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.
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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.
J.W. “Bill” Marriott
Marriott International, Inc.
Vernon J. Nagel
Acuity Brands, Inc.
Matt Salzberg | Ilia Papas | Matthew Wadiak
Steven D. Gray
RSP Permian, Inc.
Trisha D. Lemery
Leonard S. Schleifer, MD, PhD | George Yancopoulos
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Jeremy (Jerry) Fowden
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Recognized as one of the most prestigious business award programs in the country, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year awards celebrate the country's most innovative business leaders.
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