TUKWILA, Wash., April 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- EY today announced that John Figueroa, CEO, and Mark Peterson, Chief Commercial Officer, of Genoa, a Qol Healthcare Company, are finalists for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Award in the Pacific Northwest. The awards program, which is celebrating its 31st year, recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Figueroa and Peterson were selected as finalists by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 9, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue.
"Being part of an organization that makes a difference in the lives of people with serious mental illness and is successful as a business, is truly a privilege," said Figueroa. "We couldn't be more pleased to be recognized among so many other notable business luminaries in the Pacific Northwest," he said.
Now in its 31st year, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in over 145 cities and more than 60 countries throughout the world.
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National competition. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 18, 2017. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum™, the nation's most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored in the US by SAP America, Merrill Corporation and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
In the Pacific Northwest, sponsors also include GreenRubino, Woodruff-Sawyer & Co., Inc., Big Picture, Inc. and Lockton Companies, LLC.
Genoa is the largest provider of behavioral health and telepsychiatry services in the country, serving the behavioral health community for over 15 years. The company serves more than 500,000 consumers at 360+ pharmacies in 44 states. Genoa Telepsychiatry includes more than 200 psychiatrists in 24 states providing more than 55,000 visits annually.
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Entrepreneur Of The Year®, founded by EY, is the world's most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs, chosen from an independent panel of judges including entrepreneurs and prominent leaders from business, finance, and the local community. The program 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 awards program 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 over 145 cities and more than 60 countries. ey.com/eoy
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