Sep 20, 2021

Three Assumption Alumni Featured on Worcester Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 List

Three Assumption University alumni were named to the Worcester Business Journal’s annual 40 Under Forty list, which consists of entrepreneurs, creators, and influencers from around the Worcester and Central Massachusetts region. This year’s list was particularly remarkable for how these individuals were able to not simply persevere, but thrive, despite the hardships of the pandemic.

Allison James ’05, chief operating officer and COVID-19 manager of Girls Inc. of Worcester, worked vigorously to maintain operations and services throughout the pandemic. Under James’s leadership, Girls Inc. is still on pace of its goal of doubling those it serves, and currently supports 1,000 girls each year, the majority of whom are girls of color and from low-to-moderate income homes. 

Paul Lincoln G’12, sales audit supervisor for TJX Companies, is also owner of Lincoln Crafted, a company that sells candles made from recycled craft beer and seltzer cans. Lincoln donates a portion of his monthly proceeds to various local nonprofit organizations and is actively involved with the Jimmy Fund and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass and MetroWest.

Kat Stevens, LMHC G’12, CEO of Recovery Centers of America (RCA) at Westminster, helped to provide safe spaces and services for thousands of patients during the pandemic. According to the WBJ, under her leadership, RCA has been able to increase its bed capacity by almost 100 percent.