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Sacramento Business Journal 40 Under 40

Friday, May 13, 2011  
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Sacramento, CA - District 30 Night Club experienced a NELP Invasion, as seven Fellows, both past and present, were crowned winners of the Sacramento Business Journal "40 Under 40”. The winners, selected from more than 250 nominees, were judged for leadership in their company or field, entrepreneurship and creativity, accomplishments and community involvement.

"The 40”, stem from varied industries, cultural backgrounds, and have proven themselves to be effective stewards of the Sacramento Region.

When asked what this award means to her, Rhonda Staley-Brooks (Class I) shared, "It is a great honor to be amongst the 250 nominees that are doing great things in the Greater Sacramento Region. I credit my experience through NELP for shining a light on my individual skill-set and commitment to serving our community”.

"Being recognized in this fashion means a lot to me and validates my direction of success and dedication to community service”, said Michael Broughton (Class II) of this honor.

A complete list of the NELP Fellows awarded the”40 Under 40” honor can be found below:

Michael Broughton, Principal/General Manager, (Fellow, Class II)

Alana Mathews-Davis, Deputy District Attorney, Sacramento County (Fellow, Class II)

Marcum Jones, Global Controls and Compliance Analyst, Intel (Fellow, Class II)

Lourdes Jimenez-Price, Senior Attorney, SMUD (Sr. Fellow, Class I)

Rhonda Staley-Brooks, President/CEO, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Sacramento, (Sr. Fellow, Class I)

Mark Adams, General Manager, AHI Construction (Sr. Fellow, Class I)

Darrell Teat, Special Assistant to the CEO, Nehemiah Corp. of America (Sr. Fellow, Class I)

The Nehemiah Emerging Leaders Program (NELP), a selective 10-month professional development program, is designed to prepare its Fellows for effective and ethical leadership in their companies and communities. The Nehemiah Emerging Leaders Programoffers leadership training customized to the specific challenges faced by culturally diverse leaders. Fellows will graduate ready to put their talents to work in the public and private sectors, acting as catalysts for positive change in our community. The Nehemiah Emerging Leaders Program is a WIN-WIN-WIN for individuals, companies and the community:

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