WV Business Hall of Fame

2016 Hall of Fame
Induction Ceremony

More information coming soon.

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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 2015 Hall of Fame Inductees

J. Michael Bodnar

J. Michael Bodnar

Don Panoz

Donald Panoz

Bernie Wehrle

H.B. "Bernie" Wehrle III