Oklahoma’s Next Generation of Leaders and Achievers

In 2020, 374 outstanding young Oklahomans have been selected as NextGen under 30 Award Winners in 20 career categories from 241 companies and organizations. NextGen under 30 Oklahoma recognizes individuals who demonstrate talent, drive, and service to their communities. Winners this year were from across the entire state, including Guymon to Durant to Tahlequah, in Tulsa and Oklahoma City metropolitan areas and beyond.

Nominations for NextGen Under30 open February 22, 2021!

Nominate innovative, creative-thinking, and inspiring young individuals who push the boundaries beyond their years and who you know are worthy of winning this award.

2021 Nomination Categories

About NextGen Under 30

In just ten years, the NextGen Under 30 program has expanded throughout Oklahoma, with 1,811 award winners selected from 8,678 nominees, from over 421 different companies and organizations located in cities and towns across the entire State of Oklahoma.

By the year of 2021, Millennials will make up nearly half of our workforce in Oklahoma.

Do you know any young adult OVER-ACHIEVER Oklahomans doing amazing things in Oklahoma and who are 30 years old in 2021 or younger?

The NextGen under 30 LEADERSHIP and AWARD RECOGNITION Program was founded in 2011 and has received over 8,678 nominations as there are many talented young individuals living in Oklahoma.

The NextGen under 30 mission has been to identify and honor these very talented young Oklahomans as a way of encouraging them to follow their lifetime family and career goals in Oklahoma.

I want to encourage you to nominate innovative, creative-thinking, and inspiring young individuals who push the boundaries beyond their years and who you know are worthy of winning this award.

The NextGen under 30 award program will again be OPEN starting on February 22, 2021.

 

Sincerely,

 

Donald B. Swift

NextGen Under 30 – Interview in The Oklahoman
Garland McWatters, May 18, 2017 click to play

NextGen under 30 Event Calendar 2021

Nominations OPEN! February  22, 2021

NextGen Ambassador Meeting Saturday February  20, 2021 at Oklahoma Golf and Country Club 7000 NW Grand, Oklahoma City 1 – 4 PM. NOTE THIS WAS CHANGED FROM FEBUARY 13 DUE TO WEATHER AND A CHANGE OF LOCATION

NextGen Ambassador Zoom Meeting March 11, 2021 7:30 – 9:00 PM

NextGen Alumni Reception May 13, 2020 at Gaillardia Country Club – 5:30 to 8:30

Nomination Deadline July 23, 2021

Application Deadline July 30, 2021

Ambassador Zoom Meeting  August  26, 2021 7:30 – 9:00PM

NextGen Winners Announced August 20, 2021
DUE TO THE LARGE NUMBER OF CANDIDATES WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON  www.nextgenunder30.com/winners 

Day at the State Capitol September 13, 2021 at Oklahoma State Capitol OKC OK

Networking Luncheon September 13, 2021  OU MBA Price Graduate College of Business OKC campus

NextGen Award Ceremony Friday November 12, 2021 7:30 – 9:00PM TBD  in Person or Virtual Live Stream

STAY TUNED on www.nextgenunder30.com

 

A few words about the NextGen Under 30 program

Now in its eleventh year and having expanded the program’s scope and state-wide reach, NextGen Under 30 recognizes and encourages the next generation of innovative, creative, and inspiring individuals who push the boundaries in various categories of endeavor. In addition, award winners are selected based upon their participation in and contribution to their communities. A panel of respected business and civic leaders serve as judges. 

Adult and Higher Education

Teaching, training, administration, mentor, operations.

Animal Care

Veterinary clinics and professionals, shelters, rescue organizations, pharmaceuticals.

The Arts

Performing, visual, literary, as artists, agents, managers, facilitators

Aviation

Any career or job associated with flying or any operation of aricraft

Education K-12

Primary and secondary school teaching, training, administration, mentor, operations.

Energy & Transportation

Any role in any energy exploration, generation, analysis, processing, or delivery organization. Plus, anyone who works in any category of the transportation industry.

Finance

Jobs with firms that provide financial services to commercial and retail customers.

Health Care

Providing medical and healthcare goods or services.

Hospitality

Restaurants/Foodservice, bars, and hotels.

The Law

Attorneys, paralegals, judges, assistants, managers.

Manufacturing, Industry, the Trades, and Agriculture

Individuals engaged in the mechanical, physical, or chemical transformation of materials, substances, or components into new products. Skilled workers, artisans, specialized training. Individuals involved with private or commercial agriculture or agriculture-related enterprises.

Media, Public Relations, Marketing, and Advertising

Communications companies of all types, whether print, internet, cable, radio, or video broadcast. Companies associated with buying and selling a product or service, including advertising, selling, and delivering products to people.

Non-Profit Organizations

Secular or religious organizations formed for the purpose of serving a public or mutual benefit rather than the pursuit or accumulation of owner or investor profit.

Policy and Public Service

Services of all types, from fire fighters to librarians, provided by a government to people living within its jurisdiction, either directly (through the public sector) or by financing provision of services. 

Real Estate

Rent, buy, or sell property for clients. Perform duties, such as study property listings, interview prospective clients, accompany clients to property site, discuss conditions of sale, and draw up real estate contracts.

Retail and E-Commerce

Jobs involving selling merchandise or services to others.

Science, Technology, and Engineering

From the laboratory to the field and all STEM activities in between.

Sports and Outdoors

Any career or job associated with any activity involving physical energy, training, skill, coaching, of any individual or teams

Staffing

Human resources, career counseling, temporary employment, recruiters.

Tourism

Any career or job associated with the travel promotion industry

Other

Career does not fit any of the other categories

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