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Welcome to the Southwest program
North Texas | Arkansas | Oklahoma | Kansas-Wichita

The nominations are in! Nominations for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 season are now closed. Finalists in our region will be announced soon.

Congratulations to these 2018 national honorees from the Southwest!

National finalists
Select Energy Services
John Schmitz
John Schmitz
Lance Crosby
Lance Crosby

Click here to learn more about all of the national winners. We’re honored to celebrate the ingenuity, vision and tenacity of this outstanding group of individuals.


Key program dates

Nominations deadline
Friday, March 8, 2019

Finalist reception and Judges Interviews
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
3:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Haynes and Boone LLP
2323 Victory Ave.
7th floor conference room
Dallas, TX

Southwest Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards Gala
Saturday, June 29, 2019
6:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Hilton Anatole Dallas, Chantilly Ballroom
2201 N. Stemmons Fwy.
Dallas, TX

Strategic Growth Forum® and National awards gala
November 13-17, 2019
JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa
74-855 Country Club Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92260

Meet the winners

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

SWR 2018 winners

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Video highlights of the US Strategic Growth Forum® 2018

Contact us

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

Debra von Storch

Debra von Storch
Partner and Program Director
Ernst & Young LLP
+1 214 969 8201

Candice Moody

Candice Moody
Southwest Program Manager
Ernst & Young LLP
+1 214 754 3289