The single professionals were selected by Cystic Fibrosis Foundation on the basis of their activity in the community, success in their careers and commitment to others through their support of charitable causes.
Throughout the year, the 50 Finest will host fundraising events to benefit CFF. The 2010 group raised a record net of more than $260,000.
The honorees will be congratulated during the big 50 Finest event at the Omni William Penn on Aug. 18. See & Be Seen covers the 50 Finest party event every year. Check out last year's video in the left-hand corner. Related videos and stories can be found at the bottom of this page.
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Emmai Alaquiva CEO, Ya Momz House, LLC; Founder, Hip Hop On LOCK
Heidi Aufdenkamp Clarinet player, Akron Symphony; Conference Coordinator, University of Pittsburgh
Frank Bachurski President, Faded Industry Entertainment; VP Marketing, Clique Vodka
Cori Bingham Owner & CEO, Checklist Cleaning
Amy Brocato Associate, Langholz Wilson Ellis Inc.
Janelle Buchheit Founder, New Heights Coaching
Daniel Burda Owner, Studio Raw
Colleen Coll Sales & Marketing Manager, Bucca Di Beppo
Nick Cortazzo Partner, 3 Rivers Wealth Management Group
Britton Costa Vice President of Marketing, M-Cor Steel, Inc.
Walter Coury Sales Representative, Merrill Lynch
Kara Crawford Employment Specialist for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing & Sign Language Interpreter, HDS
Daniella Cuomo President & Founder, Virtual Assist USA; Author
Brandi Engel Spokesperson for Pittsburgh's CW TV Station/Actress
Lisa Fiumara Associate, CB Richard Ellis
Anthony Gianettino Mechanical Engineer, BEA Inc.
Daniel Gilman Chief of Staff, William Peduto, PGH City Council
Hank Goldman Manager, Melting Pot
Neil Goss Eastern Regional Sales Manager, Goss Inc.
Amanda Greenberg Sales & Marketing Executive, Sysco
Brian Hardy Partner, Medwig & Co.
Laura Kelly Partnership Development Coordinator, VisitPittsburgh
Michael Kulish III Owner, Kulish III Enterprises
Rose Lotenero Owner, Hot Haute Hot
Renee Lutz Director of Special Events, Stage AE
Holly McIntosh Program Coordinator: Operation Weed & Seed and Community Outreach
Neighborhood Initiatives, Office of Mayor Luke Raventahl
Jacqui McMenamin Insurance Agent, Thomas & McMenamin Insurance
Amanda Morel Public Affairs Manager, BNY Mellon
Dan Mulford Assistant Coach, Men's Lacrosse, Robert Morris University
Adam Mychak Dentist, South Side Dental Pavilion
Lauren Norris Entertainment Producer, Talent Network
Diana Palombo Statistician, Internal Revenue Service – Appeals
Dimitrios Pantzoulas President, Pittsburgh Contracting Network; President, Pure Luxury Kitchen& Bath Design Center
Martin Potoczny President, Power Fit Pittsburgh; Owner, Visivo Visual Design
Allison Potter Senior Account Executive, Pascale Communications, LLC
Curtis Randle El Senior Financial Consultant, PNC Investments
Lisa Russell Owner, Educational Tutorial Services
Justin Scott Owner, Scott Spine & Rehabilitation Center, LLC
Penny Semaia Assistant Athletic Director Student Life, University of Pittsburgh
Ashlee Shearer Food Safety Coordinator, Aramark
Dixie Smith Director of Sales and Catering, Andora Catering
Cheryl Sorice Independent Contractor
JJ Stamatelos Emergency Management Planner/Specialist, City of PGH Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security
David Stover Jr. Senior Airman, Air Force Reserve; Personal Trainer, Urban Active
Tim Sullivan Marketing Executive, Pittsburgh Business Times
Brian Testa Executive Vice President, Sano Scientific
Ashley Valdiserri Territory Business Manager II, LifeScan Inc.
Christopher Vogt Relationship Manager, PNC Wealth Management
Danika Wukich Business Development Officer, PNC Financial Services
Elizabeth Yorio Vice President, Associated Builders and Contractors of Western PA, Inc.
Previous Stories: August 20, 2010: Pittsburgh's 50 Finest Honored At 2010 Gala August 19, 2010: Pittsburgh's 50 Finest Named For 2010 August 31, 2009: Meet Craig Wolfley's Daughter Megan, 50 Finest Honoree July 22, 2009: Pittsburgh's 50 Finest Announced For 2009