Northeast Ohio Smart 50 Awards

Since 2014, the Northeast Ohio Smart 50 Awards recognize the top executives of the 50 smartest companies in the Northeast 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 the Northeast Ohio region. Specialty award winners will be recognized for Innovation, Impact and Sustainability.

Next Northeast Ohio Smart 50 Awards • June 27, 2019  5:00 P.M.

Presented by: Corporate College

Venue: Executive Caterers at Landerhaven


Chris Adams  Park Place Technologies
Cal Al-Dhubaib  Pandata
Todd Barnhart  GARDINER
Elizabeth Barry  Delta Systems Inc.
Eric Beck, DO, MPH  UH Ventures
Jeff Beck  LeafFilter Gutter Protection
Kris Beck & Mike Pepe • Proformex
Maria Bennett  SPR Therapeutics Inc.
Mike Boddy  The Anderson-Dubose Company
Destiny Burns  CLE Urban Winery
David M. Carr  Brennan Industries
Julie Chase-Morefield  Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio
Joe DiRocco  Fifth Third
Aaron Christopher Evans  Drips
Frank Fantozzi  Planned Financial Services
Megan Fellinger  Morrison Products, Inc.
Jeremy Flack  Flack Global Metals
Patrick  Ghilani  MRI Software
Todd Goldstein  LaunchHouse
Kevin Goodman  BlueBridge Networks
Chris E. Haas  All Pro Freight Systems, Inc.
Paul Hanna  Blue Technologies, Inc.
Bruce Hennes  Hennes Communications
Ramzi Hermiz  Shiloh Industries, Inc.
Anthony Hughes  Tech Elevator
William Koehler  Team NEO
Andrew Lefkowitz  Locus Fermentation Solutions, LLC
Cecil Lipscomb  United Black Fund of Greater Cleveland
Colleen Lorber, Ph.D.  psi
Andrew Macek  OMNI Systems
Victoria Marquard-Schultz, Esq.  OxyGo, LLC
Lori McClungScarlett Bouder
   Advocacy & Communication Solutions, LLC
Sam McNulty  Bier Markt, Bar Cento, Market Garden, Speakeasy and Nano Brew
Travis Mlakar  Millcraft
Dominique Moceanu  Dominique Moceanu Gymnastics Center
Bernie Moreno  Bernie Moreno Companies / Blockland
Fred Ode  Foundation Software /
John T. Petures, Jr.  Akron Community Foundation
Michael Rainer  MISCO Refractometer
Doug Sibila  Peoples Services Inc.
John Skory  The Illuminating Co., A FirstEnergy Co.
David Sokol  Garland Industries Inc.
Alison A. Spitzer  Spitzer Management
Bill Spohn, Sr.  TruTech Tools, Ltd.
Scott Swaldo  Gervasi Vineyard
Jill  Van Auken  Van Auken Akins Architects LLC
Kevin R. Weidinger  Great Lakes Fasteners, Inc.
Ed Weinfurtner  Great Day Improvements, LLC dba Patio Enclosures & Stanek Windows
Sonia M. Winner  Cleveland Museum of Natural History
John Ziss, Jr.  Kurtz Bros. Inc.


For more information, contact Meredith Rankin at 440.250.7023 or [email protected]

Take a look at the 2018 Northeast Ohio Smart 50 Awards held on June 27, 2018, at the InterContinental Hotel.

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CLICK HERE to view the 2018 Northeast Ohio Honorees!


Take a look back at the 2017 Northeast Ohio Smart 50 Awards held on June 29, 2017, at Landerhaven.

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CLICK HERE to view the 2017 Northeast Ohio Honorees!

View past Smart 50 Awards coverage:

Cleveland 2019 Columbus 2018 PIT Overview Pittsburgh 2018

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