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Event Recap: Austin Under 40 Awards

Austinite of the Year Dan Graham. Photo by Melanie Tipps.

It’s no secret that Austin is filled with young talent making a difference in the corporate and non-profit worlds. Last Friday, the Austin Under 40 Awards celebrated these leaders in the community with a sold out, fun-filled night.

The grand winner of the evening was BuildASign.com’s CEO and Founder, Dan Graham, the 2012 Austin Under 40 Austinite of the Year.

Other award winners for the evening  included: Andy Roddick (Arts & Entertainment), Anthony Gonzales (Architecture, Design, & Engineering), Matt Kouri (Community Service), Andrea McWilliams (Government & Public Affairs), Kristen Wicke (Finance & Insurance), Amy Welborn (Legal), Rachel Armbruster (Marketing, PR, & Advertising), Chris Hester (Medical & Healthcare), Monte Lee-Wen (Real Estate), Joshua Baer (Technology and Science) and Todd Hanna (Youth & Education).

Emcees Matt Curtis and Katie Stolp kept the evening jovial and light with their on-going play off the movie Anchorman. A particular highlight was Bobby Bones‘ acceptance speech on behalf of winner Andy Roddick. He’s a funny one that Mr. Bones.

The Austin Music Hall was packed wall-to-wall with close to 700 guests who raised a glass to all the winners for the evening. Then all retreated – and let their hair down a little a bit – at the  Rattle Inn after party. Good times had by all!

 

Written by Laura Villagran Johnson

Co-Founder and Creative Director,
Austin Social Planner

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