Crains features locals with a future

Staff Writer

Crain’s Chicago Business named several Hyde Parkers and those connected to the neighborhood among its 40 most notable Chicagoans under 40 years old.
Dave Cocagne, CEO of Vermilion Development, was named to the list for the work his company did building Harper Court.

Sameer Badlani, who oversees informatics at the University of Chicago Medicine, was named for leading an effort to install a $120 million health records system.

His colleague at the UCM, Thomas Fisher, was named to the list for his work studying how low-income patients seek health care so his employer Health Care service Corp., the parent company of Blue Cross & Blue Shield, can expand its insurance offerings.

Mike McGee and Neal Sales-Griffin, a Kenwood native, are co-founders of Starter League. Both teach at the University of Chicago. The starter League has taught more than 700 people how to code since 2011.

Hyde Park resident Justine Nagan, was named to the list for her work with Kartemquin, a Lakeview nonprofit that makes socially-conscious documentaries.