The Wichita Business Journal brought big changes to the 17th annual 40 Under 40 awards, held July 31 at the Hyatt Regency Wichita. Four previous honorees made up the inagural class of the 40 Under 40 Hall of Fame: Sonia Greteman, George Laham, Mike Pompeo and John Tomblin.

Honoree Karen Countryman-Roswurm was chosen to be the first recipient of the Pat Ayars Mentoring Award. Each 2014 recipient walked to the stage to a song they had chosen. Since the program began in 1998 the Wichita Business Journal has honored 680 young leaders.

Photos by Josh Heck and Kellen Jenkins

Featured above: Sonia Greteman, The Greteman Group, and John Tomblin, NIAR.

© Wichita Business Journal, 2014