Tim Solso '69 is Finalist for 'Entrepreneur of the Year' Award
May 26, 2008
May 26, 2008, Greencastle, Ind. - Tim Solso, chairman and chief executive officer of Cummins and 1969 graduate of DePauw University, is among the finalists for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in the Midwest. Solso and the other honorees were selected by an independent judging panel made up of regional business, academic and community leaders. The winners will be announced June 26 at a gala in Chicago. Regional award winners will then be eligible for consideration in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2008 national program.
"These finalists are the best of the best, embodying the unique spirit of entrepreneurism," said Randall Tavierne, Ernst & Young strategic growth markets leader for the midwest region. "They positively impact our region in a major way, through jobs, community growth and development and innovation. Ernst & Young is proud to salute them."
This year, the Entrepreneur of the Year awards program celebrates its 22nd anniversary. The program has expanded to recognize business leaders in over 135 cities in 50 countries throughout the world. Awards are given to entrepreneurs who demonstrate extraordinary success in the areas of innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.
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A member of DePauw University's Board of Trustees, Tim Solso was also recently honored with the Anti-Defamation League's "Man of Achievement Award," as well as the 2007 International Executive of the Year award from the Academy of International Business (AIB), the 2007 Six Sigma CEO of the Year Award, and the American Business Award for "Best Chairman."Back