The Everest Award
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The Everest Award is presented to a person who has reached the heights of being a legend or leader through his or her actions, making a significant positive impact on business, the community and quality of life within the I-75 Growth Corridor.

Past Honorees


  • Larry Connor, Founder and Managing Partner, The Connor Group

  • Dave Gully, Retired Warren County Township Administrator

  • Denise Quinn, Retired VP and Plant Manager, MillerCoors


  • Steve Behler, Former CEO, Kemba Credit Union

  • John Danis, Chairman and CEO, Danis Building Construction Company

  • Thomas Urban, President and CEO, Mercy Health-Fairfield Hospital


  • John A. Boehner, Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives

  • Jenell R. Ross, President, Bob Ross Auto Group

  • Jill C. Wilson, President and CEO, Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices


  • Thomas H. Humes, Jr., President and Founder, Traditions Building & Development Group Inc.

  • Jim Pancoast, CEO, Premier Health

  • Yaromir Steiner, Founder and CEO, Steiner + Associates


  • Dan Baker, President and CEO, Baker Concrete Construction

  • Claude Davis, CEO, First Financial Bank

  • Bill Krul, CEO and Senior Partner, Miller-Valentine Group


  • Dick Alderson, President, Alderson Properties

  • Jim Day, Owner, Esther Price Candies

  • Wilbur Cohen, Chairman and CEO, Cohen USA


  • Stephen Hightower, President and CEO, Hightowers Petroleum Company

  • Robert Murphy, President, Dayton Dragons

  • John Planes, CEO, Planes Companies


  • Larry Schumacher, President, Schumacher Dugan Construction

  • Raj K. Soin, Chairman and CEO, Soin International

  • James L. Wainscott, Chairman and CEO, AK Steel Corporation