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Welcome to the Greater Los Angeles program

Applications have officially closed! We will be announcing the semifinalists on Wednesday, March 29th, so please check back at that time.

Click here to view the panel of independent judges who will be making the selections.

To purchase tables or tickets for the Awards Gala on June 15th, please contact Jackie Salama.


Key program dates

Applications due
March 10, 2017

Semifinalists announced in press release
March 29, 2017

On-site Interviews with semifinalists
April 3-14, 2017

Judges Interviews & Reception with semifinalists
May 2, 2017

Finalists announced in press release
May 8, 2017

Finalist filming
May 16, 17, and 23, 2017

Awards Gala
June 15, 2017

Strategic Growth Forum and National awards gala
November 15-19, 2017
JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa

Congratulations to this year’s regional award winners!

These entrepreneurs now join the more than 10,000 entrepreneurs who EY has honored globally over the last 30 years. Click here to find out more about these outstanding business leaders.

Now celebrating its 30th year, the awards program recognizes entrepreneurs in over 145 cities in 60 countries who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

Greater Los Angeles 2016 winner group photo

Click here for a full list of this exceptional group of entrepreneurs.

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Contact us

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

LA Program Director Scott Porter

Scott A. Porter
Greater Los Angeles
Program Director
+1 213 977 3636

April Spencer
Greater Los Angeles
Program Director
+1 213 977 3219

LA Interin Program Manager Salama

Jackie Salama
Greater Los Angeles
Program Manager
+1 213 977 3853

Karen Nickelson photo

Karen Nickelson
Greater Los Angeles
Program Coordinator
+1 213 240 7016

Ashley M. Evans*
Greater Los Angeles
Program Manager
+1 213 240 7096
*On maternity leave until October 2017