Marie Crump of DATUM Named EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2016 Maryland

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marie_eoy_winner.pngCongratulations to Marie Crump for being named the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Maryland. Marie was selected by an independent judging panel made up of previous winners of the award, leading CEOs, private capital investors and other regional business leaders. 

“EY has had a tremendous history in honoring outstanding entrepreneurs over the past 30 years,” said Harry Thomasian, EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Program Co-Director for Maryland. “This year’s winners have not only taken their companies to the top, but they have also acted as mentors to their employees and made impressive contributions to their communities.”

Marie and DATUM now join the ranks of 30 years of winners. As a group, these entrepreneurs made a significant mark on innovation and the economy. They employ more than 406,000 people, and are a major source of economic stability, adding 81,000 jobs in the past two years – a 29 percent boost in headcount. They have an aggregate revenue of more than $169 billion, and an impressive revenue growth rate of 34 percent over the past two years. Over the past 30 years, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in over 145 cities in more than 60 countries throughout the world.

As a Regional award winner, Marie is now eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year national program which will be announced at the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California on November 19, 2016.  The US Entrepreneur Of The Year Overall Award winner then moves on to compete for the World Entrepreneur Of The Year Award in Monaco, June 2017.

Congratulations Marie!

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.