Justin Brands, Inc., a recognized leader in western footwear, is honored to announce CEO and chairman Randy Watson as the recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2013 Southwest Area North award. The award recognizes business leaders who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in areas including innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.
“Being recognized on behalf of such a tremendous company is a gratifying yet humbling experience,” said Randy Watson, CEO and chairman, Justin Brands. “This award shines a deserving light on Fort Worth as a whole, a great city rich in exceptional leaders and businesses, and I’m honored to be a part of it.”
"We believe entrepreneurs are the lifeblood of our economy. It's important to honor them and to recognize their impact, while encouraging others to follow in their footsteps,” said Debra von Storch, Ernst & Young's Southwest Region Leader of Entrepreneur Of The Year. “We are proud to recognize Randy Watson's entrepreneurial spirit and leadership of Justin Brands. Congratulations to Randy for winning the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year award for the Manufacturing & Distribution category!"
Watson was chosen as a winner in the region by an independent panel of judges and will go on to compete for the national title to be announced Nov. 16, 2013.
For more information about Justin Brands, visit www.JustinBrands.com.
Ernst & Young 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 140 cities in more than 50 countries.