The stars were shining last night, as we celebrated the 2014 class of Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson’s Elite 40 Under 40! This program, an initiative of Brooks, recognizes the brightest and best young talent that either live or work (and often times, both) in Oakland County.
The event, sponsored by Oakland University and held at The Heathers Club in Bloomfield Hills, welcomed members of the 2014 class and their guests for a night of networking and worthy recognition. Oakland County Deputy County Executive Matt Gibb, Oakland County CIO Phil Bertolini, and Oakland University’s Associate VP of Communications and Marketing John O. Young addressed the crowd, highlighting the importance and impressive growth of young professionals in the knowledge based economy.
The inaugural winner of the 2012 Elite 40 Under 40 class, Hajj Flemings (Founder/CEO of Brand Camp University) also congratulated the class for their hard work and dedication to bettering our community. Oakland County Executive Patterson provided a glimpse into each class members’ incredible accomplishments before awarding them with their personalized Elite 40 engraved statue.
Get the full list of this year’s Elite 40 Under 40 class on our website HERE – each class member has a brief bio supplied on the site, detailing their accomplishments– and if you’re looking for a little inspiration, this is a great place to start!
The Elite 40 Under 40 program was established in 2012 and each year’s class is charged with giving recommendations to the County Executive to improve the quality of life in Oakland County. The program has grown to an exceptional group of 120 professionals from various business, government, and non-profit sectors that live and work in Oakland County.