Entrepreneur of the Year recognizes ambitious entrepreneurs who are building a better world
ATLANTE, June 28, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced that its Chairman and CEO LT Gibson of US LBM was named Entrepreneur of the Year® 2023 South East Award Winner. The Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards program is one of the most prestigious competitive awards given to entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth businesses. LT Gibson was selected by an independent judging panel of past winners, top CEOs, investors and other regional business leaders. Candidates were evaluated based on their ability to create long-term value through entrepreneurship, purpose, growth, and impact, among other core contributions and attributes.
US LBM was founded by LT Gibson in 2009 with 13 locations and 500 associates. Today, the company is one of the nation’s largest building materials distributors, employing nearly 14,000 associates at more than 450 locations nationwide.
“US LBM’s success over the past 14 years is due to the efforts of our incredible associates, whose dedication continues to earn the trust and respect of our customers and suppliers and drives us forward every day,” said Gibson. “I am incredibly proud of the role we play in building homes and neighborhoods across the country while creating rewarding careers, promoting sustainability and giving back to our communities.”
For nearly four decades, EY US has honored entrepreneurs whose ambition, courage and ingenuity have helped their businesses succeed, transformed their industries and positively impacted their communities. Entrepreneur of the Year recipients become lifelong members of a global, cross-industry community of entrepreneurs, with exclusive and ongoing access to the experience, knowledge and wisdom of program alumni and others. ecosystem members in more than 60 countries, all backed by extensive EY resources. . Since 1986, the Entrepreneur Of The Year program has recognized more than 11,000 American executives.
As the winner of the Southeast Award, LT Gibson is now eligible for the 2023 National Entrepreneur of the Year awards. National award winners, including the National Entrepreneur of the Year award winner , will be announced in November at the Strategic Growth Forum®, one of the most prestigious gatherings in the country bringing together leading companies in their high-growth market. The winner of the National Entrepreneur of the Year Award will then compete for the National Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Global Entrepreneur of the Year® Price in June 2024.
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur of the Year awards include major sponsors PNC Bank, NA; SAP America; and the Kauffman Foundation. In the Southeast, sponsors also include Platinum Regional Sponsors, Cresa Global, Inc., Marsh McLennan and Vaco, LLC, Gold Regional Sponsor, King & Spalding LLP, and Silver Regional Sponsor, ADP, LLC.
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Entrepreneur of the year® is the world’s most prestigious business rewards program for invincible entrepreneurs. These visionary leaders are bringing the innovation, growth and prosperity that are transforming our world. The program engages entrepreneurs with ideas and experiences that drive growth. It connects them with their peers to strengthen entrepreneurship around the world. Entrepreneur Of The Year is the first and only truly global awards program of its kind. It celebrates entrepreneurs through regional and national awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries. National Global Award winners compete for the Global Entrepreneur of the Year® title. Visit ey.com/us/eoy.
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US LBM is the largest privately-owned full-line distributor of specialty building materials in the United States. Offering a comprehensive portfolio of specialty products including windows, doors, millwork, wall panels, roofing, exterior cladding, engineered components and cabinetry, US LBM combines the scale and operational advantages of a national platform with a local go-to-market strategy through its national network. network of sites across the country. For more information, please visit uslbm.com or follow US LBM on LinkedIn.
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