For Immediate Release
July 23, 2012
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Dexter A. Bridgeman
Legacy Magazine, Miami

(BPRW) Legacy Magazine Presents the Seventh Annual 40 Under 40 Leaders of Today and Tomorrow

(BLACK PR WIRE) – Miami, FL – Legacy, South Florida’s premiere publication for Black Affluencers and Influencers, is pleased to present an elite group of individuals for its seventh annual 40 Under 40 Leaders of Today and Tomorrow designation. These honorees were nominated by their peers, then vetted and chosen by a distinguished and highly accomplished Selection Committee, comprised of 40 Under 40 alumni. Legacy will showcase the honorees in its Monday, July 23 issue in the Business Monday section of the Miami Herald. A formal luncheon hosted by CBS4 Anchor Jawan Strader will take place on Friday, July 27 at Morton’s the Steakhouse in North Miami Beach. Mark Kent, CEO of CAC Florida Medical Centers, the only Black CEO of a billion dollar company in South Florida, will serve as keynote speaker.

This year’s stellar group is as diverse as they are impressive. They have made significant contributions to many professions. Honorees include a meteorologist; interior decorator; radio personality; and several attorneys, entrepreneurs and not-for-profit executives. This is just a sampling of the 40 impressive honorees in this year’s group.

“I am honored to be selected as one of Legacy Magazine’s 40 under 40 honorees. Despite the often negative images our community is exposed to--day in and out--it is imperative that we see a rising group of leaders here in South Florida, making in impact in both business and in the community,” wrote Kerline Jules, a Business Intelligence Analyst at Southern Wine & Spirits and President of the Broward Young Professionals Network (YPN), upon receipt of her congratulatory letter.

Stephanie Ducheine Welsh, managing partner for Sweeting Ducheine, LLC and president of the Haitian Lawyers Association states, "It is truly an honor to receive such an esteemed award. As President of the Haitian Lawyers Association, I would also like to congratulate our members, Richard Champagne, Esq., and Christopher Benjamin, Esq., we are proud of this accomplishment."

“It is a tremendous honor to be selected as part of such a multi-faceted group of individuals that are transforming industry and community. Being recognized by my peers motivates me to continue working to make a difference and to be a positive role model for the next generation of leaders,” added Matthew Bradford, Infrastructure Technology Manager at Sheridan Healthcare.

The Honoree Luncheon will start Friday at noon. The cost is $75 per guest.

Legacy magazine congratulates the following honorees selected as South Florida’s 40 Under 40 Leaders of Today and Tomorrow of 2012:
• Victoria Beatty, Esq.: Commercial Litigation Associate, Broad and Cassel
• Rochelle Boreland: Legislative Analyst, Miami-Dade County
• Richard Champagne, Esq.: Managing and founding partner, Champagne Law Group, P.A.
• Ralph Colimon: Financial professional, Space Coast Credit Union
• Christopher Benjamin, Esq.: Managing Shareholder, The Barrister Firm, P.A.
• Matthew Bradford: Infrastructure Technology Manager, Sheridan Healthcare
• Nikole Cleare: President, Integral Financial and Insurance Solutions Incorporated
• Randy Corinthian: Jazz saxophonist, music producer and educator
• Kimberley Curry-Smith, Esq.: Owner, Kymberlee Curry Smith, P.A.
• Betty Davis: Meteorologist, WPLG-TV
• Christopher Edwards: Co-founder and CEO, Reaching U Network
• Nicole Ellis, Esq.: Attorney, Kubicki Draper, P.A.
• Asanyah Davidson: Fashion designer and professor
• Stephanie Ducheine-Welsh: Managing Partner, Sweeting Ducheine, LCC
• Tonya Edwards: Voter Education Coordinator, Broward County Supervisor of Election Office
• Adrian Freeman: Professional Speaker, Executive Director of the South Florida Youth Summit, Manager at University of Miami Hospital
• Nancy Gauvin: Program Instructor and Clinical Supervisor, Nova Southeastern University
• Robyn Hankerson: Account Supervisor, Bitner Goodman
• Shavon Jones, Esq.: Partner, Jones McGhee, PLLC
• Kerline Jules: Business Intelligence Analyst, Southern Wine & Spirits and President, Broward County Young Professionals Network (YPN)
• Shana Green: Founder, ILY Beauty Co.
• Felecia Hatcher-Pearson: Founder, Feverish Ice Cream
• Shevrin Jones: Co-founder, L.E.A.D. Nation
• Danielle Koping: Owner, Liberty City Dry Cleaners & Laundry
• Noelle McMahon: Senior Assistant Director, International Admission at the University of Miami
• Melton Mustafa: Jazz musician and educator
• Jimmy Nickerson: CEO, JNICK Management Group
• Crystal Pitmman: Business professional and Professor at Miami Dade College
• Felisha Monet: Radio personality, WEDR 99 Jamz
• Al Nelson: Founder, EzVip
• Yolanda Paschal, Esq.: Litigation Associate, Carlton Fields, P.A.
• Asa Sealy: SE Business Development Manager, Carib Beer
• Aisha Thalia: Activist, educator and actress
• Derrick Turton: CEO and President,
• Venessa Walker: CEO and President, Owen Walker Jr. Foundation, Incorporated
• Nicole White-Quinn: President and CEO, Nicole White Designs
• Davicka Thompson: President/CEO, Thompson Creative Collective
• Leslie Walker: Educational audiologist, Miami-Dade County Public Schools and President, Hear The Runway Foundation, Inc.
• Leighton Walsh: DJ and entertainer
• Latoya Williams: Community Relations Director, Orange Bowl Committee

For more information on Legacy magazine and its honorees, please contact Dexter A. Bridgeman at 305-528-4277.

About Legacy magazine:
Established in 2004, Legacy through distribution partnerships with the Miami Herald and the Palm Beach Post has a South Florida tri-county readership of 270,000 and publishes bi-monthly. Legacy is a news/business publication serving South Florida’s black professional community with insightful articles and information on business, careers, politics, lifestyle, culture and social commentary.