South Shore Stars Presents 2011 ‘40 Under 40' Awards
September 19, 2011
The Patriot Ledger
A wellness expert, a restaurant owner and a youth soccer coach were among the young South Shore leaders honored Friday night at South Shore Stars' second annual "40 Under 40 Awards."
Held in a waterfront tent at The Launch at Hingham Shipyard, the cocktail reception and awards presentation was hosted by WCVB-TV anchor and South Shore native Bianca de la Garza and featured remarks by Hull entrepreneur John Earle, founder of Johnny Cupcakes t-shirts.
Earle, who was among the inaugural 2010 recipients of the 40 Under 40 Awards, shared stories with attendees about working as a youth at Building 19 at the Harborlight Mall, and his early entrepreneurial efforts at holding yard sales stocked with items that belonged to members of his family.
In addition to the 40 award recipients, John Barata of Hanson was presented with Stars' Rosemary Wahlberg Children's Choice Award. The director of coaching for Easton Youth Soccer and a youth minister at Holy Cross Church, Barata was selected for the award in recognition of his many charitable and civic activities, including leading hundreds of high school students on community service trips to Appalachia.
The 40 Under 40 Awards recognize 40 men and women under the age of 40 for professional accomplishments, civic engagement and leadership.
This year's recipients are:
Peter Abraham, Plymouth, sales manager, Convention Data Services
Shea Baker, Plymouth, co-owner of 3Thought Creative
John Barata, Easton, director of coaching, Easton Youth Soccer and Youth Minister, Holy Cross Church
Ryan Barrett, Quincy, project manager, E. L. Barrett Co.
Sean Bell, Pembroke, product engineering technician, Electroswitch
Brittany and Robbie Bergquist, Norwell, founders of Cell Phones for Soldiers, Inc.
Todd Broderick, Scituate, vice president for compensation and benefits, Devonshire Investors
Delvyn Case, Quincy, assistant professor, Wheaton College
Michael Cesarini, Duxbury, Brockton Police detective.
Eric Clark, Quincy, owner of Quincy Tutoring and director of academic success, Eastern Nazarene College
Nadidah Coveney, Weymouth, assistant vice president and branch manager, Rockland Trust
Rick Doane, Randolph, executive director, Interfaith Social Services
Christopher Ernest, Whitman, CPA, Blum Shapiro and Co.
Rasheeda Faulk, Canton, coordinator of community relations, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Molly Garcia, Plymouth, assistant vice president, Mayflower Bank
AC Gaughen, Hingham, young adult author, board member, Boston GLOW
Patricia Godio, Brockton, Massachusetts Promise fellow, in the office of Brockton Mayor Linda Balzotti.
David Grossman, Quincy, director of acquisitions, The Grossman Companies.
Michael Hajjar, Quincy, owner, DJ Consignments
Lauren Hultin, Weymouth, student, Weymouth Youth Coalition
LoAn Huynh, Weymouth, chief operating officer, Lux Dental.
Jennifer Kauffman, Quincy, business consultant, The Results Group.
Juliana Langille, Brockton, executive director, Community Connections of Brockton
Portia Lee, Stoughton, quality control specialist, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Clemens Leung, Quincy, assistant vice president and branch manager, Rockland Trust
Jimmy Liang, Quincy, owner of Fuji 1546 restaurant.
Susannah Locketti, Pembroke, owner of SL Multimedia
Marlo Mae Manning, Kingston, owner of HR Solutions @ Work and founder of Fairy DogParents.
Marianne Marquez, Hull, account executive, Knapp Schenck Insurance
Karen Marshall, Quincy, executive director, Eastern Nazarene College Center for Responsibility and Justice
Gregory McLaughlin, Randolph, financial consultant, Centinel Financial Group
Kelly Myatt Broderick, Scituate, owner of Zwei Design.
Christina Nalband, Weymouth, owner, college student, volunteer, Cupcake MoJo
Thomas Osuch, Weymouth, commercial loan officer, S-BANK
Kristen Parsons, Quincy, officer, State Street Corporation
Stacey Shipman, Weymouth, wellness advocate, speaker, publisher, Healthy South Shore
Liza Talusan, Brockton, director of intercultural affairs, Stonehill College
Matt Ulvila, Plymouth, co-owner of 3Thought Creative
Chris Wetzel, Easton, assistant professor of sociology, Stonehill College
Amanda and Dylan Young, Quincy, students at Quincy College and Ben Franklin Institute
Proceeds from the reception will benefit Stars' early education and youth development programs for children.
For more information, contact Communications and Media Relations at 508-565-1321.