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The WVU College of Business & Economics initiated the West Virginia Business Hall of Fame award in 2001 to recognize people with strong West Virginia ties who have made a significant impact on the business landscape.

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Thank you to the 2018 WV Business Hall of Fame
event sponsors!

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Bill Bayless

Bill Bayless

Chief Executive Officer of American Campus Communities, Inc.

Bill's Profile
Judy Sheppard

Judy Sheppard

Chief Executive Officer of Professional Services of America, Inc.

Judy's Profile
Leo Vecellio

Leo Vecellio, Jr.

Chairman, President and CEO of Vecellio Group, Inc.

Leo's Profile

About the West Virginia Business Hall of Fame

The annual West Virginia Business Hall of Fame honors business leaders with strong ties to West Virginia.

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Make a Nomination

The nomination portal is closed for the 2019 WV Business Hall of Fame.  The nomination portal will open for the 2020 WV Business Hall of Fame in mid-October.

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Past Inductees

These extraordinary leaders have made everlasting impacts on the world of business.

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