SPR Therapeutics’ CEO Maria Bennett Named as an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2020 East Central Award Finalist
Aug. 31, 2020 – Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced that Maria Bennett, President, CEO and Founder of SPR Therapeutics, Inc.® was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2020 East Central Award finalist. Now in its 34th year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year program honors entrepreneurial business leaders whose ambitions deliver innovation, growth and prosperity as they build and sustain successful businesses that transform our world. Bennett was selected as one of 26 finalists from nearly 100 nominations by a panel of independent judges.
Award winners will be announced through a special virtual event on October 7, 2020 and will join a lifelong community of esteemed Entrepreneur Of The Year alumni from around the world. This year, unstoppable entrepreneurs who have provided extraordinary support for their communities, employees and others during the COVID-19 crisis will also be recognized for their courage, resilience and ingenuity.
“I am honored to be an Entrepreneur of the Year 2020 East Central Award finalist and to lead the SPR team,” said Bennett. “We are driven by our passion and commitment to improve the lives of pain sufferers and to expand market access and advance clinical research of our innovative SPRINT PNS System in partnership with our dedicated physician colleagues who seek minimally-invasive, effective non-opioid treatments for their patients.”
Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the preeminent competitive award programs for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies. The nominees are evaluated based on six criteria, including overcoming adversity; financial performance; societal impact and commitment to building a values-based company; innovation; and talent management. Since its launch, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries around the world.
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards, to be announced in November during a virtual awards gala. The Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner will then move on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award in June 2021.