SaulPaul Named Austinite of the Year + Arts, Media & Entertainment Awardee

The 9th annual AU40 Awards was a phenomenal night for SaulPaul. Honored to be nominated and selected as a finalist, he was taken aback when he not only one award but two awards at the annual event. He was selected as Austinite of the Year as well as the award winner in the Arts, Media and Entertainment category.

After the awards ceremony, SaulPaul took to the stage and performed with a live band to close off the evening at the after party celebration hosted at the J.W. Marriott in downtown Austin. It was a night to remember!!!

About the AU40 Awards

Since 1998, the Young Women’s Alliance and the Young Men’s Business League have partnered annually to host a series of events culminating in the Austin Under 40 Awards Gala—a black-tie event honoring and celebrating Austin’s emerging professionals and their mentors. These individuals are recognized in 15 categories: Arts, Culinary Arts & Hospitality; Community Service & Non-Profit; Engineering, Architecture & Design; Entrepreneurship & Start-up; Financial and Insurance Services; Government & Public Affairs; Legal; Marketing, Advertising & Public Relations; Medicine, Healthcare & Life Sciences; Real Estate; Sports, Wellness & Fitness; Youth & Education; Technology & Sciences; Mentor of the Year. The awards gala serves not only to commend individuals such as Michael Dell, Dan Graham, Kendra Scott and Andy Roddick for their leadership and achievements, but more importantly, to raise money for two philanthropic beneficiaries.

These are the 2017 Winners:

Austinite of the Year
SaulPaul, Musician with a Message, ReRoute Music Group

Arts, Media, and Entertainment
SaulPaul, Musician with a Message, ReRoute Music Group

Culinary Arts and Hospitality
Mason H. Ayer, Chief Executive Officer, Kerbey Lane Cafe

Community Service and Nonprofit
Amy E. Mills, Chief Executive Officer, Emancipet

Engineering, Architecture, and Design
Daniel Goodman Carl, Regional Director, BSA LifeStructures

Entrepreneurship and Startup
Matt Stanley, Founder, President and CEO of Sundance Memory Care

Financial and Insurance Services
Rich Coffey, Founder, Coffey Advisory Group, LLC

Government and Public Affairs
Rudolph K. Metayer, Litigator, Chamberlain | McHaney

Legal
Milam F Newby, Managing Partner – Austin, Vinson & Elkins LLP

Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations
Maria Orozova, Founder + President, The MOD Studio

Medicine, Healthcare, and Life Sciences
Lauren Chauret, Partner & Director of Operations, PTV Healthcare Capital

Mentor of the Year
Ann Jerome, Executive Director, American Heart Association

Real Estate
Mark Strub,  überAGENT® + owner of STRÜB RESIDENTIAL

Sports, Wellness, and Fitness
Rashanna Moss, Owner- Pure Barre Austin

Technology and Sciences
Jeffrey Palermo, CEO, Clear Measure, Inc.

Youth and Education
Larkin Tackett, Executive Director, IDEA Public Schools, Austin