Friday, Feb. 26, 2010 | 12:01 p.m.
Climbing the ladder to success is something all businesspeople strive to accomplish.
In our annual “40 Under 40” special publication, we have found 40 who have achieved it before they have turned the big 4-0. This section has certainly become one of our most exciting ones of the year.
We launched the “40 Under 40” program 10 years ago to recognize young and successful business leaders who have distinguished themselves not only in their professions but also in the community. Check out page 6A for a list of all the past honorees.
As in the past, the nominations poured in again this year. We received more than 250 submissions, which made for a grueling decision process. However, it only strengthened the results. We’d like to thank our readers for sending us a great selection of individuals — you certainly identified some dynamic and talented people.
In choosing the honorees, we charged our judges to evaluate each candidate’s community service, entrepreneurial spirit and impact on their respective industry. A panel of judges made the selections over the course of about a week. Honorees could not turn 40 before Jan. 1, 2010.
This group of 40 people has achieved some great feats very early in their careers. Their strength and commitment to making the Las Vegas Valley a better place to live should be commended. They range from partners at law firms to CEOs and CFOs to casino executives.
We would like to thank our friends at PURE Management Group for signing on as the presenting sponsor this year and hosting the reception for the honorees at PURE nightclub inside Caesars Palace. Your support truly helps us make this program possible.
Take the time to read about these young leaders and their amazing accomplishments. This year, we also asked each honoree to identify the biggest issue facing the valley, hobbies, favorite Web site, mentor, fantasy job and a one-word description of themselves.
Editor of Special Publications