40 Under 40 Nominations Close May 15

Do you know someone who’s making a difference in Georgia? Each year Georgia Trend honors 40 of the state’s best and brightest under the age of 40. Whether you know someone who’s making lives better on the national stage or is a mover and shaker in his or her corner of the state, if they are under 40 years old as of Oct. 1, 2015, we want to hear about them.

Not sure your candidate qualifies? Take a look at last year’s honorees. The list includes people from all corners of the state who are changing the way things are done in business, government, the arts and the nonprofit world. You’ll see that the ideal candidate is someone who is successful in his or her profession and is passionate about community service. There are a few cases in which a day job alone is enough of a qualification, but the state is filled with people who excel from 9 to 5. We’re looking for those whose involvement and commitment goes well beyond what they are paid to do.

Remember, we don’t know your nominee, so paint a picture of their involvement, their passion, their commitment, their excellence – and ask others to chime in on the nomination. This will help us to get to know them and understand why they are potential candidates for recognition.

Each year, we host an awards dinner and ceremony at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta for the honorees. Take a look at last year’s fabulous keynote speech by Becky Blalock, former senior vice president and chief information officer at The Southern Company, now managing partner at the consulting firm Advisory Capitol and author of the book Dare: Straight Talk on Confidence, Courage, and Career for Women in Charge.

You’ve got just a couple of weeks left to nominate one of Georgia’s best and brightest 40 under 40. Fill out the nomination form online between now and Friday, May 15, 2015. Nominations will not be accepted after that date. And may the best 40 win!

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