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.

EOY John Cook

John Cook, Co-founder

EOY Madeline Haydon

Madeline Haydon, Founder & CEO
2019 Award Recipient

EOY Jill Nelson

Jill Nelson, General Partner
Elevate Capital Fund
2017 Award Recipient
with Ruby Receptionists

EOY Werner Nistler

Werner Nistler, Founder & Chairman
2018 Award Recipient

EOY Kyle Stavig

Kyle Stavig, CEO
Myers Container LLC
2019 Award Recipient

EOY David Wasielewski

David Wasielewski,
Managing Partner
Northwest DTF Partners/
dba Din Tai Fung Restaurant
2018 Award Recipient

EOY Jessie Woolley Wilson

Jessie Woolley-Wilson, President & CEO
DreamBox Learning LLC
2019 Award Recipient