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Volume 22 No. 35

Forty Under 40

Family, friends and colleagues gathered in Dana Point, Calif., on April 4 to celebrate the Forty Under 40 Class of 2019 and the 20th anniversary of Sports Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 program. The ceremony was hosted by ESPN’s Amin Elhassan and Cari Champion. Turnkey Search and Winstead were event partners.

All photos by Tony Florez
The 2019 class gathers on stage after the awards presentation.
Rick Alessandri, Len Perna, Erik Greupner, Forty Under 40 alum Jed York and honoree Al Guido.
Honoree Libby Geist with hosts Amin Elhassan and Cari Champion.
Jason Cohen gives his brother, honoree Daniel Cohen, a lift off the stage.
SBJ Publisher/Executive Editor Abe Madkour toasts the honorees.
Facebook colleagues of honoree Devi Mahadevia celebrate on her behalf. Mahadevia gave birth a few days before the event and was not able to attend.
Hall of famer Frank Saviano accepts his third Forty Under 40 trophy.
Members of past Forty Under 40 classes pose with current class members on the grounds of the Monarch Beach Resort.
Honoree Keli Zinn and West Virginia University President Gordon Gee.
Honorees Sara Slane, Keli Zinn, Stephanie Joukoff, Ashley Page, Amanda Herald and Libby Geist.
Wally Hawyard (right) and guests toast honoree Russ D’Souza (left).
Honorees Jake Reynolds, Zach Leonsis and Patrick Ryan; and Forty Under 40 alums George Postolos and Scott O’Neil.
Forty Under 40 hall of famer Chris Marinak and 2019 honorees Morgan Sword, Tucker Kain and Joe Smith.