2013 Top 40 Under 40

For the ninth year, 40 of our region’s most dynamic young leaders have been honored by the Greater Atlantic City Jaycees and Atlantic City Weekly

By AC Weekly Staff
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UPDATE: Click here to see a photo gallery of this year's honorees at the celebration party at Mixx.


The Top 40 Under 40 Review Committee collaborated to review all nominations, select the 40 honorees and compile this feature while planning a special event to honor the 40 on March 22 at the MIXX nightclub at the Borgata. 

The committee consisted of staffers of Atlantic City Weekly and members of the Greater Atlantic City Jaycees – Junior Chamber of Commerce. From the Jaycees: Harvey Cocozza, Amanda Hagan and Ryane Watkins.

From Atlantic City Weekly (Review Publishing): Jeff Schwachter, Ray Schweibert and Lew Steiner. The entire AC Weekly editorial department, including editorial interns Casey Harper and Christina Rodriguez, also contributed to this project.

Here Is the 2013 Top 40 Under 40

Some of them are community leaders and volunteers, some are entrepreneurial, others are extraordinary talents whom inspire many. One thing they all have in common is that people from around the region nominated them to be one of this year’s Top 40 Under 40. Once again, we are excited to present this year’s honorees inside our annual issue. Our community is a richer one to live in thanks to them.


Jessica Apel
MSW, LSW, MHS, The Alcove Center for Grieving Children and Families

Charles “Chazz” Barber

Alexander J. Barrera
Attorney and Partner, Perskie Mairone Brog & Baylinson

Jeremy Bingaman
Director of Educational Programming, Lucy the Elephant

Joel M. Caplan
Assistant Professor, Rutgers University School of Criminal Justice

Jason Cardonick
President, Big Mountain Imaging

Barbie Carney
Founder, Jersey Shore Powder Puff League

David Cohen
Executive Director, Hope for Atlantic City

Howard Copen
Director of Revenue Analysis, Resorts Casino

Heather DeLuca
Music Director,
Assistant Brand Manager,
Radio Host, SoJo 104.9

Heather Oldis DiMatteo
Senior Worker Family Crisis Unit, Atlantic County Social Services

Jason Ewell
Resident DJ,
The Social at Revel

Joe Friedman
Regional Manager of Nightlife, Caesars Entertainment

Jason Goldfarb
Co-Owner, Near Dark Entertainment

Nicole Gaffney
Chef Owner, Dinner Belle Personal Chef Service

Jan Golembiski
Assistant Executive Director, Richard Simon Foundation for Alzheimer’s

Matthew Generally
Army Reserve Honor Guard, Army Reserves/Substitute Teacher

Michael A. Gibson, Esq.
Attorney, Cooper Levenson

Bruce Harper
Special Education Teacher,
Leeds Avenue Elementary School

Brian Hartley
Vice President, S&T Amusements

Sheila F. Hughes
Attorney, Cooper Levenson

Gerald La Hay
Key Associate, Levin Commercial Real Estate, LLC

Jacob Hunter
Owner/Operator, Sam’s Rialto Grill

Jeffrey R. Lindsay
Attorney, Cooper Levenson Law Firm

Caroline Jacobs
Marketing Specialist, Cape Bank

Jason A. Lantz
Teacher, Pennsylvania Avenue School

Dan Jost
Founder, Main Stage Marketing LLC

Bill Lynskey
Media Consultant,
Townsquare Media Atlantic City; Co-Owner/Operator, Shore Entertainment

Pete Madden
Managing Broker, Prudential Fox and Roach Realtors

Wellington Mendoza
Guest Service Manager, Marriott’s Fairway Villas

Denise M. Maher
Associate, Fox Rothschild, LLP

Indra Lyn Owens
Founder/CEO, Princess, Inc.

Mark C. Marrone
Principal, Mainland Regional High School

Nicole Pizzuti
Principal Systems Engineer for Advanced Sciences & Technologies, William J. Hughes FAA Tech Center

Matt McDevitt
Co-Owner/Founder, Tuckahoe Brewing Company

Ashley Priest
Public Relations Manager, Lisa Johnson Communications

Michael Suleiman
Legislative Aide, Sen. James Whelan

Nicole Lynch Terzakis, MSW, LSW
Social Services Director, The Arc of Atlantic County

Frank Weiss
Founder/Operator, Wild Rhino Films


Julie Yeager
Director of Sales, The Reeds at Shelter Haven



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