On Assignment, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASGN) announced today that President and CEO Peter T. Dameris received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year
2012 Award in the Services category for Greater Los Angeles. 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. Mr. Dameris was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a special gala on June 19, 2012, at The Beverly Hilton Hotel.
“It is an honor to have been chosen for this prestigious award out of a group of many exceptional entrepreneurs,” said Dameris. “I’m really proud of what On Assignment has been able to accomplish over the past several years, and a lot of its success is due to our smart, dedicated, and hardworking employees.”
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 Amazon.com, 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.
As a Greater Los Angeles award winner, Mr. Dameris is now eligible for consideration for the National Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012 Award. 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.
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored in the United States by SAP America and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.