Compass Knowledge Group's Founder & CEO, Daniel J. Devine, Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2010 Award Recipient in Florida

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Compass Knowledge Group announces that it's CEO and Founder, Dan Devine, named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in Florida.

Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award Winner 2010

We have a passion for the business of higher education. We exist to satisfy students' demands for innovative learning options while ensuring that university standards, tradition, identity, and integrity are not only preserved, but enhanced.

Compass Knowledge Group, the expert provider of distance learning services, today announced that their Founder and CEO, Daniel J. Devine, received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2010 Award in the technology category in Florida. According to Ernst & Young LLP, the award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who are building and leading dynamic, growing businesses. Mr. Devine was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a gala event at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate on June 10.

"It is such an honor to receive this prestigious award and represent the company that I founded almost two decades ago," said Dan Devine. "We have a passion for the business of higher education. We exist to satisfy students' demands for innovative learning options while ensuring that university standards, tradition, identity, and integrity are not only preserved, but enhanced."

The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year awards celebrate their 24th anniversary this year. The program honors entrepreneurs who have demonstrated exceptionality in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

As a Florida award recipient, Mr. Devine is now eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young LLP Entrepreneur Of The Year 2010 national program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the overall national Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 13, 2010. 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.

Sponsors
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year awards are pleased to have the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America as national sponsors.

Florida sponsors include Bowne, Carlton Fields, Fifth Third Bank, RFB Communications Group, Smart Business Network and Tribridge.

About Compass Knowledge Group http://www.compassknowledge.com
Since 1993, Compass Knowledge Group has partnered with prominent, traditional universities to help them plan, implement, and operate successful online academic programs. Compass provides the entire complement of online learning support services - including market research, program marketing, student recruitment, instructional design and technology, student retention support, faculty training and support, technical helpdesk, and online bookstore -- enabling their partners to concentrate on delivering high-quality academics. Compass' success is based on a history of predictable performance that far exceeds industry standards.

About Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Of The Year® Awards Program
Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Of The Year® is the world's most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The award makes a difference through the unique 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, Ernst & Young 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 135 cities in 50 countries.

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 LLP is a client-serving member firm of Ernst & Young Global Limited located in the U.S.

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