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Two from Tarrant honored for entrepreneurship

Ernst & Young LLP today announced the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2013 Award winners in Southwest Area North. Two Tarrant County companies were honored.

The award recognizes entrepreneurs who have had success in innovation, and financial performance and have demonstrated a personal commitment to their businesses and communities. The finalists and winners were selected by an independent panel of judges and honored at an event at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel on June 22. Regional award winners go on to compete at the national level. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the National Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, Calif., on Nov. 16.

• Richard Wright President and CEO AdvoCare Plano

• Max Martin Chairman and CEO ARGO Data Resource Corporation Richardson

• Calvin Carter Founder and President Bottle Rocket Apps Dallas

• Stephen Mooney President and CEO Conifer Health Solutions Frisco

• David Sokolsky President and CEO Daisy Brand Dallas

• Gregg Engles Chairman Dean Foods Company Dallas

• Phil Rykhoek President and CEO Denbury Resources, Inc. Plano

• Ross Perot Founder and Chairman EDS/Perot Systems

• Ross Perot, Jr. Chairman Perot Systems/Hillwood

• Don Freeman Chairman Freeman Dallas

• Carrie Freeman Parsons Vice Chairman Freeman Dallas

• Joe Popolo President Freeman Dallas

• David Weinreb CEO Howard Hughes Corporation Dallas

• Randy Watson Chairman and CEO Justin Brands, Inc. Fort Worth

• Eddie Lennox Founder and Chairman Service King Collision Repair Centers, Inc. Richardson

• Tony Aquila Founder, Chairman and CEO Solera Holdings, Inc. Westlake

• Brian Schultz CEO Studio Movie Grill Dallas


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Robert Francis
Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

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