AVI-SPL Creative Show Services teamed once again with Ernst & Young to recognize and celebrate the successes of southern business leaders. At the June 12th black tie gala, EY delivered its annual Entrepreneur of the Year 2014 Florida awards at the Hilton Orlando. On June 26, we did it again in Atlanta at the InterContinental Buckhead. The Southeast Program recognized entrepreneurs across Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.
For more than 15 years, producer Bill Baxter and show director Keith Lasher have worked with EY program directors and artists to create stunning, prestigious awards shows. We began with Florida and later expanded into other regional programs.
For dynamic awards shows, it is critical to apply the latest HD and show technologies to bring the programs to life through animated show themes, live house bands, stunning sets and spectacular lighting. Participants got a front-row seat as we projected more than 30 minutes of original content, profiling the achievements of the finalists from each region. Rounding out the glitz-filled evenings, audiences were treated to customized laser and music shows, making unforgettable experiences for the audiences of 500 entrepreneurs and their teams.
AVI-SPL wants to congratulate all the winners from Florida and the Southeast region for their stellar achievements.
EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2014 Florida award recipients are:
Lifetime Achievement – Stuart Miller, CEO Lennar Corporation, Miami, FL
Distribution and Manufacturing – Amin Ramjee, CEO DiscountMugs.com, Medley, FL
Emerging – Bobby Harris, BlueGrace Logistics, Riverview, FL
Family Business – Larry Morgan, CEO Morgan Family Ventures, Tampa, FL
Financial Services – John Kanas, Chairman and CEO BankUnited, Miami Lakes, FL
Health Care Services – Jeff Bak, President and CEO HealthPlan Services, Tampa, FL
Hospitality – Kevin Sheehan, President and CEO Norwegian Cruise Line, Miami, FL
Retail and Consumer Products – Todd Christopher, Founder and CEO Vogue International, Clearwater, FL
Services – Joseph Incandela, CEO Cross Country Home Services, Sunrise, FL
Technology – Arnie Bellini, CEO and David Bellini, COO ConnectWise, Tampa, FL
EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2014 Southeast award recipients are:
Distribution and Manufacturing – R. Michael Johnson, President and CEO Cox Industries, Orangeburg, SC
Financial Services – Claire Whitfield Tucker, President and CEO CapStar Bank, Nashville, TN
Food and Beverage – Karl A. Schledwitz, Chairman and CEO Monogram Foods, Memphis, TN
Health Care and Life Sciences – Michael V. Mullen, President and CEO Atherotech Diagnostics Lab, Birmingham, AL
Hospitality and Retail – Steven B. Tanger, President and CEO Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc., Greensboro, NC
Media and Communications – Lew Dickey, Chairman and CEO Cumulus Media, Inc., Atlanta, GA
Services – Lynn Massingale, MD, Executive Chairman TeamHealth, Knoxville, TN
Technology – Mort O’Sullivan, Founder and CEO ARCA, Mebane, NC