40 Under 40: Where Are They Now?
Checking in with 2008 40-under-40 honoree Vince Modarelli
Newspaper and advertising veteran Vince Modarelli owned a PRStore franchise when he was named a 40-under-40 honoree in 2008. The shop provided affordable marketing for small businesses that didn’t have budgets to pay for retainers often required by larger ad/PR firms. Modarelli eventually returned to newspapers, working for the Naples Daily News, News-Press and another Gannett publication. He became involved with Habitat for Humanity when he produced a 12-page tabloid insert for the fourth quarter of 2016. Then he made a big decision: To join Habitat as it major gifts officer. “Nonprofit work speaks to me, so I made the jump,” says Modarelli. “It’s been everything I’ve wanted it to be and more.”