EY Announces Winners for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 Gulf Coast Area Award
Houston, Texas, 15 June 2018
EY builds on three decades of honoring entrepreneurs who break the mold 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 bold entrepreneurial leaders 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 14, 2018 at the Marriott Marquis Houston.
“EY has been recognizing leading entrepreneurs who do things differently for more than three decades,” said Debra von Storch, EY Americas Entrepreneur Of The Year Program Director. “We are proud to announce the 2018 winners, who boldly break the mold to create new solutions, innovations and possibilities that redefine how we live, work and play.”
The winners for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018 Gulf Coast Area Award are:
- Clinton Phillips, Founder and CIO, and Jason Melton, CEO, 2nd.MD, Houston, TX
- Rick Perez, President and CEO, Avangard Innovative, Houston, TX
- Paul Murphy, Jr., Chairman and CEO, Cadence Bancorporation, Houston, TX
- W. Thomas McAndrew, President and CEO, Enchanted Rock, Houston, TX
- John D’Angelo, President and CEO, Investar Holding Corporation, Baton Rouge, LA
- Ann G. Fox, President and CEO, Nine Energy Service, Inc., Houston, TX
- Bill Zartler, Founder and Chairman, Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure, Houston, TX
- Jonathan Saperstein, CEO, TreeTown USA, Houston, TX
- Lenny Lemoine, President and CEO, The Lemoine Company, LLC, Lafayette, LA
Now in its 32nd year, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities and 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 10, 2018. 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 EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored in the US by SAP America, the Kauffman Foundation and Merrill Corporation.
In the Gulf Coast Area, regional sponsors include Colliers International, DLA Piper, ADP, Solomon Edwards, Chatham Financial, Pierpont Communications and Houston Business Journal.
About Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Entrepreneur Of The Year®, founded by EY, is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs, chosen from an independent panel of judges including entrepreneurs and prominent leaders from business, finance and the local community. 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 in more than 60 countries. ey.com/eoy
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