2015 Inductees

Here are enshrined champions of business and examples of
skill, leadership, innovation, energy and determination.

They are benchmarks for what can be accomplished and models for entrepreneurs and business people of the future. They have connections to the state of West Virginia, either by birth, residence, education or business presence and have established a record of distinction in their field and industry.

The West Virginia Business Hall of Fame recognizes, celebrates and displays these exemplars who have made significant and lasting contributions in one or more of these categories: national/international businesses, state-based enterprises, and entrepreneurial and family businesses.


J. Michael Bodnar Don Panoz Bernie Wehrle
J. Michael Bodnar Donald E. Panoz H.B. "Bernie" Wehrle, III