On Tuesday, July 14th, 2009, at the Illinois State Library, Jesse Coultas accepted his 40 under 40 award given by the Springfield Business Journal. This award is meant to recognize business and community leaders in central Illinois.
Jesse was among those selected from a pool of 139. Illinois Secretary of State, Jesse White, was the keynote speaker and presented the awards. More about the 40 under 40 awards below: (from the Springfield Business Journal website)
Forty Under 40
The Springfield Business Journal proudly features 40 leaders who are under the age of 40 in the Springfield and neighboring business communities. These individuals are selected based on their contributions to our local business community and the community in which they have chosen to reside. They represent, in part, the future of business in our community and in central Illinois. They have the ability and dedication to change and to preserve the face of our community landscape.
The selectees’ career paths, educational background and community affiliations are varied. They represent the best and brightest from a wide range of occupations. You can expect to hear more from and about these leaders in the years ahead. The program was established and is able to continue due to the commitment of local businesses that realize the importance of acknowledging these 40 individuals and supporting community business programs.