GAINESVILLE, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--EY today announced that Kristie Harrell, CEO of Don’s Johns, Inc. is a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 Award in the Mid-Atlantic region. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Kristie Harrell was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 14 at the Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner.
Don’s Johns, Inc. was established in 1964 when the toilets were wooden and “built to order”. Since then, Don’s Johns, Inc. has developed into the premier services provider in the Mid-Atlantic region while still remaining family owned and operated.
Now in its 32nd year, the EY program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries throughout the world.
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National competition. 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.
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 and more than 60 countries. ey.com/eoy.