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Gonick ’91 Named to Business Review’s 40 Under 40 Hall of Fame

Denise Gonick '91

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The Albany Business Review has named Denise Gonick '91, CEO and Director of MVP Health Care, to its inaugural 40 Under 40 Hall of Fame class.

Under Gonick's leadership, MVP posted $3.21 billion in revenue last year—second-highest among private companies in the Albany region, the Business Review reported. The publication also lauded Gonick for being "among the most active board members in the region, serving on six of the largest and most prominent boards."

Gonick started working her way up the ranks after joining MVP's legal staff in 1995. In 2012, she was selected to lead the not-for-profit health care company that now has more than 700,000 members and 1,700 employees.

"I felt I had something to offer coming from the inside with ideas for moving the company forward," she told Albany Law Magazine in 2015. "After a national search, they took a chance on me again. I'm very grateful for that."

The Business Review said it created the Hall of Fame to honor both the program's 20th anniversary and the professionals who have made the biggest impact since earning their 40 Under 40 awards. The inaugural Hall of Fame inductees—selected by the publication's newsroom—will be feted alongside the 2019 40 Under 40 class on May 17 at Albany Capital Center.

Gonick—a member of Albany Law School's Dean's Leadership Council—was named a 40 Under 40 recipient in 2006.

Denise Gonick posing for the camera