Aireon’s Don Thoma Named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2022 Mid-Atlantic

07/05/2022

Aireon CEO Don Thoma, right, and Aireon CFO Rich Nyren celebrate Thoma’s EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2022 Mid-Atlantic award at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., in June 2022.

Aireon CEO Don Thoma was named Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2022 Mid-Atlantic Award winner by Ernst & Young LLC.

Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the preeminent competitive business awards for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies who think big to succeed. An independent panel of judges selected Thom based on his entrepreneurial spirit, purpose, growth, and impact, among other core contributions and attributes. Entrepreneur Of The Year is the first and only truly global awards program of its kind. It celebrates entrepreneurs through regional and national awards programs in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries.

“Thank you to EY and the program judges for this award. It was truly an honor to be recognized among this distinguished group of accomplished finalists,” Thoma said. “Although I was the face of the award, this is a tremendous recognition for Aireon. Nothing as innovative, global, and impactful as Aireon happens without a team of dedicated, innovative, and passionate professionals. That is what we have at Aireon and it is great to hear the judges’ comments recognizing our team for this big achievement.”

As a Mid-Atlantic award winner, Thoma will now be considered by the National independent panel of judges for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2022 National Awards. National finalists and winners, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced in November at the annual Strategic Growth Forum®. The Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner will then move on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award in June 2023. Entrepreneur Of The Year is the first and only truly global awards program of its kind. It celebrates entrepreneurs through regional and national awards programs in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries.