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Contacts

Central Midwest
Program Manager

Ann Scharkey
St. Louis, MO
+1 314 290 1172
ann.scharkey@ey.com


Partner hosts

Dave Anderson
Kansas City, MO
david.anderson05@ey.com

Mike Hickenbotham
St. Louis, MO
michael.hickenbotham@ey.com

Program geography

Missouri and Kansas

Key dates

Finalists announced
April 22, 2014

Awards gala
Thursday June 19, 2014
5:30 p.m.
Sheraton Overland Park Hotel

National awards gala at the Strategic Growth Forum
November 12-16, 2014
Palm Springs, CA

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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 2013 national award recipients


2013 Central Midwest award winners

Our 2013 award winners were announced at a black-tie gala in Overland Park, Kansas on June 20, 2013.

Joe Burgess Industrial Products award winner
Joe Burgess

President and CEO
Aegion Corporation

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Tom Tokarczyk 
Tom Tokarczyk 
President 

 Artur Wagrodzki
Artur Wagrodzki 
President

Transportation & Logistics award winners
Artur Express


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Mike Riggs Turnaround award winner
Mike Riggs

Chairman
Jack Cooper Holdings

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Jim Schwartz

Retail award winner
Jim Schwartz

Chairman & CEO 
NPC International, Inc.

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Larry Sanders

Agriculture & Plant Sciences award winner
Dr. Larry Sanders
President and CEO 
Specialty Fertilizer Products, LLC 

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Robb Heineman Entertainment award winner
Robb Heineman
Owner, President and CEO
Sporting Club

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Joseph Suhor Manufacturing award winner
Joseph Suhor III

Chairman & CEO 
Suhor Industries, Inc.

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David Gaboury Engineering & Consulting award winner
David Gaboury

President & CEO 
Terracon

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Dan Reed Technology & Business Services award winner
Dan Reed
CEO 
UnitedLex

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