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Eight regional finalists named for Ernst & Young state entrepreneur award

Eight west-central Florida finalists were named in the statewide Ernst & Young "entrepreneur of the year 2012" award. Award recipients will be announced June 14 at the Orlando Hilton.

Finalists in eight categories are: distribution and manufacturing: R. Charles Murray, CEO, PPi Technologies Group, Sarasota; emerging: Bobby Harris, CEO, BlueGrace Logistics, Riverview; financial services: T. John Jerger, Jr., president, American Traditions Insurance Co. and Modern USA Insurance Co., Pinellas Park; health care: Richard L. Sanchez, CEO, Advantica, Clearwater; real estate and construction: Charles Puccini, CEO, Bauer Foundation Corp., Odessa; retail and consumer products, two finalists: Oscar Horton, CEO, Sun State International Trucks LLC, Tampa, and Rhonda Shear, president, Shear Enterprises LLC, St. Petersburg; and in service: Steven MacDonald, CEO, myMatrixx, Tampa.

In addition, the Florida lifetime achievement award recipients are William D. Morean, chairman, and Timothy L. Main, CEO, of Jabil Circuit in St. Petersburg.

Eight regional finalists named for Ernst & Young state entrepreneur award 05/17/12 [Last modified: Thursday, May 17, 2012 9:32pm]
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