EY Announces Dave Durand of Best Version Media as an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2020 Midwest Award Winner
MILWAUKEE, October 8, 2020 – Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced that CEO Dave Durand of Best Version Media was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2020 Midwest Award winner. The Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards program is one of the preeminent competitive awards for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies. The award recognizes those entrepreneurial leaders who are excelling in overcoming adversity; financial performance; societal impact and commitment to building a values-based company; innovation; and talent management. Durand was selected by an independent panel of judges. The award was announced through the program’s first-ever virtual awards gala, hosted by Deborah Norville, anchor of Inside Edition, on Wednesday, October 7, 2020.
“I want to thank the gracious people at EY who organize the awards. An award like this has one person’s name on it, but it is the work of many,” Durand said. “I want to thank my partners and the BVM team for the quality work they have done to deserve this honor. It’s a reflection of their greatness.”
Since 1986, EY US has honored entrepreneurs whose ingenuity, spirit of innovation and tenacity have driven their companies’ success, transformed their industries and made a positive impact on their communities.
Durand will go on to become a lifetime member of the esteemed multi-industry community of award winners, with exclusive, ongoing access to the experience, insight and wisdom of fellow alumni and other ecosystem members in over 60 countries — all supported by vast EY resources.
As a Midwest award winner, Durand is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2020 National Awards. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced Thursday, November 19, during a virtual awards gala. The awards are the culminating event of this year’s virtual Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies. The Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner will then move on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award in June 2021.
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored by SAP America and the Kauffman Foundation.
In the Midwest, sponsors also include Cresa, LaSalle Network, PNC Bank, Becker Professional Education and 1871.
About Entrepreneur Of The Year®
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