Entrepreneur Of The Year Southeast program

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EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2015 Southeast award recipients announced

EY is pleased to announce the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® award recipients for the Southeast program.

Lifetime Achievement

Parker H. “Pete” Petit, Chairman and CEO, MiMedx, Marietta, GACordia Harrington

Distribution & Manufacturing

Cordia Harrington, Founder and CEO, The Bun Companies, Nashville, TN


Stan Bevis, Founder and Chief Growth Officer, Fast Pace Urgent Care, Waynesboro, TN

Family Business

Edward Weisiger, Jr., President and CEO, CTE, Charlotte, NC

Financial Services

Casey Crawford, CEO, Movement Mortgage, Charlotte, NC

Health Care & Life Sciences

Joey A. Jacobs, Chairman and CEO, Acadia Healthcare, Inc., Franklin, TN

Hospitality & Retail

Reade Fahs, CEO, Bruce Steffey, President and COO, National Vision, Inc., Duluth, GA


D. Paul Thompson, Founder and Chairman, Transportation Insight, Hickory, NC


David Northington, Chairman and CEO, Cloud Sherpas, Atlanta, GA

Workplace Services

Raj Sardana, Chairman and CEO, American CyberSystems, Inc., (ACS Group), Duluth, GA

Key dates

Strategic Growth Forum and National awards gala
November 11-15, 2015
JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa
74-855 Country Club Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92260

Honoring world-class entrepreneurs for 29 years

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. Recognized globally, the award honors the most outstanding entrepreneurs who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement.

As the first truly global award program of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates entrepreneurs who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards in more than 145 cities and 60 countries.

Participation in the Entrepreneur Of The Year program puts you in touch with other high-growth business builders. Because the program attracts thousands of founders and CEOs of high-growth companies, you will have a powerful opportunity to build relationships with an elite group. This program offers invaluable one-on-one interaction opportunities with an audience of top executives.

There are 25 regional programs. All award recipients are honored  in June and move forward to compete for national EY Entrepreneur Of The Year in November.

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The Southeast program includes Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. We've participated in the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Program since 1986. Click here to learn more about the benefits of participation in this exciting program.