KWC’s Managing Principal Named to the Chamber ALX’s 40 Under 40 Honorees

KWC is proud to announce that Connie Hammell, the firm’s Managing Principal, has been named among the Chamber ALX’s 2021 40 Under 40 Honorees. Each honoree was selected for their professional accomplishments, scholastic achievement, and community impact.

The 40 Under 40 program was established in 2016 to recognize those age 40 and under engaged in a variety of fields including business, technology, nonprofit management, civic life, public service, education, and the arts, who are shaping Alexandria for the future.

In addition to the 40 professionals selected for this year’s list, the Chamber has also chosen two area high school students to receive their first ever Youth Honoree awards, based on nominations received.

The Chamber will present the awards at an upcoming virtual event, presented by Beyer Subaru, on July 15. Visit the Chamber’s event page at to learn more and purchase tickets. A portion of tickets will benefit the Scholarship Fund of Alexandria.

The full list of the 2021 40 Under 40 Honorees is below.

Amanda Alderson
National Industries for the Blind

Morgan Babcock
The Carlyle Council

Rachel Baer, Esq.
Family First Law Group

Jackie Barbarito
Goodwin House

Miguel Blancas
City of Alexandria

Taryn Brice-Rowland
National Association of Truck Stop Operators (NATSO Inc)

Alycia Burant
Healthy Minds Therapy

Christina Calloway
United States Patent and Trademark Office

Cynthia Chin
United States Patent and Trademark Office

C.J. Cross
Hops N Shine

Lieutenant Marcus Downey

Alexandria Police Department

Cheyanne Dwyer

Building Momentum

Paula J. Eichenbrenner, MBA, CAE

Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy Foundation

Kelly Ferenc
Bishop Boutique

Claudia Girerd
Freeman Decorating Company

Alyson Glick
Aptive Resources

Kellie Gunderman
The Social Edge, LLC & VIP Alexandria Magazine

Connie Hammell
KWC Certified Public Accountants

Amanda Parker Hazelwood
The Spitfire Club

Jenna Hong, MD
INOVA Medical Group

Mary Charlotte Horner
Legal Services of Northern Virginia

Michelle Smith Howard
Smart Beginnings Alexandria

Lorraine Johnson

Alexandria City High School Student

Nicole Jones
Stomping Ground, Bagel Uprising & Mae’s Market & Café

Harrison C. Lee
Cotton and Company

Lizzie Liu
The Campagna Center

Sarah Locke
Old Town Tax Consultants

Drew Marks
Mark-Woods Construction Services

Jennifer N. Masi
Children’s Law Center

Cody Mello-Klein
Alexandria Times

Morgan C. Middleton

United States Senate Federal Credit Union

Ashley Sanchez-Viafara
Alexandria City High School Student

Oliver N. Schipper, MD
Anderson Orthopaedic Clinic

Robin Shultz
INOVA Health System

Faith Spillman
Alexandria Police Department

Jacobson Truex
McLaughlin Ryder Investments

Jaqueline Tucker, Esq.
City of Alexandria

Lauren H. Waldron
Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS)

Natasha Walters
Brandywine Living at Alexandria

Toriseju Whyte, MD
Kaiser Permanente Mid Atlantic Medical Group

Jordan Wilhelm
The Critical Mass LLC

Andrew Young
Renner and Company, CPA, PC