Jun 12, 2015, 03:20 ET
TROY, Mich., June 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- EY today announced that David Provost, President and CEO of Talmer Bancorp, received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2015 Award in the Financial Services category in Michigan and Northwest Ohio. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Provost was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a special gala event at the Cobo Center Grand Ballroom in Detroit on June 11.
"I am deeply honored to receive such a prestigious award that recognizes my role in bringing Talmer from a start-up to a publicly-traded company," said David Provost, President and CEO of Talmer Bancorp, Inc. "I want to also recognize all those who contributed to the financial growth of our institution. The investors, my business partner Gary Torgow and the thousands of employees who showcase their commitment to the communities we serve every day. Talmer Bancorp would not be the success we are today, nor would I receive such an award without all of their hard work and support."
Now in its 29th year, the program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company, Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc., and Mindy Grossman of HSN. Recent US national winners include Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn; Hamdi Ulukaya, founder of Chobani; and 2014 winner Dr. David Hung, President and CEO and Chairman of Medivation.
As a Michigan and Northwest Ohio award winner, Mr. Provost is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015 national program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 14, 2015. The awards are the culminating event of the EY 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 sponsored nationally by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America.
In Michigan and Northwest Ohio, sponsors also include Merrill Corporation, Citizens Bank, Foley & Lardner LLP, Tanner Friedman, Crain's Detroit Business, NewsTalk 760 WJR and Fuel: Detroit.
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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About Talmer Bancorp, Inc.
Headquartered in Troy, Michigan, Talmer Bancorp, Inc. is the holding company for Talmer Bank and Trust and Talmer West Bank. These banks, operating through branches and lending offices in Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, and Nevada, offer a full suite of commercial and retail banking, mortgage banking, wealth management and trust services to small and medium-sized businesses and individuals.
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