Ernst & Young announces Connected Logistics’ CEO, Forrest Burke, Entrepreneur Of The Year

Huntsville, AL/July 3rd, 2012- Ernst & Young LLP on June 7, 2012 announced that Forrest Burke, Founder and CEO of Connected Logistics, received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2012 Entrepreneurial Patriot Award in the AL, GA, TN region.
July 3, 2012 - PRLog -- The Entrepreneurial Patriot award recognizes entrepreneurs who make a substantial difference for our country - our armed services and to the men and women who serve.

Huntsville, AL/July 3rd, 2012- Ernst & Young LLP on June 7, 2012 announced that Forrest Burke, Founder and CEO of Connected Logistics, received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2012 Entrepreneurial Patriot Award in the Alabama/Georgia/Tennessee region. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Forrest Burke was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a special gala on June 7, 2012 at the InterContinental Hotel Buckhead, in Atlanta, Georgia.

CEO Forrest Burke shared “I am honored to receive this prestigious award on behalf of Connected Logistics’ team of superb Patriots.  Our Veteran team members are very familiar with supporting the military and we are grateful that Ernst and Young shares in the vision to promote and raise the awareness regarding entrepreneurial veteran businesses in the community and the population at large.  It was an honor to serve our nation, it is a continued honor to work with our military partners and help them reach mission critical objectives in support of our national defense and security strategies”.

As a regional award winner, Forrest Burke is now eligible for consideration for the National Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012 Awards.  Award winners in several national categories, as well as the National Entrepreneur Of The Year Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 17, 2012. The awards are the culminating event of the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

About Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year®

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.

Now in its 26th year, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as Jeff Bezos of, Michael Dell of Dell Inc., Herb Kelleher of Southwest Airlines, Fred Smith of FedEx, Larry Page and Sergey Brin of Google, Richard Schulze of Best Buy, Andrew Mason of Groupon, Mindy Grossman of HSN, Inc., Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn, and many more.

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This news release has been issued by Ernst & Young LLP, a US client-serving member firm of Ernst & Young Global Limited in conjunction with Connected Logistics Inc.

About Connected Logistics

Our Armed Forces operate the most vast, complex, and critical supply chain and information networks on the planet.  We supply the solutions for managing these smartly.  Bridging the gap between Logistics and Information Technology, we provide superior services in areas such as Cloud Computing, Network Operations, ERP Implementation, Program Management, Studies and Analysis, Logistics Operations, Material Integration, and Change Management.
Connected Logistics is a Service Disabled, Veteran Owned Small Business based in Huntsville, Alabama with offices in the Northern Virginia and the DC Metro area.   Connected Logistics leverages veteran talent and commercial expertise to streamline and improve information systems and support operations for the Department of Defense.

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