Geneseo Alumni earn Forty Under 40 Awards

Shane Wiegand '11, '15 MSEd, Jillian Krupski Jones ’03, and Joshua Kaplan ’12 (photos provided).

Three SUNY Geneseo alumni are being honored with Forty under 40 awards in the Rochester and Buffalo areas for 2021. They were selected for their professional success and significant contributions to the community. 

The Rochester Business Journal (RBJ) recognizes Shane Wiegand '11, '15 MSEd for his Antiracist Curriculum Project at the PathStone Foundation, a community-based anti-poverty organization. He is a fourth-grade teacher in the Rush-Henrietta school district and earned his BS and MS in education from SUNY Geneseo. Wiegand is also an adjunct faculty instructor in the University of Rochester Medical Center’s Department of Neurology, where he lectures, leads workshops and consults on equity work. He will be honored at the RBJ awards luncheon on November 16 at The Genesee Valley Club in Rochester.

Buffalo Business First selected Jillian Jones ’03 and Joshua Kaplan ’12 for their 40 Under 40 awards. Honorees are chosen for being leaders in their workplaces and community. Jones earned her BA degree in anthropology from SUNY Geneseo. She is director of advancement for Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, soon to be the Buffalo AKG Art Museum after a $170 million capital expansion. 

Kaplan earned his BA degree in economics from SUNY Geneseo. He is a senior investment consultant & chief compliance officer at Landmark Wealth Management in Amherst.

The journal will recognize Jones and Kaplan on November 18 at the Business First awards luncheon at the Statler City hotel in Buffalo.


Carol Marcy
Senior Advancement Writer