ATLANTA – The Georgia State University Alumni Association has selected the honorees for their class of outstanding alumni under age 40 for 2022. They will make it,” said Georgia State President M. Brian Blake. “Congratulations to this extraordinary class of Panther leaders.” Launched in 2018, the 40 Under 40 program annually honors, recognizes and celebrates the state of Georgia’s most influential and influential graduate students who embody the university’s values. “Each year the state of Georgia awards more than 10,000 degrees to talented graduates who are ready to succeed in their chosen fields, and each year more and more vibrant and accomplished Panther entrepreneurs, leaders, makers, creators emerge , innovators and entrepreneurs sector,” said Christina Million (MBA ’10), associate vice president of alumni affairs and executive director of the Georgia State Alumni Association. “The 2022 Class of 40 Under 40 honorees exemplify The State Way and have distinguished themselves with Panther pride in their professional fields and communities.” The 2022 Class of 40 Under 40 graduates will be honored at a ceremony and reception honored on March 24 at the foundry at the Puritan Mill, 916 Joseph E. Lowery Blvd. NW, Atlanta. The event is open to the public and admission is $40. Funding opportunities are available. The Georgia State University Alumni Association 40 Under 40 Class of 2022: •Na’ilah Amaru (MPP ’09), Advocacy and Policy Director, Human Services Council •Thomaesa Bailey (MSW ’14, MPA, JD ’20), District Director, US House of Representatives, Office of Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux •Ronda G. Broome (MS ’11), Senior Manager, Clinical Abstraction, Syapse •Tiffani Brown (AS ’04, BA ’08), Director, The Glam Gives Back Foundation •Joshua Byrd (BS ’06), Program Chair, School of Criminal Justice and School of Information Technology, American InterContinental University •Carmen Callaway (MS ’10), Division Manager, Health Services, Georgia Division of Family and Children Services •Anthony Cruz (BA ’08), CEO, Break It Down • Braxton Davis (JD ’11), Associate General Counsel, Patents, Facebook • Megan Hodgkiss (BA ’04, MA ’06, Ph.D. ’17), CEO and Lead Author, Hodgkiss Consulting •Vanessa Ibarra (BA ’09, MIB ’13), Director of International Affairs, Mayor appointed – City of Atlanta •Umama Kibria (BBA ’14), Co-Founder, CEO, SweatPack •Donald Kirkland (BBA ’11, MA ’12, MBA ’18), Director of Government and Public Affairs, Georgia Department of Natural Resources •Afton Lucente (EMBA ’16 ), Head of Americas Field and Channel Marketing, Axis Communications •Evan Malbrough (BA ’20), Founder, The Georgia Youth Poll Worker Project •Rejess Marshall (BBA ’10, MBA ’19), Program Manager – Diversity , Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility, Iron Galaxy Studios •Randi Mason (MPA ’07), Vice President, Economic Development, Decide DeKalb •Sherell A. McArthur (Ph.D. ’14), Associate Professor, University of Georgia •Ivey McCloud (MBA ’10), Senior Manager, Customer Marketing, GE Appliances •Lyn McCord (BA ’04), Financial Crime Compliance Governance and Chief Risk Officer for Payments, US Bank •Jasmine McKeiver (MS ’16), Marketing Manager, Qurate Retail Group •Tamara Melton (MS ’07), Managing Director and Co-Founder, Diversify Dietetics •Isha Metzger (BA ’08), Assistant Professor, Georgia State University; Owner, Cultural Concepts •Jessica A. Mitchell (BS ’16), Campus Outreach Specialist, Google •Aprile Blair Moore (BS ’05), Captain, Fulton County Sheriff’s Office •Chris Moultrie (BA ’07, BS ’10) , Senior Software Engineer, GitHub, Inc. • Mike Norris (BA ’19), Vice President, Aurign • Fortune Onwuzuruike (BIS ’17), Security Program Manager, Microsoft • Takashi Otsuka (BBA ’09), Owner/CEO, MGK Hospitality • Cynthia Padilla Pearson (BS ’08), Program Manager, Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation •Pamela Peynado (BA ’07, JD ’15), Partner, Lee and Peynado Immigration Law Group •Davonne Reaves (BS ’10), President, The Vonne Group •Tia Rogers (Ph.D. ’16), Lieutenant, United States Public Health Service; Epidemiologist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Antonius Skipper (BS ’07, MA ’12), Assistant Professor, Georgia State University Shirley Anne Smith (BA ’08), Executive Director, Atlanta Fire Rescue Foundation Brett Tarver (JD ’12) , Associate Attorney, Troutman Pepper • Jewel Thompson (MBA ’15), Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship, Ashesi University • Nikita Trivedi (BBA ’09), Director of Corporate Philanthropy, Georgia Power • Celia Willis (BA ’11), CEO , KWI Communications • Taos Wynn (MPA, JD ’21), Founder & CEO, Perfect Love Foundation •Christian Zimmerman (BBA ’15), CEO, Qoins Learn more and buy tickets/sponsorships