WASHINGTON, March 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Association of Entrepreneurship announced today that Dr. James Smith of West Virginia is the recipient of the 2016 Champion of Free Enterprise Eagle Award. Dr. Smith was presented the award today at the NAE Legislative Summit in Washington D.C. where Steve Moore former Wall Street Journal Editor and Fox News Contributor, along with Congressman Jim Renacci were on hand.
"Dr. Smith's unsung contributions to free enterprise span decades," says David Speaker, NAE Summit Award Committee Chairman. "His work to help students realize business success though innovation development is unmatched. His real life successes exemplify what has made our country great."
NAE believes that the future of the United States depends on the monetization of our vast wealth of innovation, and the strength and character of its citizens. This year's selection was centered on NAE's commitment to help spur an entrepreneurial revolution. In addition to the Primary NAE CEO Members attending, one of Dr. Smith's protégé's Justin Chambers, CEO of WindPax (www.windpax.com) was on hand for the award ceremony, and to present the story of his company to the audience.
"What an honor it was to speak at this conference and to be present during Dr. Smith's Award presentation," says Justin Chambers WVU PhD Candidate and WindPax CEO. "Numerous students on campus know of the commitment of Dr. Smith to the development of advanced technology and more importantly to the growth of the innovative spirit in the younger generation of entrepreneurs. He has helped many of us go on to build successful businesses and careers. It's so fitting that he gets the recognition we all know he deserves"
The National Association of Entrepreneurship is the voice of America's Mid-Market Leaders. NAE provides essential research, critical content, documentary film production and unparalleled connectivity, and hosts a series of events annually, including the Quest 4 Leadership forums, CEO Briefings Series, and the NAE Legislative, FutureGen and Technology Summits. NAE strives to advance the valuable role of free enterprise in the United States.
Learn why NAE is free enterprise at www.naeonline.org or (877) 293-7875.
Allie Henderson, Director of Communications
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SOURCE National Association of Entrepreneurship