. Photo by Jared Tennant
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Austin Under 40 planning committee. Photo by Jared Tennant
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The Austin Under 40 award recipients and event co-chairs. Photo by Jared Tennant
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What: Austin Under 40 Awards Gala

Where: JW Marriott

The lowdown: The winners of this year's Austin Under 40 Awards were revealed on Saturday, March 7 at a gala honoring the city's hardest-working young professionals. Fourteen winners were selected from 70 nominees chosen for their professional achievement and impact on the community. The rest of Austin's professional community came out to support these young, bright stars during a splendid evening of celebration.

The prestigious title of Austinite of the Year was bestowed on Jonny Rodgers, partner with the DEN Property Group, who was also the recipient of the Real Estate Award. "Right now it feels like the city of Austin just came up and gave me a big hug," Rodgers said. See the full list of winners here.

The annual celebration benefits the Young Women's Alliance Foundation and Austin Young Men's Business League Sunshine Camps.

Who: Jonny Rodgers, Daniel Becka, Matt Fajkus, Gerardo Interiano, Jose Beciero, Chelsea McCullough, Shaady Ghadessy, Jonny Rogers, Jenifer Sarver, Andrea Campaigne, Leon Chen, Vanessa Fuentes, Heather McKissick, Matthew HinsleyBritni Rachal, Ashley Flores, Jordan Hefton, Gordon Moore, Terri Broussard Williams, Lemuel Williams, Daniel Becka, Vanessa Fuentes, John King, Phoebe Chen, Sarah Harrington, and Hannah Meyer.