August 26, 2016
Class of 2016

40 Under 40: Peter Dunn

PHOTO/Erika sidor
40 Under Forty winners (from left) Peter Dunn, Carly A. Gould, Rob Cleary and Elizabeth Belliveau

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

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