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17 Aug 2020 Tysons, US

EY Announces Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2020 Mid-Atlantic Award Finalists

Celebrating the unstoppable entrepreneurs whose ambitions transform our world

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Celebrating the unstoppable entrepreneurs whose ambitions transform our world

Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced the finalists for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2020 Mid-Atlantic Award. The Mid-Atlantic program celebrates entrepreneurs from Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia. Now in its 34th year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year program honors successful business leaders whose ambitions deliver innovation, growth and prosperity as they build and sustain groundbreaking companies that transform our world. These business leaders were selected as finalists by a panel of independent judges.

Award winners will be announced during a special virtual event in October and will join the ranks of a lifelong community of esteemed Entrepreneur Of The Year alumni from around the world. This year, unstoppable entrepreneurs who have provided extraordinary support to their communities, employees and others during the COVID-19 crisis will also be recognized for their courage, resilience and ingenuity. 

The 2020 Mid-Atlantic finalists are:

  • 10Pearls | Imran Aftab
  • 3Pillar Global | David DeWolf
  • Arnold Packaging | Mick Arnold
  • Babyscripts | Juan Pablo Segura
  • Children's National Hospital | Kurt Newman, M.D.
  • Choptank Transport Inc. | Geoff Turner
  • CleanChoice Energy | Tom Matzzie
  • Dominion Payroll | Dave Gallagher, David Fratkin
  • Driven, Inc. | Ozzy Jimenez
  • E3/Sentinel | Andy Maner
  • GiveCampus | Kestrel Linder
  • GuidePoint Security | Mike Volk
  • Homesnap | John Mazur
  • HUNGRY Marketplace | Jeff Grass, Shy Pahlevani
  • iLearning Engines | Harish Chidambaran
  • Intelligent Waves | Jared Shepard
  • Interos | Jennifer Bisceglie
  • JACS Solutions, Inc. | Steel Liu
  • JMA Solutions | Jan Adams
  • Medifast Inc. | Dan Chard
  • Mindoula Health | Steve Sidel
  • MotoRefi Inc | Kevin Bennett
  • Omega World Travel | Gloria Bohan
  • Pie Insurance | John Swigart
  • Protenus | Nick Culbertson
  • REQ | Tripp Donnelly
  • Serco Inc | Dave Dacquino
  • Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. | Chris Ripley
  • Somatus | Ikenna Okezie
  • TCS Interpreting Inc | Jessica Moseley
  • ThreatConnect | Adam Vincent
  • Two Six Labs | Chris Greamo
  • VIVA Creative | Lorne Greene, Emily Greene
  • ZeroFOX | James Foster

Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the preeminent competitive business awards for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies. Finalists were evaluated based on six criteria, including overcoming adversity; financial performance; societal impact and commitment to building a values-based company; innovation; and talent management. Since its launch, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries throughout the world. 

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards, to be announced in November during a virtual awards gala. The Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner will then move on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award in June 2021. 

Entrepreneur Of The Year Award winners become lifetime members of a global, multi-industry community of award winners, with exclusive, ongoing access to the experience, insight and wisdom of fellow alumni and other ecosystem members in over 60 countries — all supported by vast EY resources.

Mid-Atlantic Focus

Each year, EY US showcases successful entrepreneurs from 20 regional competitions across the United States. For information on the Entrepreneur Of The Year Mid-Atlantic program, please visit


Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored by SAP America and the Kauffman Foundation.

In Mid-Atlantic, sponsors also include Platinum Sponsor PNC and Gold Sponsors Cooley, DLA Piper, KELLY Benefit Strategies, the Washington Business Journal and the Baltimore Business Journal.

About Entrepreneur Of The Year® 

Entrepreneur Of The Year® is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for unstoppable entrepreneurs. These visionary leaders deliver innovation, growth and prosperity that transform our world. The program engages entrepreneurs with insights and experiences that foster growth. It connects them with their peers to strengthen entrepreneurship around the world. Entrepreneur Of The Year is the first and only truly global awards program of its kind. It celebrates entrepreneurs through regional and national awards programs in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries. Winners go on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ title.

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