Generation Next 2013 - Business, Government Legal News from throughout WV

Young West Virginians are succeeding in business, education, government and various other professions. They are our Generation Next — the next wave leaders who will guide the state and its communities toward the future.

The State Journal is seeking nominations for its annual publication, "Generation Next: 40 Under 40," which seeks to honor those people younger than 40 who are making a difference in their business and communities.

Criteria for nominees:

  • Must be under 40 years of age at press time (March 14, 2013)
  • Must be in his or her current position for at least two years
  • Successful in his or her craft
  • Public and private sector employees accepted
  • Self-nominations are accepted and encouraged

We recommend that you work with the nominee to provide us with the most accurate and detailed information.

Deadline to nominate someone is Jan. 7, 2013.

Please complete the nomination form below and click on the "Submit" button at the bottom of this page. If you experience any problems with this form, please email us.


In the form below, please enter YOUR email address, first name, last name, city, state and home phone. For "Nominee Considerations," please write a brief essay on your nominee.  Information required is nominee's education, time in current position, job description, professional accomplishments, how the nominee has improved the community, organizations the nominee is involved with and their commitment to West Virginia.

Please avoid copying your submission from sources like Microsoft Word. Copying content from Word can pull over hidden characters and cause the form not to submit due to a character limit. If copying from another source, use a plain text editor like Notepad, this will ensure no hidden characters are copied over.


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