LEARFIELD WINS EY SOUTHWEST ENTREPRENEUR AWARD
CEO Greg Brown to Represent Company in National Competition
PLANO, Texas – EY recently honored collegiate marketer Learfield and its President and CEO Greg Brown as a Southwest winner in the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Award – Technology & Media Services category.
“It was a tremendous honor to accept this award from EY, which ultimately is a salute to our exceptional people all over the country and the many collegiate partners we represent day in and day out,” said Brown. “This recognition by EY is a huge honor and we are grateful for the collegiate athletic programs and the many sponsors who have placed their trust in us. And personally, I am honored to accept this award on behalf of the tremendously talented people of Learfield who work every day to build that trust.”
The award recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Brown was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a special gala event at the Hilton Anatole Dallas, Texas on June 24.
As a Southwest award winner, Learfield is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 national program. 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, Calif., on Nov. 18, 2017. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth ForumTM, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
Since 1986, EY has honored entrepreneurs whose ingenuity, spirit of innovation and discipline have driven their companies’ success, transformed their industries and made a positive impact on their communities. Now in its 31st year, the program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as:
• Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company
• Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc.
• Mindy Grossman of HSN
• Robert Unanue of Goya Foods
• Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn
• Andreas Bechtolsheim and Jayshree Ullal of Arista Networks
• Hamdi Ulukaya of Chobani
• James Park of Fitbit
Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored in the US by SAP America, Merrill Corporation and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
In the Southwest region, sponsors also include Colliers International, Haynes and Boone LLP, RHSB, M&M Special Events, Smith Frank & Partners, D CEO Magazine and SocialStrategy1.
Learfield manages the multimedia and sponsorship rights for more than 125 collegiate institutions, conferences and arenas across the country, and supports athletic departments at all competitive levels as title sponsor of the prestigious Learfield Directors’ Cup. Learfield also provides its collegiate partners access to professional concessions and ticket sales; branding, licensing and trademark consulting; digital and social platform expertise; campus-wide business and sponsorship development; and venue and technology systems through its affiliated companies.
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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