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Singh, Roche Among ’40 Under 40′ Honorees

Paul Singh, Founder and CEO of Disruption Corporation, which runs Crystal Tech Fund(Updated at 1:30 p.m.) Disruption Corporation and Crystal Tech Fund founder Paul Singh and Arlington Chamber of Commerce President Kate Roche are among those chosen as Leadership Arlington’s “40 under 40” honorees.

Singh and Roche were among the more than 250 nominations Leadership Arlington received this year for the distinction. The honors go to “40 emerging leaders under the age of 40 who demonstrate impact personally and/or professionally through their exceptional leadership throughout the D.C. metropolitan region.”

Singh, 33, opened his Disruption Corporation headquarters and launched its venture arm, Crystal Tech Fund, in Crystal City in April. Since then, Disruption has become a registered investment advisor focused on investors who want to fund private companies.

New Arlington Chamber of Commerce President Kate RocheRoche, 29, was named president of the Chamber of Commerce in June, taking over for the now-retired Rich Doud, who had served for decades in the position. At the time, Roche said her youth was a positive, and let her bring new energy and perspective to the position. Roche’s focus at the chamber has been to build partnerships, and get businesses working more closely with community organizations around Arlington.

In addition to Singh and Roche, The Shooshan Company’s Kelly Shooshan is also among the honorees. Shooshan leads residential development for the Ballston developer, leading projects like, most notably, the Liberty Center development in Ballston.

Other honorees include Kim Klingler of the American Society of Clinical Oncology; Ron Novak of Segue Technologies; Joe Petty of the Crystal City Business Improvement District; Terron Sims, II of Doug Pollard, LLC; and Kedrick Whitmore of Venable LLP.

The 40 under 40 awards will be presented on Thursday, Dec. 4 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Army Navy Country Club. The lunch is $60 per person if tickets are purchased before Nov. 20.

The complete list of honorees, after the jump.

  • Salim Adofo, National Black United Front
  • Nyambo Anuluoha, Arlington Community Federal Credit Union
  • John Ayers, REDLattice Incorporated
  • Mike Barnes, Self Employed
  • Sindy Benavides, League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
  • Katherine Bianco, DC Modern Luxury Magazine
  • Scott Brodbeck, Local News Now LLC
  • Ginger Brown, Self Employed
  • Billy Buck, Jr., Buck & Associates, Inc.
  • Nadia Conyers, Arlington Employment Center, Arlington County Government
  • Jeffrey DiLisi, Virginia Hospital Center
  • Laura Gamse, daydream reels
  • Erikka Gleckel, Deloitte Consulting, LLP
  • Scott Gold, IBC, a DBS Company
  • Nick Gregorios, Avison Young
  • Chris Hamm, U.S. General Services Administration
  • Julia Hamm, Solar Electric Power Association
  • Sarah Hillware, Girls Health Ed.
  • Paul Holland, Marstel-Day LLC
  • Jennifer Hovis, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Melissa Impastato, Clark Construction Group LLC
  • Krysta Jones, Congressman Jim Moran/US House of Representatives
  • Elizabeth Jones Valderrama, Offender Aid and Restoration (OAR)
  • Kim Klingler, ASCO
  • Matthew Kulkin, Squire Patton Boggs LLP
  • Dania Matos, Latinas Leading Tomorrow
  • Ann McCarty, Arlington County Public Schools
  • Ron Novak, Segue Technologies, Inc.
  • Joseph Petty, Crystal City Business Improvement District
  • Mike Richardson, Chain Bridge Bank, N.A.
  • Kate Roche, Arlington Chamber of Commerce
  • Andrew Schneider, The College of William & Mary – Raymond A. Mason School of Business
  • Kelly Shooshan, The Shooshan Company
  • Marcio Silveira, Pavlov Financial Planning
  • Terron Sims, II, Doug Pollard, LLC
  • Paul Singh, Disruption Corporation
  • Elaine Turville, Accenture Federal Services
  • Andy VanHorn, The JBG Companies
  • Kedrick Whitmore, Venable LLP
  • Steven Yates, OPOWER Inc

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