DBT40 Honoree: John Boykin

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John Boykin:

Age: 36
Title: President/CEO
Workplace: B+H Insurance, LLC (BHI)

A former bartender and two-time college dropout, John Boykin entered the insurance game at age 23 for $8 per hour and only six hours of work per week. But he pushed himself, became a credible advisor, went to school full time, and six months later he was working full-time in the insurance industry. He gained the experience needed to eventually produce more than $1,000,000 in new business every year since 2007. As CEO at B+H Insurance, LLC (BHI), Boykin oversees more than 25 employees in five business areas.

Boykin volunteers and supports local charities, including the American Heart Association, atTAcK Addiction, Autism Delaware, the Boys and Girls Club, Delaware Hospice, the Elena Delle Donne Foundation, First Tee of Delaware, Habitat for Humanity, the Ministry of Caring, the Ronald McDonald House and the Mary Campbell Center. He also brings that philanthropic nature back to the office, forgoing a portion of his salary each year to reward employees for excellent performance as part of B+H’s “Pay for Performance” compensation program.

Delaware Business Times Announces the 2018 DBT 40 Awards Winners

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40 under 40 leaders to be honored for Delaware Business Times, DBT 40 awards

Wilmington, DE (August 29, 2018) — Delaware Business Times is pleased to announce the 2018 DBT40 Awards winners. The DBT40 event pays tribute to these ambitious professionals who are making a name for themselves through professional excellence and community involvement. The honorees represent the best in a wide range of fields such as finance, law, non-profit, hospitality, education and technology.

The DBT40 are featured in both print and digital editions of the Delaware Business Times. Now in its 5th year, this special cocktail reception and awards ceremony has sold-out each year. This year’s winners will be profiled in the October 2nd issue of Delaware Business Times and celebrated at an awards ceremony on October 23rd at The Baby Grand.

Please see below for a complete list of winners and for program details. To share in the excitement leading up to the event, follow us @DeBusinessTimes #DBT40.

“Delaware Business Times strives to recognize the promising young talent in our state,” says CEO & Publisher, Rob Martinelli.  “Honorees are chosen based on their level of professional accomplishment, vision, community service and leadership.  The DBT40 are role models who are striving to make a difference in our community.”

The DBT40 Awards ceremony on October 23, 2018 is an expected sell-out event where more than 250 local executives and guests will gather to celebrate and honor Delaware’s top business leaders under 40 who have successfully taken their companies to the forefront of their chosen industries and given back to the community. The event will kick off with a networking reception, followed by a video-packed awards ceremony that will be honoring the winners.

2018 DBT 40 Awards

     Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2018
     Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (VIP 5pm)
     Location: The Baby Grand
     818 N. Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
     Attire: Business Cocktail

 

2018 DBT 40 Awards Winners

Kevin Allen,   Allen House Studios
Angela Anacay,   Discover
Jason Aviles,   FLYOGI, LLC, Wilmington Green Box, Wilmington Placemakers Inc., Artist Avenue Station
Jake Booth,   Capstone Homes
John P. Boykin,   B+H Insurance, LLC
Valerie Budischak,   Epilepsy Foundation of Delaware
Rob DeMasi,   Muscle Movement Foundation/Fusion Fitness Center
Sharee Dorsett,   CSC (Corporation Service Company)
Julie Frieswyk,   University of Delaware
Markevis Gideon,   NerdIt Now
Stephanie Howe Guarino,   Nemours/Christiana Care Health System
Robert Herrera,   The Mill
Logan Herring,   Kingswood Community Center, Inc.
Danielle N. Hufford,   ShureLine Electrical, Inc.
Rick Kingery,   Colliers International
Timothy Daniel Kiser,   Bernardon
Rachel Lindeman,   M&T Bank
AJ Lurie,   WJBR – Beasley Media Group
Tiffani Mitchell,   La Belle Studio
Samuel Moultrie,   Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Kanani Hines Munford,   Governor’s Commission on Community and Volunteer Service
Mac Nagaswami,   Carvertise
Bailey O’Brien,   D150 Fueling LLC
Collin O’Mara,   The National Wildlife Federation
Jay Patel,   Greenhill Pharmacy
Matt Patton,   SoDel Concepts
Bryan Barton, PhD,   Dow Electronic Materials
Elaine Hanqing Masser, PhD,   Dow Electronic Materials
Tiffany Rubin,   Nurse Next Door
Jason Russell,   Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP
Neil Shea,   The Dirt Squad
Avie Silver,   Project New Start
David Skoranski,   Delaware Public Defender’s Office
Joshua Titter,   Bancroft Construction Company
Jeremy Tucker,   Delaware Electric Cooperative
David M. Vanderslice,   Seiberlich Trane Energy Services
Kelly A. Williams,   Noble Territory / Cannadigm Ventures
Shana Williams,   Cecile Boutique
Andrew B. Wilson,   Morris James LLP
Margaret Winslow,   Delaware Art Museum

About the DBT 40 Awards

The DBT40 Awards program recognizes 40 of Delaware’s most accomplished leaders under 40 years old, for their Professional Accomplishments, Community Service, Leadership and Vision. Individuals are nominated from all size and industry categories, public or private. Each year, a select group of judges made up of local business leaders and past winners of the DBT40 Awards program select the winners.  Winners will be profiled in the October 2nd issue of Delaware Business Times and celebrated at an awards cocktail reception in October.

About Delaware Business Times

Delaware Business Times, a division of Today Media, publishes 26 informative issues, plus a daily digital version packed with vital, up-to-the-minute news, editorials, analyses and insights on the companies, people, events, topics and trends that are driving business throughout Delaware.  Delaware Business Times is the exclusive business to business publication in the state of Delaware with integrated media platforms to reach decision makers in print, in digital and in person.

For more information about the 2018 DBT 40 Awards nomination process and sponsorship opportunities, email Fay Steiger at fsteiger@delawarebusinesstimes.com.