Scott Moorehead has been named a national finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018 Award in the “Family Business” category. Now in its 32nd year, this prestigious award recognizes dynamic entrepreneurs who are forging a better future through products, services and jobs that keep our worldwide economy and communities moving forward. He is president and CEO of Carmel-based Round Room.

Moorehead was named a finalist by an independent panel of judges. He was originally selected as a regional Entrepreneur Of The Year winner in the Family Business category from the Midwest region. Moorehead was selected as one of 44 national finalists from more than 1,300 applicants nationwide.

With 1,247 TCC, Wireless Zone and Wireless Advantage stores across 43 states, Round Room is the largest Verizon Authorized Retailer in the U.S. Its portfolio of companies shares a deep commitment to improving the communities they serve nationwide.

EY has celebrated entrepreneurial excellence by honoring those innovators and prominent leaders who have contributed and inspired others with their vision, leadership and achievement since 1986. Their companies have succeeded in invigorating their industries and benefiting their communities, while also encouraging and empowering others to follow their lead. In 2018, the 231 award winners represented 187 entrepreneurial companies, employing more than 213,000 people with a job growth of 46 percent. They generated revenue of more than $66 billion, with revenue growth increasing more than 56 percent.

The program has continually recognized high-caliber business leaders, including Lonnie Moulder and Mary Lynne Hedley of TESARO Inc. in 2017. Past U.S. winners have included Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Co., Robert Unanue of Goya Foods, Hamdi Ulukaya of Chobani and Jayshree Ullal and Andy Bechtolsheim of Arista Networks.

The Entrepreneur Of The Year Award program has proven its ability to pick out particular traits within a company that will then catapult it to join the ranks of some of the world’s most successful and thriving businesses. These winners have shown what it takes to build and, more importantly, sustain a thriving enterprise.