Randolph Buseman and Michael Hickenbotham, partners, Ernst & Young

Randolph Buseman, partner, Kansas City office of Ernst & Young

Michael Hickenbotham, partner, St. Louis office of Ernst & Young


Randolph Buseman


Kansas City office of Ernst & Young

Michael Hickenbotham


St. Louis office of Ernst & Young

For more than 25 years, Ernst & Young has celebrated the entrepreneurial spirit of men and women who make our economy vibrant.

Ernst & Young founded the Entrepreneur Of The Year® Program to recognize those with a passion for “thinking big” and to bring together visionaries and leaders to inspire each other and our communities.

We have gathered here, and in 25 cities across the United States, to honor all of our regional finalists and welcome a new class of entrepreneurs into our Hall of Fame, recognizing their resilience, ingenuity and innovation.

We applaud them for overcoming challenges, inspiring others, opening new markets and, ultimately, fueling economic growth in the Central Midwest.

Let’s celebrate their achievements, perseverance and tireless pursuit of business excellence.

Congratulations to all of the 2012 Central Midwest finalists.