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The Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 Southwest winners have been announced!
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The winners are:
Master Entrepreneur Of The Year
Kathryn Hall, Co-Proprietor and Vintner, HALL Wines, Craig Hall, Chairman, HALL Group
Retail Master Entrepreneur Of The Year
Joseph M. DePinto, President and CEO, 7-Eleven, Inc.
Social Entrepreneur Of The Year
Nathan Sheets, President and Chief Steward, Nature Nate’s
HealthDr. Sulman Ahmed, Founder and CEO, DECA Dental
Suzy Bátiz, Founder and CEO, Poo~Pourri
Lewis L. Bird III, Chairman and CEO, At Home
Real Estate & Construction
Dallas Tanner, Chief Investment Officer, John Bartling, President and CEO, Invitation Homes
Business and Financial Services
Aaron Graft, Founder, Vice Chairman and CEO, Triumph Bancorp, Inc.
Technology & Media Services
Greg Brown, President and CEO, Learfield Communications, LLC
Robert Michelson, CEO, RMG Networks, Inc.
Emerging Consumer Products
Dan Flaherty, Founder, Jason McCann, CEO, VARIDESK
Nicholas Kennedy, Founder and CEO, RISE Air
Stephanie Alsbrooks, CEO and Founder, defi SOLUTIONS
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Entrepreneur Of The Year US Award winners have founded and built some of the world’s most enduring companies — surpassing US market performance in terms of revenue growth, job creation and longevity. By developing innovative solutions to the most vexing challenges of 21st century business, these award-winning entrepreneurs personify what it means to see past the present to define the future.
Key program dates
Strategic Growth Forum and National awards gala
November 15-19, 2017
JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa
74-855 Country Club Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92260
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Reception time: 3:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Haynes and Boone LLP
2323 Victory Avenue
7th Floor Conference Room
Dallas, TX 75219-7673
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Black Tie Gala
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Gala time: 5:30 – 10:00 p.m. | After Party Celebration: 10:00 – 12:00 a.m.
Hilton Anatole Dallas – Chantilly Ballroom
2201 N. Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, Texas 75207
Telephone: +1 214 748 1200
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Meet the winners
Congratulations to the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 Southwest Area North Region award recipients.Click here for a full listing and profiles on this exceptional group of entrepreneurs.