Phoenix Business Journal Celebrates The 2019 Class of 40 Under 40

Posted By on September 9, 2019

The Event: Phoenix Business Journal 40 Under 40

Executive Sponsors: Arizona Bank & Trust and Arizona State University

Date held: Aug. 8

Venue: JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa

Hall of Fame Honorees: Rhonda Bannard, Inspired Connections; Leezie Kim, Fox Restaurant Concepts; Greg Stanton, Former Phoenix Mayor & current Congressman; and Mark Tarbell, Restaurateur.

Notable moment: Special Guest Host Brooke Hoover of KNIX 102.5 presented awards with Business Journal Publisher and Market President Ray Schey. 

Regina and Patrick Edwards
Travis Leybeck, Sheila Shedd and Veronica Aguilar
The Business Journal honored four new 40 Under 40 Hall of Fame inductees at the event on Aug. 8, including Rhonda Bannard and Mark Tarbell
Sparky, the devilish mascot of Arizona State University, escorted Ji Mi Choi from ASU to the stage
Ray Schey and Brooke Hoover present Caroline Conner, director of corporate culture with Homeowners Financial Group USA LLC, with her 40 Under 40 award
Ray Schey and Brooke Hoover present Dr. J. Edward Maddela, clinical assistant professor at University of Arizona’s College of Medicine with his 40 Under 40 award. Stealing the show is Maddela’s son Benjamin, who holds up the award
The 2019 class of 40 Under 40 pose for the camera at the end of the event
Ashley Ford

About Ashley Ford

Ashley Ford is Assistant Publisher of Frontdoors Media. She can be reached at

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