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 BROCK BLAKE

Brock Blake
CEO and Founder 
Lendio 
2020 Regional winner

EOY BRAD BONHAM

Brad Bonham
CEO
Walker Edison
2020 Regional winner

EOY JOEL CLARK

Joel Clark
CEO
Kodiak Cakes
2018 Regional winner

EOY MISTY KIRBY

Misty Kirby
Co-Founder   
Paparazzi
2018 Regional winner

EOY CHRIS KLOMP

Chris Klomp
CEO
Collective Medical
2018 Regional winner

EOY CRYSTAL MAGGELET

Crystal Maggelet
CEO
FJ Management
2018 Regional winner
2018 National winner

EOY BLAKE MODERSITZKI

Blake Modersitzki
General Partner
Pelion Venture Partners 

EOY JEFF PEDERSEN

Jeff Pedersen
Owner and CEO
Cariloha
2018 and 2007 Regional winner

EOY DERRICK PORTER

Derrick Porter
CEO
Beauty Industry Group
2020 Regional winner

EOY LARRY STEVENS

Larry  Stevens
President and CEO
Med One Group
2012 Regional winner