Against a waterfront backdrop, 30 professionals under the age of 30 were honored by the Huntington Chamber of Commerce for their professional achievements and community contributions. Competition was stiff for this year’s “30 Under 30, Celebrate Long Island’sYoung Professionals” awards, held Tuesday at the Crescent Beach Club in Bayville. The honoree pool was as diverse as it was impressive, with award-winners coming from all different sectors, from business and government to professional and nonprofit. “All of the honorees, they’re not even 30 yet, and what they’ve accomplished is incredible,” said Jennifer Cassidy, co-chair of the chamber’s Young Professionals Committee. “We talk about it all the time – how are we keeping young people on Long Island? How are we recognizing them? It’s great that there’s a group bringing them together to celebrate them for a night.” “Goumba Johnny” Sialiano, a radio host, comedian and former professional football player, kept the crowd laughing as he announced each honoree.
The 2014 30 Under 30 Winners
Mahnaz Abnoosi, Cerini & Associates Daniel Akeson, Jerome Stevens Pharmaceuticals Kristen Aliano, MD, Long Island Plastic Surgical Group Joseph Alicata, NYS Assemblyman Brian Curran’s Office Christopher Ambrosio, NPD Group Andrea Bonilla, Source the Station/ Renaissance Downtowns Patrick Boyle, Supervisor Tom Croci’s Office John Callegari, Long Island Business News Matthew DePace, American Arbitration Association Bernadette Kasnicki, Farrell Fritz Christine Dougherty, Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. Sylvia Glaz, Precipart Group, Inc. Grace Heaphy, Grace Music School Jenna Herzog, Have a Heart Children’s Cancer Society Lisa Innella, Camp Abilities Long Island Jessi Kleinmann, SilvermanAcampora Dawn Marie Kuhn, Town of Islip Department of Environmental Control Cooper Macco, SilvermanAcampora Fiorella Penaloza, Briarcliffe College Kaitlyn Pickford, The Safe Center LI Adam M. Rafsky, Farrell Fritz Frank Rampello, Farmingdale College Kathryn Rieger, H2M Architects and Engineers Sean P. Rogan, Office of Legislator Kevin McCaffrey Timothy Rothang, Office of Legislator Kate M. Browning Nicole Russo, Office of State Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb Jeanette Scott, Mercer Elana Sissons, LI Cares-The Harry Chapin Food Bank Lee Somers, Prescription PR Alyson J. Terwilliger, Sheehan and Company, CPA PC