York, PA (September 19, 2022) – York County Community Foundation (YCCF) is proud to announce Central Penn Business Journal has selected Roth J. Preap, Grants Program Officer, as a Forty Under 40 recipient.
Forty Under 40 recognizes professionals 40 years of age and younger who have been successful in the Central Pennsylvania area. Honorees, chosen by the editors and publisher of the Central Penn Business Journal, were selected based on professional accomplishments, community service and commitment to inspiring change. A full listing of winners is below.
“Roth is not only an integral part of our team at YCCF, but an outstanding member of York’s arts and nonprofit communities. His commitment to making York County better extends beyond his professional life into his personal life as well,” said Jane M. Conover, President & CEO of YCCF.
Since joining YCCF in 2019, Roth has helped award over $20 million in grants, and helped hundreds of nonprofit organizations apply for grants. He manages YCCF’s online grant portal and uses his knowledge and skills to improve the way we measure our impact and make the application process more equitable. Additionally, Roth has increased equity in YCCF’s grantmaking by managing the community grant reader program, which involves recruiting community members to help make decisions about grant funding and providing guidance and training to the volunteers.
Roth also leads three environmental grantmaking programs and is currently hosting community conversations to reimagine how YCCF can support environmental change in York County. He provides support for three committees of volunteer experts around sustainable energy, agriculture and land preservation, and water quality.
Outside of his role with YCCF, Roth has been leading the York Youth Symphony Orchestra (YYSO) as the Operations & Personnel Manager since 2018. As one of only two staff supporting the organization, Roth enjoys sharing his passion for music and ensuring that young people from across the county have access to the opportunity to pursue their own passion for music. He also volunteers with the Cultural Alliance of York County (CAYC), spreading awareness and access to the arts. He began his journey with the CAYC as an intern and has continued to support their mission.
Growing up in York and attending the York City School District, he has seen the growth and change in York City all his life. While still in high school, Roth was selected for the York College Community Opportunity Scholarship Program (YCCOSP), and through the program, attended and graduated from York College of Pennsylvania. After college, he was inspired to stay in York and to help develop York County by creating more opportunities to better others and to help build a stronger York community.
“The 2022 Forty Under 40 honorees represent the future of Central Pennsylvania. They have achieved professional success and are making significant contributions to our community and inspire change,” said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, senior group publisher of the Central Penn Business Journal. “We at the Central Penn Business Journal congratulate them and look forward to their future accomplishments.”
The winners will be honored on Wednesday, October 19, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Hilton Harrisburg, One North Second Street in Harrisburg.
Honorees will be profiled in a magazine that will be inserted into the Oct. 28 issue of Central Penn Business Journal and will be available online at CPBJ.com.
The Presenting Sponsor is Members 1st Federal Credit Union. For more information and the most updated listing of sponsors, visit CPBJ.com/event/forty-under-40/.
About York County Community Foundation
York County Community Foundation creates a vibrant York County by engaging donors, providing community leadership, and investing in high-impact initiatives while building endowment for future generations. York County Community Foundation holds more than 630 endowed funds and assists donors and nonprofits in reaching their charitable goals. The Community Foundation granted $6.5 million in 2021 throughout York County and beyond, and stewards approximately $211 million in assets.
About Central Penn Business Journal
Central Penn Business Journal is the leading source of business news and information in Central Pennsylvania for the past 38 years. In addition to breaking news daily on its multimedia news site at CPBJ.com, it publishes a biweekly print edition. Central Penn Business Journal publishes various special focus sections on topics like real estate and construction and mergers and acquisitions in addition to the yearly Book of Lists. It also hosts 10 annual events, including Women of Influence, Reader Rankings, Fastest Growing Companies and Best Places to Work in PA, to recognize excellence and provide leadership opportunities. In addition, Central Penn Business Journal facilitates monthly webinars bringing local experts from the business community together to discuss current topics and trends. Its Digital Marketing Solutions helps customers with social media, search engine marketing and optimization, retargeting, email marketing and more. Central Penn Business Journal and its sister publication, Lehigh Valley Business, which covers business in the Lehigh Valley, are part of BridgeTower Media, one of the country’s leading business-to-business media companies with more than 40 print and digital publications in more than 25 U.S. markets.
2022 Forty Under 40
Jaime L. Arroyo, ASSETS
Alex Baloga, Pennsylvania Food Merchants Association
Brett Bauer, CPA, McKonly & Asbury
Benjamin Bostic, Boyer & Ritter LLC
Joan Bradbury, Senate of Pennsylvania
Katie L. Brenneman, Benchmark Construction Co. Inc.
Paulina Colonna, Paragon Behavioral Health Services
Michael Curci, Fulton Bank
Michael J. Curran, SIOR, Landmark Commercial Realty
Kerry Dishner, Select Medical
Craig Tyler Dunkle, Marcus & Millichap
Martin Fedorko, White Rose Ventures
Asheleigh Forsburg, The Peyton Walker Foundation
Jennifer A. Galloway, Esq., Saxton & Stump LLC
Heather Harris, Weaver Associates Inc.
Lindsey Holtzman, Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC
Lauren S. Holubec, Ed.D., Emerge Education
Kate E. Hynes, Stock & Leader
Melissa J. Irwin, CNS Companies
Zachary Taylor Jacobs, Leonhardt Manufacturing
Erica A. Kahl, WellSpan Health
Erin Loudenslager Kanter, Pennsylvania Bankers Association
Ashley Kliewer, MS, PA-C, FHM, CPAAPA, Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health
Devon Myers Kolomick, CGA Law Firm
Dustin C. LeBlanc, West Shore Theatre
Emily K. Lewis, J.D., The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania
Brian R. Marchuck, CPA, Brown Schultz Sheridan & Fritz
Elizabeth L. Melamed, Barley Snyder
Michelle Mowrer, MBA, Members 1st Federal Credit Union
Shea Neumann CDP, CDPSGF, Aurora Home Care and Hospice/NCCDP
John Nickey, LINKBANK
Allyson O’Neal, Hospice of Central PA
Roth J. Preap, York County Community Foundation/York Youth Symphony Orchestra
Kristen Pucci, KRAE Consulting
Thomas Purcell, URL Insurance Group
Alex Reber, CPA, MBA, Miller Dixon Drake PC
Jason Schultz, CHA, High Hotels Ltd.
Conlan Swope, Warfel Construction Company
Holly P. White, Domani Wealth
Joseph J. Wysock III, MBA, CHC, Lancaster Behavioral Health Hospital
Congratulations to all the nominees.