Austin Under 40 Awards hint at who will lead us next
Each year, the Austin Under 40 Awards tell us whom to watch. Who will make a difference in our city? Who will lead their fields into the next decades?
The AU40 ceremony, chaired this year by Bre Brown and Hal Williams, is slated for May 18 at the JW Marriott Hotel. The event benefits the charitable works of the Young Women’s Alliance and the Young Men’s Business League.
Yet just this list of finalists gives one a preview of future civic captions.
Take for instance the Mentor of the Year Award, previously won by Kendra Scott, Andy Roddick and Dan Graham. This year’s finalists compete to follow in their footsteps.
• Alexis Adauto Ferguson, president of the Austin Advertising Federation at 26 and a board member of the Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas
• Gayle Reaume, founder and CEO of Moolah U, an organization created to inspire young people to establish habits that build a life of financial stability and independence.
• Jesse Bush Butler, a lawyer at Hajjar Peters, LLP
• Sandra Spalding, Director of Marketing & Community for Twin Liquors
• Robin Emmerich, a life coach and artist
Other 2019 Finalists
Architecture, Engineering and Construction
Ricardo J. Maga Rojas
Arts and Entertainment
Cassandra King Polidori
Civics, Government and Public Affairs
UPDATE: Previous winner Jose Beceiro was mistakenly listed by AU40 in this position in its press release.
Jo Cassandra Cuevas
Culinary Arts, Events and Hospitality
Energy, Mobility and Transportation
Financial and Insurance Services
Innovation and Start-up
Journalism, Marketing and Public Relations
Meghan E. Butler
Caitlin Haney Johnston
Medicine and Healthcare
Dr. Saya Obayan
Divya M. Varu
Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez
Sports, Wellness and Fitness
Chi Chi Randolph
Youth and Education
Dr. Larry Wallace Jr.
Read on: Austin American Statesmen