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Congratulations to our 2017 national winners!

The Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 US winners have been announced. Scroll down to learn more about the winners in each category as well as our overall winner, 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.

Click on your region below to learn more about the program in your market.

Meet the 2017 class of winners

Congratulations to the winners of the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 US national awards. Click the photos below to learn more about this exceptional group of entrepreneurs.

2017 Overall and Life Sciences winner

Overall and Life Sciences

Lonnie Moulder | Mary Lynne Hedley, PhD

2017 Distribution and Manufacturing winner

Distribution and Manufacturing

Ilene S. Gordon
Ingredion Incorporated

2017 Emerging winner


Dan Flaherty | Jason McCann

2017 Energy Cleantech and Natural Resources winner

Energy, Cleantech and Natural Resources

Loretta F. Rosenmayer

2017 family business winner

Family Business

Neal Schuman
Schuman Cheese

2017 Financial Services winner

Financial Services

Asif Ramji

2017 Media and Entertainment winner

Media, Entertainment and Communications

Jeff Green | Dave Pickles
The Trade Desk

2017 Real Estate, Construction and Lodging

Real Estate, Construction and Lodging

Bill Bayless
American Campus Communitie

2017  Retail and Consumer Products

Retail and Consumer Products

Kendra Scott
Kendra Scott, LLC

2017 Services winner


Joseph E. Fluet III
MAG Aerospace

2017 Technology winner


Phyllis Winchester Newhouse
Xtreme Solutions, Inc.

Regional programs

Each spring, the business community comes together to celebrate regional semifinalists, finalists and winners. These honorees not only create and build market-leading businesses, but also help take the standard of excellence to new heights, transform the face of the industry, create jobs and contribute to the vibrancy of communities.

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Contact us

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

Debra von Storch
Americas Director
Entrepreneur Of The Year
+1 214 969 8201

Wendy Fox
Americas Program Manager
Entrepreneur Of The Year
+1 612 371 6703