Wilton Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Janeen Leppert was honored recently at the Fairfield County Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 awards ceremony held at Hotel Zero Degrees in Norwalk.

Ms. Leppert was one of several young professionals from Fairfield County businesses who were nominated for their outstanding achievements early in their careers.

The ceremony featured Linda McMahon, former CEO of WWE and U.S. Senate candidate, as the keynote speaker, with Bobby Valentine, executive director of intercollegiate athletics at Sacred Heart University, as master of ceremonies.

The 40 Under 40 awards recognize creative young professionals, all under the age of 40, who are dedicated to personal and professional development. These individuals serve as role models for their colleagues and are motivated to succeed in their distinct fields.  They are hard workers who have truly mastered the art of leadership.

Ms. Leppert joined the Wilton Chamber directly after graduating from High Point University and has led the Wilton Chamber for the past two years. At age 24, she was the youngest recipient this year. During her short tenure at the chamber, she has organized major fund-raisers and community events as well as several business after-hours and membership recruitment drives.

Chamber President Peg Koellmer said, “We are so proud that Janeen received this well-deserved honor. She has done a fantastic job for the chamber, especially considering that she is a one-woman office answering to the board of directors and hundreds of members.

“Janeen is a delight to work with and her efforts have led to our Chamber becoming a strong force in the local business community.”