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Welcome to the Midwest program

Announcing the 2016 Midwest awards recipients!

Congratulations to the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 Midwest Awards recipients. This group of leading entrepreneurs was selected by an independent judging panel made up of previous award winners, leading CEOs, private capital investors and other regional business leaders. The award recipients were announced June 15 at a special gala at Navy Pier in Chicago, IL. These outstanding entrepreneurs now join the ranks of 30 years of winners.


Key program dates

Nominations deadline
March 11, 2016

Finalists announced
April 21, 2016

Finalist reception
May 11, 2016 | Chicago, IL

Awards gala
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Navy Pier Grand Ballroom
600 East Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

Strategic Growth Forum and National awards gala
November 16-20, 2016
JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa
74-855 Country Club Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92260

Contact us

Have a question about our program? We'd love to hear from you!


Christine Dobson
Program Manager
Chicago, Illinois
+1 312 879 2470

Midwest Partner Ryan Butman

Ryan Butman
Chicago, Illinois ryan.butman@ey.com

Midwest Partner Shawn Puecher

Shawn Puechner
Milwaukee, Wisconsin