Nominations for 40 Under Forty 2024 now open

40 Under Forty 2024 - YPI/Greater Shreveport Chamber

Nominations for 40 Under Forty 2024 are now open through Friday, May 10 at 5 p.m. The annual 40 Under Forty Awards profiles Northwest Louisiana’s most outstanding entrepreneurs, executives, managers, and professionals in public, private, or non-profit sectors.

40 Under Forty 2024 Nomination details

Through May 10, nominations can be submitted by clicking here. Nominees for 40 Under Forty are open to individuals who meet the following criteria:

  • Must be under 40 years of age as of July 31, 2024
  • Has made an impact on their company or community
  • Show the potential to be a leader in business, politics or the community during the next decade
  • Must live and work in Northwest Louisiana
  • Must not be a previous 40 Under Forty award or Young Professional of the Year recipient
  • Must not be a Chamber Employee or a previous Chamber award recipient of any kind in the past year

40 Under Forty 2024 Gala info

Winners will be honored at the 18th Annual 40 Under Forty Awards Gala on Friday, December 6 at Sam’s Town Hotel & Casino at 6:30 p.m. Winners are chosen based on values such as achievement, experience and innovation, vision, leadership, and community involvement.

More information about 40 Under Forty is available at the Greater Shreveport Chamber website by clicking here.

For more information on YPI of NWLA, visit or follow their official social media accounts – Facebook at @YPINorthwestLA and Instagram at @ypi_of_sb.

About the Young Professionals Initiative of Northwest Louisiana

YPI, an initiative of the Greater Shreveport Chamber, exists to create a network of community leaders under the age of 40 to enhance the development of Northwest Louisiana for the attraction and retention of young professionals in our region. YPI is proud of the role they play in the economic development of Northwest Louisiana.

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Paul Savage, Jr.

Paul Savage, Jr. is a graduate of Centenary College of Louisiana and is the owner, founder, & designer of Savage Creative Solutions. Savage Creative Solutions is a full-service, integrated marketing agency headquartered in Shreveport, LA with a growing national footprint across multiple industries. Savage is a local marketing and communication professional, entrepreneur, and accomplished author. His debut memoir, "Diary of A Testicular Cancer Survivor," has been featured on Amazon's best-seller list.

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