Millennial leaders value achievement and fun more than nonmillennials, are ambitious and expect advancement at an accelerated pace and find coaching from mentors very effective. Such are the findings of a recent study by The Conference Board on leadership perspectives of C-suite executives and millennial leaders, but they might as well be describing our 2017 40 Under 40.
31 • CEO Boomset New York City
29 • Experience Marketing Manager Neustar Inc. Washington, D.C.
32 • Founder and CEO Shoflo Orlando
39 • Director of Sales Providence Warwick CVB Providence, R.I.
33 • Manager, Meetings, Association Management and Groups Travelink, American Express Travel Nashville
29 • Business Development Executive Maritz Travel Redondo Beach, Calif.
33 • Global Account Executive ConferenceDirect Woodstock, Ga.
32 • National Event Planning Manager Hyatt Denver
27 • Corporate Meeting Planner HRG North America, Volkswagen Group of America Auburn Hills, Mich.
30 • Director of Sales and Industry Relations Attendease Vancouver, British Columbia
26 • Founder and CEO Dynamo Events Los Angeles
26 • Event Manager Aimia Dayton, Ohio
34 • Senior Event Specialist SYNNEX Corporation Greenville, S.C.
29 • CMO and Co-Founder Spacebase Berlin
32 • Chief Marketing Officer Chatbooks Salt Lake City
31 • Director of Sales and Marketing Hyatt Regency Austin Austin, Texas
34 • Signature Events Coordinator Hagerty Traverse City, Mich.
37 • Event Marketing Director xMatters San Ramon, Calif.
28 • CEO and Co-Founder Spacebase Berlin
37 • Attendee Engagement Manager McDonald’s Corp. Oak Brook, Ill.
32 • Partner ConnectSeven Group Vancouver, British Columbia
29 • Corporate Sales Manager Destination DC Washington, D.C.
31 • General Manager SongDivision U.K./Europe London
34 • Senior Marketing Strategist, Events P2 Energy Solutions Houston
31 • Meeting Architect Kenes Group Barcelona, Spain
37 • Manager, Meetings, Events and Trade Shows Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems (SAS) McKinney, Texas
33 • National Sales Manager The Peabody Memphis, Tenn.
34 • Founder and CEO CRE8AD8 San Antonio
36 • Head of Corporate Events Audible Newark, N.J.
38 • Global Strategic Meetings & Events Business Partner Abbott St. Paul, Minn.
37 • Manager, Global Accounts HelmsBriscoe Roseville, Calif.
33 • Senior Director of Events Isagenix International LLC Phoenix
31 • Event Planner Cars.com Chicago
27 • CEO and Founder My House NOLA New Orleans
35 • Program Manager Red Velvet Events Austin, Texas
34 • Senior Director of Convention Strategy Visit Seattle Seattle
29 • Destination Sales Executive Marriott International San Diego
35 • Director, Global Accounts HelmsBriscoe Washington, D.C.
35 • Founder, President and CEO 305 Communications and Events Miami
32 • Vice President, Marketing Events CallidusCloud Dublin, Calif.
*About the 2017 40 Under 40 process: Nominations are submitted by colleagues and peers through Connect Corporate’s website. They are then reviewed by Connect’s editors, and finalists are vetted before winners are selected for publication. Honorees must be under the age of 40 as of Feb. 15, 2017.