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Dr. Lisa Costello named to "Young Guns Class of 2022" by West Virginia Executive Magazine

Ten West Virginia business professionals have been named to the Young Guns Class of 2022 by West Virginia Executive (WVE) magazine.

The inductees were honored at a reception at the West Virginia Cultural Center in Charleston on November 19. The sponsors for the event were Edward Tucker Architects, Inc. and Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Central. During the reception, WVE’s Fall 2021 education and entrepreneurship issue was unveiled, featuring Keli Zinn, deputy athletics director at West Virginia University and 2022 Young Gun, on the cover.

The inductees of the 2022 class are:

Lisa M. Costello, MD, MPH, assistant professor at the WVU School of Medicine’s department of pediatrics; Kevin Eagan, chief marketing officer of Peoples Bank; Justin Henry chief operating officer of Panhandle Homes of Berkeley County, manager of Panhandle Builders & Excavating, Inc., and broker at Panhandle Real Estate Group, Inc.; Josh Jefferson, president and CEO of the Regional Economic Development Partnership; John Ramsey, vice president of KeyLogic Systems energy division; Chelsea Ruby, secretary of the West Virginia Department of Tourism; Sara Payne Scarbro, associate vice president for external engagement at the Marshall University Research Corporation; Chris Weikle, senior government affairs manager at Southwestern Energy; Donteako E. Wilson, chairman, managing member and founder of Capital Insurance Group; and Keli Zinn, chief operating officer and deputy athletics director of West Virginia University.

WVE’s annual Young Guns honors program recognizes 10 outstanding West Virginians age 43 or younger who have accomplished great things in both their careers and communities. Honorees must have lived in the state and been in their West Virginia-based position for at least two years and must actively participate in community service.

“The West Virginia Executive team is proud to recognize ten outstanding individuals who continue to drive the state forward through their hard work and dedication in both their careers and communities,” says Kensie Hamilton Fauber, publisher and owner of WVE. “We are thrilled to highlight the best and brightest through the Young Guns Honors Program. For the past 22 years we have had the opportunity to celebrate these young game changers and shed light on their commitment to West Virginia. With their experience and resiliency, the future of our state is in great hands.”

If you know a leader who is changing their industry and community, nominate them for next year’s class. Nominations for the Young Guns Class of 2023 are due August 15, 2022, and may be submitted through the nomination form at www.wvexecutive.com/nominate-a-young-gun.

West Virginia Executive, the state’s premier business publication, was founded in 1998. The quarterly publication strives to provide quality, in-depth business news coverage and highlight growth and development within the Mountain State.