Crain’s 40 Under Forty honorees are, in a word, leaders. They are making a difference in their companies and their communities. Chosen by Crain's editorial team to represent a range of businesses and backgrounds, these 40 are committed to the future of Northeast Ohio. They range from professionals to entrepreneurs to community servants. And in a year that has been like no other with the COVID-19 pandemic, many have stepped up in immeasurable ways. All of the honorees are under 40, which means they are just beginning to make an impact in the region. Their future — and, in turn, the region’s — is bright.