St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) August 31, 2007
Mark Gorman of Gorman & Gorman Home Loans has been named the 2007 Entrepreneur of the Year by the St. Louis Chapter of the Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO). The award recognizes Mr. Gorman for his leadership and entrepreneurial efforts in the St. Louis community.
"I'm happy to see Mark recognized with this award," said Scott Zajac, senior managing director for Advantage Capital Partners in St. Louis and the 2006 recipient of the award. "His reputation in the mortgage industry and his strong commitment to supporting entrepreneurs in the St. Louis area makes him the ideal candidate for this honor."
Mr. Gorman is CEO of Gorman & Gorman Home Loans. Aside from running the day-to-day operations of his company, he has been an active member in a variety of organizations. In 2002, Mr. Gorman was elected to the Board of Governors of the Mortgage Bankers Association of Missouri and he currently serves as president for the association. He also served on the Board of Governors of the St. Louis Mortgage Bankers Association in 1997 and as president in 2002. In addition, Mr. Gorman served as president of the Entrepreneurs' Organization in 2005.
Mr. Gorman has been the recipient of the St. Louis Business Journal's "Forty under Forty" community leadership award and was also honored with the Corporate Achievers Leadership Award by the Multiple Sclerosis Society. He instituted the Community Partnership program of Gorman & Gorman Home Loans which helps raise funds for community improvement entities.
"Mark's dedication to our organization through the years is a great example of a leader," said Tom Dunn, EO St. Louis chapter president. "His integrity, patience and willingness to lend a hand are noticed throughout the St. Louis area and we're pleased to honor Mark with this award."
Mr. Gorman holds a bachelor's degree in business from Indiana University and has been a licensed real estate broker in the state of Missouri since 1993.
About Entrepreneurs' Organization
The Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) - for entrepreneurs only - is a global community that enriches members' lives through direct peer-to-peer learning, connections to experts and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. EO is the catalyst that enables entrepreneurs to learn from each other, leading to greater business success and an enriched personal life. EO is comprised of more than 6,600 members in 38 countries, with an average member age of 39 and average annual revenue of US$15.5 million. The organization is committed to building the world's most influential community of entrepreneurs. For more information on the Entrepreneurs' Organization, visit http://www.eonetwork.org.
About Gorman & Gorman Home Loans
Founded in 1994, Gorman & Gorman Home Loans is a St. Louis-based, family-owned mortgage banker with offices in St. Louis and Springfield, Missouri. The firm has over 40 employees, including a team of 25 residential loan officers. Gorman & Gorman Home Loans can originate home loans in all 50 states.