Best Under 40: 2012

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Fifteen people were chosen for the McHenry County Business Journal's eighth annual Best Under 40 edition.

They were selected from among the 50 nominees by a panel of last year's winners.

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Rafael Castaneda: Roosevelt University.


Kevin Charles: McHenry County Division of Transportation.

Construction engineer

Chris Christensen: Neis Insurance.

Insurance Agent

Joanna Colletti: Lake County Stormwater Management.

Civil engineer

Carolyn Grieves: Baxter & Woodman

Environmental engineer

Amber Johnson: Martin Johnson Tax and Financial Services.


Nicholas Malooley: Malooley Sport & Family Chiropractic.

Doctor of chiropractic

Patrick McNeaney: Cary-Grove Foot and Ankle Center.

Podiatric surgeon

Connie Perez: Aesthetics.

Designer and proprietor

Sarah Ponitz: Faith in Action.

Executive director

Jamie Rein: Aleen R. Tiffany P.C..


James Richter: City of Crystal Lake.

Assistant director of economic development

Carolina Schottland: Botto Gilbert Schottland Lancaster PC.


Emily Smith: Harding Real Estate.


Thomas Vaclavek: Mohr & Vaclavek.


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