(04/22/2018)
West Virginia's first professional female fire chief has been named one of TIME's most influential people for 2018.

Jan Rader, fire chief of the Huntington Fire Department, was chosen to be featured among world leaders, entertainers, innovators, activists and other individuals the magazine selected as influencers.

The magazine compiles its list of 100 most influential people each year for one issue. West Virginia's teachers, who went on strike for nine days earlier this year, received their first raises in years, and inspired teachers across the nation, were named to Fortune Magazine's "World's 50 Greatest Leaders" list.

Fortune released their list Thursday and placed West Virginia's teachers at No. 31 right above Gbowee Peace Foundation President Leymah Gbowee and right behind Chinese Environmentalist Ma Jun.

Fortune said, "The teachers touched off a movement now playing out nationwide, inspiring educators in Kentucky, Oklahoma, and Arizona to follow their lead."


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