8 in Maryland named top young entrepreneurs



Ernst & Young has announced its Maryland winners for the 2006 Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

The winners, who are eligible for the national contest, were chosen from 25 state finalists. Winners, announced last month, were chosen by six Maryland judges, from area business, academic and civic organizations. Criteria for selecting winners were based on company growth, innovation and community involvement, a spokeswoman said.

Winners include:

Construction services: Mark Richardson, president, Case Design/Remodeling Inc.

Consumer and retail products: Brad MacDonald, chairman and chief executive officer, Medifast Inc.

Financial services: Gary Marino, CEO, I4 Commerce.

Health care education and related services: Fran Lesson, president, Passport Health Inc.

Health care services: Dr. Ellen Yankellow, president/CEO, Correct Rx Pharmacy Services Inc.

Services: Richard Campbell, founder/president/CEO, ICAT Logistics Inc.

Technology: Jay Steinmetz, chairman, Barcoding Inc.

Master entrepreneur: Len Stoler, president, Len Stoler Inc.

The national winner will be named in November and the international winner next May, Ernst & Young said.

Tyeesha Dixon

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