REGIONAL ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR AWARD

With twenty five years of history and tradition, the UMKC Henry W. Bloch School of Management Regional Entrepreneur of the Year Award is an honor granted every year.

David Brain

EPR PROPERTIES

David M. Brain is the President, Chief Executive Officer, and Trustee for Entertainment Properties Trust. Mr. Brain acted as a consultant to AMC Entertainment, Inc. in the formation of the Company in 1997. He served as Chief Financial Officer from 1997 to 1999 and as Chief Operating Officer from 1998 to 1999. He received his B.A in Economics with honors, Phi Beta Kappa in 1978 and his MBA in 1979 from Tulane University. He is also a Certified Business Appraiser, certified by both the American Appraisal Association and the Institute of Business Appraisal. He is the Board of Governors, National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts and the Director of Segway Experience, LLC. Formerly he was on the board for the Capital for Entrepreneurs, Inc., a venture capital fund; the Center for Business Innovation, Inc., a not-for-profit small business incubator; and the Council for Entrepreneurship at the University of Missouri – Kansas City.

 

YEAR

NAME

COMPANY

2012

John McDonald

Boulevard Brewing Company

2011

Bonnie Kelly, Jerry Kelly, Teresa Walsh

Silpada Designs Jewelry

2010

Mike Brown

Euronet

2009

John J. Sherman

Inergy, L.P.

2008

Dan Lowe

RED Development

2007

L. William Zahner

A. Zahner Company

2006

G. Kenneth Baum

George K. Baum and Company

2005

James E. Ferrell

Ferellgas

2004

Hugh Zimmer

The Zimmer Companies

2003

William "Doc" Worley

Kingston Environmental Services

2002

Thomas Sanders

Midwest Mechanical Contractors

2001

Thomas McDonnell

DST Systems, Inc.

2000

Fred Merrill

Cereal Food Processors, Inc.

1999

Stanley Durwood

AMC Entertainment

1998

Kathleen W. Andrews and
John P. McMeel

Andrews McMeel Universal

1997

Abe J. Gustin

Applebee's International

1996

John T. Lockton III

Lockton Companies

1995

Rich Davis

K.C. Masterpiece Barbeque

1994

Clifford W. Illig and Neal L. Patterson

Cerner Corporation

1993

Barnett C. Helzberg, Jr.

Helzberg Diamonds, Inc.

1992

James E. Stowers, Jr.

American Century Investments

1991

Richard C. Thompson

American Italian Pasta Company

1990

James J. Kerwin

Bankers Life Insurance Company of NY

1989

Paul H. Henson

United Telecommunications/Sprint

1988

Terry Van Der Tuuk

Graphic Technology, Inc.

1986

Henry and Richard Bloch

H&R Block

1985

Ewing M. Kauffman

Marion Laboratories

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