Entrepreneur Of The Year East Central

Now in its 35th year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year® program celebrates the unstoppable entrepreneurs whose unbounded ambitions deliver innovation, growth and prosperity that transform our world.

 

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Nominations and applications for the Entrepreneur Of The Year US program are now closed, but extensions may be available in select markets. Contact the regional program manager for more information.

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Celebrating 35 years of unstoppable entrepreneurs

Every generation has its heroes. Its visionaries. The audacious entrepreneurs who test the limits of the possible and catapult us to what’s next and beyond. In this 35th year of these awards, we celebrate the next class in a long line of unstoppable creators and disrupters. These unstoppables stand on the shoulders of those who came before them, ushering in a new age of economic opportunity and prosperity for all.    

  • Key dates

    Entrepreneur Of The Year US is a year-round program that celebrates unstoppable entrepreneurs. 
    2021 Program dates are below:

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

    June 14, 2019  — EY Announces winners of the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 East Central Region  Press Release

About the program

The Entrepreneur Of The Year program, founded by EY, has recognized the endeavors of exceptional men and women who create the products and services that keep our worldwide economy moving forward. Since its inception, Entrepreneur Of The Year has grown dramatically and now includes programs in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries worldwide. The Entrepreneur Of The Year US Awards gala is the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum, the largest gathering of entrepreneurs in America.

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2020 National winners

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EY contacts

Mike Denove
Partner, Ernst & Young LLP
Entrepreneur Of The Year East Central
Program Director
 mike.denove@ey.com

Rich Mitchell
Director, Ernst & Young, LLP
Entrepreneur Of The Year East Central
Market Director — Cincinnati
 richard.mitchell@ey.com

Craig Glazier
Partner, Ernst & Young LLP
Entrepreneur Of The Year East Central
Market Director — Northeast Ohio
 mike.denove@ey.com

Marcie Merriman
Managing Director, Ernst & Young LLP
Entrepreneur Of The Year East Central
Market Director — Columbus 
marcie.merriman@ey.com


Neal Thomas
Partner, Ernst & Young LLP
Entrepreneur Of The Year East Central
Market Director — Louisville
neal.thomas2@ey.com


Melissa Ungar
Entrepreneur Of The Year East Central
Program Manager
+1 412 644 7888
melissa.ungar@ey.com


Cassy Hubka
Entrepreneur Of The Year East Central
Program Coordinator
+1 216 583 4439
melissa.ungar@ey.com