Title: Senior brand marketing manager, Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Family: Wife Ayden Verlengia, son J.P., daughter Luella
A reason why he is a Forty: He is the co-founder and race director of the annual Grand Blue Mile, America’s third-largest mile run, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary.
What drives him: What’s next. “I’m self-competitive and a true perfectionist at heart, so I’m constantly challenging myself to exceed expectations and meet my own high standards. I strongly subscribe to the idea we need to keep evolving to avoid plateauing in any area of life, and that belief keeps me reaching for what’s next,” he said.
An interesting fact about Verlengia: He is a low-profile “Parrothead” and has traveled 1,800 miles to see Jimmy Buffett in concert multiple times.