40 Under Forty: Jared E. Gentilucci, 36


Project manager & shareholder

Nitsch Engineering, Worcester

Lives: Worcester

Birthplace: Wakefield

College: UMass Lowell

Gentilucci had a hand in designing hundreds of buildings and developments in the state, and dozens in Worcester, with more than 30 of those projects at higher education facilities, including the $49-million Foisie Innovation Studio & Residence Hall at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, the $53-million Athletics Wellness Center at Worcester State University and the $92-million Performing Arts Center at College of the Holy Cross. Last year, he was promoted to project manager, becoming one of the youngest at Nitsch to ever hold that position. Earlier this year, he became one of 24 shareholders in the company, again one of the youngest. Gentilucci approaches engineering from the sustainability perspective, focusing on environmental responsibility. He's the co-chair of the Central Massachusetts Committee for the U.S. Green Building Council. In 2015, he played an integral role in the opening of the firm's Worcester office, today housing 15 employees in the Mercantile Center. He volunteers as a judge for WPI's Annual Sustainability Competition and during Reading Day and Career Day at Paxton Center School, where his wife is a teacher.

From 40 Under Forty judge Milka Njoroge: “Jared's work shows dedication to improving the community by creating sustainable and accessible spaces as a way to promote diversity.”

Were you a straight-A student? From my first day in school I was a straight-A student, because education and hard work are very important to me.

What is the best advice you've ever gotten? “Take advantage of every opportunity you can, and continuously focus on expanding your network,” my CEO, Lisa Brothers.
Read about the entire 2018 Class of 40 Under Forty
Michael Alden - Ascentria Care Alliance
Che Anderson - City of Worcester
Victor M. Archila - VMA Electric Inc.
Allison Beckler, DO - YOU, Inc.
Sam Bitar - Webster Five
Mark A. Borenstein - Seder & Chandler LLP
Kate D. Campanale - Massachusetts House of Representatives
Derek Canton - paerpay
Ryan Canuel - Petricore, Inc.
Jennifer Caron - Body Therapeutics
Danielle J. Clark - Clark Career Coaching
Heidi Cooper - Cooper’s Hilltop Farm
Matthew M. Copeland, P.E. - Copeland Building Envelope Consulting
Pat Davis - The DAVIS Cos.
Efua T. Dufu, MSW, LCSW - Ellite Event Planning
Grace Elton - Tower Hill Botanic Garden
Ursula Furi-Perry, J.D. - Becker College
Jared E. Gentilucci - Nitsch Engineering
David Gilchrist, MD, MBA - UMass Memorial Health Care
Alvara Gjylapi - Santander Bank
Erica Grinkis - The GazBar Sports Grill
Meredith Harris - Marlborough Economic Development Corp.
Erin Jansky - Worcester Housing Authority
Ben Jones - Boston Scientific Corp
Alexis Kelleher - Crust Bakeshop; North Main Provisions
Bert LaValley - Sustainable Comfort, Inc.; deadhorse hill & simjang restaurants
Jennifer Leger - Fidelity Bank
Brian Lemerise - Quiet Logistics, Inc.
Tom Lubelczyk - The Worcester Jazz Collective
Laura Marotta - Creative Hub Worcester
Ryan Matson - Small Business Insurance Agency
Michael P. McDonough, CPA - McDonough, McDonough & Corsini, LLP
Madeline Mendoza - NewVue Communities
Jessica Morris - MCPHS University
Nathan Oriol - Oakdale Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Center (Oriol Health Care)
Nicholas Pelletier - Pelletier Properties at Keller Williams North Central
Courtney E. Pelley - Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center
Lilian Radke - Unic Pro Inc.
Blaine Schnare - Harrington HealthCare System
Bonnie J. Walker - Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Learn how the winners were picked on our judges' page.