13 UCF Alumni Earn Orlando Business Journal 40 Under 40 Awards


Photo courtesy of Gena Mason/OBJ

UCF alumni were well represented in the Orlando Business Journal's latest 40 Under 40 Awards, with 13 Knights earning a 2019 distinction. 

The awards honor "the local business community's young best and brightest, those who continue to impress by blending their business acumen, community service and active family lives" from a variety of different fields and disciplines.

Included among the 2019 winners were two past recipients of UCF Alumni's 30 Under 30 awards: Mia Mota and Ryan Rapolti (click here to see complete lists of past winners). Nominations for the 2020 30 Under 30 awards, presented by Walt Disney World, recently closed. Winners will be recognized at the awards reception on May 1. 

UCF Knights in the OBJ's 2019 40 Under 40 Awards:

  • Sergie Albino, CEO, ecoSPEARS
  • Chris Baeten, CEO, Knight Federal Solutions
  • Pernell Bush, managing partner, K.E.Y. Counseling Solutions
  • Stephen Curley, Chief Investment Officer, WaterOak Advisors
  • Kathy DeVault, Director of Strategic Partnerships, City of Orlando
  • Nicholas Fouraker, Owner, 4 Acre Commercial Real Estate; Mayor, City of Belle Isle
  • Dominique Greco, Manager of Nighttime Economy, City of Orlando
  • Emily Hanna, Development Services Manager, City of Casselberry
  • Heather Holic, Regional Vice President of Florida Markets, UnitedHealthcare
  • Mia Mota, General Counsel, AssistRx
  • Lauren Nelson, Philanthropy Associate, Nemours Children's Health System
  • Makaila Nichols, Author and Speaker
  • Ryan Rapolti, President, Magic Telecom/Guys with Ties

To learn more and see the complete list of 40 Under 40 winners, visit the Orlando Business Journal's website.