40 Leaders Under Forty

40 Leaders Under Forty

40 Leaders Under Forty is an annual celebration of young leadership in Greater Peoria. Through nominations submitted by the community, the region's top young leaders are honored each year at a prestigious reception.

Nominations for the 27th annual 40 Leaders Under Forty Awards are now being accepted! Click here for the nomination form. Eligible nominees must be 39 years of age or younger as of December 31, 2020, and must live and work within Fulton, Logan, Marshall, Mason, Peoria, Stark, Tazewell and Woodford counties.

Nominations must be received by 4:30pm on Friday, September 4, 2020. The awards will be presented later this fall. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s event will take place virtually—more information will be announced soon!

Click here for some helpful hints when preparing your nomination.

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Thanks to our sponsors!

Corporate Partner

  Caterpillar, Inc.  

Executive Sponsors

Cullinan Properties, Ltd. RLI Corp. Bradley University Foster College of Business
Hometown Community Banks Farnsworth Group OSF HealthCare

Associate Sponsors

Bob Lindsay Honda Commerce Bank Community Foundation of Central Illinois
Adams Outdoor UnityPoint Health Foundation Methodist | Proctor  

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2019 Award Ceremony

The 2019 class of 40 Leaders Under Forty was unveiled on November 4, 2019 at the Par-A-Dice Hotel in East Peoria. Read the November 2019 issue of Peoria Magazine to learn more about this distinguished group of young professionals.

40 Leaders Under Forty 2019

Check out more photos from the 2019 event....

25 Years of 40 Leaders Under Forty