EY Names Southwest Regional Entrepreneur of the Year Winners

Among the honorees are Door CEO Alex Doubet, StackPath founder Lance Crosby, and Arcis Golf CEO Blake S. Walker.

Entrepreneur of the Year

EY, a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction, and advisory services, has announced the winners of the Entrepreneur Of The Year Award in the Southwest.

The winners were selected by an independent judging panel made up of previous award winners, leading CEOs, investors, and other regional business leaders, according to EY. The winners were announced June 23 at a gala at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas.

“EY has been recognizing leading entrepreneurs who do things differently for more than three decades.”

Debra von Storch

“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, in a statement. “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 Southwest Award include:

Services
Christopher B. Munday, 2020 Companies

Hospitality
Blake S. Walker, Arcis Golf

Distribution and Manufacturing
Merrilee Kick, BuzzBallz / Southern Champion

FinTech
Sheffield Clark and Bobby Sharp, Coinsource

Emerging Technology and Services
Alex Doubet, Door

Health
Stuart Archer, Oceans Healthcare

Real Estate and Construction
Scott Everett, S2 Capital LLC

Master Entrepreneur Of The Year
John Schmitz, Select Energy Services Inc.

Technology
Lance Crosby, StackPath

Energy
Lance Taylor, Steward Energy II LLC

Technology Services
Teresa Mackintosh, Trintech

Emerging Retail and Consumer Products
Alex Danza, Vonlane

Winners of the 2018 Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards [Photo: Chris Savas]

The Entrepreneur of the Year program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries throughout the world since its founding in 1986.

EY said that regional award winners now are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards, which will be announced Nov. 10 at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California.

The national awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum, a national gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies. In June 2019, The Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner then will move on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year Award in Monaco.  

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