In November 2022, nearly 500 people attended the festival for the SBJ 40 Under 40 2022 Class. 15 at Chelsea Piers in Manhattan. All of this year’s 40 honorees were in attendance with friends, family and 50 members of the past 40 Under 40 class.
Introducing the 2022 SBJ 40 Under 40 students.
Photos: All photos by Marc Bryan-Brown
SBJ Publisher and Executive Editor Abe Madkour welcomed the guests and shared anecdotes about the winners.
Family, friends and colleagues of CAA Sports winner Alexa Cook: (sitting) Alexa’s mom, Nancy Cook; CAA Sports’ Paul Danforth; Alexa’s sister, Jessica Cook; Alexa Cook; Alexa’s husband, Augie Sherman and Rob Slocum of CAA Sports. (Back row) Rob D’Angelis and Michael Levine of CAA Sports; Alan Gold of Evolution Media; and Jordan Harnsberger and Howie Nuchow of CAA Sports.
Two-time Octagon winner Daniel Cohen takes the win from his brother (left) Jason Cohen of the Dallas Cowboys (past 40 under 40 winners); Octagon’s Justin Beitler and William Mao; and Deltratre’s Jeff Volk.
Juan De Jesus of Dapper Labs and Katie Bynum Aznavorian of the US Olympic and Paralympic Committee joined the Opening Ceremony for the Class of 2022.
Tucker Kain, Chief Strategy and Growth Officer at Fanatics, is a three-time 40 Under 40 Hall of Fame recipient.
The Class of 2022 includes JP Morgan’s Brian Kantarian, Navigate’s Jeff Nelson, San Francisco 49ers’ Moon Javaid and NASCAR’s Brandon Thompson.
The Class of 2022 includes Allison Katz-Mayfield of LA28, Kathryn Hodel of KAGR, Lindsay Ulrey of American Express, Gina Hagedorn of CSM Sport & Entertainment and Kaitee Daley of ESPN.
Stephanie Maes, Director of Sponsorship at MGM Resorts, and Len Perna, Chairman and CEO of TurnkeyZRG, spoke on behalf of the 40 Under 40 sponsors in support of the program, now in its 23rd year.
ESPN “SportsCenter” anchor Max McGee kicked off the festivities as MC of the night.
Get an up-close look at the hardware that awaits the winners.