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Welcome to the Orange County program

Congratulations to the national winner and finalist from Orange County!

National winner
Foundation Building Materials
Distribution and Manufacturing
Foundation Building Materials
Ruben Mendoza
President & CEO
National finalists
Ad Exchange Group
Media and Entertainment
Ad Exchange Group Peter Nguyen

Click here to see all the national winners!


Key program dates

2018 Nominations are closed — March 9, 2018

Semifinalist onsite interviews — April 2–20, 2018

Semifinalists live interview with Judges — May 1, 2018
The Pacific Club, 4110 MacArthur Blvd., Newport Beach, CA 92660

Finalists filming — May 30–31, 2018
EY Orange County Office, 18101 Von Karman Ave, Irvine, CA 92612

Regional Awards Gala — June 22, 2018
Monarch Beach Resort, 1 Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, CA 92629

Strategic Growth Forum® and national awards gala — November 7–11, 2018

News Articles

EY Announces Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Award Recipients in Orange County (June 16, 2017)  Press Release

EY Announces Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Award Finalists in Orange County (May 15, 2017)  Press Release

EY Announces Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Award Semifinalists in Orange County (April 10, 2017)  Press Release

Orange County applications open for EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Award (January 16, 2017)  Press Release

Meet the winners

Congratulations to the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 Orange County award recipients. Click here for a full list of this exceptional group of entrepreneurs.

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Video highlights of the US Strategic Growth Forum® 2017

US Strategic Growth Forum® 2017 highlights brochure

Contact us

Have a question about our program? Contact us at eoyorangecounty@ey.com. We'd love to hear from you!

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Jon Smith
Orange County
Program Director & Partner

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Kim Letch
Orange County
Office Managing Partner

Tania Soudah

Tania Soudah
Orange County
Program Manager

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Teresa Michel
Orange County
Program Coordinator
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