SUNTEX CEO IS FINALIST IN EY ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR 2016

Dallas, TX May 13, 2016 – EY today announced that CEO Johnny Powers of Suntex Marinas is a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 Southwest Award. The awards program, which is celebrating its 30th year, recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Johnny Powers was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on Saturday, June 25 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas.

Now in its 30th year, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries throughout the world.

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 19, 2016. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth ForumTM, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

Sponsors

Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year® Awards are nationally sponsored by SAP America, Merrill Corporation and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. In addition, Merrill Corporation is the official and preferred data partner of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® Awards as a global leader in secure content sharing, regulated communications and compliance services. Merrill Corporation’s DataSite is used to facilitate the judges’ independent review of nominations.

In the Southwest program, sponsors include BBVA Compass, Colliers International, Haynes and Boone, LLP, RHSB, M&M Event Rentals, D CEO Magazine and SocialStrategy1.

About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year®- EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award 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 award 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.

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