EY Announces Brad Elliott of Equity Bank

Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 Award Finalist in the Heartland program


WICHITA, KS, <5/9/2018> --- EY today announced that Equity Bank CEO and Chairman Brad Elliott is a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 Award in the Heartland program. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Elliott was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a black-tie gala on June 14 at the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis.


“Entrepreneurial spirit is one of our core values at Equity Bank, and it’s been a common thread of the bankers, businesspeople, and customers we’ve worked with throughout the beginning of Equity Bank,” said Elliott. “It’s an honor to be a finalist for such a prestigious award, and I owe a great deal of thanks to my wife and family, our teams, customers, and communities throughout Equity’s footprint, for their embrace of entrepreneurial spirit each and every day.”


Now in its 32nd year, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries throughout the world. Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National competition. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 17, 2018. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies. 


Entrepreneur Of The Year®, founded by EY, is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs, chosen from an independent panel of judges including entrepreneurs and prominent leaders from business, finance, and the local community. The program makes a difference through the 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 awards program of its kind, 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 145 cities and more than 60 countries.

Learn more about The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award at www.ey.com/us/en/about-us/entrepreneurship/entrepreneur-of-the-year.

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