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Welcome to the Southwest Region Program
North Texas | Arkansas | Oklahoma | Kansas-Wichita

The Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 Southwest winners have been announced!

Please click here to view the full list of finalists!

Click here to learn how Entrepreneur Of The Year® award winners outperform and outlast the competition.

The winners are:

Master Entrepreneur Of The Year
Kathryn Hall, Co-Proprietor and Vintner, HALL Wines, Craig Hall, Chairman, HALL Group

Retail Master Entrepreneur Of The Year
Joseph M. DePinto, President and CEO, 7-Eleven, Inc.

Social Entrepreneur Of The Year
Nathan Sheets, President and Chief Steward, Nature Nate’s

Dr. Sulman Ahmed, Founder and CEO, DECA Dental

Consumer Products
Suzy Bátiz, Founder and CEO, Poo~Pourri

Lewis L. Bird III, Chairman and CEO, At Home

Real Estate & Construction
Dallas Tanner, Chief Investment Officer, John Bartling, President and CEO, Invitation Homes

Business and Financial Services
Aaron Graft, Founder, Vice Chairman and CEO, Triumph Bancorp, Inc.

Technology & Media Services
Greg Brown, President and CEO, Learfield Communications, LLC

Robert Michelson, CEO, RMG Networks, Inc.

Emerging Consumer Products
Dan Flaherty, Founder, Jason McCann, CEO, VARIDESK

Emerging Services
Nicholas Kennedy, Founder and CEO, RISE Air

Emerging Technology
Stephanie Alsbrooks, CEO and Founder, defi SOLUTIONS


Key program dates

Strategic Growth Forum and National awards gala
November 15-19, 2017
JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa
74-855 Country Club Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92260

Nominations accepted
December 8, 2015–March 31, 2016

Finalist Reception
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Reception time: 3:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Haynes and Boone LLP
2323 Victory Avenue
7th Floor Conference Room
Dallas, TX 75219-7673

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Black Tie Gala
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Gala time: 5:30 – 10:00 p.m. | After Party Celebration: 10:00 – 12:00 a.m.
Hilton Anatole Dallas – Chantilly Ballroom
2201 N. Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, Texas 75207
Telephone: +1 214 748 1200

Meet the winners

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

MNWO 2015 Winners

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Debra von Storch

Debra von Storch
Partner and Program Director
Ernst & Young LLP
+1 214 969 8201

Johnny Sandhu

Johnny Sandhu
Partner and Program Director
Ernst & Young LLP
+1 214 293 6112

Candice Moody

Candice Moody
Southwest Program Manager
Ernst & Young LLP
+1 214 754 3289