Dawn Ainger,  president and CEO of Cedar Rapids-based Genova Technologies Inc., was one of nine award winners for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards in the Upper Midwest region. The awards recognize high-growth entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and success in innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their business, Ernst & Young said in a press release. Ainger took over at Genova in 2001. Genova specializes in information technology services in the health care and defense sectors.