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Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia Program Manager
Melissa Ungar
Pittsburgh, PA
+1 412 644 7888

Program Directors
Kim Gillespie
Pittsburgh, PA
+1 412 644 7478

Darrell Smalley
Pittsburgh, PA
+1 412 804 7689

Program geography

Western Pennsylvania
(zip codes 15001 – 16882)
West Virginia (entire state)

Key dates

Semi-finalists to meet the judges
Judges Reception

May 8, 2014
Venue: The Duquesne Club

Finalists announced
May 13, 2014

Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia awards gala
Friday, June 20, 2014
5:30 p.m.
Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown Hotel
Pittsburgh, PA

Strategic Growth Forum
November 12–16, 2014
Palm Springs, CA

National awards gala at the Strategic Growth Forum
November 15, 2014
Palm Springs, CA

The Nominations are in!

The Entrepreneur Of The Year Call for Nominations is now closed and we are excited to announce that we have received incredible entries from some of the countries most well deserving entrepreneurs. Stay tuned to learn more about our nominees and who will be named finalists this Spring and Award Winners this June.

If you have any questions about the nomination process – or your nomination – please contact Melissa Ungar, at  melissa.ungar@ey.com or +1 412 644 7888.

2014 panel of judges

The success of the program relies on the efforts of our independent panel of judges. These past Entrepreneur Of The Year award winners and civic and community leaders devote significant effort to review and deliberate the merits of each nominee. We deeply appreciate their dedication to this process. 

Click here to meet the judges.

Celebrating the special few

Let's celebrate our entrepreneurs. It takes vision and courage to launch a successful business. These special people have created many of the world's most dynamic and successful companies. The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award celebrates their remarkable achievements. That's why it's the world's most prestigious business accolade – it recognizes the most exceptional among a unique group of people.

We invite you to join us in celebrating the success of all our finalists at the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014 Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia awards gala.

Friday, June 20, 2014
Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown Hotel
600 Commonwealth Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Individual: $220
Table of 10: $1,800
Patron opportunities available – click here to learn more.

Did you know?

The Western Pennsylvania (zip codes 15001-16882) and West Virginia (entire state) has participated in the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® program since 1986. Jack Mascaro of Mascaro Construction was a national winner. Frank Alderman of MedExpress won the prestigious Venture Capital of Excellence award at the Strategic Growth Forum in November 2012. Click here to learn more about benefits of participation in this exciting program.