Dunn works hand-in-hand with the small business community, managing the city's financial assistance programs for businesses as well as the brownfields program. He serves as co-chair of the Worcester Business Resource Alliance, a network of 22 small business service providers from the nonprofit and government sectors. He worked on the development of the South Worcester Industrial Park and led initiatives such as the food truck ordinance.
Dunn is a passionate supporter of the Be Like Brit Foundation and serves on its annual golf tournament committee.
Whose career would you like to emulate? Robert Kraft. He has built an empire of successful businesses, began his career in Worcester and has a deep commitment to philanthropy.
What is your advice to aspiring young business people? Take initiative and find meaningful mentors, both inside and outside of your organization.
Where do you get your motivation to succeed? I am self-motivated but also choose to surround myself with like-minded people.
If you could have dinner with any four people, who would they be? Thomas Jefferson, Leonardo da Vinci, John Lennon, Robin Williams.
Meet the other 40 under Forty winners
Matthew Abraham - Tighe & Bond Inc. in Worcester
Kola A. Akindele - UMass Medical School in Worcester
William E. Aubuchon, IV - Aubuchon Hardware in Westminster
Amanda Marie Baer - Mirick O'Connell in Westborough
Elizabeth Belliveau - Enlightened Interventions & Union Street Yoga in Worcester
Joe Bush - Worcester CleanTech Incubator
Nicholas J. Carbone - Boyle & Carbone, P.C. in Fitchburg
Christof Chartier - C.M. Chartier Contracting in Templeton
Rob Cleary - ClearCom IT Solutions Inc. in Leicester
Emily DeGray - Residential Mortgage Services in Sturbridge & Worcester
Alexander Dunn - Skyscope in Worcester
Amadeus Finlay - BlueHive Inc. in Worcester
Tiffany Gallo - Cutler Associates, Inc. in Worcester
Carly A. Gould - Reliant Medical Group in Worcester
Hawley Harrigan - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/MetroWest in Worcester
Michael Herbert - Town of Ashland
Julie Holstrom - Worcester Business Development Corp.
Miriam Hyder - Ed Hyder's Mediterranean Marketplace in Worcester
Kham Inthirath - Envision Digital Group in Worcester
Isabelle Jenkins - College of the Holy Cross in Worcester
Renee King - The Queen's Cup in Millbury
Oriola Koci - Livia's Dish & Altea's Brunch in Worcester
Ryan Leary - Running Start Coworking in Worcester
D. Andrew McBeth - Green Leaf Construction in Leominster
Paul Medeiros - Easter Seals Massachusetts in Worcester
Bob Miller - Tegra Medical in Franklin
Jonathan Miller - YOU, Inc. in Worcester
Amanda Misilo - Commerce Bank in Worcester
Jasmine Jina Ortiz - Keller Williams of Greater Worcester in Worcester
Amy Peterson - DCU Center in Worcester
Katherine Pittinger - Worcester Fitness
Douglas T. Radigan - Bowditch & Dewey, LLP in Worcester
Caitlin Sargent Lubelczyk - Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester
Dr. Brian Sullivan, MD - Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center in Worcester
Evis Wilmes Terpollari - Veterans Inc. in Worcester
Brian Treitman - B.T.'s Smokehouse in Sturbridge
James A. Valis - Blackstone Valley Wealth Management in Hopkinton
Stephanie Weagle - Corero Network Security in Hudson
Nicole Zea - Saint Gobain Superabrasives in Worcester
Meet this year's judges