Jessica Ewud, a Redding resident, recently won Connecticut Magazine’s annual 40 Under 40 Award.
The award recognizes young entrepreneurs as well as successful people in business, arts, and culture who are making a big impact in the Connecticut community.
Ewud was nominated because of her outstanding performance in aiding military veterans.
She is a founding member and the executive director of the Save-A-Suit organization, a nonprofit based in Fairfield County.
The organization provides suits and business wear to job-seeking veterans and college graduates.
Save-A-Suit has served more than 2,500 veterans and students since its inception in 2011. Last November, the organization handed out more than $10,000 worth of free business clothing to more than 100 veterans at the VetsRock event at Mohegan Sun.
“I am truly honored and humbled to win this award, especially knowing there are so many deserving candidates,” Ewud said.
She has been a guest speaker on FOX, CBS, NBC, and Channel 12.
In addition to her outstanding accomplishments in the state’s charitable sector, Ewud is an artist and was featured in the popular clothing retailer Lucky Brand in 2014.