40 Under 40

The Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce would like to recognize the following individuals as our 2017 40 Under 40. This select group was nominated based on their accomplishments, talent, leadership and involvement in our community. Thank you, for truly making Owensboro greater!

Representative Matt Castlen

Owner, Castlen Steel

Matt Mason

Principal, Daviess County High School

Suzanne Cecil White

Director of Operations, Cecil Farms Produce

Brooklyn Maple

Brand Manager, Kentucky Legend

Elizabeth Griffith

Executive Director, Wendell H. Ford Government Education Center

Jacob Call

Master Distiller, O.Z. Tyler Distillery

Andrew Howard

Commercial Loan Officer, Independence Bank

Pablo Gallastegui

Senior Software Engineer, Red Pixel Studios

Jennifer Keller

Regional Sales Coordinator, Aflac, Keller & Associates

Drew Kirkland

Co-Owner, Dahl & Groezinger

Harry Pedigo, Jr.

Director, St. Benedicts

Kaitlyn Moore

Corporate Accountant, Don Moore Automotive

Jason Tanner

Owner, Tanner+West

Owner, Tanner Publishing Co.

Rick Searcy

Executive Director, H.L. Neblett Center

Katie Keller

Marketing Director, International Bluegrass Museum

Adam Hancock

President, Riney Hancock CPAs

Shannon Raines

Financial Advisor, Hilliard Lyons

Brandon Gentry

AVP, Business Development Officer, Republic Bank

Josh Meyer

CPA/Partner, Ebelhar & Whitehead, PLLC

Dave Roberts

GM, UniFirst

Kyle Gorman

Owner/GM, Gorman Recruiting

Hannah Thurman 

Academic Outreach Specialist, WKU Owensboro

Jessica Shely Kirk

Program And Events Manager, Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce

Dave Kirk

Public Information Office, Owensboro Public Schools

Louise Murdock

Public Relations Director, Jagoe Homes

Katherine Taylor

Manager, Studio Slant

Rebecca McQueen

Dean of Students, Kentucky Wesleyan College

Jaclyn Graves

Membership Development Manager, Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce

Jessica McKinley

Owner, Blossoms Boutique

Beth Benjamin

Principal, Owensboro Innovation Academy

Sarah Ford

VP, Hartz Contracting

Neel Ford

Partner/Commercial Lines Manager, EM Ford

Joe Berry

Executive Vice President, GO-EDC

Carley Bean

Interior Designer, Lingate Hospitality Group

Laura Ruth Edge

Owner/Interior, L.Ruth Interior Designs

Betsy Jo Mullins

Director of Development, Ursuline Sisters of Mount St. Joseph

Joey Connelly

Associate Professor, Kentucky Wesleyan College

Kevin Dorth

Coordinator of Student Services, WKU Owensboro

J.D. Winkler

Lieutenant, Owensboro Police Department

Daniel Hayden

Owner/Manager, Hayden Farms