Spotlights

2024 Ones to Watch Rising Stars: Barry Gibson, Emtec Consulting Engineers

“Within the past year Barry Gibson has passed his PE exam, officially making him a licensed engineer in the state of New York which was an incredible achievement.” - Andrew Solano, Managing Partner at Emtec

2024 Ones to Watch Rising Stars: Gene Bove, GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.

Who are the key people in your life that have contributed to your success? My professional mentor has been instrumental in pointing my career in the right direction. His trust in me and advocacy for me as a young professional within the firm has allowed me to reimagine the firm’s noise and

2024 Ones to Watch Rising Stars: E.J. Moawad, Levin Management Corp.

Beyond your professional achievements, what are some of your passions or hobbies?  I’m an avid mountain biker, fisherman, cook and DIY’er. As a husband and proud father of two, I enjoy family time and supporting my children’s activities.

2024 Ones to Watch Rising Stars: Rebecca Davies Adams, Belveron Partners

How do you balance your rising career with your personal life? Keep everything in perspective, celebrate the small wins, and find joy in chaos.Beyond your professional achievements, what are some of your passions or hobbies? I’m an avid reader – I’m in two book clubs

2024 Ones to Watch Rising Stars: Richard Akapnitis, EW Howell Construction

How do you balance your rising career with your personal life? This is a challenging one that I am consciously working on. I try to make sure that the moment I arrive home I leave work at the door.

2024 Ones to Watch Rising Stars: Nancy DeBiasi, Farrell Fritz

How do you balance your rising career with your personal life? Finding work-life balance is essential and difficult, but possible. With two small children things arise, and having a flexible work-from-home when needed schedule helps. Having designated days in the office and carving out time to work from home has been critical

2024 Ones to Watch Rising Stars: Fiona Kika, Mark Design Studios

How do you balance your rising career with your personal life? I like to clear my mind by surrounding myself with nature, meditating, and painting, because I think a clear mind is the best way to lead an intentional life. Applying myself creatively and mindfully enables

2024 Ones to Watch Rising Stars: Dan Penaro, BEB Capital

Beyond your professional achievements, what are some of your passions or hobbies? I am an active alumnus of Chaminade High School participating in their Long Island Businessmen Association and Real Estate Association. On the weekends, I enjoy spending time outdoors

2024 Ones to Watch Rising Stars: Jessica Stanton, Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP

How do you balance your rising career with your personal life? Before balancing career and motherhood, I always envisioned that I would need finite boundaries on my time. While having boundaries is important, accepting that it’s not always easy or possible to wholly separate

2024 Ones to Watch Rising Stars: Eve Passman, Rockabill Consulting

Who are the key people in your life that have contributed to your success? My sister Melissa has always pushed me to succeed. Not only did she provide an incredible example with both her success and generous character