CEO Tripp Donnelly Named EY Entrepreneur of the Year

WASHINGTON, DC - Oct. 13, 2020 - Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) announced that Tripp Donnelly of REQ was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2020 Mid-Atlantic Region Award winner. The Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards program is one of the preeminent competitive awards for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies. The award recognizes those entrepreneurial leaders who are excelling in overcoming adversity; financial performance; societal impact and commitment to building a values-based company; innovation; and talent management. Tripp Donnelly was selected by an independent panel of judges.

Tripp Donnelly said of the award, "REQ has grown to set the pace for digital marketing innovation year-over-year since our inception. It is impossible to win this prestigious award without an incredible team. They represent the very best in our industry, and I thank them for the impressive results we've achieved as an organization. I am honored and thank EY for selecting me to be part of such an important program."

Since 1986, EY US has honored entrepreneurs whose ingenuity, spirit of innovation and tenacity have driven their companies' success, transformed their industries and made a positive impact on their communities. Tripp will both go on to become a lifetime members of the esteemed multi-industry community of award winners, with exclusive, ongoing access to the experience, insight and wisdom of fellow alumni and other ecosystem members in over 60 countries — all supported by vast EY resources.


Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored by SAP America and the Kauffman Foundation.

In the Mid-Atlantic region, sponsors also include Platinum Sponsor PNC and Gold Sponsors Cooley, DLA Piper, Kelly Benefit Strategies, the Washington Business Journal, and the Baltimore Business Journal.

About Entrepreneur Of The Year®

Entrepreneur Of The Year® is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for unstoppable entrepreneurs. These visionary leaders deliver innovation, growth and prosperity that transform our world. The program engages entrepreneurs with insights and experiences that foster growth. It connects them with their peers to strengthen entrepreneurship around the world. Entrepreneur Of The Year is the first and only truly global awards program of its kind. It celebrates entrepreneurs through regional and national awards programs in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries. Winners go on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ title.

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