Columbus CEO's annual program with Capital University has a new partner this year: Regionomics. Survey deadline is Sept. 27.

Columbus CEO's annual CEO of the Year awards honor chief executives—whether they are CEOs or some comparable title, like managing director—who are the most admired among their peers in Central Ohio. The magazine since 2011 has asked more than 3,500 area CEOs to vote on a slate of candidates each year. We then name winners and finalists in four categories—large and small for-profit and nonprofit organizations—and celebrate them in the December issue and at an event at the Ohio Statehouse.

The second piece to our CEO of the Year efforts is an annual survey of economic conditions, which since launch has been conducted on our behalf by program partner Capital University. This year, we are pleased to announce Columbus economist Bill LaFayette will analyze the results of our survey. You're probably familiar with Bill and his annual economic forecast for the region.

C-Suite executives are invited to weigh in on economic conditions in Columbus, and CEOs and equivalent can vote on our slate of 2019 CEO of the Year candidates. Deadline is Sept. 27. Take our annual survey here.

Here are our CEOs of the Year 2018:

Large nonprofit category

Large for-profit category

Small for-profit category

Small nonprofit category