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Welcome to the Midwest program

Nominations are in

The 2016 Nomination season is closed. For more information on semi-finalists and finalists please check back in the next month as we announce this information.

These business leaders were will be selected by our independent panel of judges. We are pleased to share them with you.

Learn more about our 2016 independent panel of judges>>


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

Meet the winners

Congratulations to the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 Midwest award recipients. Click here for a full listing and profiles on this exceptional group of entrepreneurs.


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