Crain’s Detroit Business ’40 Under 40′ Awards

2015 40 Under 40 Section CoverI was the lead editor and project manager for the 2015 edition of the newspaper’s flagship awards program. My job was to evaluate hundreds of submissions, narrow them down, vet them, recommend winners, and produce an editorial package of the 40 selected honorees. For the vetting, I either interviewed candidates personally or someone from my team of writers did and reported back. After a painstaking review process involving the newspaper’s top leadership, the honorees were selected, and then my team produced the final editorial package. I edited all profiles and managed the scheduling of all the associated photography. I was also deeply involved in the marketing of the awards program and the event that went with it.

“Every year since 1991, Crain’s Detroit Business has honored 40 professionals in Southeast Michigan who have made their marks before age 40. This year’s winners launched successful companies, grew established firms, took on high-pressure projects and gave a hand to those in the community.” — Full coverage at