Trio of Hornets headline list of Sacramento’s top young professionals

Ash Roughani
Ash Roughani (Sacramento State/Jessica Vernone)

Three Sacramento State graduates have been named among Comstocks Magazine’s top emerging young leaders of 2016.

Maritza and Roshaun Davis, founders of the events marketing company Unseen Heroes, along with civic technologist Ash Roughani were recognized in March by the regional business publication for their innovative work and outstanding success in their fields.

Roughani (’12, MPPA) is an up-and-coming tech entrepreneur who helps government agencies and nonprofits measure performance using data-sharing programs and software. His latest company, Delivery Unit, is a civic technology startup that simplifies the ways such agencies collaborate and gauge their impact, allowing organizations to streamline and maximize day-to-day operations.

(Sacramento State/Jessica Vernone)
Unseen Heroes founders Maritza and Roshaun Davis (Sacramento State/Jessica Vernone)

Unseen Heroes was launched in 2008 by Maritza (’07, Communications) and Roshaun Davis (’08, Communications) as a marketing company that staged a handful of events to showcase small businesses and young talent in the local Sacramento community. Unseen Heroes has since grown into a multi-pronged media juggernaut with major monthly events, a  brick-and-mortar storefront that is re-imagined every two months, and an online lifestyle publication, among other efforts. The company has collaborated to help launch businesses and events in the capital region and beyond, breathing new life and energy into neighborhoods like Del Paso Heights and Oak Park.

Congratulations to Ash, Maritza and Roshaun for this well-deserved recognition. Given their respective bodies of work, this surely won’t be the last we hear from this Hornet trio.

Check out their story in the March issue of Comstocks, on newsstands now.

Author: John Blomster

John Blomster is a copywriter for the Office of Public Affairs & Advocacy at California State University, Sacramento. He is one of the main writers for the Made at Sac State campaign, a lifelong Sacramentan, and is passionate about all things Sacramento. John is also an avid musician who has been active in the local music scene for over a decade.

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