Entrepreneur Of The Year® Heartland

Celebrating the audacious entrepreneurs building a more equitable, sustainable and prosperous world for all.

Recognizing unstoppable entrepreneurs

 Congratulations to the 2022
Heartland winners


Meet the winners


Entrepreneur Of The Year® Heartland

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. 2022 program dates:

    March 4, 2022 | Application submission deadline
    Late April-May | Announcement of finalists
    June 9, 2022 | Heartland awards celebration
    November 10–13 Strategic Growth Forum®
  • In the news

    June 9, 2022
    EY Announces Award Winners for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2022 Heartland Award | Press Release
    April 27, 2022
    EY Announces Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2022 Heartland Finalists | Press Release
    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
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Entrepreneur Of The Year Heartland team

Dominic Iannazzo
Program co-director
Minneapolis, MN

Patrick Cleary
Program co-director
Minneapolis, MN

John Passanisi
Market director
Kansas City, MO

Zac Smith
Market director
St. Louis, MO

Jim Kowitz
Program manager
Minneapolis, MN

Mindy Bubon
Program coordinator
Cleveland, OH

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