Dallas-based McQueary Henry Bowles Troy L.L.P. (MHBT) reported that Trey Halbert, an employee benefits consultant in MHBT’s Austin office, has been named a finalist for the 2008 Austin Under Forty (Au40) Awards.
Hosted by the Young Men’s Business League and the Young Women’s Alliance, the Au40 Awards recognize young men and women in Austin who excel in their professional fields and make considerable contributions to the community.
More than 200 nominations were received for the 2008 Au40 awards, and 50 finalists were selected, including Trey Halbert in the Financial Services category.
From the 50 finalists, Au40 will select and honor the 10 most outstanding, community-oriented men and women of Greater Austin at the 10th Annual Au40 Awards event on March 7, 2008, at the Austin Music Hall.
Past winners include Michael Dell, Lance Armstrong, Mayor Will Wynn, MariBen Ramsey, Sara Hickman, Justice Don Willett, Lynn Sherman and Reid Ryan.
2008 finalists were pulled from public nominations and were judged half on professional merit and half on community commitment. Leadership, special skills, notable contributions, experience, community service and overall achievements were among the criteria upon which the nominees were judged.
All finalists fall into one of 10 categories of professional fields, including Arts/Entertainment, Business/Entrepreneurship, Community Service, Financial Services, Government/Public Affairs, Legal, Medical/Health Care, Real Estate, Technology/Sciences and Youth/Education.
Of the category winners, the one who possesses an unmatched dedication, passion and spirit to create opportunities and make the impossible possible will be named Au40′s 2008 “Austinite of the Year.”
Source: MHBT, www.mhbt.com