EY builds on three decades of honoring unstoppable entrepreneurs in Greater Philadelphia
EY is pleased to announce the winners of the Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award in Greater Philadelphia. This group of unstoppable entrepreneurial leaders transforming our world was selected by an independent judging panel made up of previous award winners, leading CEOs, investors and other regional business leaders. The winners were unveiled at a special gala on June 19 at Kimmel Center for Performing Arts in Philadelphia.
“There are many successful entrepreneurs in this world, but to build something truly remarkable, you can’t let anything stand in your way,” said Debra von Storch, EY Americas Entrepreneur Of The Year Program Director. “EY is proud to honor the 2019 Entrepreneur Of The Year winners who are inspiring innovation without limitation and fueling growth and prosperity by being truly unstoppable.”
The winners for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2019 Greater Philadelphia Award include:
Christopher Franklin - Aqua America
Norman Hullinger - Broder Bros., Co.
Thaddeus J. Bartkowski III - Catalyst Outdoor
J.B. Reilly - City Center Investment Corporation
Steve Kelly - ELAP Services
Stanley Middleman - Freedom Mortgage Corporation
Gene Schriver - GLOBO
Geoff Gross - Medical Guardian
Jonathan Morgan - Morgan Properties
Richard Mahler - Revolutionary Security LLC
Joseph Mirabile - USSC Group
Dr. Christopher Burns, Dr. Daniel Pevear, Dr. Luigi Xerri - VenatoRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
In addition to recognizing the regional award winners, Michael Pearson, Chief Executive Officer of Union Packaging, was presented with the Social award for his lifelong commitment to community stewardship and fostering diversity in business.
Since its founding in 1986, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries throughout the world.
Regional award winners are now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 16, 2019. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies. The Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner then moves on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award in Monaco in June 2019.
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored by SAP America and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
In Greater Philadelphia, sponsors also include PNC Bank, Donnelley Financial Solutions, Murray Devine & Company, SolomonEdwards Group, Ballard Spahr LLP, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Pepper Hamilton LLP and Simkiss & Block.
About Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Entrepreneur Of The Year®, founded by EY, is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs. The program makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global awards program of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries. ey.com/eoy
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