Memphis, TN – EY recently announced that Dave North, president and CEO of Sedgwick, received the 2016 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award in the services category for the Southeast region.
The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award program recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. North was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a June 23 gala event at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tennessee.
North has led Sedgwick’s evolution from a boutique, regional third-party claims administrator to the premier global provider of innovative business solutions in the areas of workers’ compensation, disability, absence management, property loss adjusting and more. Sedgwick has more than 13,000 colleagues in 275 offices in the U.S., Canada, U.K. and Ireland who take care of people and organizations by delivering cost-effective claims, productivity, managed care, risk consulting and other services.
“This year’s dynamic leaders have turned their vision into reality, making impressive contributions to their communities and impacting those around them,” said Brad Duncan, EY Entrepreneur Of The Year program principal. “We are excited to be celebrating 30 years of Entrepreneur Of The Year awards with the 2016 recipients.”
Since 1986, EY has honored entrepreneurs whose ingenuity, spirit of innovation and discipline have propelled their companies’ success, invigorated their industries, and benefited their communities. The program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company, Robert Unanue of Goya Foods and Mindy Grossman of HSN. Recent U.S. national winners include Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn; Hamdi Ulukaya, founder of Chobani; and 2015 winners Andreas Bechtolsheim and Jayshree Ullal of Arista Networks.
As a Southeast award winner, North is eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 national program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at a Nov. 19, 2016, gala in Palm Springs, California, at the Strategic Growth ForumTM, a prestigious gathering of market-leading companies. The U.S. Entrepreneur Of The Year Overall Award winner moves on to compete for the World Entrepreneur Of The Year Award in Monaco in June 2017.