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EY Entrepreneur Of The Year
2014 Southeast finalists announced

EY is pleased to announce the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ finalists for the Southeast program. This group of outstanding entrepreneurs was selected by an independent judging panel. The award recipients will be announced at a gala event on June 26, 2014 at the Intercontinental Buckhead Hotel.

Distribution and Manufacturing

R. Michael Johnson, President and CEO, Cox Industries, Orangeburg, SC
Charles Lingenfelter, President and CEO,Industrial Distribution Group, Belmont, NC
Chad Martin, President and CEO, Eco-Energy Global Biofuels, LLC, Franklin, TN

Financial Services

Keith A. Luedeman, Founder and CEO, goodmortgage.com, Charlotte, NC
Brian E. Simpson, CEO, CommunityOne Bancorp, Charlotte, NC
Claire Whitfield Tucker, President and CEO, CapStar Bank, Nashville, TN

Food and Beverage

Cameron W. McRae, President and CEO, Tands, Inc. and affiliates, Kinston, NC
Michael D. Olander, President and CEO, The Apple Gold Group, Raleigh, NC
Karl A. Schledwitz, Chairman and CEO, Monogram Foods, Memphis, TN

Health Care and Life Sciences

Mark Gilreath, Founder and CEO, EndoChoice, Inc., Alpharetta, GA
Craig Goguen, President and CEO, DSI Renal, Nashville, TN
Michael V. Mullen, President and CEO, Atherotech Diagnostics Lab, Birmingham, AL

Hospitality and Retail

Dane Scism, Founder and CEO, Cellular Sales, Knoxville, TN
Steven B. Tanger, President and CEO, Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc., Greensboro, NC
Satya Tiwari, President, Surya, Catersville, GA

Media and Communications

Lew Dickey, Chairman and CEO, Cumulus Media, Inc., Atlanta, GA
Wain Kellum, President, Vonage Business Solutions, Atlanta, GA
Hubert Thieblot, Founder and CEO, Curse, Inc., Huntsville, AL


Tom Beaty, CEO, Insight Sourcing Group, Norcross, GA
Tom Finegan, Chairman and CEO, Clarkston-Potomac Group, Durham, NC
Lynn Massingale, MD, Executive Chairman, TeamHealth, Knoxville, TN


Brent Howison, President and COO, The Remi Group, Charlotte, NC
Lynne Laube, President and COO, Cardlytics, Atlanta, GA
Mort O’Sullivan, Founder and CEO, ARCA, Mebane, NC

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