Pittsburgh, PA May 18th 2015 – EY today announced that Jeanette Spofford of Justifacts Credential Verification, Inc. is a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2015 Awards in the Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia region. 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. Spofford was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 19 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh.
“I am both touched and humbled by the honor of being named as a finalist in the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award program,” Said Spofford. “This wouldn’t have been possible without the support and hard work of my team. It’s incredible how far we’ve come – starting the company in my living room 32 years ago to providing background screenings to more than 2,400 companies worldwide. It has been an incredible journey.”
Now in its 29th year, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries throughout the world.
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National program. 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, California, on November 14, 2015. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America.
About Justifacts Credential Verification, Inc.
Founded in 1982, Justifacts Credential Verification provides global background check services for pre-employment verification needs. Justifacts offers over 100 different screening searches such as employment verifications, background checks and degree verifications to organizations ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies worldwide. To learn more, go to www.Justifacts.com.
About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year®
EY 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 145 cities in more than 60 countries.
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