John Goff, named an EY Entrepreneur of the Year in the Southwest Region was also named the Private Company CEO of the Year by the Fort Worth Business Press in 2013.
Kenneth A. Hersh, co-founder and CEO of NGP Energy Capital Management, a investment franchise in the natural resources industry was recognized as the Master Entrepreneur Of The Year award winner. The Master Entrepreneur Of The Year award singles out an individual whose achievements over time stand as a role-model for entrepreneurship and involvement in solving the issues of their industries and communities.
Philip J. Romano was honored for his serial entrepreneurship. He is responsible for creating 30+ restaurant concepts, six of which have grown into national chains, including Fuddruckers, Romano's Macaroni Grill and eatZi's. The serial award recognizes Romano's creativity in generating entrepreneurial success, over and over again.
In addition to Hersh and Romano, the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014 Southwest Region Award winners are:
Honorable John Carona, Sr., President and CEO, Associa, Dallas, Texas
Clane LaCrosse, President and CEO, Bosque Systems, LLC, Fort Worth, Texas
Christopher J. Durovich, President and CEO, Children's Health System of Texas, Dallas, Texas
John C. Goff, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Crescent Real Estate, Fort Worth, Texas
Gary Wojtaszek, President and CEO, CyrusOne, Carrollton, Texas
Don R. Daseke, President and CEO, Daseke Inc., Addison, Texas
Thomas J. Hook, President and Chief Executive Officer, Greatbatch, Inc., Frisco, Texas
Sarah Palisi Chapin, CEO and Partner, Hail Merry LLC, Dallas, Texas
Susan O'Brien, Founder, Hail Merry LLC, Dallas, Texas
Nabil Taleb, Co-Founder, Nexius Solutions, Inc., Allen, Texas
Ned Taleb, Co-Founder, Nexius Solutions, Inc., Allen, Texas
Kenneth A. Hersh, Chief Executive Officer, NGP Energy Capital Management, Irving, Texas
Brian Williams, Co-founder and CEO, OneSource Virtual, Irving, Texas
Philip J. Romano, Investor and Entrepreneur, Romano Enterprises, Dallas, Texas
Erik Anderson, Executive Chairman, TopGolf International, Dallas, Texas
Brian Reinsborough, Founder, President and CEO, Venari Resources LLC, Addison, Texas
John Goff, chairman and chief executive officer of Crescent Real Estate Holdings LLC, was named as one of the EY Entrepreneurs of the Year for the Southwest Region in the real estate and construction category.
The award recognizes individuals who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses.