Meet the judges

The success of the program relies on the efforts of our independent panel of judges. These past Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award recipients and civic and community leaders devote significant effort to review and deliberate the merits of each nominee. We deeply appreciate their dedication to this process.

Lee Belitsky

Lee Belitsky
Executive Vice President & CFO
DICK’S Sporting Goods

Cynthia Booth

Cynthia Booth
President 
COBCO Enterprises
2020 Regional Award Winner

Stacey Browning

Stacey Browning
Executive in Residence
CincyTech USA

Patrick Cozzens

Patrick Cozzens
President
Modern Transportation Services 
2017 Regional Award Winner

Ankur Gopal

Ankur Gopal
CEO
Interapt
2016 Regional Award Winner

Kristie Nicolosi

Kristie Nicolosi
President & CEO
The Kingswood Company

Jody Richards

Jody Richards
President
Process Technology
2020 Regional Award Winner

Kris Snyder

Kris Snyder
Founder & CEO
Impact Architects
2013 Regional Award Winner

Ben Stas

Ben Stas
Executive Vice President & CFO
Evoqua Water Technologies