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EY’s Entrepreneur Of The Year® program is now in its 31st year and seeking those leaders who shape today’s ideas and turn them into tomorrow’s exceptional companies.

The future is not granted. It is born from the imagination of entrepreneurs. If you are a successful entrepreneur or have been inspired by an enterprising trailblazer, we invite you to submit a nomination to the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 program.

Deadline for entries: March 10, 2017.

Click here to learn how EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® award winners outperform and outlast the competition.

Meet the 2016 winners

Congratulations to the winners of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 US national awards. Click the photos below to learn more about this exceptional group of entrepreneurs.

2016 Overall and Real Estate, Construction and Lodging winner

Overall and Real Estate, Construction and Lodging

J.W. “Bill” Marriott
Marriott International, Inc.

2016 Distribution and Manufacturing winner

Distribution and Manufacturing

Vernon J. Nagel
Acuity Brands, Inc.

2016 Emerging winner


Matt Salzberg | Ilia Papas | Matthew Wadiak
Blue Apron

2016 Energy Cleantech and Natural Resources winner

Energy, Cleantech and Natural Resources

Steven D. Gray
RSP Permian, Inc.

2016 family business winner

Family Business

Trisha D. Lemery
Winsert, Inc.

2016 Financial Services winner

Financial Services

David Zalik
GreenSky, LLC

2016 Life Sciences winner

Life Sciences

Leonard S. Schleifer, MD, PhD | George Yancopoulos
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

2016  Retail and Consumer Products

Retail and Consumer Products

Jeremy (Jerry) Fowden
Cott Corporation

2016 Services winner


David Inns
GreatCall, Inc.

Regional programs

Each spring, the business community comes together to celebrate regional semifinalists, finalists and winners. These honorees not only create and build market-leading businesses, but also help take the standard of excellence to new heights, transform the face of the industry, create jobs and contribute to the vibrancy of communities.

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

Debra von Storch
Americas Director
Entrepreneur Of The Year
+1 214 969 8201

Wendy Fox
Americas Program Manager
Entrepreneur Of The Year
+1 612 371 6703