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2 of Philly's 40 Under 40

— by on May 16th, 2011

Later this month, the Philadelphia Business Journal and the Fox School of Business at Temple University will honor 40 people under the age of 40 for their professional accomplishments and community involvement. Two of the 40 winners are Washington and Lee alumni: David Foster, of the Class of 1998, and Paul E. Wright, of the Class of 1995.

Foster is president and CEO of the Greater Camden Partnership, a nonprofit economic development company dedicated to the revitalization of the City of Camden, N.J. He was an attorney specializing in real estate development and investment in the Philadelphia office of Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll L.L.P. Prior to that, he was a commercial real estate development associate with the Hutchison Whampoa Property Group in Shanghai, China.

Foster was profiled for his work with the Greater Camden Partnership in the Spring/Summer 2010 issue of the W&L alumni magazine. You can read that story here.

Wright is vice president for strategy for Fusebox, Inc., an Atlanta-based company that provides digital marketing, social media and technology consulting and video production services. He is an executive producer for Fusebox’s documentary, “Submit: The Virtual Reality of Cyber-Bullying.” Previously, he worked in corporate finance for the media and entertainment industry, for Bear Stearns and in corporate development for Imax Corp.

According to the Journal, there were more 300 nominations for the awards, which are now in their 21st year.