EY Announces Winners for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2015 Greater Philadelphia Award

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June 11, 2015 (Philadelphia, PA, USA) – EY is pleased to announce the winners of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award in the Greater Philadelphia Region. This group of leading entrepreneurs were selected by an independent judging panel made up of previous winners of the award, leading CEOs, private capital investors and other regional business leaders. The winners were revealed at a special gala on June 11 at Sheraton Downtown Philadelphia Hotel.

“EY has honored outstanding entrepreneurs for the past 29 years,” said Mike Nichols, EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Program Co-Director for Greater Philadelphia. “These winners are accomplished leaders who have contributed a tremendous amount to their communities”

The winners for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015 Greater Philadelphia Award include:

Tom Spann, CEO, Accolade
Richard Bolte, Chairman of the Board & CEO, BDP International
Michael Bontrager, Founder, Chairman & CEO, Chatham Financial
Alan Rihm, CEO, CoreDial, Inc.
Bill Aubrey, President & CEO, Gertrude Hawk Chocolates
Dr. Joseph Kim, President & CEO, Inovio Pharmaceuticals
Michael Barry, Chairman of the Board, CEO & President, Quaker Chemical Corporation
Robert Moore, Co-Founder & CEO, RJMetrics
Jake Stein, Co-Founder & COO, RJMetrics
Christopher Gray, CEO, Scholly, Inc.
Al West, Chairman & CEO, SEI
Jeff Marrazzo, Co-Founder & CEO, Spark Therapeutics
Alan Shortall, Chairman & CEO, Unilife Corporation

Now in its 29th year, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in over 145 cities in 60 countries throughout the world.

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year national program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Overall National Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California on November 14, 2015. The US Entrepreneur Of The Year Overall Award winner then moves on to compete for the World Entrepreneur Of The Year Award in Monaco, June 2016. Additionally, venture-backed companies that win an Entrepreneur Of The Year Award regionally are also eligible for the Venture Capital Award of Excellence at the national level. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

Sponsors

Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are sponsored nationally by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America. In Greater Philadelphia, sponsors also include Ballard Spahr LLP, Merrill Corporation, MFP Strategies, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, Murray, Devine & Company, Inc., Pepper Hamilton LLP, Philadelphia Business Journal, PNC Bank, Scherzer International, SolomonEdwardsGroup LLC and The Simkiss Companies.

 

About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year®

Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award 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 award 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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