Gordy Bunch Invited to Star-Studded Entrepreneur Summit

Gordy Bunch, President & CEO of TWFG.

THE WOODLANDS, TX (August 12, 2014) – Academy Award winner Ron Howard, NBA legend David Robinson, NFL superstar Emmitt Smith, Super Bowl coach Jimmy Johnson, Inside Edition anchor Deborah Norville, Grammy Award winner Sheryl Crow, and TWFG president and CEO Gordy Bunch of The Woodlands, will all be attending the by-invitation-only EY Strategic Growth Forum in Palm Springs, California this fall.

Chief Executive Officers and famous personalities from across the nation will convene to “hear fresh ideas, powerful insights, and strategies that work from those who are guiding and demonstrating strategies for success,” according to the exclusive invite from the EY Entrepreneur of the Year organizers sponsored by EY (formerly Ernst & Young). EY claims it will be the largest gathering of entrepreneurs in America. Chairman and CEO of AT&T Inc., Randall Stephenson; Patricia Woertz, Chairman and CEO of Archer Daniels Midland Company; Alex Gorsky, Chairman and CEO of Johnson & Johnson will all lead summit sessions, along with authors Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, coauthors of Freakonomics.

When the forum convenes from November 12 through 16, 2014 at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palm Springs, attendees will hear experts discuss topics that include “Beating Cybercrime,” “Social Media,” “Chasing the Dream,” “A CEO’s Guide to Going Public,” “Unleash the Power of Introverts - Fully Engage Your Workforce,” and other sessions that will call upon additional personalities like Emmy Award winning broadcaster Greg Gumbel.

EY is inviting entrepreneurs like Gordy Bunch, who was named a finalist for Gulf Coast Entrepreneur of the year in May 2014. He has grown The Woodlands Financial Group (TWFG) from an original investment of $10,000 in 2001 to a $337 million company in 2013 that is ranked in the top 30 of the nation’s 38,000 insurance agencies with more than 300 branches in 21 states and affiliates in 38 states serving 250,000 customers. The company operates with the slogan: “Our Policy is Caring.”

Special sessions will include “Family Businesses: Entrepreneurial Thinking Across Generations” and “Achieving Innovation, Growth, and Sustainability,” by Mark J. Bissell, Chairman and CEO of Bissell, Inc. The event will be topped off with the Annual EY Entrepreneur of the Year National Awards gala hosted by Seth Meyers, “Late Night” television host.

EY says they are inviting 2,000 of the country’s most prestigious high-growth, market-leading companies to “ignite their passion and vision for supercharging company growth while hearing fresh ideas from respected leaders on tackling tough challenges. The entrepreneurs will have opportunities to meet potential customers, investors, partners, acquisition targets and buyers while hearing inspiring success stories from game changing entrepreneurs.”

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