WV Business Hall of Fame

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

Nominees must illustrate extraordinary leadership, have demonstrated a commitment to their community, and have a strong West Virginia tie as explained in the criteria. Having earned a college degree is not a requirement for this honor.

Publicly recognizing extraordinary business leaders and establishing a record of their achievement is important for many reasons. These individuals and their contributions remind us of the constant need for renewal and change and the opportunity for economic success, particularly in West Virginia. Moreover, they serve as role models for our state's business students, those just beginning their careers, and for new entrepreneurs.

Congratulations to the 2014 Hall of Fame Inductees

2014 inductees


Nominations are accepted throughout the year; the deadline for the 2015 award is July 31, 2015.

2014 Selection Committee

  • Kim Craig, Chair
  • W. Marston Becker, Vice-Chair
  • W. Newton Thomas
  • Douglas Van Scoy
  • Julie Smith.