40 Under 40

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United Way Emerald Coast’s Emerging Leaders 40 Under 40 awards, presented by FPL, seeks to recognize Okaloosa and Walton counties’ top young leaders excelling in the areas of leadership, community involvement, and professional accomplishment.

Eligibility: Nominees must be between the ages of 21-40 before September 1, 2022 and should live and/or work in Okaloosa or Walton County. Self-nominations are accepted; however, a candidate only needs to be nominated one time. 40 Under 40 Class of 2021 honorees are ineligible; nominees who were not selected are encouraged to resubmit. 

Nominees will be notified of their nomination and asked to complete a brief application. Honorees will be chosen by a selection committee, comprised of professionals from a variety of local businesses and nonprofit organizations.

40 Under 40 honorees will be recognized in a ceremony on September 16, 2022 at The Island.


Thanks to our 2022 40 Under 40 Celebration Sponsors:




Emerging Leaders is a donor network for young, career-diverse professionals from entry-level to top executives between the ages of 21-40, with the mission to engage, educate, and empower the next generation of leaders who aspire to make a positive impact in our community.  

Learn more about Emerging Leaders and other UWEC Donor Networks here.