Led by a boundless passion to create a better future for those around him, AVIAN LLC co-owner Kevin Switick continues to receive recognition for his entrepreneurial spirit.
Ernst and Young announced last week Switick is a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Award in the Maryland Region.
The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.
“I am honored to be recognized again for this award among a group of men and women who are an inspiration,” Switick said. “True entrepreneurs are extremely passionate about what they do. My passion is people and finding ways to simplify people’s lives, and I couldn’t be happier doing it.”
Switick, a three-time EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ finalist, is also AVIAN’s chief executive officer and vice president of business development. Like most visionary entrepreneurs, he is never at rest, and is always searching for new opportunities to create lasting relationships.
With a childhood dream of being a Disney Imagineer, he has put his creative side to good use by building a corporate environment at AVIAN that focuses on people and entrepreneurship. He focuses on giving back to his employees by mentoring them on how to be a successful entrepreneur through a voluntary after-work session called ‘AVIAN University’.
“As an entrepreneur, you cannot be afraid; you must be driven by passion; you must self-educate, and you need a mentor,” Switick said during April’s AVIAN University. “Each day, I choose to say ‘yes’ and use these four guiding principles to lead me toward new opportunities for personal and professional growth.”
Now in its 28th year, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year program has achieved a global reach, recognizing company builders from more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries throughout the world.
Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on Thursday, June 12, at the Hilton Baltimore Hotel.
Regional winners go on to compete at the national level in several national categories and will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on Nov.15.
About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award 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 award 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 in more than 60 countries.
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