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Central Midwest
Program Manager

UM and CM Program Manager Jim Kowitz
Jim Kowitz
+1 612 371 8301

Partner hosts

CM Program Host Dave Anderson
Dave Anderson
Kansas City, MO

CM Partner host Mike Hickenbotham
Mike Hickenbotham
St. Louis, MO

Program geography

Missouri and Kansas

Key dates

Nomination deadline
March 11, 2016

Finalists announced
April 21, 2016

Finalist receptions
May 5, 2016 | St. Louis, MO
May 6, 2016 | Kansas City, MO

Awards gala
June 16, 2016 | Kansas City, MO

National awards gala at the Strategic Growth Forum
November 16-20, 2016
Palm Springs, CA


Did you know?

The Central Midwest program includes the states of Missouri and Kansas. We've participated in the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® program since 1986 and have had 17 of our regional winners go on to win national awards. View a list of our previous national finalists and winners.

View benefits of participation

View previous CM national finalists and winners

View complete listing of the 2015 national award recipients