ATLANTA, October 6, 2020 – Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) announced that East West Manufacturing co-founders Scott Ellyson and Jeff Sweeney were named Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2020 Southeast Award winners. The Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards program is one of the preeminent competitive awards for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies. The award recognizes those entrepreneurial leaders who are excelling in overcoming adversity; financial performance; societal impact and commitment to building a values-based company; innovation; and talent management. Scott and Jeff were selected by an independent panel of judges. The award was announced through the program’s first-ever virtual awards celebration on October 6, 2020.
Since 1986, EY US has honored entrepreneurs whose ingenuity, spirit of innovation and tenacity have driven their companies’ success, transformed their industries and made a positive impact on their communities.
The Entrepreneur Of The Year program has honored the inspirational leadership of entrepreneurs such as:
- Joe DeSimone of Carbon, Inc.
- Sara Blakely of SPANX, Inc.
- Howard Schultz of Starbucks Corporation
- Brad Keywell of Uptake Technologies, Inc.
- Jodi Berg of Vitamix
- Richard Hagins of US&S, Inc.
- Phyllis Newhouse of Xtreme Solutions, Inc.
- Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn
- Jack Springer of Malibu Boats, Inc.
- Tricia Wallwork of Milo’s Tea Company
- James Park of Fitbit
As a Southeast award winner, Scott and Jeff are now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2020 National Awards. Award winners, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced Thursday, November 19, during a virtual awards gala. The awards are the culminating event of this year’s virtual Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies. The Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner will then move on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award in June 2021.