EY Announces George Baker, Sr. of ParkHub as an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2023 Southwest Award Finalist

May 02, 2023



EY Announces George Baker, Sr. of ParkHub

as an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2023 Southwest Award Finalist




Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates ambitious entrepreneurs who are building bolder futures




Dallas, TX – Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced that George Baker, Sr. of ParkHub was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2023 Southwest Award finalist. Now in its 37th year, Entrepreneur Of The Yearis one of the preeminent competitive business awards for transformative entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growthcompanies who are building a more equitable, sustainable and prosperous world for all.


Baker was selected by an independent panel of judges. Entrepreneurs were evaluated based on their demonstration ofbuilding long-term value through entrepreneurial spirit, purpose, growth and impact, among other core contributions andattributes.


“I am thrilled to receive this honor from the team at Ernst & Young, one of America’s most respected organizations,” saidBaker. “This recognition is a testament to the ongoing innovation and resilience of our incredible team at ParkHub, the enthusiasm of our strategic partners, and the loyalty of our amazing clients.”


Founded by Baker in 2010, ParkHub is known as the industry leader in parking technology solutions. The company integrates contactless payment devices and business intelligence, along with automated yield management and other toolsto empower real-time decision making and long-term business optimization for parking operations, as well as a dramatically improved guest experience. The company partners with parking operators and venue managers in sports & entertainment, commercial real estate, municipalities, and parks & recreation.


Regional award winners will be announced on June 24, during a special celebration. The winners will then be considered by the National judges for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards, which will be presented in November at theannual Strategic Growth Forum®, one of the nation’s most prestigious gatherings of high-growth, market-leading companies. The Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner will then move on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award in June 2024.


The Entrepreneur Of The Year program has recognized more than 11,000 entrepreneurs throughout the US sinceits inception in 1986, and it has grown to recognize business leaders across 145 cities in over 60 countries aroundthe world.



Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards include presenting sponsorsPNC Bank, N.A.; SAP America; and the Kauffman Foundation. In the Southwest, sponsors also include Platinum sponsors Colliers International, Donnelly Financial Solutions and Haynes and Boone LLP, Gold sponsor RoachHoward Smith & Barton, and Silver sponsors D CEO and The Slate.


About Entrepreneur Of The Year®

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ParkHub is optimizing the world’s journeys by providing cutting-edge enterprise technology to support the global parkingindustry. The company’s products offer contactless payment options, real-time operational data, robust performance analytics, and leading integrations with ticketing, parking reservation providers, and PARCS hardware. For moreinformation, visit www.parkhub.com.

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