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.

Noreen Beaman, Chief Executive Officer
Brinker Capital
2018 Winner

Joseph Callahan, CEO
The Ciright Companies
2016 Winner

John Carson, Partner
NorthStar Asset Management, LLC


Donna DeCarolis, Dean of the Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship
Drexel University

Karen Griffith Gryga, Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer


Shawn Patrick O’Brien, CEO


Angelo Perryman, President & CEO
Perryman Building & Construction Services
2017 Winner

David Reuter, Partner
LLR Partners


Stephen Somers, President
Vigon International, Inc.
2016 Winner

Tom Spann, Chief Executive Officer
2015 Winner