Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates ambitious entrepreneurs who are building bolder futures
SAN DIEGO, May 5, 2023 – Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced the finalists for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2023 Pacific Southwest program. The Pacific Southwest program celebrates entrepreneurs from California (San Diego & Orange County), Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and Hawaii. Now in its 37th year, Entrepreneur Of The Year is the preeminent competitive business awards for transformative entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies who are building a more equitable, sustainable and prosperous world for all.
These entrepreneurs were selected as finalists by an independent panel of judges. The candidates were evaluated based on their demonstration of building long-term value through entrepreneurial spirit, purpose, growth and impact, among other core contributions and attributes.
“This year’s finalists are remarkable and inspiring entrepreneurs who have created positive impact across their industries and communities,” said Jon Smith, Entrepreneur Of The Year Pacific Southwest Program Director and Partner at EY. “They have been carefully selected by our independent panel of judges, and we are thrilled to recognize them for their notable contributions and commitment to their companies, customers and communities.”
Regional award winners will be announced on June 16, 2023 during a special celebration. The winners will then be considered by the National judges for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards, which will be presented in November at the annual Strategic Growth Forum®, one of the nation’s most prestigious gatherings of high-growth, market-leading companies. The Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner will then move on to compete for the World Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award in June 2024.
The Entrepreneur Of The Year program has recognized more than 11,000 entrepreneurs throughout the US since its inception in 1986, and it has grown to recognize business leaders across 145 cities in over 60 countries around the world.
Read the full EY America’s press release here.
EPS Group’s CEO Kathy Wagner Named Entrepreneur Of The Year Finalist
Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) announced that Kathey Wagner, CEO of Mesa, Arizona-based EPS Group, was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2023 Pacific Southwest Award finalist. Now in its 37th year, Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the preeminent competitive business awards for transformative entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies who are building a more equitable, sustainable and prosperous world for all.
“Being named a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Award for the Southwest Pacific Region is a goosebump honor!” said Wagner. “I’m grateful to represent EPS Group and our associates and the collaborative progress we’re making together with our clients in pursuit of our goal to become the #1 Design Firm in the Southwest.”
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