Wiggins was nominated by peers in the association and specialty meetings world. Nominations were received from across the country, then reviewed and evaluated by the Connect editorial staff based on references, industry involvement and other resources. An annual feature in Connect Magazine, "40 Under 40" is neither driven by advertising nor is it connected with any promotional contest. It simply honors young leaders who have earned respect from industry professionals and media.
"The individuals represented in our third annual '40 Under 40' are the future of the association and specialty meetings industry," said Chris Collinson, CEO and President of Collinson Media & Events. "They, together with colleagues and industry partners, are elevating the profession and moving it forward."