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.

Next Columbus Smart 50 Awards • July 20, 2022

Presented by: Hylant
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The Exchange at Bridge Park • 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.

Introducing the 2022 Honorees

Tara Bair
Community Health 
& Wellness Partners
 
Frederic Bertley
COSI
 
Max Brickman
Heartland Ventures
 
Nathan Brown
Dyenomite Apparel
 
Kumar Buvanendaran
PRIME AE Group, Inc.
 
Duane Casares
Directions for Youth & Families
 
Darci Congrove
GBQ Partners LLC
 
Peter Coratola, Jr.
EASE Logistics
 
Scott Cottrill
Advanced Drainage
 Systems, Inc. (ADS)
 
Matt Davis
COhatch
 
Doreen DeLaney Crawley
Grange Insurance
 
Dawn Dickson
PopCom
 
Alex Frommeyer
Beam Benefits
 
Charles Gehring
LifeCare Alliance
 
Gina M. Ginn, PhD
Columbus Early Learning Centers
 
Ron Greenbaum
The Basement Doctor
 
Travis Gulling
A Kid Again Central Ohio
 
Greg Guy
Air Force One
 
Gina Heffner
Centric Consulting
 
Margie Hegg
American Sign Studio
 
Michelle Heritage
Community Shelter Board
 
Chris Hermann
MKSK
 
Kurt Hoeft
EasyIT
 
Jennifer Horvath
DesignGroup
 
Judy Huang
889 Global Solutions Ltd.
 
Crystal Hughey
Corporate Cleaning Inc.
 
John Johnson
Access Ohio
 
Zeenia Kaul
ReHeva Biosciences
 
Katrina Kerns
North Community
Counseling Centers
 
Darla King
King Business Interiors
 
Tom Krouse
Donatos Pizza
 
Greg  Lindsey
Wiley’s Finest
 
Lorien Luehrs
HomeTown Ticketing, Inc.
 
 
Marty McDonald
Fahlgren Mortine

Sophia Mohr
Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA)
 
Rob Moyer
Agility Partners
 
Mike Muldoon
City Barbeque, LLC
 
Bradley Parish
Archall
 
Eddie Pauline
BioOhio
 
Jonathan Poma
Loop
 
Rick Ricart
Ricart Automotive
 
Craig Rogerson
Hexion Inc.
 
John Roush
Express Wash Concepts (EWC)
 
Katie Ruberto
Feazel
 
Frank Sasso
Kaufman Development
 
Kyle Shen
Nexceris
 
Dan Snyder
Lower
 
Jeffrey H. Sopp
Kensington Hill Partners LLC
 
EJ Thomas
Habitat for Humanity-MidOhio
 
Johnny Zela
Condado Tacos

For more information, contact Suzi Linn at slinn@sbnonline.com or 440.250.7011

VIEW PAST SMART 50 AWARDS COVERAGE:

The 2021 Columbus Smart 50 Awards was a Virtual Conference held on July 15, 2021.

CLICK HERE to view the 2021 Honorees!

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!

Cleveland 2020

Columbus 2020

PIT Overview

Pittsburgh 2020

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

CLICK HERE to view the 2020 Honorees!