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CEO of the Year application period opens

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The Delaware Business Times is excited to open the application period for the third annual CEO of the Year award, which will recognize the First State’s best leaders in companies of all sizes.

“We’re excited to once again highlight the efforts of our top executives to support their employees, serve their communities, and do all they can to continue a healthy operation,” Delaware Business Times Editor Jacob Owens said. “We hope all readers think about the businesses they deal with on a day-to-day basis and encourage those who have stepped up to apply.”

The award considers top-ranking company officials, even if his or her title is not CEO, but president, executive director, manager, principal, etc. Nominees must work in Delaware and have served in their position for at least two years.

Winners will join a slate of past honorees that include Incyte CEO Herve Hoppenot, CSC CEO Rod Ward III, Beebe Healthcare President & CEO Dr. David Tam, WRK Group CEO Logan Herring Jr., ARS Trucking and Fleet Service CEO Patrick Connell, Back to Basics Learning Dynamics Executive Director Juli Bennett, Delaware Restaurant Association President & CEO Carrie Leishman, Breakwater Accounting & Advisory CEO Lee Podolsky, and more.

Seven winners will be recognized at the annual CEO of the Year Golf Outing and Awards Ceremony in July 2023. They will also be profiled and featured in an accompanying print edition and video presentation that will be promoted across the Delaware Business Times’ website and social media accounts.

Winners will be recognized in the following categories:

  •       Large For-Profit Company (500+ employees)
  •       Medium For-Profit Company (100-499 employees)
  •       Small For-Profit Company (25-100 employees)
  •       Large Not-for-Profit Organization ($5 million+ in annual funding)
  •       Medium Not-for-Profit Organization ($1-5 million in annual funding)
  •       Small Not-for-Profit Organization (Under $1 million in annual funding)
  •       Milestone Award – Given to an honoree for career service

 The deadline to apply is March 17.

To learn more about the program or to apply, please visit DelawareBusinessTimes.com/ceo-of-the-year/

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