EY names local finalists for top entrepreneur

The finalists for EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015 in the Southwest Region were announced May 5 by EY. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Award winners will be announced June 27 in Dallas.

Tarrant County finalists include: Andrew Philipp, president, Jeremy Rincon, co-founder, and Robby Whites, co-founder of Clarus Glassboards LLC, Fort Worth; Greg Lanham, CEO, FTS International, Fort Worth; Abe Issa, CEO and founder, Global Efficient Energy, Fort Worth; and Tom Bronson, president and CEO, Granbury Solutions, Grapevine.

The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Southwest panel of independent judges also selected two iconic entrepreneurs for recognition: Doug Parker, chairman and CEO, American Airlines Group, and Glenn Beck, founder and CEO, Mercury Radio Arts.

Award winners in several national categories, as well as the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, Calif., on Nov. 14.