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06-11_40under40_2_1Two Milton alumni—Kim Steimle Gori ’92 and Milton trustee, Austan Goolsbee ’87—were each named one of the “Top Forty Under Forty” business executives in their respective cities, Boston and Chicago.

Kim, who is the vice president of marketing and business development for Suffolk Construction, was honored as one of the city’s top young business executives by the Boston Business Journal in its annual “40 Under 40” listing which bases its selection on “professional, civic and personal accomplishments.”

A recent Suffolk press release announcing Kim’s honor explained that she “has been with Suffolk Construction since 2002, when CEO John Fish hired her to lead the company’s marketing and communications operations. [Kim] made an immediate impact at Suffolk assembling an expert team of creative and public relations professionals to promote the Suffolk brand. She quickly became a trusted advisor for Fish, counseling him on a wide range of communications endeavors including branding and business development initiatives, media and public relations, event planning, speechwriting, and website design.”

After graduating from Milton Academy, Kim attended the College of the Holy Cross and then embarked on her professional career in marketing with McDermott & O’Neill Associates. In addition to her impressive business resume, Kim is committed to giving back to the community. She oversees Suffolk’s charitable programs and, among other philanthropic undertakings, serves on the board of Habitat for Humanity.

Austan Goolsbee ’87, Robert P. Gwinn Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, was named one of Chicago’s bright young business people in a similar listing compiled by Chicago Business.

Austan specializes in the application of economics to new technology fields, most especially the Internet. He attended Yale University where he earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees and went on to earn his doctorate in economics at M.I.T.

Among Austan’s several dozen published papers in economic, tax and technology-related journals, he has had regular columns on, owned by The Washington Post, and The New York Times. He has written on everything from online versus retail competition in the computer industry through state income apportionment. Austan was also the economic advisor to Illinois Senator Barack Obama during his 2002 campaign.