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2018 Forty Under 40: Carlie Oakley

The company’s second employee, Carlie has helped grow Eight Eleven—the umbrella company over staffing firms Brooksource, Medasource and Calculated Hire—into a $250-million-in-revenue business with 450 internal employees.

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2018 Forty Under 40: Dr. Dan O’Donnell

One of the first to graduate from an EMS fellowship offered by the IU School of Medicine, Dr. Dan O’Donnell is medical director for the Indianapolis police and fire departments, while also serving on the front lines of the opioid battle.

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2018 Forty Under 40: Bryon Blohm

An Army veteran, Bryon Blohm built a hiring program at PwC that led to the employment of more than 100 veterans. He also contributed to the growth, from $2 million to $5 million, of PwC Indianapolis’ cybersecurity business.

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2018 Forty Under 40: Michael Pettry

Traditionally a lower-profile arts organization, under Michael Pettry, the ISC launched a $3.75 million endowment campaign, broadcast its Festival of Carols internationally via PBS, released a commissioned recording, and quadrupled its annual budget.

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2018 Forty Under 40: Shoshanna Spector

With a track record of social-justice work in Illinois, California and overseas, Shoshanna Spector elevated a small group of faith leaders into an organization with a strong regional impact—including efforts to win approval for the recent mass transit plan. “Our work is not about parties or politics,” she said. “It’s about lifting up the most vulnerable and the values that make our communities stronger.”

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2018 Forty Under 40: Dr. Jeff Wells

The youngest person ever to direct the Indiana Office of Medicaid Policy and Planning, Jeff Wells went on to co-found and run a company devoted to onsite and near-site medical clinics. Its first clinic opened in 2010, and the company now has 30 locations in five states.

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2018 Forty Under 40: Molly Whitehead

Molly Whitehead is credited with helping attract more than $193 million in new capital investment in Boone County, an anticipated 1,800-plus new jobs, and a tax impact of more than $14 million for 2017 alone.

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2018 Forty Under 40: Kevin Berkopes

A passionate mathematician with experience in artificial intelligence and technology development, Kevin Berkopes is also a committed education reformer putting to practical use new classroom models that improve graduation rates and drive students into math and science majors.

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2018 Forty Under 40: Jane Beaman

A rapid riser at the engine giant, Jane Beaman joined in 2004 as a customer service rep and now builds relationships with key global customers, growing sales in the emerging China, India and Japan markets.

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2018 Forty Under 40: Adam J. Basch

Helping grow Kite Realty Group's market value from $1 billion to $3.3 billion over a six-year period, Adam J. Basch still believes in bricks and mortar. “There’s a part of every one of us that needs a social connection," he says.

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2018 Forty Under 40: Travis E. Barnes

With a legal degree and a record of combat service in the Marines, Travis E. Barnes followed his bliss to launch Hotel Tango Whiskey, the first artisan distillery in Indianapolis since Prohibition.

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2018 Forty Under 40: Kyle D. Bach

After seeing an opening for student housing in underserved markets, Kyle D. Bach launched The Annex Group in 2006. The company, which operates or is developing housing for more than 3,100 students in seven states, now has a portfolio valued at more than $195 million.

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2018 Forty Under 40: Ahmed Young 

Ahmed Young, a former Broad Ripple High School teacher, added a law degree to his resume, worked in the Prosecutor’s Office, and now combines both fields to try to change the face of Indianapolis education.

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