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Welcome to the Gulf Coast Area program

The Entrepreneur Of The Year® program celebrates the mold-breakers and the boldness that drives them to do things differently and change our world in the most unexpected ways.

Congratulations to this year’s winners!

To view the complete list of winners in the Gulf Coast Area, please click here.

Congratulations to the 2017 national winners!

Click here to learn more about all of the national winners, or click here to view the special edition of Exceptional magazine. We’re honored to celebrate the ingenuity, vision and tenacity of this outstanding group of individuals.


Key program dates

Strategic Growth Forum® and National Awards Gala
November 7–11, 2018
Palm Desert, CA

Meet the winners

Congratulations to the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018 Gulf Coast Area award recipients. Click here for a full listing and profiles on this exceptional group of entrepreneurs.

Related content

We engage with the world. We use our global reach and our relationships with clients, governments and not-for-profits to create positive change.


Watch the Entrepreneur Of The Year® US overall winners' acceptance speech

Video highlights of the US Strategic Growth Forum® 2017

US Strategic Growth Forum® 2017 highlights brochure

Contact us

Have a question about our program? We'd love to hear from you!


Gulf Coast Area
Program Manager
Teri Steffek Tafuro
Houston, TX
+1 713 750 1260


Gulf Coast Area
Program Coordinator
Desiree Triolo
Houston, TX
+1 713 751 5428


Partner and Co-Director
Todd Zuspan
Houston, TX
+1 713 750 8449


Partner and Co-Director
Travis Garms
Houston, TX
+1 713 750 5153