In all, we received nearly 300 nominations for this year's program. There were a lot of tough choices in putting together this year's class as the nomination pool was so strong. There are clearly a lot of young professionals in southeastern Wisconsin doing great things both at work and in the community.
We are divulging the winners the same way we have done for the past four years. Beyond today, we are going to announce 10 winners at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday with the entire list running in our Jan. 22 weekly edition and on our website. Our radio partner WTMJ-AM (620) will be highlighting one of our winners each day as part of our partnership with the station.
I encourage you to come back to our website frequently and follow us on Twitter at @mkebizjournal to see the names of the winners, all of whom you will learn a lot more about over the next two months. In addition, we will soon be announcing the four former winners who will be inducted into the 40 Under 40 Hall of Fame this year. This is the 28th year the Milwaukee Business Journal has honored Milwaukee's up-and-coming leaders. Previous winners include SURG Restaurant Group's Omar Shaikh; Milwaukee attorney/businessman Cory Nettles; Milwaukee entrepreneur Andy Nunemaker; Sophia Minnaert, a host and reporter for the Milwaukee Brewers on Fox Sports Wisconsin; Adam Schlicht, director of Port Milwaukee; Milwaukee real estate attorney Danielle Bergner; and Cristy Garcia-Thomas of Advocate Aurora Health.
Winners will be honored in a special section March 26 and during a March 29 virtual awards event. Please watch our website for more details.
Here is our first group of 10 winners for 2021: • Fiesha Lynn Bell, Greater Milwaukee Foundation • Arvind Gopalratnam, Milwaukee Bucks • Rachaad Howard, Cream City Print Lounge • Monica Jurken, Majic Productions • Cristina Villanueva, Ambas Financial Services LLC • Adam Pawlak, Egg & Flour • Elizabeth Taylor, Milwaukee School of Engineering • Terrell Walter, Royal Capital Group
• Dr. Ben Weston, Medical College of Wisconsin • Claire Woodall-Vogg, City of Milwaukee Election Commission