Entrepreneur Of The Year East Central

Now in its 35th year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year program celebrates the audacious entrepreneurs who test the limits of the possible and catapult us to what’s next and beyond.

Congratulations to the 2021 East Central award winners

The 2021 finalists and winners were highlighted in a virtual awards ceremony.

Meet the winners
and watch the replay

Who is audacious enough to change the world?

Celebrating the Unstoppables leading our revitalization.

About Entrepreneur Of The Year

Entrepreneur Of The Year recognizes the most ambitious leaders who are building and sustaining successful, dynamic businesses around the world. Entrepreneur Of The Year Award winners comprise a global network of like-minded visionaries, each on a transformational journey to create, innovate, grow, learn and build a better world.

They become lifetime members of an esteemed multi-industry community of entrepreneurs, with exclusive, ongoing access to the experience, insight and wisdom of program alumni and other ecosystem members in nearly 60 countries who are supported by the vast resources of EY.

  • Key dates

    The program celebrates unstoppable entrepreneurs year-round. 2021 program dates:

    March 1–April 16 | Call for nominations
    June 4 |  Announcement of finalists
    August 5, 12:00 p.m. Eastern  | Virtual awards celebration
    November 11–14 | Strategic Growth Forum®
  • In the news

    November 13, 2021
    Sheila Mikhail of AskBio Named Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 National Overall Award Winner as EY Celebrates Program’s 35th Anniversary | Press Release
    August 5, 2021
    EY Announces winners of the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 East Central Region | Press Release
    June 4, 2021
    EY Announces finalists of the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 East Central Region | Press Release
    June 14, 2019
    EY Announces winners of the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 East Central Region | Press Release
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Entrepreneur Of The Year East Central team

Mike Denove
Partner, Ernst & Young LLP
Entrepreneur Of The Year East Central
Program Director

Rich Mitchell
Director, Ernst & Young, LLP
Entrepreneur Of The Year East Central
Market Director — Cincinnati

Craig Glazier
Partner, Ernst & Young LLP
Entrepreneur Of The Year East Central
Market Director — Northeast Ohio

Marcie Merriman
Managing Director, Ernst & Young LLP
Entrepreneur Of The Year East Central
Market Director — Columbus 


Neal Thomas
Partner, Ernst & Young LLP
Entrepreneur Of The Year East Central
Market Director — Louisville


Melissa Ungar
Entrepreneur Of The Year East Central
Program Manager
+1 412 644 7888


Cassy Hubka
Entrepreneur Of The Year East Central
Program Coordinator
+1 216 583 4439

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