Palmetto Infusion is honored to announce that Founder / Executive Chairman Gary Cooper and CEO David Goodall won the title of Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2020 for EY’s Southeast Award. Cooper and Goodall were chosen from a competitive pool of 30+ finalists in the region and are the sole winners from South Carolina.
The Entrepreneur Of The Year® award serves as recognition for Cooper and Goodall’s leadership in overcoming adversity, financial performance, societal impact and commitment to building a values-based company, innovation, and talent management. For more than 30 years, Entrepreneur Of The Year, founded and produced by EY, has been at the forefront of identifying game changing business leaders across the country and around the world.
Like most companies, Palmetto Infusion is in the midst of a particularly challenging year due to constraints and complications stemming from COVID-19. This EY recognition shines a light on Palmetto Infusion’s strong foundation and culture, which has allowed for its team of 300+ individuals to continue safely serving over 8,000 patients throughout the Southeast.
Goodall shares, “I’ve always been inspired by people who show great bravery in the face of adversity. Our patients and our staff are the very best example of this ability, and I’ve had the opportunity to witness it each and every day. I lead with this example in mind, encouraging our team to be resilient–no matter the challenge at hand. We encourage our team to draw upon their personal strength, and to call upon the strength and spirit of their teammates, even in the most difficult of circumstances. And they’ve delivered and then some.”
Cooper adds, “Strong and effective leaders are able to remove fear from chaotic situations. I’m proud of the way that David, myself, and the rest of the leadership team were able to comfort, encourage, and inspire our employees during the COVID-19 crisis. Over the last couple of years, we’ve appointed some amazing individuals to different leadership posts in the company, and this spring, we watched them truly shine. The key to Palmetto Infusion’s ongoing success will be David’s and my continued commitment to ‘let go’ and empower those coming up in the business to develop, flourish, and take the company to the next level.”
Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the preeminent competitive award programs for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies. Nominees are evaluated based on six criteria, including overcoming adversity, financial performance, societal impact and commitment to building a values-based company, innovation, and talent management. Since its launch, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries around the world, many of whom Cooper and Goodall admire greatly.
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards, to be announced in November during a virtual awards gala. The Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner will then move on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award in June 2021.
Entrepreneur Of The Year Award winners become lifetime members of a global, multi-industry community of entrepreneurs, with exclusive, ongoing access to the experience, insight and wisdom of program alumni and other ecosystem members in over 60 countries—all supported by vast EY resources.
About Palmetto Infusion
Since its founding in 1999, Palmetto Infusion has established a reputation for providing excellent care and services to both home infusion and ambulatory clinic patients, providing safe, convenient, and affordable treatment options for patients living with chronic and acute diseases. With a well-established home infusion business and more than 20 AIC clinics across the Carolinas and Georgia, Palmetto Infusion is the trusted provider for infusion services in the Southeast. Learn more: www.palmettoinfusion.com/
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. ey.com/us/eoy
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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 Southeast, regional sponsors include Platinum sponsor King & Spalding LLP and Silver sponsors Chatham Financial and Cresa.