Young professionals honored at PBN’s 40 Under Forty ceremony

PBN'S 40 under Forty honorees were celebrated at an event at Aldrich Mansion in Warwick Thursday. / PBN PHOTO MICHAEL SKORSKI

WARWICK – Forty young business professionals were honored Thursday at Aldrich Mansion for their efforts in the workplace and community at Providence Business News’ 17th annual 40 Under Forty Awards program.

More than 300 people gathered at Aldrich Mansion for the event.

The 22 women and 18 men who comprise of the 2021 class work in various industries, such as health care (M. Ross Casey), government (Kimberly Ahern), construction (Danielle Crafford), financial services (Shelly Orsi), higher education (Mike Raia), manufacturing (Gregory Scorpio) and nonprofit (Josh Short).

The event was also PBN’s first in-person awards event since December 2019 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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PBN also formally recognized 10 members of the 2020 40 Under Forty class as last year’s in-person event was cancelled due to the pandemic.

The full list of the 2021 honorees can be seen here. Each honoree was profiled in a special section that was published Friday as part of PBN’s July 23-Aug. 5 print issue. Individual profiles of each honoree may be found here.

Bristol County Savings Bank was the presenting sponsor for the 2021 PBN 40 Under Forty program.

James Bessette is the PBN special projects editor, and also covers the nonprofit and education sectors. You may reach him at You may also follow him on Twitter at @James_Bessette.

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