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 Cleveland, Columbus 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.
Next Columbus Smart 50 Awards • July 18, 2019 • 5:00 P.M.
Presented by: Hylant
Venue: The Exchange at Bridge Park
INTRODUCING THE 2019 HONOREES!
David Abraham • Accel inc.
Nick Akins • American Electric Power
John Ammendola • Grange Insurance
Justin Bates • Stanley Steemer International
Dr. Frederic Bertley • COSI
Denise Blankemeyer • Crow Works
Sarah Blouch • CampusParc
Tom & Greg Bohls • Buckeye Power Sales
Margie Brickner • Reliant Capital Solutions
Stephanie Clarey • Two Men And A Truck, Columbus
John D. Clark, Sr. • The Whitestone Group, Inc.
Benjamin Clarke • Bold Penguin Inc.
Fernando Crosa • US Tank Alliance
Abby David & Erin Nealy • Bridgeway Academy
Joe DeLoss • Hot Chicken Takeover
Charissa W. Durst • Hardlines Design Co.
Dana E. Engle • Madison County Community Hospital dba Madison Health
Joel Furno • Citrin
Chris Gabrelcik • Lubrication Specialties, Inc.
Jennifer Gorsuch Walters • Fairfield Homes Inc.; Gorsuch Construction Inc.
Gordon Gough • Ohio Council of Retail Merchants
W. Gregory (Greg) Guy • Air Force One, Inc.
Marc Hawk • RevLocal
Lisa Huang, PhD, PE, RCDD • Advanced Engineering Consultants
Kelly James • ROAM Bikes, Inc.
Ron M. Jordan • Jordan Hospitality Group
Andy Joseph • Apeks Supercritical
Lori Kaiser • Kaiser Consulting, LLC
Mark Kovacevich • Improving
Erica Krumlauf • Leading EDJE
Neill Lane • Stirling Ultracold, Division of Global Cooling Inc.
Catherine Lang-Cline • Portfolio Creative
Mike LaRocco • State Auto Financial Corp.
Patrick Maynard • I Am Boundless, Inc.
Tim McCord • DāNite Sign Co.
Ryan McManus • SHARE
Lori Miller • Exhibitpro
Andy Panos • Cloudbreak Health
Debbie Penzone • Charles Penzone Inc.
Rick Ricart • Ricart Automotive
Frank Sasso • Kaufman Development
Hiten Shah • MES, Inc.
Kyle R. Shen • Nexceris, LLC
Rita Soronen • Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption
David R. Specht • The Waterworks
Tom Stalf • Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Maura Stevenson • MedVet
Rich Wartel • Two Labs, LLC
Matina Zenios • Artina Promotional Products
Jim Ziminski • Crane Renovation Group
For more information, contact Molly Carpenter at 440.250.7039 or [email protected]
Take a look at the 2018 Columbus Smart 50 Awards held on June 14, 2018, at The Exchange at Bridge Park.
Click on the photo to enlarge. Photos by Jay LaPrete. View the entire 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.
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CLICK HERE to view the 2017 Honorees!
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