Candidates for induction include:
- Philip Bloom, Founder & Former Publisher, The Bloom Report
- William C. Killgallon, Chairman of the Board, The Ohio Art Company
- Pleasant T. Rowland, Founder, American Girl, division of Mattel, Inc
- Bob Wann, Chief Play Monster, PlayMonster
A new process is being developed to identify, profile, and elect posthumous inductees. An announcement will be forthcoming.