EY announced that Jennifer Baur, President and CEO of Houston Shutters, dba Rockwood Shutters is a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 Award in the Gulf Coast Area. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Jennifer Baur was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges.
As President and CEO of Rockwood Shutters, Jennifer Baur focuses on growth through innovation and technology and building a team culture that has been recognized twice as a Top Workplace in Houston. Jennifer holds B.B.A. and M.P.A. degrees from the University of Texas at Austin. Before founding Houston Shutters, Jennifer worked as a Senior Tax Accountant at Arthur Andersen LLP and was a founding partner at Johnson Baur Carillo, LLP, a boutique tax planning firm. Jennifer currently serves on the National Board of Directors for Lemonade Day, a non-profit focused on teaching entrepreneurship to kids.
Now in its 32nd year, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries throughout the world.
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National competition. 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 17, 2018. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored in the US by SAP America, the Kauffman Foundation and Merrill Corporation.
In the Gulf Coast Area, regional sponsors include Colliers International, DLA Piper, ADP, Solomon Edwards, Chatham Financial, Pierpont Communications and Houston Business Journal.
About Rockwood Shutters
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Rockwood Shutters specializes in manufacturing interior window shutters and sliding barn doors. The very best of traditional craftsmanship is seamlessly integrated with the latest technology and engineering innovation in the state-of-the-art Texas manufacturing facility. Every order received is custom manufactured to the exact dimensions and characteristics in accordance with the design specifications. Rockwood barn doors and window treatment solutions, including shutters, blinds and shades are available around the country and include complimentary in-home design consultation with professional installation. Rockwood is relentless about providing quality products with features that are unique in the industry.
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 and more than 60 countries. ey.com/eoy
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