DALLAS – June 27, 2013 –Freeman, the world’s leading partner for integrated marketing solutions for live engagements, today announced that Don Freeman, Chairman; Carrie Freeman Parsons, Vice Chair; and Joe Popolo, CEO, were jointly selected as winners of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2013 Award for Southwest Area North.
The executives were among an elite group of regional business leaders honored Saturday night, June 22, at a gala event at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel. The award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the business and local community by creating products and services that facilitate innovation and economic development.
The Freeman leadership team is closing out a significant year of growth for the company, marked by major announcements including expansion into the European market, the launch of an experiential marketing agency, FreemanXP , and the award of the Consumer Electronics Association general services contract.
“We are humbled and honored to be recognized with this award especially since this was such an important year in our company’s history,” said Popolo. “This award represents the tremendous commitment by all of our employee-owners to deliver superior service and to create a meaningful and rewarding experience for our customers – and our customers’ customers – time after time. That commitment is at the core of everything we do and it’s what has made our business successful. We are extremely grateful for the customers and employees who have made that possible.”
As regional award winner, Freeman, Freeman Parsons and Popolo will go on to compete at the national level in Palm Springs, California, this November.