Nominate a 2018 Young Gun

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The Mountain State is full of success stories, which is why West Virginia Executive (WVE) created the Young Guns program in 1999—to recognize those making a difference in West Virginia’s business community.

Every November, WVE welcomes a new class of Young Guns into a society of successful men and women who are shaping the future of the Mountain State. Each individual selected is featured in the November Young Guns issue and recognized at the annual Young Guns reception in Charleston.

We are looking for today’s up-and-comers: the innovators, entrepreneurs and all-around leaders that live and work here.

Young Guns must meet the following criteria in order to be considered for the Class of 2018:


  • Must be 43 years of age or younger

  • Must have lived in West Virginia for at least the last two years

  • Must have been in their position for at least two years

  • Must have a significant amount of community service


The deadline for nominations for the Class of 2018 is August 15, 2017.

*We receive more than 200 nominations every year. Those who are selected receive a phone call from a staff member. If you are nominated and do not receive a phone call, you have not been selected as a Young Gun.



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