The NextGen Oklahoma Leaders Program Mission

NextGen Leadership fortifies Oklahoma’s efforts to attract and retain members of the Millennial generation, persons born between 1980 and 2000, by identifying and recognizing individuals who are outstanding in their careers and community involvement. Now in its seventh year, the NextGen program annually recognizes up to 150 persons in 15 career categories. The program is recognized and supported by a wide variety of the state’s leadership.


The NextGen Ambassadors are a volunteer peer-outreach group that encourages the NextGen involvement of individuals across the state. Ambassadors serve principally as an advisory committee, ensuring that the NextGen Oklahoma Leaders Program is relevant and improving continuously. Ambassadors share an optimistic vision of Oklahoma’s future and recognize that it takes effort to realize that vision. Ambassadors encourage nominations and ultimately participate in the annual NextGen Under 30 Awards Ceremony. Ambassadors help raise interest in NextGen Leadership’s one-day regional leadership workshops and two-day leadership retreats. The Ambassadors attend quarterly special events, such as private guided tours and Oklahoma leadership meet-and-greet receptions.

The NextGen Ambassador Program

NextGen Ambassadors are active supporters of the NextGen Under 30 program. They seek to inspire and encourage the next generation of young leaders to focus their talent and creative energy in service to their workplaces, communities, and families. Ambassadors benefit from their leadership activities and networking with Oklahoma’s business, community, and political leadership.

Apply now to become a NextGen Ambassador

If you’re interested in learning more about the program, please complete the form, and we’ll contact you. We believe you’ll find this new program to be personally rewarding and a valuable contribution to the state of Oklahoma. Although this is a volunteer program, we will compensate you for any activities that cause you to miss work.

Thank you!