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Cooney ’04 Recognized, 40 Under 40

Jeremy Cooney ’04, vice president for development at the YMCA of Greater Rochester, was among those honored with the Rochester Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 award at a luncheon on Tuesday, Nov. 15. Hundreds of nominations for the awards come from the community and recipients are chosen by a committee of business leaders. As the name signifies, the program recognizes only 40 men and women under the age of 40 “who have achieved professional success and made significant civic contributions to our community.”

A third-generation Hobart graduate, Cooney graduated with honors in public policy. He was a member of the Druid Society, Chi Phi fraternity and was president of Hobart Student Government.

After graduation, Cooney worked at Alumni House and was named manager of campaign leadership of The Campaign for the Colleges. He then attended the University of Albany Law School. He was selected to serve on the editorial board for the Albany Law Review as its executive editor for symposia and graduated cum laude.

He practiced in a wide range of civil litigation matters including medical malpractice, commercial litigation, product liability, and general defense litigation, with Ward Greenberg Heller and Reidy, in Rochester, N.Y. Cooney was recently appointed as a member of the New York Young Leaders Congress because of his passion for and interest in promoting his home state.