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Orlando, FL – EY today announced that Waymon Armstrong, Founder/CEO of ECS, is a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Award in Florida. The awards program, which is celebrating its 31st year, recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas, such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Armstrong was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala on June 23 at the Omni Orlando Resort at Champions Gate.

Armstrong said: “It’s inspiring to be in the company of past EY winners Michael Dell of Dell Computers, Jeff Bezos of Amazon and Google creators Sergey Brin and Larry Page. It’s also not surprising to see so many tech winners of the Entrepreneur of the Year award. For 20 years, ECS has grown by staying at the edge of technology. We’ve reengineered a platform that came to market in recreational gaming products, and we’ve added sophistication that allows us to teach advanced skills to first responders, health care professionals and our military. Who would have imagined that when PAC-MAN came out? Because Millennials learn best when engaging with technology, the growth trend will accelerate and bring new opportunities to businesses that recognize and leverage them.”

Now in its 31st year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year program has expanded to recognize business leaders in over 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 18, 2017. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth ForumTM, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP in the U.S., the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored in the U.S. by SAP America, Merrill Corporation and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. In Florida, sponsors also include PNC Bank and Vaco.

About ECS ECS is a global training company dedicated to maximizing workplace performance through innovative training tools and services. It customizes simulation scenarios for any job function and delivers training across a wide range of technology platforms. ECS has designed simulations used to train healthcare workers and first responders; employees of Fortune 100 companies, students in primary education and colleges, and the U.S. military, among others. The company creates efficiencies in operations, education, training and collaboration. With offices and staff across the globe, ECS offers hands-on support to meet clients’ individual workplace performance goals and needs. Its services division provides on-site instructors, operators, and coordinators to clients globally.

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 over 145 cities and more than 60 countries.

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