Jul 11

EY Gulf Coast Entrepreneur Of The Year® Gordy Bunch Invited to Compete for National Honors

THE WOODLANDS, TX July 11, 2015 – Richard “Gordy” Bunch, Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Woodlands Financial Group was named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2015 for the Gulf Coast Area in June. Bunch was announced as winner in the Products and Services category at a gala event in downtown Houston. The Gulf Coast awards recognize the Entrepreneur Of The Year® for the geographic area covered by all of Houston, South Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. “Gordy,” as he is known both personally and professionally, has since been invited to take the next step in the search for National Entrepreneur Of The Year by providing an updated photo and in-depth information for an interactive video to be seen by the nation’s top corporate officers and multiple celebrities at the EY “Strategic Growth Forum,” in Palm Desert, CA this November.

Bunch grew up in College Station and attended A&M high school. He spent his teen years in College Station before joining the U.S. Coast guard at age 19. He then founded The Woodlands Financial Group in The Woodlands in 2001 with his life-savings of $10,000. Today, TWFG is ranked as the number eight independent insurance services agency, of the 38,000 in the nation, for property and casualty coverage and is number one in its home state of Texas for personal lines. TWFG reports $320 million in premiums, generated by more than 300 branches in 21 states with more than 3,000 additional agents affiliated with TWFG nationally. TWFG writes policies in 49 states from its headquarters in The Woodlands.

The 2015 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® gala season began with 14,000 CEO’s and executives gathering together in 25 cities around the country to celebrate entrepreneurship. As the Product and Services Entrepreneur Of The Year, Bunch and nine other category winners from the Gulf Coast region are eligible for national and world honors. Gulf Coast area Entrepreneur Of The Year awards were also recognized in the fields of Industrial & Construction Services, Energy Related Products, Transformation CEO, Health Care, Energy Services, Family Business Award, Energy, Business Services, and Technology.


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Congratulations to our EY Entrepreneur Of The Year®

2015 Gulf Coast Area Winners

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Products and Services
Richard “Gordy” Bunch
Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer
The Woodlands Financial Group

EY’s Entrepreneur Of The Year® is considered the world’s most prestigious business award with a lifelong network of gravity-defying entrepreneurs. Each spring, the business community comes together to celebrate regional semifinalists, finalists and winners. These honorees not only create and build market-leading businesses, but also help take the standard of excellence to new heights, transform the face of industry, create jobs and contribute to the vibrancy of communities.

Entrepreneur of the Year - EY
We want to honor and recognize the men and women who create the products, services and jobs that help our economy and communities grow. We are excited about the many significant achievements of these incredible entrepreneurs, applauding them all for taking the road less traveled to launch new companies, open new markets and fuel job growth.

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year national awards, which will be announced at a gala in Palm Springs, California, on November. 15, 2015. The Entrepreneur of the Year National Overall Award winner then moves on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

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