EY builds on three decades of honoring unstoppable entrepreneurs in the Gulf Coast Area.
EY is pleased to announce the winners of the Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award in the Gulf Coast Area. 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 21 at the Marriott Marquis Houston.
“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 Gulf Coast Area Award include:
Ben Richter, CEO, Bradford Airport Logistics, Houston, Texas
John Mark Cavitt, Founder and CEO, Covenant Testing Technologies, LLC, Sugarland, Texas
William Leslie Doggett, Sr., President and CEO, Doggett Equipment Services Group, Houston, Texas
Brandon Dewan, CEO, Eagle Pipe, LLC, Houston, Texas
Stuart Bradie, President and CEO, KBR, Inc., Houston, Texas
Warner Thomas, President and CEO, Ochsner Health System, New Orleans, Louisiana
Michael Plank, Chairman and CEO, The Plank Companies, Houston, Texas
Bill Way, President and CEO, Southwestern Energy, Spring, Texas
Marc Jones, CEO, Sunpro Solar, Mandeville, Louisiana
Chris Meaux, Founder and CEO, Waitr Holdings Inc., Lake Charles, Louisiana
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.