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.

rich-copans

Rich Copans, Managing Director 
Madison Dearborn Partners

jim-cutillo

Jim Cutillo, Founder and Managing Partner 
NextLevelIQ, LLC
2014 award winner 

deanie-elsner

Deanie Elsner, Board Member

dave-hansen

Dave Hansen, Chief Financial Officer North America 
CDK Global

jerry-jendusa

Jerry Jendusa, Co-Founder and Partner
STUCK, LLC
2014 award winner 

austin-ramirez

Austin Ramirez, President and CEO
HUSCO International

 

kelly-tomblin

Kelly Tomblin, CEO
INTREN, L.L.C.

susan-whiting

Susan Whiting, Board Director and Executive Advisor