Meet the judges

The success of the program relies on the efforts of our independent panel of judges. The panel comprises past Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award recipients and civic and community leaders who devote significant effort to review and deliberate the merits of each nominee. We deeply appreciate their dedication to the program.

Sherry-Deutschmann

Sherry Deutschmann
Founder and CEO
BrainTrust
EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ Class of 2009
2016 regional finalist

Rich-Hagins

Rich Hagins
Founder and CEO
US&S, Inc.
2019 regional winner

Sheila-Mikhail

Sheila Mikhail
Founder and CEO
AskBio
2021 regional and overall national winner

Greice-Murphy

Greice Murphy
Founder and Board Member
Advanced Care Partners
2020 regional winner

Michael Praeger
Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO
AvidXchange, Inc.
2018 regional winner

Karl-Schledwitz

Karl Schledwitz
Chairman and CEO
Monogram Foods
2014 regional winner

Greg-Smith

Greg Smith
Managing Director
Roark Capital

Adam-Walker

Adam Walker
CEO
Summit Packaging Solutions
2019 regional winner

Jon-Ziglar

Jon Ziglar
CEO
RentPath
2018 regional winner