The ’40 Under 40’ Class of 2012 is Announced

Dec 21, 2012 No Comments by

FRESNO, Calif. – The long awaited announcement is finally here, and the “40 Under 40” Class of 2012, presented by Business Street Online, has been named.

The 40 young professionals will be honored at “40 Under 40” The Ultimate Networking Event, coming up on March 21 at the Skyroom Lounge in the Holiday Inn Fresno Downtown.  Tickets go on sale to the general public Thursday, January 17 on  The event recognizes some of the top young business professionals in the public and private sectors in central California.  They are leaders in their communities and have achieved great success before the age of 40.  They were nominated by their peers on, and represent the future of the Central Valley.

“Each year we have the privilege of recognizing some of the young leaders of tomorrow, as well as today, at our ’40 Under 40’ The Ultimate Networking Event,” said Lance Cardoza, president and publisher of Business Street Online.

Beginning Jan. 7, the members of the “40 Under 40” Class of 2012 will be featured every weekday leading up to the event on with a bio and professional portrait. Sign up for Business Street Online’s daily news alerts by visiting

The following is the list of the “40 Under 40” Class of 2012.

•  Adam Avila – The Alvarado Group/Highlands Energy Services

•  Alysia Sofios – KMPH FOX 26

•  Amy Guerra – Law Office of Amy Guerra

•  Arthur Moye – MBS Accountancy

•  Audra Donaghy – Donaghy Sales

•  Mayor Brett Frazier – City of Madera

•  Byron Watkins – Windsong Productions/I Bike Fresno

•  Carrie Miranda – Carrie Anne Miranda Photography

•  Casey Creamer – California Cotton Ginners and Growers Association

•  Chelsi Johnston – Central Valley Business Incubator

•  Chris Bridger – Clovis Fire Department

•  Christina Musson – KMJ Radio

•  Christopher Stetsko – Rose Strategic Advisors

•  Cinderela Co – HealthPoint Home Health

•  Claudia Ruiz – City of Fresno

•  Clayton Clark – KMPH FOX 26

•  Dallas Neumann-Johns – Arnold Law Group

•  Daniel Castro – Coleman & Horowitt, LLP

•  Daniel Hartwig – Nisei Farmers League

•  Danika Heatherly – Visalia Convention & Visitors Bureau

•  Elana Landau – Narcotics/Violent Crime Unit – U.S. Attorney’s Office – Eastern District

•  Elena Stefanopoulos – Stamoules Produce Company

•  Hank Charles – Fresno State Alumni Association

•  Jarrod Lyman – Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau

•  Jeanna Antonino – JP Marketing

•  Katie Stevens – Fresno Mayor’s Office

•  Kurtis Willey – Agri-Valley Irrigation, Inc.

•  Leigh W. Burnside – Dowling Aaron Inc.

•  Mario Zamora – Griswold, Lasalle, Cobb, Dowd & Ginn, LLP

•  Senator Michael Rubio – California State Senate

•  Nick Maxwell – LPL Financial

•  Nicole Emmert-Hamaker – Pinch My Salt

•  Pha Mouavangsou – ITT Tech

•  Reggie Ellis – The Foothills Sun-Gazette

•  Seth DePiano – Sober Guys Inc.

•  Sonja Speck – Chick-fil-A

•  Steven Spencer – Spencer Enterprises

•  Steve Carter – Citibank

•  Tim Finegan Jr. – Fresno Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

•  Tracy Barnes – Premier Bride Magazine

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About the author

James Olinger is a native of the San Joaquin Valley. He graduated from West Hills College in Coalinga, California in 2000 with an associate's degree in liberal arts. He joined Business Street in 2004 as a staff writer, and became the associate editor in 2007. He maintains that position today, writing for Business Street Online in a variety of topics.
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