Bank of Georgetown President and CEO Mike Fitzgerald Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2008 Award Finalist in Greater Washington
WASHINGTON, May 21, 2008—Bank of Georgetown today announced that CEO and President Mike Fitzgerald is a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2008 Award in the Greater Washington Region. According to Ernst & Young LLP, the awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate extraordinary success in the areas of innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Fitzgerald was selected as a finalist from nearly 100 nominations by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on Thursday June 19, 2008 at the Ritz Carlton, Tysons Corner.
“I’m honored to be selected for this prestigious recognition,” said Fitzgerald. “Since founding Bank of Georgetown in 2005 with Curt Winsor, our continued growth and success has truly been the result of an amazing team effort. Our talented and dedicated banking team is made up of some of the very best in the business, and they work hard every day to provide convenient, competitive and flexible financial solutions to businesses, associations and non-profits throughout the greater Washington area.”
The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year awards program celebrates its 22nd anniversary this year. The program has expanded to recognize business leaders in over 135 cities in 50 countries throughout the world.
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year national program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the overall national Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California on November 15, 2008. The awards are the culminating event of the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year awards are pleased to have the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America as national sponsors.
In Greater Washington sponsors include HSBC Bank, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, Reznick Group, Lockton Companies and the Washington Business Journal.
About Bank of Georgetown
Bank of Georgetown is a fast-growing, Washington, D.C.-chartered community bank with branches in Washington, D.C. in Georgetown, Friendship Heights, at Conn. and L, and in the Courthouse area of Arlington, Va. The bank specializes in helping local organizations achieve their financial goals by delivering competitive loan, deposit, and cash management products and services. All bank associates are experienced banking professionals dedicated to assisting customers with their banking needs. Founded in 2005 by Chairman Curtin Winsor and President and CEO Michael Fitzgerald, Bank of Georgetown offers unique customer-focused and technologically advanced services in order to maximize the relationship banking experience for its clients. More information about the bank is available at www.bankofgeorgetown.com.
About Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year
Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The award makes a difference through the unique 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, Ernst & Young 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 135 cities in 50 countries.
About Ernst & Young
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