Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s 20 Under 40 Successful Alumni: 2022 List

All of these individuals were nominated and completed an application for consideration. Evaluators scored applicants on SAE involvement, professional achievements, community involvement, and leadership.

If you know a young alumnus deserving of recognition, please email foundation@sae.net. Individuals must be alumni members in good standing and under 40-years-old by March 31, 2023. 


Noah Bamonte-Grebis (Drake ’20)

Noah is a Financial Analyst for Solar Mosiac. He is an Eagle Scout and remains involved with Boy Scouts of America as an Assistant Scout Master to a troop of young women. Noah remains involved in SAE as the Alumni Advisor for the chapter at Clemson. He received the Order of the Lion in 2021.


Ryan Bethell (Stanford ’08) 

In March 2020, Ryan founded The Ideas Law Firm, PLLC, and currently serves as the firm’s Managing Partner. His firm has filed thousands of trademarks in over 20 countries in two years. He volunteers his time coaching water polo and with Habitat for Humanity. Ryan remains involved in SAE and serves on the Phoenix Area Alumni Association Board of Directors.


John Brkic (Youngstown State ’09)

John is a Project Specialist for Jo-Ann Stores, managing store openings and remodels. He was a Mahoning Valley Young Professionals 25 Under 35 Honoree in 2020. Previously he served as an advisor for the chapter at Youngstown State and Province Pi Deputy Archon. He was awarded the Merit Key at the 165th Anniversary Convention. He remains active in the Ohio Alpha Alumni Association.


Justin Butt  (Youngstown State ’12) 

Captain Butt is a Foreign Area Officer in the United States Army currently posted to the U.S. Embassy in France. He is responsible for advising Senior Defense Officials and coordinating with his French counterparts. Justin has received several medals and awards, including the Meritorious Service Medal, for his achievements as the Battalion S1 Officer in the 2-17 Field Artillery Battalion.


Samuel Greco (Georgetown ’15)

Lieutenant Greco is an attorney in the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps. He completed the JAG First Tour rotational program early and currently works as a courts-martial trial defense counsel. After performing over 1,000 hours of pro bono work as a law clerk in the U.S. Senate, Georgetown Law recognized him as Pro Bono Honoree with Exceptional Distinction at his graduation.


Steve Johnston (Harvard ’09)

Steve is the Chief Operating Officer for FlexPoint Media. In 2017 he made the American Association of Political Consultants 40 Under 40 list, and in 2016, he received Campaigns and Elections Rising Star award. He volunteers with Operation Progress as a mentor to high school students, is a Harvard Alumni Interviewer, and is a judge for the Penn Wharton Startup Challenge. 


Jeremy Lowy (Louisville ’09)

Jeremy is a Periodontist for Cody Dental Group. He has given over $620,000 of pro bono dental care to patients and participates in Smile Generation’s Annual Serve Day. He is a member of several professional associations, including Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity, and remains involved with SAE as a member of the Kentucky Sigma Alumni Association.


Vincent Marsala (Cal Poly-Pomona ’17)

Vincent is a Superintendent for Turner Construction and, in 2019, was recognized with the Outstanding Staff Award. Vincent is a member of several professional organizations, mentors high school students, and volunteers with Turner Construction’s service projects. He is a veteran and serves as the National Liaison for Turner’s Veterans Resource Group. In 2020 he was the Keynote Speaker for Cal State Poly-Pomona’s Future Forward event.


David Ostern (Binghamton ’17)

David is an Attorney for Littler Mendelson, P.C., focusing on labor and employment law. He was Editor in Chief of Cardozo International & Comparative Law Review in law school, earning the Jacob Burns Medal. David provides pro bono legal counseling to non-profit organizations and individuals each year. As an alumnus, he served SAE in several roles for Province Nu and as a chapter advisor.


