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Welcome to the
Southeast program

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.

Click here to nominate an entrepreneur or submit an application for the 2017 program.

Click here for the 2017 EOY Application guidelines or here for 2017 EOY Call for Nominations brochure.


Deadline for entries: March 10, 2017.

Congratulations to this year’s national winners from the Southeast!

Please click here to see the full list of national award winners.

Vernon J. Nagel

Distribution and Manufacturing
Vernon J. Nagel
Acuity Brands, Inc.

David Zalik

Financial Services
David Zalik
GreenSky, LLC

Ben Chestnut

Media, Entertainment and Communications
Ben Chestnut

We’d also like to congratulate this year’s national finalists from the Southeast:

Robert A. Frist, Jr. | HealthStream
James Whitehurst | Red Hat


Key program dates

Regional Gala
June 8, 2017
College Football Hall of Fame
Atlanta, GA

Strategic Growth Forum and National awards gala
November 15-19, 2017

Meet the winners

Congratulations to the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 Southeast award recipients. Click here for a full listing and profiles on this exceptional group of entrepreneurs.

2016 Entreprenuer of the Year Southeast Winners

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Contact us

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

Brad Duncan

Brad Duncan
Southeast Program Director
Atlanta, GA

Kristina McLendon

Kristina McLendon
Southeast Program Manager
Atlanta, GA