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Blakeley joins ranks of unstoppable entrepreneurs
Jeffersonville, IN – May 15, 2019 – EY announced that PetFirst Pet Insurance CEO Katie Blakeley is a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 Award in the East Central program. Widely considered one of the most prestigious business awards programs in the U.S., the program recognizes entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities, while also transforming our world. Blakeley was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a black-tie gala on June 13 at the Cincinnati Music Hall in Cincinnati.
PetFirst Pet Insurance offers coverage to tens of thousands of pets nationwide and employs a staff of nearly 60 at the Jeffersonville headquarters.
“I joined PetFirst in 2004 and have served in a variety of roles, including Marketing Director, Vice President of Business Development, President and now CEO,” said CEO Katie Blakeley. “Being a part of the team that has helped to grow the company from a start up to what we are today is both humbling and exciting. It’s great to see how far we have come and how we are continuing to grow. All the while, we are helping pet parents to take financial worry out of the equation when it comes to decisions about healthcare for their pets.”
Now in its 33rd 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 16, 2019. 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 Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored by SAP America and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
Local sponsors for the East Central program include PNC, VRC, Smart Business Network and Frost Brown Todd.
Founded in 2004, PetFirst is dedicated to removing personal financial considerations from pet care. By providing affordable pet health insurance to families, PetFirst provides them “peace of mind” that their pet is covered in the event of an accident or illness. PetFirst is the most recommended pet insurance to new pet families. To learn more about PetFirst, please go to www.petfirst.com.
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Contact: Sabrina Sebastian
Company: PetFirst Pet Insurance
Tel: (812) 206-6922Email: SSebastian@petfirsthealthcare.com