Michael Pompeo (Youngstown State ’17)

Michael is a Doctor of Chiropractic and the owner of Pompeo Chiropractic LLC, which he opened in 2021. He is active in several local and national professional organizations, including serving as Secretary for the Eastern Ohio Chiropractic Society. Michael is a devoted member of his religious community and volunteers as a religious education teacher in his free time.


Kyle Ranally (Ohio ’13)

Kyle is a Vertical Insights Marketing Strategist for Meta and an adjunct professor at Ohio University starting this fall. He is a member of the Adweek Executive Mentorship Program and, in 2021, was recognized as a Rising Mentee. Kyle was the keynote speaker for several professional conferences in 2021, including Ad World, where he presented on changes to consumer behavior and the future of shopping. 


Joseph Richey (Penn State-State College ’09)

Joseph is a Senior Program Manager for Red Hat, Inc. He has received several professional performance awards, including IBM’s ACE Award. He is active within his community as a Freemason and Shriner and serves in several leadership roles for his Masonic Lodge. Joseph is SAE’s Province Omicron Archon, President of the Raleigh Alumni Association, and Founder & Chairman of the Hunters & Anglers Alumni Affiliate Group.


Jason Sabaugh (Southern California ’07)

Jason is a First Vice President of Wealth Management for UBS Financial Services. His portfolio totals over $500 million in asset management. Jason is a member of several professional associations, including the USC Marshall Alumni Association, which named him Board Member of the Year in 2016. He also currently serves on the board of The Patriots Initiative. 


John Sebalos (Oswego ’05)

John is the Director of Technology for Pelham Public Schools. He is a member of several professional organizations, is a Consortium for School Networking board member, a Lower Hudson Regional Information Center Advisory Committee member, and a Google for Education Certified Innovator. John volunteers with the North Rockland Youth Hockey Association. He was awarded the Merit Key at the 165th Anniversary Convention.


Steve Tricarico (Hofstra ’06)

Steve is the Chief Deputy Superintendent of Highways for the Town of Brookhaven, New York, and an Adjunct Associate Professor for Farmingdale State College. Following Hurricane Sandy, FEMA awarded Brookhaven a $35 million hazard mitigation grant. Steve oversaw the infrastructure reconstruction and improvement project for the town’s roadways and drainage. He remains involved with SAE as President of the New York Chi Alumni Association.


Tyler Valencia (Cal State-Long Beach ’12) 

Tyler is a fitness entrepreneur and has started several businesses, including award-winning Time 2 Train, which he successfully relaunched as an online workout platform in 2020. He is also the Founder and President of the Kinesiology Institute for Performance Specialists. He previously served in senior leadership roles for fitness education and personal training certification organizations, including the National Council for Certified Personal Trainers.


Matthew White (Northern Illinois ’05)

Matthew is a Private Client Advisor for JPMorgan Chase and, in his free time, a volunteer coach for various youth sports teams through his local park district. He is active with his local church, previously serving as President of the Council, and is currently a member of the church’s fundraising committee. He also volunteers for Feed My Starving Children.


Conner Whitten (Mississippi State ’17)

Conner is an associate attorney for Baker Donelson. He is active in several national and local professional associations, including the Federal Bar Association and the Jackson Young Lawyers Association. He supports his community by providing pro bono legal counseling through the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project, and in 2021 Conner was an organizer for MVLP’s Legal Beagle 5K Race.


Daniel Woodcock (Toledo ’14) 

Daniel is the CEO of both Peacock Social and Drone Works Media. He is active in the Toledo community through the regional Chamber of Commerce, EPIC Toledo, and Northwest Ohio Growth Partnership. Daniel is a member of the Rotary Club of Toledo and District 6600, serving in several leadership roles. He is also a Trustee for the Epilepsy Foundation of Northwest Ohio. 


James Wright (George Washington ’09)

James is the Chief Executive Officer of A Step Beyond. Under his leadership, A Step Beyond exceeded its fundraising goal last fiscal year and successfully offered safe programming amid the pandemic while maintaining a high level of participation. James is active in his community as a member of the Rotary Club of Escondido and the Escondido Community Foundation. 

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