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Reno Tahoe Young Professionals Network Twenty under 40 awards
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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - The Reno-Tahoe Young Professionals Network has announced its 40 finalists for the 2017 "Twenty Under 40" awards.

The finalists, narrowed from the original list of 101 nominees, are:

• Hareesh Achi, Microsoft Group/Manager
• Kevin Annis, ArchCrest Commercial Partners/Broker and Principal
• Zeina Barkawi, Bank of America/Senior VP and Talent Acquisition Mgr
• Brianna Bullentini, Rawbry/CEO and Creator
• Melissa Davies, Clark & Associates/Benefit Solutions Consultant
• Eaton Dunkelberger, Sierra Nevada Journeys/CEO
• Andy Durling, Wood Rodgers/Partner
• Shane Dyer, Dyer Engineering Consultants/Vice President
• Colby Frey, Frey Ranch Estate Distillery/Owner and Operator
• Lindsey Harmon, Connect Nevada LLC/Executive Director
• Jennifer Henderson, Intuit/Experience Delivery Leader
• Rikki Hensley-Ricker, Bristlecone/Family Resources Development Director
• Erik Jimenez, Argentum Partners/Director of Legislative Affairs
• Sarah Johns, KOLO 8 News Now/Evening Anchor
• Nathan Kanute ,Snell & Wilmer L.L.P./Attorney
• David Lewandowski, Fennemore Craig/Associate Attorney
• Amber Maraccini, Renown Health/President and CEO
• Brock Marquez, Dickson Realty/Realtor
• Colie McManus, Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows/Director of Marketing
• Jake Merrill, Jobs for America's Graduates, Nevada/JAG Specialist
• Jason Oetjen, Pfrommer & McCune, Ltd./CPA and Shareholder
• Eric Olson, Whitney Peak Hotel/General Manager
• Kate Patay, Patay Consulting/Chief Strategy Officer
• Nate Pearson, and Co-Founder
• Courtney Pino, EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants/Employee Benefits Consultant
• Mary Powell, JDRF Northern Nevada/Executive Director
• Andrea Quiruz, PGA Tour's Barracuda Championship/Director of Marketing and Special Events
• Ty Rogers, Quick Space Nevada/Director of Sales & Marketing
• Kylie Rowe, Dickson Realty/VP of Relocation
• Peter Sewell, Washoe County Sheriff's Office/Deputy
• Katie Silva, Peppermill Resort Spa Casino/Corporate Communications Manager
• Don Tatro, Builders Association of Northern Nevada/Executive Director
• Melissa Taylor, Reno Little Theater/Executive Director
• Michael Tragash, Yelp Inc./Community Director
• Vanessa Vancour, University of Nevada, Reno/Faculty - Reynolds School of Journalism
• Rudy von Ravensberg, Great Basin Behavioral/Owner
• Jennifer Walker, Renown Health/Director of Clinical Excellence
• Chandler Walker, StoneAgeFuel, MadLab Business Group/Co-owner, Founding Partner, CMO
• Shay Wells, Woodburn & Wedge/Associate
• Cortney Young, Fennemore Craig, P.C./Mediator

Nominees, accepted until August 31, must be age 39 or younger as of November 1, 2017. The judges are looking for business leaders with strong achievement in the areas of professional accomplishments, community involvement and leadership.

The Awards Ceremony November 17 at the Renaissance will also be a fundraiser for 20 charitable organizations. Awards finalists will be actively involved in raising funds for those organizations.

You can find more information, including all 101 2017 nominees and past winners, by clicking here.