SPRING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bill Way, President & Chief Executive Officer of Southwestern Energy, (SWN) received the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 Award in the Energy category in Gulf Coast Area. The award, conferred by Ernst & Young, recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Bill Way was selected by an independent panel of judges.
“This is strong recognition for the entire team at Southwestern Energy who together have helped forge a new future for our Company,” Way said. “We’ve rebuilt and repositioned SWN to win, and we’re ready to capture even bigger opportunities going forward.”
In honoring Way, the judges’ concluded that Way’s performance as a transformational leader during the turnaround of SWN deserved special attention since they said it revealed determination, resilience and courage to lead his company during challenging economic times across the energy industry from 2016 to present.
As a Gulf Coast Area award winner, Way is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2019 National Awards. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced in November 2019.
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored by SAP America and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
In the Gulf Coast Area, sponsors also include Colliers International, Dawson Financial Services, DLA Piper, ADP, Solomon Edwards, Chatham Financial, Pierpont Communications and the Houston Business Journal.
About Southwestern Energy
Southwestern Energy Company is an independent energy company engaged in natural gas, natural gas liquids and oil exploration, development, production and marketing. For additional information, visit our website www.swn.com
About Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Entrepreneur Of The Year®, founded by EY, is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs. 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. ey.com/eoy