Business Person of the Year

The category of Business Person of the Year characterizes our definition of success. 

Regardless of stature, philanthropy or popularity, nominees within this category must demonstrate esteemed achievement and leadership in the growth of a company or actions as a savvy entrepreneur.


The nominee must  have an outstanding reputation in management, innovation, and the execution of  problem-solving strategies.  This awardee does not have to be an HBCU Alumni but must constantly create opportunities for the African American community and emanate “Black Excellence.”