Central Ohio is home to many businessmen and -women who go above and beyond to make themselves and their organizations stand out in the crowd. Columbus C.E.O. honors a handful of these people by dubbing them Superstars. For our seventh annual “Superstars” feature, we solicited nominations through ballots in the November and December issues and on our website. Dozens of readers submitted suggestions in five career fields: Finance & Accounting, General Management, Human Resources, Research & Development and Sales & Marketing.

Central Ohio is home to many businessmen and -women who go above and beyond to make themselves and their organizations stand out in the crowd. Columbus C.E.O. honors a handful of these people by dubbing them Superstars.

For our seventh annual “Superstars” feature, we solicited nominations through ballots in the November and December issues and on our website. Dozens of readers submitted suggestions in five career fields: Finance & Accounting, General Management, Human Resources, Research & Development and Sales & Marketing.

We vetted each nominee before narrowing the list to the 10 men and women—two per category—profiled on the following pages. While they’re a diverse group, they do share some key attributes: All have management responsibility, a prerequisite for inclusion, and all excel on the job, whether that’s running the entire company or overseeing the marketing department.

It would be impossible to tally all the professionals around town who give 110 percent, of course. But we do think the 10 people profiled here are among the best talent around. Do you know a Superstar we overlooked, or think someone doesn’t fit the bill? Let us know by dropping a letter in the mail or emailing.

Reprinted from the April 2012 issue of Columbus C.E.O. Copyright © Columbus C.E.O.