|[April 12, 2012]
NIC Inc. CEO Recognized for Entrepreneurial Efforts
OLATHE, Kan. --(Business Wire)--
Ernst & Young announced that Harry
Herington, CEO and Chairman of the Board of NIC
Inc., the nation's premier provider of eGovernment
solutions, was named a finalist in the Ernst
& Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2012 program in the Central Midwest
region. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who
demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as
innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their
businesses and communities. Herington was selected by a panel of
independent judges. Awards will be presented at a special gala on June
5, 2012 at the Sheraton Overland Park Hotel in Overland Park, Kansas.
In the early 1990s soon after the company was founded, Herington was
instrumental in centralizing the Company's original subsidiaries under
the corporation, known today as NIC Inc.
(NASDAQ: EGOV). In addition to helping formulate the Company's
transactional funding model, which continues in use today, Herington's
leadership has helped the Company grow from its first state partner in
Kansas in 1992 to 27 state and two federal agency partners today. During
his time as CEO, NIC (News - Alert) has been named for three consecutive years to Forbes
list of the "100 Best Small Companies in America," ranking 20th
on the list in 2011.
"My entire life I've been driven to persevere, take risks, and find
innovative ways to solve challenges," said Herington. "It's an honor to
be recognized as a finalist for this prestigious award and to be among a
great group of other Midwestern entrepreneurs."
Now in its 26th year, the Entrepreneur
Of The Year Program has expanded to recognize business leaders in
more than 140 cities in more than 50 countries throughout the world.
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Ernst
& Young National Entrepreneur Of The Year Program. Award winners
in several national categories, as well as the Ernst & Young National
Entrepreneur Of The Year Overall Award winner, will be announced at the
annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 17, 2012.
The awards are the culminating event of the Ernst
& Young Strategic Growth Forum, the nation's most prestigious
gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP,
Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored in the United States by SAP
America and the Ewing Marion
Kauffman Foundation. In the Central Midwest region, sponsors include Armstrong
Bank & Trust, Faegre
Baker Daniels, Lockton Companies,
and Stinson Morrison Hecker.
About Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year®
& Young Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world's most prestigious
business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award 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 award 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 140 cities in more than 50 countries.
About Ernst & Young
Ernst & Young is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and
advisory services. Worldwide, our 152,000 people are united by our
shared values and an unwavering commitment to quality. We make a
difference by helping our people, our clients and our wider communities
achieve their potential.
Ernst & Young refers to the global organization of member firms of Ernst
& Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst
& Young Global Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, does not
provide services to clients. For more information about our
organization, please visit www.ey.com.
NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation's
leading provider of official
government websites, online
services, and secure
payment processing solutions. The company's innovative eGovernment
services help reduce costs and increase efficiencies for government
agencies, citizens, and businesses across the country. The family of NIC
companies provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal,
state, and local agencies in the United States. Additional information
is available at http://www.egov.com.
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