About Corpus Christi Under 40

Created in 2006 by Rosaura Bailey and Elisa Fogle, CCU40 is dedicated to not only recognizing oustanding Corpus Christi citizens, but also for the betterment of our community. CCU40 is an event honoring the accomplishments of men and women under 40 years of age who have made significant contributions in their professional fields as well as through service in the community. The event will not only raise awareness of our young professional community but it will also give a percentage of its proceeds to charity.

Each year individuals are awarded recognition through a nomination and scoring process. In addition, one of these persons is honored as the “Person of the Year.” This goes to a member of the CCU40 honorees who is a near-perfect example of a true hard-working professional, both in terms of their career and service to the Coastal Bend community.

If you have any questions, please call 361.825.2352 or email us at CCU40@YBPCB.com



Yasmene McDaniel

Nancy Miller

Kristina Nelson

Vanessa Nisbet

Marisol Ramirez

Josh Richline

Chris Ryan

Emily Schellinger

Kristina Lyndsey Shinn

Diego Solis

Analese Tennyson

Lea Trevino

Hector Zertuche

Pooja Bindingnavele

Amanda Cameron

Caitlin Chupe

Lauren Clayton

JD Davis

David Lee Elizondo

Christina Griffith

Justin Hensley

Leo Juarez

Susan Klaus

Christopher Majka

Cade Mason

Daniel Mazoch


This year’s honorees were given an exclusive CCU40 Membership Card that grants them discounts to area businesses. Every business listed below is offering a 10% discount unless stated otherwise.

  • Lucy’s Snackbar

  • Made In Corpus Christi

  • MADRE Mexican Fish House

  • Passport2Fluency

  • Prime Real Estate (AJ Reese)* $1000 off purchase or sale of home

  • Rebel Toad

  • Rising Tide Society – Social Membership (eligible for upgrade)

  • Shoreline Sandwich Co.

  • Summer Snow Nieve en Verano (shaved ice)

  • Taylor Deli Center

  • The Exchange

  • The Post

  • WAPA

  • Alexis Hunter Interiors

  • Anthony’s Aveda Concept Salon

  • Bella Luna

  • BKK Thai Kitchen

  • Brick Bar + Bites

  • Coastal Confections

  • Eleanor’s Coffe Bar

  • Fleet Feet

  • Fresco

  • General Goods Vintages

  • Golden Petal Florist

  • House of Rock

  • Hybrid Records

  • Innovaum* 40% off services