40 Under Forty nominations are out

The 40 Under Forty Gala (pictured from a previous year) scheduled for November is underway as the deadline to submit a nominee is Wednesday, Aug. 1.
The Santa Clarita Valley 40 Under Forty nominees, an annual event recognizing young leaders in the SCV community, were announced Tuesday. “There’s no set parameter for nominating someone except for honoring someone they feel has impacted them,” said Sharlene Duzick, one of the event’s organizers for the JCI Santa Clarita Valley, which hosts the event. “It could be someone who’s accomplished great things in their careers or someone who overcame trials and tribulations.” The JCI is a local organization that focuses on leadership development for young adults. It sponsors the event along with the Magazine of Santa Clarita. Nominees hailing from the Santa Clariva, Antelope or San Fernando Valleys must meet a series of requirements, such as serve in a leadership role, submit two letters of recommendation and not be a past honoree. The event, in its ninth year, bestows honorees with a free year membership to JCI Santa Clarita, an award plaque and a professional headshot at a discounted rate, according to its website.   The nominees: Tamer Abdel Leo Alfaro Jodie Anders Kirk Bardin Brittany Barlog Joshua Bevan Vince Bird Jessica Boyer Jamie Brewer Chris Browning Chris Bughi Jose Cantillo Joelyn Caprine Jillian Causey Belicia Cespedes Riley Cline Cameron Cole Amanda Csiszar Elizabeth Culver Kristina de Bree Rick de la Rosa Dawnel de Rubeis Jayson Dumenigo Heather Duncan Scott Edwards Holly Feneht Jerrod Ferguson Ryan Fitzgerald Kasra Foroutan Jackie Ganuza Montoya Shannon Gennaro Philip Germain Samantha Gianukakis Masis Hagobian Megan Happ Michael Hale Karen Hernandez Katie Hill Richard Hilstein Michael Hogan Kari Hollingsworth Alexandra Hondel Adnan Hyder Kyanna Isaacson Adam Kaminsky Michelle Kampbell Joshua Kaplan Kayleen Kemp Jason Kivi Autumn Koury Nicole LaCivita Chase Longan Amanda Lynch Christian Makoukdji Michael Marchesan Mandy Meeks Stephanie Mellady Mayumi Miyasoto Milana Morfino Kelsey Muir Ryan Murphy Chris Najarro Matthew Nelson Mai Nguyen Do Bonnie Nikolai Larry Nolan Amy Nua Breana Orland Osiris Pastor Ivan Pecel Nicole Platte Melissa Pennington Sean Quinn Kiya Ramsey Krystina Reyes Christine Reynolds Inglis Lexi Rhett Jose Rojas Tara Rice Wheatley Jason Richardson Robert Romero Betsy Sanchez Brittany Sanders Elias Scarr Hilary Schardein Allison Schmidt James Schramm Laura Seguin Jennifer Seyfert Lindsay Sharbutt Jesse Vera Tiffany Verdi Michael Villegas Patrick Tatevossian Carmelo Terranova Justin Wallace Bri Waterman Avery Waymire Sean Weber Taylor Williams Caleb Willis Nadine Young  

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Crystal Duan

Crystal Duan

Crystal Duan is the Signal's political reporter, covering City Council, the county and other happenings around the city. She graduated from the University of Missouri's journalism school and has worked at the Indianapolis Star and Minneapolis Star Tribune. She has been with the Signal since March 2018.