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Here Is the 2012 Top 40 Under 40


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


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 later this month 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, Katie Strickland and Ryane Watkins.


From Atlantic City Weekly (Review Publishing): Bill Beck, Jeff Schwachter and Lew Steiner. The entire AC Weekly editorial department, including editorial interns Daniel Aupperle, Samantha McCorry and Julie Pipitone, also contributed to this project.

Stacie K. Byers

LPC, Intake Coordinator for Behavioral Crossroads, LLC

 

Jane Bankhurst

Activities Manager, Marriott Vacation Club

Tamika Bullock

Team Leader and Psychotherapist, AtlantiCare Behavioral Health

Angela Caprio

Vice President of Player Development, Resorts Casino

Charles Fahy

Director of Operations, Atlantic City Country
 Club

Stephanie Faldetta


Resident and Surgical Services Materials Supervisor, AtlantiCare


Natalie L. Devonish


EEO & Community Outreach Specialist, Revel Entertainment / 
President, Youth Exposure Enrichment & Mentoring Program 


John Donio

President, Wildwood Business Improvement District / Owner, Daytona Inn and Suites of Wildwood


Carmine Covino

General Manager, Girasole Ristorante


Kelly Connor


Executive Assistant, Tropicana


Genia Sperling

Chapman 
Race Director, Atlantic City Marathon Race Series

Michelle B. Funk

Esquire
 Assistant Prosecutor, Atlantic City


Jennifer Fortucci


Director of Special Events & Promotions, Resorts Casino 


Jason Forslund

Founder, Atlantic City Skateboarding Association 


Sean M. Fischer


Executive Assistant to the President and Director for Board of Trustee Services, Atlantic Cape Community College


Stephanie Koch


Owner, Bon-Ton Blinds & Interiors


Joseph Lizza 


Assistant Director of Campus Center Operations and Programs, The Richard Stockton College New Jersey


Yolanda Henderson

School Social Worker, Leeds Avenue School


Laura Hunn


Therapist, AtlantiCare Behavioral Health’s Child and Adolescent Services


Christopher Heacock


Paramedic, AtlantiCare


Jason Goldstein

Vice President/Funeral Director, Roth-Goldsteins'
Memorial Chapel 


Shalini Gallagher


Activity Director & Volunteer Coordinator, Our Lady’s Multi-Care Center/ Library Asst., Ocean City Library


Kristen Pollag

Director of National Casino Marketing, Caesars Entertainment


Edward Quigley III


Director of Access Management, Shore Medical Center


Milind Patharkar

Doctor, Advanced Spine and Pain


Heather Pérez

Archivist, Atlantic City Free Public Library


 

Steve Mazur

Engineer, Dixon Associates Engineering LLC


David Malizia

Lead Construction Trainer, Covenant House YouthBuild Atlantic City


Amy Mahon


Director of Operations and Marketing, FBK Wealth Management LLC


Howard S. Weiss 


Regional Director of Nightlife Operations, Strategy & Development – Eastern Division, Caesars Entertainment Corporation


Diana R. Zamani

Esquire
 Associate Attorney, Hankin, Sandman & Palladino, P.C.


Daniel Snodgrass


Financial Advisor, UBS Financial Services


Michael Tilton

Director of Slot Marketing, Resorts Casino


Jerry Ryan


Elephant Talk Indie Music Magazine


Craig Slotkin


Director of Operations and Marketing, Dusk Management Group

Anthony Romano

Assistant General Manager, Palm Restaurant Group


William Ransom


Sargeant, 173rd Airborne Combat Team


Tim Davis

Chef/Restaurant Manager, Caesars Atlantic City


Audrey Heist


Director of Operations, AtlantiCare Health Engagement


Ed McKeever

Regional Vice President, Strike Force Protective Services / Film Producer, Graffiti Playhouse Productions/Walking Dead Films


   

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1. Mary Moyer said... on Mar 16, 2012 at 09:42AM

“Congratulations to TWO of my former co-workers: Kelly Connor at Tropicana and Jennifer Timber Fortucci at Resorts. Two fabulous additions to the wonderful Top 40 Under 40 2012 recipients!!”

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2. Andrew Crater, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa said... on Mar 16, 2012 at 02:15PM

“Congrats to Craig Slotkin, former co-worker. Great Job Craig!! ~A”

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3. Kathy Mahon said... on Mar 16, 2012 at 08:52PM

“Congratulations to our daughter Amy!!!!!!! We are so proud of you !! And congrats to all the others who made it!”

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4. Patricia Callinan said... on Mar 16, 2012 at 09:17PM

“Congratulations Amy Mahon-Great to see someone from our region in this list. All around person, highly motivated, pretty, has character, integrity, and intelligence. Has a wonderful mother and father--so the apple does not fall far from the tree. Way to go girl.......”

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5. Heather Kondas said... on Mar 16, 2012 at 11:19PM

“Congratulations to my best friend, Amy Mahon!! I can't think of a more genuine, compassionate and hard working individual! In all the years that I have known you, you have been such a strong female presence in my life. You've never been afraid to take risks and that is something I truly admire!! Your inner beauty is surpassed only by your warm smile and contagious optimism!! Congrats again! Love you!!!”

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6. Joe Cusella said... on Mar 17, 2012 at 02:22AM

“Congrats amy! The honor is well-deserved and I concur with all of Heather's statements.
Love and miss you!
Joe, Carmen, and Alyssa”

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7. Debra Albuquerque said... on Mar 21, 2012 at 04:24PM

“Congrats to my sister and best friend Michelle Funk! What an amazing honor. I can't think of anyone who deserves to be recognized more for all of their hard work and dedication. You not only put 100% into your work but you are an amazing wife, mother, friend and sister. I could not be more proud of you. I love you!!”

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8. Anonymous said... on May 24, 2012 at 06:53PM

“Congrats Chris Heacock!! You inspired me 13 years ago when I joined medical explorers. I will never forget you teaching us how to stitch an orange. You truely accomplished in ten years more than people do in a lifetime. i am glad to see you have been acknowledged for your hardwork and dedication to the community.”

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9. Mark Soifer said... on Jan 27, 2014 at 02:43PM

“I would once again like to nominate Michael Hartman, 36, founder and director of the Ocean City Theatre Company. Michael has brought Broadway quality shows to Ocean City year around and also to the surrounding area. His Company has been featured at the Thanksgiving Day Parade in Philadelphia and the Show Us You Shoes Parade in Atlantic City. Not only is he a talented producer but he choreographs all of his shows and has been retained on the staff of the Thanksgiving Day Parade to do so. He runs year around theater programs for youngsters in acting and dancing and provides them an opportunity to perform at Ocean City's Music Pier and other venues . Michael's programs are self supporting and he receives no financial assistance from the City. This talented young man has improved the quality of entertainment not just in Ocean City but to Atlantic City and the South Jersey Shore. His ticket prices and workshop fees are very affordable. He deserves recognition for all that he has accomplish”

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