Executive of the Year Awards Application

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About: Since 2014, the Executive of the Year Awards have celebrated exemplary business executives based on leadership, innovation and company success. Whether you’re a CEO, CFO, COO, CMO, or another C-level position (even without the “C” in your title), we invite you to apply today! Winners will be featured in the January issue of In Business magazine.

Deadline: Oct. 1, 2020

Event Date: Feb. 2, 2021


To be eligible for the award, the nominee must:

  • Must hold one of the following titles: C-level, president, owner, partner, executive director, or mayor/city manager/city council
  • Work for a company with its headquarters or regional headquarters in one of the following counties: Columbia, Dane, Dodge, Green, Iowa, Jefferson, Rock, Sauk
  • Show quantitative data for his/her contributions to the company’s success
  • Give examples of the strategic initiatives that strengthened the company’s market position

Please note that nonprofit executives are also eligible for the award.


  • Small Company – 50 or fewer employees
  • Medium Company – 51-200 employees
  • Large Company – more than 200 employees
  • Start-Up Company – in business for no more than five years
  • Family Business – serving in a role at his or her family’s company; may also be related by marriage
  • CFO of the Year – must hold the title of CFO
  • CEO of the Year – must hold the title of CEO
  • Lifetime Achievement Award


Click on the links below to fill out the online applications. Nominations are accepted through the end of the day on Oct. 1.


The 2021 Executive of the Year Awards are presented by:

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