The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in areas of innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. This is the second time Mr. Deese has been selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront.
Acknowledging the distinction, Mr. Deese said “It is a great honor for EY to recognize myself and Visual Connections as one of the Maryland Finalist again. One of my favorite quotes around the office is that I always like to be “Forward Leaning”. This award showcases our performance and innovation around advancing the company FORWARD.”
Now in its 30th year, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries throughout the world. 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.