The Tribune’s 2018 Top 20 Under 40 awards
Twenty young San Luis Obispo County residents were selected from a field of nearly 100 nominees as winners of The Tribune’s 14th annual Top 20 Under 40 Award.
The competition honors young professionals who do exemplary work in their careers and in their communities. To be eligible, nominees must be under the age of 40 on Jan. 1, 2019, and live in San Luis Obispo County year-round.
A panel of seven judges, led by former Tribune Publisher and senior strategist for AMF Media Group Chip Visci, selected the winners.
This year’s judging panel also included President and CEO of South County Chambers of Commerce Jocelyn Bren
nan; WhiteFox Defense Technologies CEO Luke
Fox (a 2017 Top 20 Under 40 winner); SLO Chamber of Commerce’s Director of Economic Initiatives and Regional Advocacy
Melissa James (a 2016 Top 20 Under 40 winner); chief operating officer of Martin Resorts, Margaret
Johnson; PG&E Director of Strategic Initiatives
Tom Jones; and Market President of 1st Capital Bank Anita Robinson.
“These 20 young professionals have made our community a better, more vibrant place to live and work,” the judges said. “Excelling not only in their day jobs, each one gives generously of their time and talent to help others. We look forward to how much more they will accomplish in the years to come.”
An awards luncheon will be held in their honor Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. This year’s keynote speaker at the event is Cara Crye, president and CEO of San Luis Obispo-based Farm Supply. Crye was a Top 20 Under 40 award winner in 2015.
The Tribune congratulates the winners and extends its thanks to all who took part in making the 2018 competition a success.
The 2017 Top 20 under 40 luncheon was held at the Madonna Inn.