Vote for the 2022 CEO of the Year Honorees and Weigh in on the Local Business Climate

Columbus C-suite executives are invited to take our annual Survey of Economic Conditions and help choose the CEO of the Year honorees. The deadline is Nov. 10.

Julanne Hohbach
Columbus CEO
This is the 12th year for Columbus CEO’s CEO of the Year awards.

Columbus CEO wants to learn how local executives feel about the economy, the challenges they face and why Central Ohio is a good place to do business, and we need your help.

For the 12th year, the magazine is conducting the CEO of the Year survey, which seeks to gain a better picture of the local economic climate. It also is used to name our annual CEO of the Year winners in the for-profit and nonprofit sectors.

The survey is open to all C-suite and cabinet-level executives in the Columbus area. Conducted in partnership with Regionomics, the Survey of Economic Conditions includes questions on the local, national and global economy; hiring; challenges local organization face; diversity, equity and inclusion efforts; and other business issues.

Respondents also can vote for the 2022 CEO of the Year honorees. More than 40 nominees, broken into small and large for-profit and nonprofit categories, appear on this year’s ballot. Write-in votes also are accepted. Nominees include past finalists and choices from select local executives and our staff. Four winners and a group of finalists will be chosen.

The deadline to participate is Nov. 10. Help us and Regionomics gain a better understanding of the local business climate by taking the survey today.

The survey, adapted from the SMU Cox CEO Sentiment Survey, should take no more than 10 minutes to complete. All responses are completely anonymous. Bill LaFayette of Regionomics will aggregate and analyze the responses. A summary of the results will be published in the Winter 2022 issue of Columbus CEO, which also will profile the 2022 CEO of the Year winners and finalists.

In the meantime, read the results of our 2021 CEO of the Year project.

If you’d like to join our CEO of the Year email list to receive notifications when the annual survey goes live, sign up below.