CEO Hall of Fame

Each year at the National CEO Conference, outstanding entrepreneurs are inducted into the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization's Hall of Fame. These successful entrepreneurs are role models to future generations, inspiring students, faculty and up-and-coming entrepreneurs.

Circa 2001

Bill Porter, E-Trade
Earl Graves, Black Enterprise Magazine
Gordon Segal, Crate and Barrel
Herb Kelleher, Southwest Airlines
Rhonda Kallman, Boston Beer Co. (Samuel Adams) 
Yossi Vardi, ICQ

2001

Myra Hart, Staples
William Saito, I/O Software, Inc.

2003

John E. Hughes, The Coleman Foundation, John E. and Jeanne T. Hughes Foundation, former CEO of Fannie May Candy Shops (Lifetime Achievement Award)
Michael Ferro, Click Commerce, Inc. (CEO Young Entrepreneur of the Year)

2004

Jeff Taylor, Monster.com (Lifetime Achievement Award)
Jimmy John Liautaud, Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches (Lifetime Achievement Award)

2005

Greg Jones, uBid.com (Lifetime Achievement Award)
John D. Goeken, MCI, FTD, Airfone (Lifetime Achievement Award)
Steve Wozniak, Apple Computer (Lifetime Achievement Award)

2006

Helen Greiner, iRobot (Lifetime Achievement Award)
Patrick Byrne, Overstock.com (Lifetime Achievement Award)

2007

Edward and Bettiann Garder, Soft Sheen Products (Lifetime Achievement Award)
Joshua James, Omniture, Inc. (CEO Young Entrepreneur of the Year)
Kenneth Hendricks, American Builders & Contractors Supply Co. (CEO Hall of Fame Award)
Peter Thomas, LifePilot (Lifetime Achievement Award)
Ron Rubin, The Republic of Tea (CEO Hall of Fame Award)

2008

David Hauser, GotVMail (Grasshopper) (CEO Young Entrepreneur of the Year)
Doris Christopher, The Pampered Chef (Lifetime Achievement Award)
Robert Kiyosaki, author of Rich Dad Poor Dad (Lifetime Achievement Award)

2009

Alfredo Molina, The Molina Group (Lifetime Achievement Award)
Edmund Scanlan, Total Attorneys, Inc. (CEO Young Entrepreneur of the Year)

2010

Jeff Hoffman, Priceline.com (Lifetime Achievement Award)
Michael DeLazzer, Redbox (Lifetime Achievement Award)

2011

Gene Landrum, Chuck E. Cheese (Lifetime Achievement Award)

2012

Brian Scudamore, 1-800-GOT-JUNK (Lifetime Achievement Award
Mike Evans, GrubHub (Young Entrepreneur of the Year) 

2013

Norm Brodsky, Inc. Magazine Senior Contributing Editor, Managing Partner of Black Gold Suites, Chairman of Kobeyaki Restaurant Group (Lifetime Achievement Award)
Chris Heivly, The Startup Factory & Co-Founder of MapQuest (Hall of Fame)
Trevor Owens, Lean Startup Machine (Alumni Hall of Fame)

2014

Kevin HarringtonAs Seen on TV

2015

Craig Culver, Culvers
Henry and Tom Bloch, 
H&R Bloc 

2016

Dr. Gene Landrum , Chuck E. Cheese (Best of the Best Award)
Michael DeLazzer,
RedBox (Best of the Best Award)
Nick Martin,
Signature Lacrosse (Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award)

2017

Craig Dubitsky, Hello Products, eos, Method
Ryan Buonaugurio, 
RPB Marine (Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award)

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