CANTON, OH (April 8, 2011) – ystark!, a department of the Canton Regional Chamber, and The Repository will recognize 20 incredible leaders at the fourth annual Twenty under 40! event, held Tuesday, June 7, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. inside the lobby of the historic Onesto Hotel. This year’s Twenty under 40! are:

Gina Bannevich, 36, University of Mount Union Automn Becher, 33, Huntington National Bank Melissa Bentley, 38, Bruner-Cox Darla Brown, 34, About Magazine Katie Cerrone-Arnold, 28, The University of Akron Cheli Curran, 35, Stark County Department of Job and Family Services Tricia Dever, 37, Always Eventful, Inc. Kristen Guardado, 40, Canton City Prosecutor’s Office Todd Hawke, 36, GDK Celeste Jones, 38, Stark State College Dan Leahy, 33, Diebold, Inc. Staci Martin, 34, Physicians Corporation Brent May, 38, Plain Local School District Frank Meister, 38, FirstMerit Bank, NA Marcas Miles, 33, Employers Health Alexandra Nicholis, 31, Massillon Museum Kathryn Siegfried, 26, Siegfried Enterprises John Tucker, 39, Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffith & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. Amanda Walls, 32, Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs Patrick Willoughby, 36, The Karcher Group

Nominees were selected based on career acumen, community service and trusteeship and personal and professional achievements. The Twenty under 40! selection committee is comprised of diverse business and community leaders representing a range of industry sectors from around Stark County. [gallery link="file" columns="2" orderby="rand"] The recognition of these deserving young professionals is made possible through ystark! and The Repository, in conjunction with Aultman Health Foundation, Black McCuskey Souers & Arbaugh, LPA, Diebold, Inc., Huntington National Bank and The Timken Company.