SOURCE: Giant Campus

June 05, 2007 12:45 ET

Giant Campus CEO Pete Findley Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2007 Award Finalist in the Pacific Northwest Region

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - June 5, 2007) - Giant Campus today announced that CEO Pete Findley is a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2007 Award in the Pacific Northwest. According to Ernst & Young, the awards program was designed to recognize outstanding entrepreneurs on a regional, national and global level who are building and leading dynamic, growing businesses. Findley was selected as a finalist from 63 nominations by a panel of independent judges. Award recipients will be announced at a special black-tie gala event on June 22 at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel & Towers Grand Ballroom.

"Leading a company is a great experience. But leading a growing company with a worthwhile mission and top-notch people has been incredibly rewarding," said Findley. "I am honored to be nominated and selected as a finalist. But it's equally a tribute to the great people at Giant Campus."

Giant Campus provides technology training, consulting and staffing services for the youth and education markets, U.S. military personnel and DoD civilians, the federal government and private sector companies. The company's goal is to make learning technology an enjoyable and engaging experience for people throughout the world.

Giant Campus operates the nationally recognized livewire and Cybercamps series of technology summer camps for youth, which are single and multi-week tech-themed camps for 7-18 year olds, held at prestigious university campuses all across the U.S. Cybercamps is the only summer computer training program proven to significantly increase higher order-thinking skills of participants and is supported by today's leading technology companies including Microsoft, Adobe Systems, Intel, Lucas Learning and Macromedia.

The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year awards program celebrates its 21st anniversary this year. Awards are given to entrepreneurs who have demonstrated excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2007 national program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the overall national Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California on November 17, 2007. The national Entrepreneur Of The Year celebration is part of Ernst & Young's Strategic Growth Forum. The overall national Entrepreneur Of The Year award recipient is then considered for the world event held in Monte Carlo.

Sponsors

Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are pleased to have Bank of America as the national presenting sponsor, as well as SAP America and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation as national sponsors.

In the Pacific Northwest Region, local sponsors include:

--  Scherzer International
--  Puget Sound Business Journal
--  The Big Picture Film and Video Arts
--  The Summit Group Communications
    

About Giant Campus

Giant Campus is a provider of technology training, consulting, and staffing services to the youth and education markets; the U.S. Armed Forces, their families and DoD Civilians; the federal government; and private sector corporations. It is the parent company of Cybercamps -- a national summer technology camp -- which began in 1997 with 125 campers. Today, more than 40,000 youth have participated in Giant Campus programs at one of their more than 50 college/university campus locations nationwide. Giant Campus also holds multi-year contracts with military installations to provide both live and online computer courses to adults and youth within their communities. For more information, visit www.giantcampus.com.

About the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards

The Entrepreneur Of The Year® awards program was created and is produced by professional services firm Ernst & Young LLP. As the first award of its kind, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who are building and leading dynamic and growing businesses. The program, which celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2006, honors entrepreneurs through regional, national and global award programs in over 125 cities and 40 countries.

About Ernst & Young

Ernst & Young, a global leader in professional services, is committed to enhancing the public's trust in professional services firms and in the quality of financial reporting. Its 114,000 people in 140 countries pursue the highest levels of integrity, quality, and professionalism in providing a range of sophisticated services centered on our core competencies of auditing, accounting, tax, and transactions. Further information about Ernst & Young and its approach to a variety of business issues can be found at www.ey.com/perspectives. Ernst & Young refers to the global organization of member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, a U.K. company limited by guarantee, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young Global Limited does not provide services to clients. Ernst & Young LLP is a U.S. client-serving member firm of Ernst & Young Global Limited.

Contact Information

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