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Inaugural Class of 40 Under 40 Honorees: Where Are They, 25 Years Later?

By October 6, 2023October 11th, 2023No Comments
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Pittsburgh Magazine – Some honorees tapped in 1999 are still in the same roles; others have moved on.

When the editors of Pittsburgh Magazine launched the 40 Under 40 recognition program in 1999, some on staff doubted they would find enough worthy young leaders here to qualify. How wrong they were.

The list from the inaugural year includes several names still familiar in Pittsburgh. Some folks are doing what they were doing 25 years ago — but of course with greater authority and success.

Some have advanced to higher positions — such as David Wecht, who went from Allegheny County Register of Wills at age 36 to a seat on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Others have moved out of the area altogether. Kevin McClatchy was on the list at age 36 as the youngest owner in Major League Baseball when he led a team of investors to purchase the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1996. He sold his last shares of the team in 2009, and is now co-chairman of amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research in West Palm Beach, Florida…

Founder and former producing director of Quantum Theatre, Karla Boos recently drew accolades for her production of “Hamlet,” which was staged in August at the Carrie Blast Furnaces in Swissvale. Quantum, which she describes as a laboratory or “incubator of the amazing,” is in its 33rd year. Her title is now artistic director…

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