Field day: 40 Under Forty 2020 class honored at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium
For the first time in nearly 20 years, 40 Under Forty had a rain date. That wasn’t an issue Monday as 140 people weathered 90-degree heat to salute the 2020 class at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium.
The program, now in its 19th year, honors New Hampshire residents who have achieved professional and volunteer accomplishments.
“The Union Leader 40 Under Forty once again proves that talented young people are a renewable resource in the Granite State,” said Brendan McQuaid, the newspaper’s president and publisher.
This year’s attendees were required to wear masks — among numerous social-distance precautions at the event, which was moved outdoors after it was rescheduled from March. Each honoree and their guests had a couple of rows to themselves, with a full empty row of seating between recipients.
The 21 women and 19 men, ages 29 to 39, joined 720 alumni who have been honored since the program’s inception in 2002.
They represented numerous fields in the private and public sector, including health care, education, social services, public policy, the trades, finance, engineering, telecommunications, theater and law enforcement.