This years distinguished judges are Daniel Austin, vice chairman of McDonald Investments Inc.; Carol Latham, president & CEO of Thermagon Inc.; Thomas McKee, a partner at Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP; Larry Roth, Cleveland chapter president of the Young Presidents Organization; and Loyal Wilson, managing director of Primus Venture Partners.
Owners and managers who are primarily responsible for the growth of a company and active in top management are eligible for the award. Self-nominations are encouraged, as are those from suppliers, customers and others who work with entrepreneurs.
Regional award recipients will go on to compete for national recognition in several award categories, including the 2000 national Entrepreneur Of The Year. All national award recipients and finalists will be announced and honored at a gala during the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year International conference in Palm Springs, Calif., Nov. 11.
Previous national EOY award winners have included Michael Dell of Dell Computer Corp. and Richard Schulze, the founder, chairman and CEO of Best Buy Co. Inc.
This years program is sponsored locally by McDonald Investments Inc., the Ohio Department of Development and SBN magazine. For more information, visit www.ey.com/eoy.