We’re pleased to announce that our very own CEO and President, Scott Scully has been named a winner of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award in the Heartland!
Scott was one of ten recipients of the prestigious award. 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 at the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis.
“EY has been recognizing leading entrepreneurs who do things differently for more than three decades,” said Dominic Iannazzo, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Heartland 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 Heartland Award include:
- Scott Scully, Abstrakt Marketing Group (St. Louis, Missouri)
- Chuck Runyon and Dave Mortensen, Anytime Fitness, LLC (Woodbury, Minnesota)
- Benjamin “Tad” Edwards IV, Benjamin F. Edwards & Co. (St. Louis, Missouri)
- Brad Elliott, Equity Bank (Andover, Kansas)
- Donn Lux, Luxco, Inc. (St. Louis, Missouri)
- Susan McCollum, Major Brands, Inc. (St. Louis, Missouri)
- Augustus “Gus” Griffin, Cloud “Bud” Cray, Jr. and Karen Seaberg, MGP Ingredients, Inc. (Atchison, Kansas)
- Pat Ryan, Ryan Companies (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
- Michael Kiley, Secure Benefit, LLC (Topeka, Kansas)
- David Dehaemers, Jr., Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP (Leawood, Kansas)
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. The St. Louis Post Dispatch highlighted the four winners from the STL area. You can read the article here.
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 YearTM Award in Monaco in June 2019.
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.
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