Seeking Your Nominations

Looking for Oklahomans whose residence or work is primarily based in Oklahoma and born on or before December 31, 1968.

Nominees with successful career experiences and or passion projects benefiting Oklahomans are those people we want to honor.

Entrepreneurs, business owners; nonprofit leaders, foundations, philanthropy leaders; public servants, policymakers; financiers, STEM visionaries; the arts and culture creators, producers; educators, administrators, faculty members; engineers, manufacturers; inventors; healthcare doctors, scientists; agriculture professionals, farmers; aviation professionals; and military professionals; are all potential candidates to be nominated and worthy of receiving this prestigious honor.

Lastly, please complete the form below, making sure all the information is accurate and, most importantly, comment why you or your nominee should be honored on this list.

Remember to include in the comments section how you or your nominee have accelerated their career in their midlife that is benefiting the lives of many Oklahomans.

Nominations are welcome from family, friends, and business colleagues.

Nominations will be vetted by our staff and sent to our judges.

Semifinalists may be contacted by our staff for additional material to confirm information.

IMPORTANT DATES (mark your calendar)

Nominations open January 20, 2023 for 55 Inspiring Oklahomans

Nomination Deadline August 24, 2023

2023  55 Honorees Announced Class 2 August 29, 2023

Award Recognition Reception
Capitol 4th Floor Rotunda  
Thursday, October 26, 2023
4:00pm – 7:00pm

These NextGen Under 30 Founders Award Honorees will be part of the Advisory Committee
Top Row (L to R) Bob Blackburn, Tom McDaniel, Frank Keating, JC Watts, Brenda Jones Barwick
Bottom Row (L to R) Bob Funk Sr., Kevin Ogle, Jeanette Nance, Glen Johnson, Barry Switzer