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Welcome to the Central Texas program

Entrepreneur Of The Year® celebrates mold-breakers.

For the 32nd year, EY is seeking entrepreneurs whose boldness drives them to do things differently and change our world in the most unexpected ways. If you are a successful entrepreneur or have been inspired by an enterprising leader, we invite you to submit a nomination to the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018 program.

Visit https://geoy.ey.com and click the yellow ‘Recommend an entrepreneur’ button to nominate someone for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018 Central Texas program.

Congratulations to the 2017 national winners!

The Central Texas program is thrilled to announce that Kendra Scott of Kendra Scott, LLC has been named Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 US national winner in the Consumer Products and Retail category and Bill Bayless of American Campus Communities has been named Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 US national winner in the Real Estate, Construction and Lodging category!

CT National Winner: Scott

Kendra Scott
Kendra Scott, LLC

CT National Winner: Bayless

Bill Bayless
American Campus Communities

Click here to learn more about all of the national winners, or click here to view the special edition of Exceptional magazine. We’re honored to celebrate the ingenuity, vision and tenacity of this outstanding group of individuals.


Key program dates

Nominations open
December 4, 2017

Nominations deadline
March 9, 2018

Central Texas awards gala
Friday, June 8, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.
JW Marriott | Austin, TX

Strategic Growth Forum® and National Awards Gala
November 7–11, 2018
Palm Desert, CA

Meet the winners

Congratulations to the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 Central Texas award recipients. Click here to see the full list of winners.

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Video highlights of the US Strategic Growth Forum® 2017

US Strategic Growth Forum® 2017 highlights brochure

Contact us

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


Teri Steffek Tafuro
Central Texas
Program Manager
Austin, TX
+1 512 473 1623


Gulf Coast Area
Program Coordinator
Desiree Triolo
Houston, TX
+1 713 751 5428


Taylor Sisson
Partner and Program Director
Austin, TX
+1 512 473 1680


Anna Tallent
Partner and Program Director
San Antonio, TX
+1 210 242 7219