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EY Announces Paul Murphy of Cadence Bancorporation Named Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 Award Winner in the Gulf Coast Area

Murphy joins ranks of mold-breaking entrepreneurs in banking and capital markets

HOUSTON, TEXAS (June 15, 2018) – EY yesterday announced that Paul B. Murphy, Jr., chairman and CEO of Cadence Bancorporation, received the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 Award in the banking and capital markets category in the Gulf Coast Area. The award recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Murphy was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a special gala event on June 14, 2018 at the Marriott Marquis Houston. 

“I am privileged to work with a lot of amazing entrepreneurs, both as clients and colleagues,” Murphy said. “The Cadence Bank story is one of American entrepreneurship at its finest, but it’s not just my story. It belongs to our whole team of hardworking bankers, dedicated to doing a great job for clients and being a great place to work. It really is a dream come true. I am humbled and honored to accept this award on behalf of the incredible team of entrepreneurs we have at Cadence Bank.”

Since 1986, EY has honored entrepreneurs whose ingenuity, spirit of innovation and discipline have driven their companies’ success, transformed their industries and made a positive impact on their communities. Now in its 32nd year, the program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as:

 

  • Howard Schultz of Starbucks Corporation
  • Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc.
  • Jodi Berg of Vitamix
  • Robert Unanue of Goya Foods
  • Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn
  • Andreas Bechtolsheim and Jayshree Ullal of Arista Networks
  • Hamdi Ulukaya of Chobani
  • James Park of Fitbit
  • J.W. “Bill” Marriott, Jr. of Marriott International, Inc.
  • Lonnie Moulder and Mary Lynne Hedley, PhD, of TESARO, Inc.

As a Gulf Coast Area award winner, Murphy is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018 National Awards. 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 10, 2018. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

 

Sponsors
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 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 in more than 60 countries. ey.com/eoy

About EY’s Growth Markets Network
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About Cadence Bancorporation
Cadence Bancorporation (NYSE: CADE) is an $11.0 billion in assets regional bank holding company headquartered in Houston, Texas. Through its affiliates, Cadence operates 65 locations in Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas as of March 31, 2018, and provides corporations, middle-market companies, small businesses and consumers with a full range of innovative banking and financial solutions. Services and products include commercial and business banking, treasury management, specialized lending, commercial real estate, foreign exchange, wealth management, investment and trust services, financial planning, retirement plan management, personal insurance, consumer banking, consumer loans, mortgages, home equity lines and loans, and credit cards. Clients have access to leading-edge online and mobile solutions, interactive teller machines, and 55,000 ATMs. The Cadence team of 1,200 associates is committed to exceeding customer expectations and helping their clients succeed financially. Cadence Bank, N.A. and Linscomb & Williams are direct or indirect subsidiaries of Cadence Bancorporation.

 

 

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Contact Information

Cadence Bancorporation
Media contact: 

Danielle Kernell 
713-871-4051 
danielle.kernell@cadencebank.com

 




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