Jul 29, 2019
Gift Shop announces Gift + Stationery 40 Under 40 Class of 2019

The Gift + Stationery 40 Under 40 Awards, presented by leading specialty retail magazines Gift Shop, Gift Shop Pets, Stationery Trends and Museums & More, revealed its Class of 2019 during a ceremony at the Summer Las Vegas Market.

More than 100 young professionals were nominated this year, with 40 honorees selected by representatives of Gift Shop, Stationery Trends, Museums & More and the Gift & Home Trade Association (GHTA). Honorees represent all facets of the industry – from retailers and manufacturers, to designers and sales managers.

The Class of 2019 was honored at a special reception during the Summer Las Vegas Market.

“Our Gift + Stationery 40 Under 40 Class of 2019 represents the next generation of leaders who will significantly evolve the industry in their respective areas,” said Publishing Director Bob Ziltz. “The impressive accomplishments of their young careers are reflective of their natural leadership, motivation and desire to make a significant impact on the industry.”

The Gift + Stationery 40 Under 40 Class of 2019 is:

  • Gail Aquino, Merchandise Manager at the San Diego Zoo Global
  • Ginny Ball, Owner, Ginny Ball Consulting
  • Rachel Berick, Owner & Founder of Maptote
  • Brooke Caskey-Hignett, Mid-Atlantic & Virginia Sales Representative for Daniel*Richards
  • Crystal Cheyne, Managing Director of US Sales Operations for Ganz Midwest CBK
  • Jill DeDominicis, Visitor Experience Manager for the Mingei International Museum
  • Taylor Elliott, Founder & Creative Director of Taylor Elliott Designs
  • Nick Forte, Co-Founder & Business Director for June & December
  • David Manuel Garcia, Nature Shop Manager at the Seattle Audubon Nature Shop
  • Sarah Gluchacki, Founder of The Windmill Paper Boutique
  • Shandon Graybeal, Owner of the Alair Neighborhood Gift Shop
  • Margaret Haas, Shop Owner of Paper Pastries & L.A. Pen Pal Club Co-Founder
  • Lindsay Hagerman, Co-Founder & CFO for RainCaper
  • Colleen Hall, Marketing Director for C&F Enterprises
  • Michelle Huie, Founder of VIM & VIGR
  • Ashley Jankowski, Owner & Designer of The Type Set Company
  • Kate Kellman, Co-Founder & Marketing Director for Of Note Stationers
  • Parker Krex, CEO of Brick Loot
  • Stephanie Loftus, Owner of The Quill
  • Jennifer Luna, Founder, Owner & CEO of Paper Luxe Stationery & Gift and The Curious Bear Toy & Book Shop
  • Brandy McNair, Owner of Bella Vita Jewelry
  • Priscilla Montano,Director of Operations for Fine Lines
  • Sarah Mount, Vice President of Marketing – Home, Gift & Rug for International Market Centers
  • Jon Neidlinger, Owner of nora fleming
  • Elizabeth Newton, Owner of Loops & Belles
  • Mélanie Ouellette, President & Creative Director for Baltic Club
  • Teddy Pekalski, Sales & Marketing Manager for Whereoware
  • Lindsey Potter, Director of Design – Home Division for Mud Pie
  • Wombi Rose & John Wise, Co-Founders of Lovepop
  • Rachel Rosenzweig, Director of Product Development for AngelStar Inspired Products
  • Kelly Samm Adams, Owner & Founder of RSVP To Me
  • Sarah Schuetz, Senior Retail Relations Manager for International Market Centers
  • Katie Scott, Owner of Well This Is Awkward
  • Rachel Spence Siegel, Engagement Manager for the Fair Trade Federation
  • Stacy Stahl, Founder of Sweeter Cards
  • Meg Sutton, Owner of Belle & Union
  • Maghon Taylor, Owner of All She Wrote Notes
  • Rebekah Tennis, Founder & Creative Artist for Wild Ink Press
  • Kate Thurman, Owner & Operator for Smarty Pants Paper Company
  • Victoria Palace Venturi, Founder & CEO for Paper Epiphanies
  • Janna Willoughby-Lohr, Owner of Papercraft Miracles

The Gift + Stationery 40 Under 40 Awards are held in partnership with the Gift & Home Trade Association and hosted annually by the Las Vegas Market. Additional details about the Class of 2019 are available online, at www.giftshopmag.com, www.stationerytrendsmag.com and www.museumsandmore.com.

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