Waco Under 40 Celebration

Waco Under 40 Celebration

Thursday, November 16, 2023 (5:00 PM - 7:00 PM) (CST)


Waco Under 40, with presenting sponsor Bird Kultgen Ford, celebrates dynamic young leaders under the age of 40, from McLennan County. Nominees represent not only the young leaders who demonstrate a tremendous positive impact in their respective industries, but who also go beyond the call of duty by volunteering their personal time to give back to the community and strive to make Waco a better place to live. 

The Waco Under 40 Celebration is a rare opportunity for the best and brightest from a diverse group of professions to gather and receive much-deserved recognition. Join us as we celebrate both the nominees and honorees for Waco Under 40. The celebration will take place at Bird Kultgen Ford from 5-7 pm on Thursday, November 16, 2023. Complimentary beverages and heavy hors d'oeuvres will be available. 

Reservations are not required. This event is open to the public.  

Congratulations to our 2023 Waco Under 40 honorees!

  • James Beard, JRBT
  • Paige Beasley, Community Bank & Trust
  • Jaja Chen, Cha Community
  • Cameron Curry, Extraco Banks
  • Cari Detlefsen, Mountainview Elementary School, Waco ISD
  • Cory Dickman, Rogue Media Network & Triple Win Waco
  • Cameron Gomez, Century 21, Icon
  • Jonathan Olvera, RE/MAX Centex, REALTORS
  • Christopher Qualls, McLennan Community College Foundation
  • Daniela Rodriguez, Dani Sells Texas with Turner Brothers Real Estate
  • Clay Springer, Sturdisteel & Triple Win Waco
  • Jackie Villarreal, Spring Valley Elementary School, Midway ISD
  • Dr. Valerie Willis, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Josh Wucher, Transformation Waco

Check out the full list of 2023 nominees. Although these individuals were not selected as honorees, being nominated shows great dedication and leadership to the Waco community. Waco Under 40 was created to recognize dynamic young leaders who have distinguished themselves in their careers and our community, and the community nominated them for exemplifying these qualities.


This event is free to attend and is open to the public. 

Bird Kultgen, Inc.
1701 W Loop 340
Waco, TX 76712
Event Contact
Alivia Gomez
(254) 757-5617
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Thursday, November 16, 2023 (5:00 PM - 7:00 PM) (CST)
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