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.

andrew-cousin

Andrew Cousin, CEO
Circle Graphics 
2017 Entrepreneur Of The Year award recipient

albert-dacosta

Albert DaCosta, CEO
Paragon 28 
2018 Entrepreneur Of The Year award recipient

clayton-greene

Clayton Greene, Head of Consumer & Financial Capital Markets
NYSE

gary-hokkanen

Gary Hokkanen, Senior Partner
Brightstar Capital Partners

traci-lounsbury

Traci Lounsbury, President
Workplace Elements 
2015 Entrepreneur Of The Year award recipient

matt-owens

Matt Owens, President
Extraction Oil & Gas LLC
2016 Entrepreneur Of The Year award recipient

jim-tuton

Jim Tuton
2010 Entrepreneur Of The Year award recipient

elia-wallen

Elia Wallen, CEO
Travelers Haven & Hotel Engine
2017 Entrepreneur Of The Year award recipient

Sharon Hwang, Chief Operating Officer
Greater Phoenix Economic Council