2016 40 Under 40 event

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On Oct. 26, Georgia Trend magazine hosted the 20th 40 Under 40 class at the Egyptian Ballroom at Atlanta’s Fabulous Fox Theatre. The event featured keynote speaker Ron Clark, founder of the Ron Clark Academy and a member of the 2008 40 Under 40 class. His mixture of rap, dance, near-acrobatics, high-energy and words of wisdom inspired and entertained not only some of Georgia’s best and brightest, but everyone in the room.

Honorees, all under 40 years of age, from business, government, science, nonprofits and education – including a teacher from the Ron Clark Academy – were recognized for their impact on Georgia through work and community service. The Fox ballroom was filled with nearly 400 friends, family and co-workers, who came out to support and congratulate these 40 men and women for their accomplishments. The highlight of the evening was the presentation of awards to the young people who represent Georgia’s future. And don’t worry. We’re in good hands.

Kennesaw State University and the Georgia Chamber of Commerce sponsored the event.

Learn more about this year’s honorees and revisit honorees from the past 20 years in the October Georgia Trend feature, “40 Under 40,” and congratulations once again to the winners. We can’t wait to see what you all will do next.

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Featured photo of the 2016 40 Under 40 honorees at the Fox. All photos courtesy of Georgia Trend’s senior photographer Jennifer Stalcup.

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