2012 Honoree Ross Perot Joins Distinguished Group
Members of veteran-to-entrepreneur incubator Honor Courage Commitment present Mr. Perot with
a Non-Commissioned Officer Sword
“Conduct business in the center of the field of ethical behavior, not along the sidelines,” said Ross Perot to a crowd of more than 200 business, political and civic leaders at the 11th Annual Spirit of Entrepreneurship event. The event was hosted by Entrepreneurs for North Texas (EFNT) and was held on April 18 at Communities Foundation of Texas. Spirit of Entrepreneurship was created to recognize those doing well in business while doing good in the community.
Mr. Perot joins previous inductees Ray Hunt, Herb Kelleher, Jim Keyes, Bill Lively, Craig Hall, T. Boone Pickens, Roger Staubach and Charles and Sam Wyly in the EFNT Ring of Entrepreneurs, an elite group of business leaders who have made outstanding contributions to communities locally and nationally. Professional services firm McGladrey and Gail Warrior, CEO of Warrior Group, were honored with North Star Recognition for setting shining examples of dedication to making North Texas a better place to live and work.
Patrick Brandt, Herb Kelleher, Ross Perot, Ray Hunt and Chris Kleinert
The event is supported by the Spirit of the Entrepreneur sponsor Hunt Consolidated Investments, Inc; silent auction sponsors Telligent and iWave; platinum sponsor Sevin Rosen Funds; gold sponsor PwC LLP; silver sponsors University of Texas at Dallas, Warrior Group, Montogemery Coscia Greilich LLC, Godwin Ronquillo and Roach Howard Smith & Barton; bronze sponsors MarketWave, hck2 and McGladrey; copper sponsors Frontier Capital, InSite Interactive, TravisWolff, bigBANG !, Venturity Financial Partners, University of North Texas, Comerica Bank, HumCap and Krauter & Company. In-kind donors are D CEO, Komali, Food Glorious Food, Paciugo Gelato, Hail Merry Snacks, One Art Director, Edward Baumann Clothiers, Hall Financial Group, Carter Malouf Private Jeweler, Magic Moments Events, Barefoot Wine, BuyLEDs, Gold Crown Valet Parking, JR Assurance, Snap the Picture, Big Box–Little Box, Studio Movie Grill, Caven Enterprises, American Airlines and Celebration Event Rental.