Junior Achievement seeks nominations for Business Leaders Hall of Fame

Nominations due by May 1
February 7, 2014

Junior Achievement of Delaware has announced a call for nominations for the 2014 Delaware Business Leaders Hall of Fame.

Nomination forms for the Delaware Business Leaders Hall of Fame, the new Delaware Business Benchmark Honors, and JA Ambassadors student awards are available by emailing or visiting and selecting the Experiences tile and navigating to either JA Ambassadors or Events. The deadline for nominations is Thursday, May 1.

Established in 1990 by Junior Achievement of Delaware, the Delaware Business Leaders Hall of Fame recognizes “outstanding business leaders whose strategic management, invention, and innovation have positively impacted workforce and economic development in the region.

“I am honored to serve as chair of the 25th Delaware Business Leaders Hall of Fame,” said Nick Lambrow, M&T Bank Delaware president. “This is an extraordinary year for the Hall of Fame - we celebrate 25 years and induct laureates for their past accomplishments, as well as recognize future business leaders.”

The 2014 Delaware Business Leaders Hall of Fame celebration will be held Thursday, Oct. 16, at Deerfield Country Club in Newark. During the event, hall of fame inductees will be announced, along with Delaware Business Benchmark Honors, and winners of local Junior Achievement student competitions.

The Delaware Business Leaders Hall of Fame honors both contemporary business leaders and historic business leaders who have positively impacted the economy of the state and region. The hall of fame permanent exhibit commands the main entrance of the JA experiential learning campus at 522 S. Walnut St. in Wilmington.

Past Delaware Business Hall of Fame laureates and their business associations include Bernard J. Taylor II and Leonard W. Quill, Wilmington Trust Company; Dan Butler, Corporation Service Company; Arkadi Kuhlmann and Jim Kelly, ING Direct; Carol Ammon, Endo Pharmaceuticals; Alan Burkhard, Placers Inc.; Dian Taylor, Artesian Water; Wilbert and Genevieve Gore, and Robert Gore, W.L. Gore & Associates; and Harry Levin and Alan Levin, Happy Harry’s. Edgar S. Woolard Jr. is the most recent of several DuPont company chairmen to be inducted.

In the business of education since 1956, Junior Achievement inspires and prepares young people to succeed in a global economy. Junior Achievement of Delaware is the partner of choice for businesses, educators, and policy makers seeking to expand workforce and economic development by educating the next generation.