Columbus Smart 50 Awards

Since 2014, the Columbus Smart 50 Awards recognize the top executives of the 50 smartest companies in the Central Ohio region for their ability to effectively build and lead successful organizations. All 50 winners will be honored at a special celebration, and three organizations will receive specialty awards for their achievements in three category areas – innovation, impact and sustainability. Additionally, all guests will be treated to a keynote address on what it takes to lead a successful “smart” company.

The Smart 50 Awards currently takes place in the cities of ClevelandColumbus and Pittsburgh.

Eligible Smart 50 nominees must be a top executive of an organization with a physical office in Central Ohio. Specialty award winners will be recognized for Innovation, Impact and Sustainability.

Columbus Smart 50 Awards  July 15, 2021

Presented by: Hylant


K. Zulene Adams
Z Promotions
Tara Bair Community Health & Wellness Partners of Logan County
Nevin Bansal Outreach Promotional Solutions
Scott Barbour Advanced Drainage Systems
Frederic Bertley COSI
Max Brickman Heartland Ventures
Hugh Cathey ChromoCare
Susan Choe Ohio Legal Help
Rhea Cunningham Feazel
Mark Daniels M+A Architects
Matt Davis COhatch
David Decker Franklin University
Dawn Dickson-Akpoghene PopCom
Scott Doolittle Quantum Health
Bruce Duff ARCOS LLC
Nichole E. Dunn Flying Horse Farms
Eric Frasier Sage Integration
Alex Frommeyer Beam Dental
Charles Gehring LifeCare Alliance
Beth Gifford Columbus Works, Inc.
Gina M. Ginn, PhD Columbus Early Learning Centers
Ron Greenbaum The Basement Doctor
Greg Guy Air Force One
Michelle Heritage Community Shelter Board
Jimmy Hoben Lehman Daman Construction Services, Inc.
Kurt Hoeft EasyIT
Judy Huang 889 Global Solutions
Sumithra Jagannath ZED Digital
Katrina Kerns North Community Counseling Centers
Darla King King Business Interiors, Inc.
Bob Lester Dura-Seal
Dr. Patrick Maynard I Am Boundless, Inc.
Marty McDonald Fahlgren Mortine
Jim Merkel Rockbridge
Lorien Parry Luehrs HomeTown Ticketing Inc.
Hal Paz, MD The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Sarah Perez Perez Morris, LLC
Joanna M. Pinkerton Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA)
Christie Prue Two Labs
Denise M. Robinson Alvis, Inc.
Craig Rogerson Hexion Inc.
Sarah San Pedro Orangetheory Fitness
Jenny Saunders FCBank a Division of CNB Bank
Jeffrey H. Sopp Kensington Hill Partners LLC
Eric Spurling AdVon Commerce
Wolf Starr Atlas Partners
Doug Ute Ohio High School Athletic Association
Dan Wiley Wiley Companies
Bill Wulf, MD Central Ohio Primary Care
Brian Yeager The Champion Companies


For more information, contact Lisa Dore at 440.250.7050 or [email protected]


The 2020 Columbus Smart 50 Awards was a Virtual Conference held on November 5, 2020.

CLICK HERE to view the 2020 Honorees!

Take a look at the 2019 Columbus Smart 50 Awards held on July 18, 2019, at The Exchange at Bridge Park.

Click here to view the entire photo album on our Facebook page. CLICK HERE to view the 2019 Honorees!

Take a look at the 2018 Columbus Smart 50 Awards held on June 14, 2018, at The Exchange at Bridge Park.

Click here to view the entire photo album on our Facebook page. CLICK HERE to view the 2018 Honorees!

Take a look back at the 2017 Columbus Smart 50 Awards held on September 19, 2017,
at The Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel.

Click here to view the entire photo album on our Facebook page. CLICK HERE to view the 2017 Honorees!

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