Indianapolis Business Journal
Indianapolis Business Journal Forty Under 40 Class of 2024

We’ve named some phenomenal leaders to IBJ’s Forty Under 40 over the years and this year is no exception! Thank you for joining us for the unveiling of IBJ’s Class of 2024 Forty Under 40 honorees.

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IBJ’s Forty Under 40 honors leaders under 40 who have demonstrated leadership, initiative and dedication. These characteristics have lead them to achieve success and excel in their field.

Networking & Registration


Nate Feltman
Chief Executive Officer & Publisher
IBJ Media

Presentation of Alumni Award

Fireside Chat

Nate Feltman
Chief Executive Officer & Publisher
IBJ Media

Ersal Ozdemir
Founder & Owner
Keystone Group & Indy Eleven


Awards Presentation

Lesley Weidenbener
Indianapolis Business Journal

Samm Quinn
Special Publications Editor
Indianapolis Business Journal

Closing Remarks & Adjourn

Professional Headshot of Dr. Nabil Adra

Nabil Adra

Asssociate Professor of Clinical Medicine & Urology
Indiana University Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center

Professional headshot of Melanie Allen

Melanie Allen

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder
Green Loop Marketing

Professional headshot of Shamika N.

Shamika N. Anderson, MBA, CSSBB

Founder & Owner
Y.E.S. Consulting

Professional headshot of Ryan Bernhardt

Ryan Bernhardt

Chief Executive Officer

Professional headshot of Jerell Blakeley

Jerell Blakeley

Director of Government, Community, and Racial & Social Justice
Indiana State Teachers Association

Professional headshot of Jacob Blasdel

Jacob Blasdel

Executive Director
Indiana Bond Bank

Professional headshot of Amanda L.

Amanda L. Bonilla

Vice Chancellor for Diversity & Community Engagement
Ivy Tech Community College at Indianapolis

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Sid Bose

Chair of Privacy and Cybersecurity Risk Practice

Ice Miller LLP

Professional headshot of Lauren Box

Lauren Box

Government Services & Finance Department

Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Professional headshot of Kate Broshears

Kate Broshears

Vice President of Operations & Chief of Staff
Ascend Indiana

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Kate Bruce

Head Women’s Basketball Coach
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

Professional headshot of Chaka Coleman

Chaka Coleman

Attorney & Director of Legislative Affairs
Paganelli Law Group

Professional headshot of Melissa Dicke

Melissa Dicke

Founder & President
Elite Home Rehab and Healthcare

Professional headshot of Stephanie Flittner

Stephanie Flittner

Assistant General Counsel
Shiel Sexton Company, Inc.

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Matt Gentry

City of Lebanon, Indiana

Professional headshot of Lesley Gordon

Lesley Gordon

Chief Public Affairs Officer

Professional headshot of Lindsay M.

Lindsay M. Gotwald

Chief Client Development & Marketing Officer
Faegre Drinker

Professional headshot of Nessa Hamman

Nessa Hamman

Co-Founder & Chief Marketing Officer
Lifetime Green Coatings & Prime 47 Carmel

Co-Founder, President & Chief Marketing Officer
Prime Catering

Professional headshot of LaMar Holliday

LaMar Holliday

Chief Executive Officer & Founder
The Holliday Collaborative Agency

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Andréa Homoya

Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Ash & Elm Cider Company

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Chris Huxhold

Vice President of Finance
Casted, Inc.

Professional headshot of Shelly Langona

Shelly Langona

RJE Business Interiors

Professional headshot of Ryan Larcom

Ryan Larcom

High Alpha Innovation

Professional headshot of Dr. Mark Liao

Mark Liao

Medical Director
Indianapolis EMS

Emergency Medicine Physician
IU Health Methodist

Professional headshot of Melissa Macchia

Melissa Macchia

Partner and Indianapolis Practice Group Lead for the Employment & Labor Relations group
Taft Stettinius & Hollister

Professional headshot of Kelsey Murphy

Chef Kelsey Murphy

Chef Kelsey Murphy, LLC & Inspo by Chef Kelsey Murphy

Professional headshot of Dane Nutty

Dane Nutty

President & Chief Executive Officer
Indy Public Safety Foundation

Professional headshot of David Ober

David Ober

Vice President of Taxation & Public Finance
Indiana Chamber of Commerce

Professional headshot of Dr. Daniel Pino

Dr. Daniel Pino

Chief Physician Executive
Eskenazi Health Center West 38th Street

Medical Director of Lifestyle Health and Wellness
Eskenazi Health

Professional headshot of Roya Porter

Roya Porter

Senior Corporate Counsel
Strada Education Foundation

Professional headshot of Brian R.
Prince II

Brian R. Prince II

President & Chief Executive Officer
Prince Property Group, LLC

Professional headshot of Matt Rubin

Matt Rubin

Chief Executive Officer & Founder
True Essence Foods

Tau Motors

Professional headshot of Cherylynn

Cherylynn Schilling

President & Owner
Powers Engineering, Inc.

Professional headshot of Ashley J. Scruggs

Ashley J. Scruggs

Vice President of Talent & Culture
United Way of Central Indiana

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Aaron Smith

City Counselor
City of Noblesville


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Michael Solari

President & Owner
Market Street Group, Inc.

Professional headshot of Gavin Ward

Gavin Ward

Team Principal
Arrow McLaren IndyCar Team

Professional headshot of David Watkins

David Watkins

Senior Vice President, Entrepreneurship & Small Business
Indiana Economic Development Corporation

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Brittany Whitenack

Founder & Chief Visionary Officer
Antique Candle Co. ®

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Emilyn Whitesell

Senior Director of Learning & Evaluation
Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation