Foremost Under 40

Pennsylvania Business Central is proud to recognize a rising generation of business leaders that has adapted and innovated to meet the unique challenges of the past two years. The 42 young professionals and entrepreneurs honored in our 2021 Foremost Under 40 edition exemplifies the vision, drive and determination needed to find success in business environment that has dramatically changed. This year’s selectees were picked from a long list of nominations sent to us from throughout our 24-county readership. Every year, our editorial board reaches out to executives, chambers of commerce, community leaders and readers to send in nominations for selection. Within this issue, you will find entrepreneurs striking out on their first startups, industry professionals rising through the ranks and community caregivers who put everything into their work. The selection committee based its final selections on nominees who have made a positive impact on the Central Pennsylvania business community by consistently moving their business forward, adapting to major changes in their personal and professional life and giving back to the community through volunteering or mentoring. Readers are also encouraged to begin nominating for our next two big issues: Top 100 People and Top 100 Organizations, which will hit the stands in January and February, respectively. To nominate a person or organization, go to our website and click on the Top 100 tab or simply give us a call at 814-278-1323.

Galen Bargerstock

Founder Government & Civil Employee Services Galen Bargerstock is a...

Chris Berleth

Executive Director of Membership & Leadership Greater Susquehanna Valley Chamber...

Brandy McAulay

Owner Universal Settlement Services of PA With over 19 years...

Brittney Monteith

Vice President of Marketing AmeriChoice Federal Credit Union Inspiring financial...

Darin Bobby

Owner Moonlighters’ Mechanic Shop Darin is a 26-year-old business owner...

Marlissa Cinko

Senior Accountant Wessel & Company Marlissa is a Senior Accountant...

Tanner Thomas

Senior Accountant Wessel & Company Tanner is a Senior Accountant...

Erin J. Hughes

Senior Accountant Wessel & Company Erin is a graduate of...

Matt Fry

Commercial Insurance Producer Evergreen Insurance Matt Fry is a Commercial...

Joseph P. Kelly Jr.

Senior Vice President/Regional Commercial Executive Riverview Bank Joseph Kelly is...

Kelsey Brett

Director of Marketing Three Wire Systems As Director of Marketing...

Mallory Cecchetti

Mental Health Coordinator MyAdvisor Mallory Cecchetti is the Mental Health...

Lindsey Swigart

AVP, Branch Administration Manager Kish Bank As Assistant Vice President...

Marlee Ritchey

Human Resource Business Partner Central States Manufacturing, Inc Marlee Ritchey...

Tara Keirn

Community Liaison Bayada Home Healthcare Tara Keirn is a young...

Shawn Steffee

AVP, Community Banking Manager S&T Bank Shawn Steffee is assistant...

Mike DePasquale

Corporate Controller New Pig Corporation Mike DePasquale joined New Pig...

Elliott Sumner

Vice President & Information Systems Officer 1st Summit Bank Elliott...

Ben Kilian

Network Administrator Mutual Benefit Group After watching Ben Kilian on...

Erin Dougherty

Vice President and Branch Manager/Business Banker First Commonwealth Bank Erin...

Chuck Koch

General Sales Manager Stuckey Automotive Chuck Koch has served as...

Melissa Smay

Teacher Richland School District Melissa Smay is the 8th Grade...

Rebecca Culp

Team Administration Berry Solutions Group In her position with Berry...

Ryan Kieta

Principal Real Design, Inc. Ryan is Founder and Principal of...

Jennifer Mumau-Solley

Office Manager/Monument Designer Shoemaker Monument Company Jennifer Mumau-Solley, “Jen” is...

Jamie Stumph

General Manager Advantage Resource Group, Inc./National Staffing Solutions, Inc. Jamie...

Dan Fleming

Insurance Advisor The Reschini Group Dan Fleming is an Insurance...

Joshua Satteson, E.I.T.

Team Leader Herbert, Rowland & Grubic, Inc. Joshua Satteson is...

Evan J Strittmatter

Owner Indiana Vac At the age of only 17, Evan...

Christine Timura

Cost Accountant North American Hoganas Christine is a Cost Accountant...

Chelsi A. Tedeschi

Owner Blair School of Martial Arts Chelsi A. Tedeschi is...

Kirsten Stratton

Owner/Interior Designer KMS Interior Design & Home Staging Kirsten Stratton...

Ashley Hughes

Director of Account Management Swift Kennedy & Associates Ashley Hughes...

MacKenzie Huntsman

Program Director Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce MacKenzie Huntsman is...

Michael Sgriccia

Senior Project Manager Alexander Building Construction Co. Mike has led...

Amy H. Mawby

Owner Mawby Photography Amy H. Mawby’s roots are buried deep...

Christina Koren

Director of Strategic Partnerships Indiana University of Pennsylvania Christina Koren...

Raymond Weible, Jr.

Director of Marketing and Communications Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Raymond...

Chenelle Shaner

Director of Operations Clearview Asset Protection Chenelle Shaner lives on...

Hunter Swisher

President/CEO Phospholutions, Inc. Hunter currently serves as the President and...

Tyler Zelinski

Employee Benefits Consultant Swift Kennedy & Associates Tyler Zelinski is...

Brooke Contacos, PHR

Senior Consultant HR Consultants, Inc. Brooke Contacos, PHR is a...