Meet the 2021 Greater Irvine Chamber 40 Under 40 Honorees

Published on December 31, 2021


Forty outstanding Orange County next-generation professionals were recognized during the Greater Irvine Chamber’s 40 Under 40 awards presentation on Dec. 9 at the Marriott Irvine Spectrum, for their demonstrated leadership and accomplishments advancing their industries and the Orange County community.

“The Greater Irvine Chamber is honored to recognize 40 of Orange County’s most accomplished young professionals, each a promise of continued innovation for our region,” said Bryan Starr, the chamber’s president and CEO. “I congratulate them all for what they have achieved, the example they set, and I look forward to their future contributions.”

  • Elizabeth Andrade, CEO, Family Assistance Ministries
  • Justin Aquino, Product & Application Support Manager, Sr., Change Home Mortgage
  • Chris Arias, Director of Business & Community Partnerships, MemorialCare
  • Julia Arora, Director of Strategic Services, City of Hope Orange County
  • Trisha Aure, Owner and Director of Delivery & Operations, Square-1 Engineering
  • David Blair, Director of Corporate Relations & Cause Partnerships, Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Orange Coast
  • Tara Campbell, Chief of Staff, OC Third District Supervisor Donald P. Wagner
  • Said Canales, Director of Research & Development, OmniPrint International
  • Martha A. Castrejon, Talent Acquisition Specialist, Chapman University
  • Daniel S. Chow, M.D., Co-Director, Center for Artificial Intelligence in Diagnostic Medicine, Radiological Sciences, School of Medicine, University of California, Irvine
  • Jenny Chung, Reliability Engineer, Parker Aerospace
  • Megan Cooney, Attorney, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
  • Chris Daden, CEO, DADEN Software
  • Kylie Decker, Director of Community Management, Powerstone Property Management
  • Chris Delfs, Agent, First Team Estates/Christie’s International
  • Alisa Driscoll, Vice President of Community Relations, Chapman University
  • Lilangi Ediriwickrema, M.D., Oculoplastic & Reconstructive Surgeon and Neuro-Ophthalmologist, Gavin Herbert Eye Institute, University of California, Irvine
  • Ray Ferrari, Vice President of Sales, Orange County Soccer Club
  • Shaina Flesser, Associate Executive Director, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Orange County
  • Daniel Gensicke, Cost Accountant, Tri Pointe Homes
  • Caius Griu, President & Founder, Apex Golf Carts
  • Kevin Hoerburger, Depot Partnership Team Leader, Parker Aerospace
  • Wendy Hsu, Vice President of Business Development, Petrol
  • Jason Lantgen, Executive Vice President, Jones Lang LaSalle
  • Brooke Luminelli, Owner, Tutu School Laguna Niguel
  • Alexis Martinez, Sales Manager, Hyatt House Irvine
  • Jose S. Martinez, Senior Field Representative, Orange County Assemblyman Steven S. Choi
  • Jade Mazzio, Business Services Manager, Irvine Police Department
  • Ryan Moore, President, ATI Restoration
  • Kathryn Morrison, Clerk of the Board, Orange County Council of Governments
  • Joe Oftelie, Vice President of Community Development, Southern California, Warmington Residential
  • Cara Parchment, Signature Event Manager, Octane
  • Brittany Popineau, Operations Manager, Val-Chris Investments
  • Elyse Shelger, Nursing Supervisor, Children’s Hospital Orange County
  • Jessica Siguenza, Business Development Executive, Finance of America Mortgage
  • Joyce Reyes Silva, Business Development Coordinator, Safe Harbor Counseling Institute
  • Jessica Torrico, Regional Marketing Specialist, Orange Coast, Cox Business
  • Hai Truong, Marketing Manager, University of California, Irvine
  • Future Leader: Swetha Palakur, Mechanical Engineering Student at UCLA, Irvine High School Graduate
  • Future Leader: Matthew Chang, President & Founder, Irvine Climate Action Network

The honorees were selected from an impressive pool of nominees by a special committee.

Antis Roofing & Waterproofing was the Presenting Sponsor for the digital awards presentation.

For more information about the Greater Irvine Chamber 40 Under 40 program, contact Courtney Nakagawa.