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Alexandria Chamber of Commerce Announces Its 40 Under 40 List for 2023

The second class of the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce’s 40 Under 40, August 2017. (Photo: Lucelle O’Flaherty)

ALEXANDRIA, VA – In an email blast this morning, the Chamber ALX announced its 2023 list of 40 Under 40 honorees. “Each honoree was selected for their professional accomplishments, scholastic achievement, community impact, and personal story,” says the notice.

The 40 Under 40 program was established in 2016 to recognize those age 40 and under engaged in a variety of fields including business, technology, nonprofit management, civic life, public service, education, and the arts, who are shaping Alexandria for the future.

The Chamber is also recognizing Alexandria’s youth with the selection of two additional student honorees.

There will be a celebration on July 20 where the group will be individually honored.  For further information and photos of all the honorees, pick up a copy on July 3 of the July 2023 edition of The Zebra Press, where the 40 under 40 will be celebrated on the cover and inside (that issue will also be available online).

2023 Honorees

Bismah Ahmed

Apartment and Office Building Association (AOBA)

Betel Aklilu, D.C.

Kelayi Chiropractic & Wellness Boutique, LLC.

Lisette Alvarez

Stormfire Productions

Joshua Bagley

Goodwin Living

Matt Bell

Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority

Chris Berset

Prime Time Baseball & Alexandria Aces

Deron Campbell

Inova Health System

Alison Coleman Tokarz, MSW

City of Alexandria

Xue Connelly

Wade, Grimes, Friedman, Meinken & Leischner PLLC

Kristin Cowan

Mount Purrnon Cat Cafe and Wine Bar

Marilyn G. Delgado

Alexandria Clerk of Court

Regis V.B. DeVeaux


Rebecca Doser

Visit Alexandria

Reverend Professor Quardricos B. Driskell

Beulah Baptist Church

Raytevia Evans

Alexandria City Fire Department

Philomena Fitzgerald

Alexandria Economic Development Partnership

Cecilia Kern Fix

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

Ebony Chaunté Fleming

City of Alexandria

Crystal Fraley

Port City Brewing Company

Rakin Hamad, Esq.

Curcio Law

Kasey Henderson

Global Situation Room, Inc.

Colleen Hughes

Inova Health Foundation

Dr. Krina Jasani, DMD

Alexandria Dental Care Center

Ariel Johnson-Peredo

Ernst & Young, LLP

Joshpaul Jolly, MD

Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group

Morgan Jones

Convene Architecture

Grace E. Kim

Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt LLP

Timothy R. Laderach

US Navy Reserves and Crowell & Moring

Leah Lattus

Holistic Hair Studio

James C. Lewis, Jr.

American Society of Consultant Pharmacists

Alexandra M. Lydon, Esq.

Legal Services of Northern Virginia

Rachel Marquez, MD

Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group

Emily Milton

Alexandria City High School

Youth Honoree

Daquise Montgomery, BSHRM

M&T Bank

Jenna Rae Perkins, WHNP-BC

DiscovHER Health

Suzan Imad Rababe

Redmon, Peyton & Braswell, LLP

Marta Schantz

Urban Land Institute

Casey Sharperson


Amaia Pilar Stecker

Millennial Action Project

Mollie Thorsen Andrews

The Little Burros

Heather M. Wojton

Institute for Defense Analyses

Chloe Yokitis

Alexandria City High School

Youth Honoree

Mary Wadland

Mary Wadland is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of The Zebra Press, founded by her in 2010. Originally from Delray Beach, Florida, Mary is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Hollins College in Roanoke, VA and has lived and worked in the Alexandria publishing community since 1987.

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