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.

rick-baldridge

Rick Baldridge, President & COO
Viasat, Inc.

scott-dennis

Scott Dennis, CEO
D&K Engineering
2012 Regional Winner

dan-epstein

Dan Epstein, CEO
ConAm
1999 Regional Winner

tom-gildred

Tom Gildred, Founder & CEO
Emerald Textiles
2012 Regional Winner

tim-gleeson

Tim Gleeson, Chairman & CEO 
Novasyte, LLC
2018 Regional Winner

mike-grey

Mike Grey, Executive Chairman
Amplyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
2014 Regional Winner
 

magda-marquet

Magda Marquet, Founder & Co-chair
AltheaDx
2005 Regional Winner

chuck-myers

Chuck Myers, Former CEO 
Airgain, Inc.
2017 Regional Winner

ernest-rady

Ernest Rady, Chairman, President & CEO
American Assets Trust
2009 National Winner
2009 Regional Winner

helen-torley

Helen Torley, President, CEO & member of the Board of Directors
Halozyme
2018 Regional Winner
 

pieter-van-rooyen

Pieter Van Rooyen, Former CEO
Edico Genome
2018 Regional Winner