EY today announced that Neil Book, President and CEO of Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI), is a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Award in the Midwest. 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. Book was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 21 in Chicago, Illinois.
“I was so flattered to be nominated by a long-term colleague and to now be selected as a finalist by the prestigious EY panel is truly an honor,” said Book. “I am privileged to work alongside an incredible team, with great partners, in a remarkable industry. We work every day to exceed our customers’ expectations and to find new, innovative ways to deliver value. It’s this entrepreneurial spirit throughout the organization that has fueled our growth and ability to distinguish ourselves.”
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 ForumTM, 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.
Local sponsors for the Midwest program include Plexus Groupe, LaSalle Network, PNC Bank, Becker Professional Education, Cresa, DLA Piper, Milwaukee Business Journal and 1871.