The winners of the Business Journal‘s seventh annual Forty Under 40, selected from more than 130 nominees, were chosen on the basis of their leadership in companies and organizations as well as their participation within the community across the North Bay.

Cory McCormick, 37

Project manager, Wright Contracting, Santa Rosa

With a passion for building great structures and a better community, Cory McCormick has been the project manager for a number of health care and other construction projects.

“I’ve had the opportunity to work on the LEED Gold-certified Queen of the Valley North Acute Care Building, Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital’s expansion and renovation, Dominican College’s Edgehill Mansion, Sutter Health’s Advanced Surgery Center wing remodel (the first LEED Gold surgery center), and SRJC’s parking structure.”

Greatest professional achievement: The Santa Rosa Junior College parking garage was the largest concrete pour in Sonoma County.

Best advice received: Follow your passion and be the best at it.

Community/nonprofit activities: “As an elder at the Cove Church, I helped procure and remodel a new church building in one month. I also work with Rebuilding Together, a national nonprofit that rehabilitates homes free for low-income homeowners, the elderly and those with disabilities.”

Mentor/admired businessperson: Don Danner, my high school drafting and shop teacher, taught me the latest Autodesk AutoCAD house modeling software, introduced me to developers and opened doors to possibilities in the building industry.


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