John Goodbrake joins three decades of groundbreaking entrepreneurs
EY today announced that CEO and President, John Goodbrake of Master’s Transportation, Inc., a leading provider of rental, lease, and purchase of transport vehicles, received the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Award in the Central Midwest. The award recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Mr. Goodbrake was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a black tie gala on June 15 in Kansas City.
“EY has been recognizing leading entrepreneurs for over three decades,” said Scott McVicker, Entrepreneur of the Year Program Co-Director for the Central Midwest. “The class of winners in 2017 represent new ways of thinking, disruptive business models and overall dynamism that make this country a great place to do business.”
“I’m honored to be recognized as Entrepreneur of the Year for the Central Midwest region. I thank the Lord for the opportunity to serve Him this way, and I’m excited to have Master’s innovative spirit toward renting, leasing, purchasing be recognized in the larger community. We feel passionately about providing a superior experience to our customers and look forward to serving more communities as we continue to expand into new locations,” said John Goodbrake.
Since 1986, EY has honored entrepreneurs whose ingenuity, spirit of innovation and discipline have driven their companies’ success, transformed their industries and made a positive impact on their communities. Now in its 31st year, the program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as:
- Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company
- Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc.
- Mindy Grossman of HSN
- Gary Burrell of Garmin Intl.
- Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn
- Maxine Clark of Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc.
- Hamdi Ulukaya of Chobani
- James Park of Fitbit
As a Central Midwest award winner, John Goodbrake, is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 national program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur of the Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur of the Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 18, 2017. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth ForumTM, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
Master’s Transportation, Inc.
Master’s Transportation is one of the nation’s leading providers of rental, lease, and purchase of transport vehicles. We have a full line of vehicles including shuttle buses, vans, motor coaches, ADA equipped vehicles, school buses/MFSAB’s, and specialty vehicles. We offer rental vehicles on a seasonal, monthly, weekly, or daily basis and have multiple locations across the country.
Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur of the Year Awards are nationally sponsored in the US by SAP America, Merrill Corporation and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
In the Central Midwest, region sponsors include PNC, Lathrop & Gage and Common Ground Public Relations.
About Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Entrepreneur Of The Year®, founded by EY, is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs, chosen from an independent panel of judges including entrepreneurs and prominent leaders from business, finance, and the local community. The program 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 awards program 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. ey.com/eoy