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2022 NextUp: 40 Under 40 Honorees

Mainebiz 2022 40 Under 40 Honorees

Introducing the Mainebiz 2022 Next Up: 40 Under 40 honorees, Maine's next generation of leaders.

The Mainebiz Next List, presented annually since 2013, was originally designed to highlight the people who were changing Maine’s economy and who were on the rise. Some of them were on the young side, but not all. It was more about the energy and vision a person was bringing to a project.

This year, Mainebiz converted the program to Next Up: 40 Under 40, highlighting the rising leaders. 

As in past years, the 40 Under 40 honorees are from diverse industries, backgrounds and parts of the state. They are doing more than changing Maine's economy. They're changing Maine.

2022 NextUp: 40 Under 40

  • Michael Adams
    Michael Adams
    Attorney, Preti Flaherty
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  • Randy Albert
    Randy Albert
    Vice president finance, operations vice president of analytics, Northern Light Health
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  • Michelle Anderson
    Michelle Anderson
    President / CEO, Junior Achievement of Maine
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  • Martin Beavers
    Martin Beavers
    Owner/founder, Soul Food Paradise
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  • John Boyan
    John Boyan
    President, Sam's Italian Foods
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  • Katie Brann
    Katie Brann
    Financial advisor, Golden Pond Wealth Management
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  • Marpheen Chann
    Marpheen Chann
    Community impact manager, Good Shepherd Food Bank
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  • Adam M. Desrosiers
    Adam M. Desrosiers
    Vice president, electric operations Central Maine Power Co.
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  • Katie Doherty
    Katie Doherty
    President and CEO, Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce
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  • Allison Economy
    Allison Economy
    Attorney, Rudman Winchell
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  • Amberlynn Esperanza
    Amberlynn Esperanza
    Commercial lending development officer, Mascoma Bank
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  • Ryan Fecteau
    Ryan Fecteau
    Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives
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  • Daniel Finnemore
    Daniel Finnemore
    President and CEO Box of Maine
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  • Peter Handy
    Peter Handy
    President and CEO, Bristol Seafood
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  • Katie Hill
    Katie Hill
    Vice president Bank operations manager Katahdin Trust Co.
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  • Michael-Corey F. Hinton
    Michael-Corey F. Hinton
    Lawyer, Drummond Woodsum
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  • Jake Holmes
    Jake Holmes
    Financial literacy outreach coordinator Maine Credit Union League
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  • Jenny Kalanges
    Jenny Kalanges
    Director of global membership, 1% for the Planet
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  • Thomas Kennedy II
    Thomas Kennedy II
    Director of business development, Steel-Pro Inc.
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  • Jason Kroot
    Jason Kroot
    President, Renaissance Selections Co-founder, Starting Line Run Studio
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  • Jenn Lever
    Jenn Lever
    President, Baxter Brewing Co.
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  • BJ McCollister
    BJ McCollister
    President and founder, the Resurgam Group
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  • Taylor McFarlane
    Taylor McFarlane
    Associate broker, buyer’s agent, McFarlane Field at Portside Real Estate Group
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  • Derek McKenney
    Derek McKenney
    Director of corporate engineering Puritan Medical Products LLC
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  • Becky McKinnell
    Becky McKinnell
    Founder and CEO, iBec Creative and founder of Wildwood Oyster Co.
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  • Nate Moody
    Nate Moody
    Retirement plan advisor, director of business development and marketing, Lebel & Harriman Retirement Advisor
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  • Carolyn Nishon
    Carolyn Nishon
    Executive director, Portland Symphony Orchestra
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  • Janene Oleaga
    Janene Oleaga
    Founding attorney, Oleaga Law LLC
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  • Erin Plummer
    Erin Plummer
    Chief marketing officer, Hancock Lumber Co.
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  • Sara Rademaker
    Sara Rademaker
    President, American Unagi
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  • Rebecca Roche
    Rebecca Roche
    Chief advancement officer, Maine Maritime Museum
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  • Sumit Sharma
    Sumit Sharma
    Co-founder, Rupee Beer
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  • Van Sharma
    Van Sharma
    Co-founder, Rupee Beer
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  • Abdikhadar Shire
    Abdikhadar Shire
    Founder and co-executive director, AK Health and Social Services
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  • Josh Soley
    Josh Soley
    President, Maine Realty Advisors
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  • Kristan Vermeulen
    Kristan Vermeulen
    Founder and host, “Makers of the USA”
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  • Katie Weiler
    Katie Weiler
    Founder and president, Viable Gear
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  • Alexander White
    Alexander White
    Senior vice president, head of leasing, Waterstone Properties
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  • Nate Wildes
    Nate Wildes
    Executive director, Live + Work in Maine, Founder, Flight Deck Brewing
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  • Chris Wolfel
    Chris Wolfel
    Head of entrepreneurship and venture creation, Roux Institute at Northeastern University
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