Watch Knox.biz honor the 40 Under 40 class of 2021 at Thursday's virtual ceremony

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Knox News and Knox.biz invite you to celebrate the 40 Under 40 class of 2021 at a virtual celebration Thursday.

Presented by Lincoln Memorial University, the ceremony premieres at 7 p.m. and can be found on the Knox.biz Facebook page and the Knoxville News Sentinel YouTube page.

This 15th class is comprised of East Tennesseans under 40 who are innovating in their industries, making changes in their communities and checking off major accomplishments.

The 40 Under 40 class is also featured in the January issue of Knox.biz magazine.

Meet the Knox.biz 40 Under 40 class of 2021

Mohamed Abbas

Senior Project Manager, Denark Construction, Inc.

Josh Andrews

Owner and President, Finish Point

Dr. Michael Antiporda

Gastrointestinal and Minimally Invasive Surgeon, Premier Surgical Associates

Mike Benn

Founder and CEO, Songboarding

Bowie Benson

CEO, Carbon Rivers

Leah Jacklyn Broussard

Research Scientist, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Lindsay Cates, vice president of marketing, The Trust Company of Tennessee, 40 under 40 Class of 2021. Pictured in Knoxville, Tenn. on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021.
Lindsay Cates, vice president of marketing, The Trust Company of Tennessee, 40 under 40 Class of 2021. Pictured in Knoxville, Tenn. on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021.

Lindsay Cates

Vice President of Marketing, The Trust Company of Tennessee

Savannah Dabney McCabe

Associate Attorney, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

Dhanvin S. Desai

Project Engineering Manager, DeRoyal

Amy Elliott

3D Printing Scientist, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Brandon J. Gibson

Managing Director, Marble City Opera

Meg Gill

Doctor of Nursing Practice, Positively Living and Choice Health Network

James Hatfield, Redevelopment and Real Estate Director, Knoxville's Community Development Corporation, 40 under 40 Class of 2021. Pictured in Knoxville, Tenn. on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021.
James Hatfield, Redevelopment and Real Estate Director, Knoxville's Community Development Corporation, 40 under 40 Class of 2021. Pictured in Knoxville, Tenn. on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021.

James Hatfield

Redevelopment and Real Estate Director, Knoxville's Community Development Corporation

Andrew Hmielewski

Manager, Communications Infrastructure, Knoxville Utilities Board

Alex Jaynes

Founder, A. Jaynes Woodworks

Ryessia Jones Russell, assistant director of Smith Global Leadership Scholars and Honors Students Initiatives, The University of Tennessee at Knoxville, 40 under 40 Class of 2021. Pictured in Knoxville, Tenn. on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021.
Ryessia Jones Russell, assistant director of Smith Global Leadership Scholars and Honors Students Initiatives, The University of Tennessee at Knoxville, 40 under 40 Class of 2021. Pictured in Knoxville, Tenn. on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021.

Ryessia Jones Russell

Assistant Director of Smith GLS and Honors Students Initiatives, The University of Tennessee at Knoxville

Gururas "Jean" Khalsa

Owner and Partner, Dharma Properties, LLC

Alanna McKissack

Executive Director, Keep Knoxville Beautiful

Bridgett McMahan

President, BESCO

Imani Mfalme Shu'la

Executive Director, Community Defense of East Tennessee

Kyle Mitchell

Program Manager, Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC

Goran Musinovic, Vice President, Realty Trust Group, LLC, 40 under 40 Class of 2021. Pictured in Knoxville, Tenn. on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021.
Goran Musinovic, Vice President, Realty Trust Group, LLC, 40 under 40 Class of 2021. Pictured in Knoxville, Tenn. on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021.

Goran Musinovic

Vice President, Realty Trust Group, LLC

Jacob L. Ogle

Partner, Five Oaks Development Group

Janea Peterson

Director of Education & Youth Services, Knoxville Area Urban League

Shea Ramsey, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Dover Signature Properties, 40 under 40 Class of 2021. Pictured in Knoxville, Tenn. on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021.
Shea Ramsey, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Dover Signature Properties, 40 under 40 Class of 2021. Pictured in Knoxville, Tenn. on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021.

Shea Ramsey

Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Dover Signature Properties

Katy Richardson

Founder, Neighborhood Barre

Rachael Ross

Senior Director of Early Literacy Strategy, Tennessee Department of Education

Ed Rottmann, Chief Operating Officer, Stowers Machinery, 40 under 40 Class of 2021. Pictured in Knoxville, Tenn. on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021.
Ed Rottmann, Chief Operating Officer, Stowers Machinery, 40 under 40 Class of 2021. Pictured in Knoxville, Tenn. on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021.

Ed Rottmann

Chief Operating Officer, Stowers Machinery

Hancen Sale

Governmental Affairs and Policy Director, Knoxville Area Association of Realtors

Natalia P. Sanders

Director of Development, Tickle College of Engineering, The University of Tennessee at Knoxville

Evetty Satterfield, CEO, Advancing Lives LLC, 40 under 40 Class of 2021. Pictured in Knoxville, Tenn. on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021.
Evetty Satterfield, CEO, Advancing Lives LLC, 40 under 40 Class of 2021. Pictured in Knoxville, Tenn. on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021.

Evetty Satterfield

CEO, Advancing Lives, LLC

Dr. Daniel H. Snyder

Pathologist, Knoxville FNA Clinic

Alexa Sponcia

Owner and Operator, Hard Knox Pizza

Brian Strutz, Co-Owner, A Dopo, 40 under 40 Class of 2021. Pictured in Knoxville, Tenn. on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021.
Brian Strutz, Co-Owner, A Dopo, 40 under 40 Class of 2021. Pictured in Knoxville, Tenn. on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021.

Brian Strutz

Co-Owner, A Dopo

Kelley Lyn Tafazzoli

Spirit Program Director, The University of Tennessee at Knoxville

Kathryn A. Taylor

Consulting Senior Manager, PYA, P.C.

Jennifer Tyrell

Senior Education Project Manager, Oak Ridge Associated Universities

Michael Wilhoit

CEO, Mac’s Hometown Pharmacies

Nick Wilson

Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager, First Horizon Bank

Whitney Winston

Director, Camp in the Community

Nominations for the 40 Under 40 class of 2022 will open in July 2022.

Growth and development editor Brenna McDermott can be reached at brenna.mcdermott@knoxnews.com. Follow along with her work on Twitter @_BrennaMcD. Support our local news efforts by becoming a Knox News subscriber.

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