A well-known journalist and community advocate and a key executive behind the success of Lansdowne Park are among the 2016 Forty Under 40 recipients.
“I’ve judged the award for 17 years,” said OBJ publisher Michael Curran, who has chaired the awards for more than a decade. “I found this year to be a mountain of work. The number of recipients and, generally speaking, the across-the-board quality made it very difficult to pre-screen applicants. As evidence of that, we passed along more than 100 finalists to be judged by our seven-person committee. That’s never happened before.”
Forty Under 40 recognizes accomplished business leaders who are under the age of 40 and give back to their community. The awards are co-hosted by Ottawa Business Journal and the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce.
“These young business leaders exemplify the enormous amount of talent we have in this city,” said chamber president and CEO Ian Faris. “Their pioneering nature and visionary thinking will generate economic benefits in the years ahead as we strive to become the centre of talent attraction and innovation.”