Vail Horton, who recently joined the board of Housecall Providers, has been named as one of the Young Global Leaders of 2013 by the World Economic Forum. Horton is the founder and president of Portland-based Keen Healthcare, a company that makes health care products and is a business partner with Housecall Providers.
The Young Global Leaders, all under 40 years of age, are selected annually by the World Economic Forum, which describes itself as “an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.”
Among the winners this year are Chelsea Clinton; Tony Hsieh (CEO, Zappos), Chris Hughes, editor of The New Republic; and Benjamin Jealous of the NAACP. In all, the Forum honored 199 individuals.
“The Class of 2013 represents the best of today’s leaders under the age of 40. They will be joining a truly global community of more than 1,000 active YGL members and alumni – a community of diverse perspectives but united in its shared purpose of creating a better world,” the Forum said. “The YGL community enables leaders to turn their personal success into global significance through the scaling up of ideas that lead to impactful change.”