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Past Austin Under 40 Awards have been featured in local publications such as:


Media inquiries for the 2014 Austin Under 40 Awards should be directed to Mysha Lubke and AJ Bingham at [email protected].



17th Annual Austin Under 40 Awards
Saturday, March 7, 2015 at JW Marriott

AUSTIN, Texas – January 2015 – The AU40 Nominations Committee has selected more than 75 finalists for its upcoming awards gala. There are a group of finalists for each of the 14 different industry categories – along with a new 15thcategory, Mentor of the Year, which will help recognize the men and women who have helped shape young leaders within the Austin community.


“The finalists represent the best of the best in Austin. They are excelling in their field, leading in their community, and making a difference in the future of Austin,” said John King, past winner and nominations co-chair for the 2015 AU40Awards.


“Whether it’s empowering others or directly engaging in our city, everyone nominated is working to make Austin the greatest city possible,” said Mysha Lubke, nominations co-chair for the 2015 AU40 Awards. “Our nominees are diverse in their experience and background and our Mentor of the Year nominees have dedicated themselves to making the next generation of Austin leaders successful. I could not be more proud of who we will be honoring.”


The 17th annual Austin Under 40 Awards Gala is March 7, 2015, at the JW Marriott. During the event, a category winner will be announced from each industry category, along with Austin’s inaugural Mentor of the Year Award. Out of each of the category winners, an overall winner will be selected and named Austinite of the Year.


“There is no other event like this in our city. It is an evening where the nominees are picked by our generation’s leaders to honor what they do and will do,” said Vanessa Fuentes, 2015 AU40 Co-chair.


Tickets for the AU40 Awards Gala are on sale now! All proceeds from the Gala will benefit the Young Women’s Alliance Foundation, which provides scholarships for women, and the Young Men’s Business League Sunshine Camps, which work to engage and empower children through education and outdoor experiences.


About Austin Under 40

The Austin Under 40 Awards (Au40) event was founded in 1997 by the Young Men’s Business League and the Young Women’s Alliance to recognize young men and women in Austin who excel in their professional fields and make considerable contributions to their communities. All proceeds benefit the Young Men’s Business League and Young Women’s Alliance. For more information on Au40, contact [email protected] or visit

About Young Men’s Business League of Austin

Founded in 1913, the Young Men’s Business League (YMBL) is one of the oldest and most respected social service organizations in Austin. For 100 years, the YMBL has built today’s young professionals into tomorrow’s leaders by creating connections, fostering leadership development and serving the Austin Sunshine Camps.

With more than 240 active members and a growing alumni base, the YMBL facilitates the most established network of young businessmen in Austin, providing a platform for members to create connections through a variety of social and service opportunities, cultivating life-long personal and professional relationships.

Founded in 1928, YMBL’s major philanthropic endeavor in time and money is the Austin Sunshine Camp (ASC). ASC serves more than 800 low-income, high potential children every summer and many more through year-round leadership and mentoring programs. The mission of the ASC is to create a better future and stronger community through mentoring, education, and personal development of our low-income youth.

About the Young Women’s Alliance

The Young Women’s Alliance (YWA) is a professional organization of more than 350 women that empowers women in Central Texas to develop personally and professionally through educational programs and opportunities to lead, network and serve.  YWA strives to empower professional women to discover their potential, develop connections and create work-life balance.