MBQ Announces CEO of the Year Finalists

MBQ: Inside Memphis Business Announces 2nd Annual CEO of the Year Awards Finalists and Awards Ceremony, February 20, 2013, at 7:15 a.m.

The Finalists for the 2nd Annual MBQ: Inside Memphis Business CEO of the Year Awards have been announced. The awards honor Mid-South chief executives in four categories based on number of employees.

The 2013 CEO of the Year Finalists are:

Companies with 1-50 Employees
Roger Cicala, LensRentals.com
Courtney Liebenrood Ellett, Obsidian Public Relations
Daphne Large, Data Facts, Inc.

Companies with 50-200 Employees
Mark Askew, A2H Engineers Architects Planners
Craig Esrael, First South Credit Union
Lynn Lanigan, Lanigan Worldwide Moving & Warehousing Inc.

Companies with 200-1,000 Employees
Ben C. Adams, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC
Preston Lamm, River City Management
Richard Sweebe, Diamond Companies

More Than 1,000 Employees
Bill Rhodes, AutoZone

One winner for each category will be announced at an awards ceremony breakfast on February 20, 2013, 7:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Finalists for the awards were chosen by an impartial panel of local business experts. An impressive, wide-ranging slate of nominees was submitted by the local business community and considered by the panel.

“It is an honor to be able to recognize the extraordinary achievements of these remarkable executives in Memphis,” said Greg Akers, editor of MBQ: Inside Memphis Business. “Our city has a time-tested reputation for producing great business leaders, thinkers, and innovators, and the 2013 MBQ CEO of the Year Finalists honors those who continue that great tradition. We applaud each of them, congratulate them on being Finalists, and thank them for their contributions to the Memphis business community.”

What: MBQ: Inside Memphis Business CEO of the Year Awards
Who: MBQ: Inside Memphis Business, a publication of Contemporary Media, Inc.
When: Awards Ceremony/Breakfast is Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 7:15-9:30 a.m.
Where: Memphis Botanic Garden Hardin Hall, 750 Cherry Road, Memphis, TN 38117
Tickets are $10 per person and include complimentary breakfast and coffee. Tickets can be purchased here.
Sponsored by: Dixon Hughes Goodman and Vaco Memphis

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