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Reid Carr Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist
La Jolla, CA, April 10 2012-Ernst & Young today announced the 18 finalists for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2012 Award in San Diego. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. These business leaders were selected from more than 80 nominations by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala on June 13, 2012 at the Hyatt Aventine, La Jolla.
The finalists are:
Arthur Gruen, CEO - EA Health Corp., Solana Beach
Gene Lay, Founder & CEO - BioLegend, San Diego
Daniel Bradbury, President & CEO - Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc., San Diego
Scott Dennis, CEO and Alex Kunczynski, President - D & K Engineering, San Diego
Susan Salka, CEO & President - AMN Healthcare, San Diego
Robert Feeney, Founder & CEO - MedVantx, San Diego
Jon Sundt, CEO - Altegris Investments, Inc., La Jolla
Reid Carr, President & CEO - Red Door Interactive, San Diego
Kelly Grismer, President - The Wheat Group, San Diego
Frederick Pierce, President & CEO - Pierce Education Properties, L.P., San Diego
Daniel Sullivan, President - Sullivan Solar Power, San Diego
Sue Farrow, Executive Charman - Integral Senior Living, Carlsbad
Dave Alberga, CEO and Matt Landa, President - The Active Network, San Diego
Peter Leparulo, CEO and Chairman - Novatel Wireless, San Diego
Bruce Hueners, CEO & President - Palomar Technologies, Inc., Carlsbad
Tom Gildred, CEO - Emerald Textiles, San Diego
Gary Rayner, CEO - LifeProof, San Diego
Jeffrey Stein, President & CEO - Trius Therapeutics, San Diego
Now in its 26th year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 140 cities in more than 50 countries throughout the world.
Regional award winners are eligible for the Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur Of The Year Program. Award winners in several national categories, including one overall award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs on November 17, 2012. The awards will be the culminating event of the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum to be held November 14-18, 2012, also in Palm Springs.
Sponsors: The Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored in the United States by SAP America and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. In San Diego, sponsors include: Cox Business, Marsh, Union Bank, ADP, Scherzer Intl., The Daily Transcript, Citrus PR, and Dr. & Mrs. J. Robert Beyster.
For more information, visit Ernst & Young.