O’Donnell awarded prestigious Buffalo Business First’s 40 Under 40 Award
Thursday, August 14, 2008
'40 Under Forty' class
A diverse group of
honorees ranging from private-sector leaders to educators and a top
executive at the Seneca Niagara Casino and Hotel make up the 17th
annual Business First "40 Under Forty" class.
The 40 honorees - all
under the age of 40 - are being recognized for their records of
professional success and community involvement. A six-member panel
made the selections.
"Once again, I am
overwhelmed by the quality of this year's 40 Under Forty class,"
said Jack Connors, Business First publisher and president. "Our
community is fortunate to have these 40 individuals active and
involved. My congratulations to all of them and thanks for all they
This year's 40 Under Forty
honorees will saluted at a luncheon Nov. 13 at the Buffalo Niagara
Convention Center. More than 800 people are expected to attend.
The panelists - all past
40 Under Forty winners - included chairperson Carol Houwaart-Diez,
president of the United Way of Niagara; Brett Begley, owner, ABC
Hardware & Rental, Buffalo; James Domagalski, partner, Hiscock &
Barclay LLP, Buffalo; Michael Faso, vice president of finance and
business development, Independent Health; Fatima Morrell, principal
on assignment, Buffalo Public Schools; and Connie Stives, Computer
Houwaart-Diez was selected
in 1994, Begley in 1999, Domagalski in 2001, Faso in 2002, Morrell in
2004 and Stives in 2005.
This year's event is
sponsored by Hodgson Russ Attorneys LLP and Citizens Bank.
Tickets for the event are
$50 or $500 for a table of 10. For tickets and information, contact
Kim Schaus at 541-1656 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
40 Under Forty 2008
Below are this year's 40
Under Forty honorees.
•Deborah Bauer, Olean
Sisters of Charity Hospital
Town of Tonawanda Town Clerk
Logistics Dynamics Inc.
Buffalo Niagara Partnership
Hospice Foundation of Western New York
Webster Szanyi LLC
•Bob Confer, Confer
Canalside Financial Inc.
Cynnie Gasaach Grantwriting
•Kathy George, Seneca
Niagara Casino and Hotel
Edge Recruitment Alternatives
Phillips Lytle LLP
•Steven Harvey, EPIC
•Eboni Hayes, Erie
Niagara Area Health Education Center
•Kirsti Hunt, United
Way of Buffalo & Erie County
Lawley Service Inc.
Western New York Service Learning Center
•Kawanza McCall, HSBC
Premium Wine & Spirits
Jr., O'Donnell & Associates LLC
University of Buffalo
University of Buffalo School of Architecture
Pinnacle Charter School
•Paula Sandy, Buffalo
& Erie County Public Library
Sheehan Health Network
Buffalo Pharmacies Inc.
•Joseph Wales, W.G.
Arthur Co. Inc.
•Edward Watts Jr.,
Watts Architecture & Engineers
Construction & Service Solutions Corp.
•Shawn Wright, Young + Wright Architecture