Get Your Ticket to TNJ?s 18th Annual 40 Under Forty Achievement Awards!

40 Under 40 Tomorrow evening, June 18th, The Network Journal magazine will celebrate 40 of the nation?s hot Black innovators, game-changers and moneymakers. They?ve earned their degrees and they?re steadily climbing the ladder in their respective industries. Whether from top companies such as BET, MSG or AIG, these folks are doing it big.

Some of our honorees are academics, some are marketers, some are retailers and, of course, some are entrepreneurs, but what they all have in common is their commitment to excellence and community service.

It?s not too late to get a ticket either. Tickets are available on our website,, until midnight. Tomorrow, tickets will be available for sale at the door. The event will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Times Square, 49th Street, NYC at 6:30 p.m. Come out and network with them during our cocktail reception. The evening also includes dinner and an awards presentation.

And check out in the next few weeks to see one-on-one video interviews of our honorees as they discuss their road to success.
Hope to see you at the event! Here?s a list of this year?s honorees:

Kenny Anderson, Senior Vice President, Merchandising, Americas; HUGO BOSS Fashions, Inc.

Ukachi Anonyuo, CPP, Director, Global Package Development; Estee Lauder Companies

Celeste Cox Baldwin, M.D., Physician, Internal Medicine; Norwalk Community Health Center

Calvina Bostick, Esq., Partner; K&L Gates LLP

LaSandra Boykin, Project Manager, Community Affairs; Delta Air Lines

Jerry Bright, Head of Marketing & Investor Relations; Mark Asset Management

Amani Brown, Brand Manager, Masterbrand; Kellogg’s

Kevin Chan-A-Shing, Vice President and Risk Officer, Consumer Banking and Lending; Discover Financial Services

Jimmy Davis, Ph.D., President; Blacksmith Consulting Company

Margo Ferrandino, J.D., Deputy General Counsel, Labor and Employment; NYC Department of Housing, Preservation & Development

Nailah Flake-Brown, Managing Director; Morgan Stanley

DeNora M. Getachew, J.D., Campaign Manager & Legislative Counsel, Democracy Program; Brennan Center for Justice NYU School of Law

Satasha L. Green, Ph.D., Dean of the College of Education; Chicago State University

Abdul Henderson, Executive Director; Congressional Black Caucus

Judy E. Hopkins, Corporate Vice President; New York Life Insurance Company

Janaye M. Ingram, National Executive Director; National Action Network

Neal Johnson, Senior Business Analyst; American International Group, Inc.

Charles F. Johnson, II, Esq., Labor Relations Specialist; New York City Health & Hospital Corporation

Jillian E. Joseph, Esq., Executive Counsel; GE Capital Real Estate, General Electric Company

Yusef M. Kassim, Sr., Senior Member, Investor Relations Group; Eton Park Capital Management, L.P.

James Felton Keith, Chief Operating Officer; Accrue Inc.

Shamika Lackey, SPHR, Vice President Human Resources, MidAtlantic Region; Macy’s Inc.

Jamaal Lesane, J.D., Vice President, Legal and Business Affairs – Team and Sports Operations; The Madison Square Garden Company

R. L?Heureux Lewis-McCoy, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Sociology Department & Black Studies Program; The City College of New York – CUNY

Richard C. Manso, Vice President, Interactive Marketing and E-Commerce; L’Or?al USA, International Designer Collections

Andrew McCaskill, Senior Vice President, Global Communications; Nielsen

Madinah McDonald, Operations Manager, HR Americas East; EMC Corporation

Nia R. Medder, DNP, RN-BC, FNP-BC, Family Nurse Practioner; The Mount Sinai Medical Center

Cleamon Moorer, Jr., D.B.A, Dean of the School of Business; Madonna University

Nneka A. Norville, Esq., Senior Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility; BET Networks

Raqiyyah Pippins, Esq., Senior Associate; Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

Tory Ragsdale, Manager, Human Capital Practice; Deloitte Consulting LLP

Chadwick W. Roberson, Senior Associate, Corporate Derivatives Marketing Foreign Exchange Sales; JPMorgan Chase

Eboni Russell, Director of Membership; National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers

Natasha M. Songonuga, Esq., Director; Gibbons P.C.

Jeffrey A. Thacker, Director of Digital; Emmis Communications

Charles Thomas, Jr., Ed.D., Senior Consultant – Project Leader; LMI

Ugo O. Ude, Esq., Partner; Mayer Brown LLP

Nika White, Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion; Greater Greenville Chamber of Commerce
Tameka Winston, Ed.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Communications; Tennessee State University