Knoxville News Sentinel’s 40 Under 40 2007 class of professionals


As Knox News and prepare to honor the 15th 40 Under 40 class, which recognizes East Tennessee young professionals excelling in their industries and communities, let’s take a look back at the individuals who were honored as part of the 40 Under 40 class of 2007. 

Here’s a look at what each of the recipients was up to back then. 

Beginning Jan. 3, look for profiles of the 40 Under 40 class of 2021, sponsored by Lincoln Memorial University, online at 

More:Announcing the 40 Under 40 class of 2021

Remember the 40 Under 40 class of 2007? 

Franciel Azpurua-Linares was the director of business information management and technology at Information International Associates. The Oak Ridge company had recently tasked her with spearheading a document-harvesting project for the U.S. Government Printing Office, what she considered a turning point in her career.


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