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Welcome to the Central Midwest program

Announcing the 2016 Central Midwest awards recipients!

Congratulations to the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 Central Midwest Awards recipients. This group of leading entrepreneurs was selected by an independent judging panel made up of previous award winners, leading CEOs, private capital investors and other regional business leaders. The award recipients were announced June 16 at a special gala at Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland in Kansas City, MO. These outstanding entrepreneurs now join the ranks of 30 years of winners.


Key program dates

Nominations deadline
March 18, 2016

Finalists announced
April 21, 2016

Finalist receptions
May 5, 2016 | St. Louis, MO
May 6, 2016 | Kansas City, MO

Awards gala
Thursday, June 16, 2016 | Kansas City, MO
Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland

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 Central Midwest award recipients. click here for a full listing and profiles on this exceptional group of entrepreneurs.

Central Midwest 2016 Award Winners

Contact us

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


Jim Kowitz
Program Manager
+1 612 371 8301


Dave Anderson
Kansas City, Missouri
Partner host

Central Midwest Partner host Tim Fagan

Tim Fagan
St. Louis, Missouri
Partner host


Mike Hickenbotham
St. Louis, Missouri
Partner host