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Wright Express, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Mike Dubyak Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2011 New England Award Finalist
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (May 18, 2011) – Wright Express today announced that Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Mike Dubyak is an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2011 New England Award finalist. According to Ernst & Young LLP, 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 at a special gala event on June 15, 2011 at the Boston Renaissance Waterfront Hotel.
“I am thrilled by this honor and humbled to be a finalist for this award along with fellow distinguished business leaders who made the list,” said Mike Dubyak, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Wright Express. “28 years ago this company started with a fuel purchase system at two gas stations here in Maine and now we are a leading global provider of payment processing and information management services. Our success has been built, in part, on the backbone of our more than 850 loyal employees and I share this honor with them.”
The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Program celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. The program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 140 cities and more than 50 countries throughout the world.
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Award. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year overall National Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 12, 2011. The awards are the culminating event of the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies, which will be held November 9–13, 2011.
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are pleased to have the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation as a national sponsor.
In New England sponsors include Boston Magazine, J. Robert Scott, Marsh, Nixon Peabody, RR Donnelley and Regan Communications Group.
About Wright Express
Wright Express is a leading provider of value-based, business payment processing and information management solutions. The company's fleet, corporate and prepaid payment solutions provide its more than 350,000 customers with unparalleled security and control across a wide spectrum of business sectors. The company's subsidiaries include Wright Express Financial Services, Pacific Pride and Wright Express International, including Wright Express Prepaid Cards Australia and Wright Express Fuel Cards Australia. Wright Express and its subsidiaries employ more than 850 associates in six countries. For more information about Wright Express, please visit wrightexpress.com. For more information about Wright Express, please visit www.wrightexpress.com.
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About Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential, and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 140 cities in more than 50 countries.
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