Joe Keeley Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year
Minneapolis, MN – 17 June, 2010 – At 29, Joe Keeley is already the President & CEO of the nation’s largest nanny and tutor company, College Nannies & Tutors, and now he is one of the youngest ever Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® Award Winners for the Upper Midwest Region. “While we don’t ask nominees their date of birth due to privacy laws, he (Joe Keeley) is certainly one of the youngest ever in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® program” says Wendy Fox, Midwest program Director.
Keeley and eight other leading entrepreneurs were named winners of selected categories by an independent judging panel made up of regional business, academic and community leaders. Keeley was name the winner of the “emerging” category at a gala event on Thursday, June 10th in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
About College Nannies & Tutors College Nannies & Tutors is the nation’s largest resource for customized nanny and tutoring services and was founded by Keeley in 2001 while earning a degree in Entrepreneurship from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN while being a nanny himself for two boys and a little girl during school. College Nannies & Tutors is now operating over 65 locations on both coasts and in the Midwest and has been featured in such media outlets as Newsweek, USA Today, CNN, NPR and others. In addition to being named the “Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year” in 2010, Keeley was named the “Global Student Entrepreneur of the Year” in 2003, one of the “Top 25 under 25 to Watch” by Business Week Magazine, one of the “20 under 30 Who Will Change the World” by Citizen Culture Magazine, and one of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal’s “Young Entrepreneurs” and “40 under 40” all by age 29.
About Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year® Awards Program Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year® is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The award makes a difference through the unique 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, Ernst & Young 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 135 cities in 50 countries.
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