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Rosetta Stone CEO Named Entrepreneur of the Year

Congratulations to Rosetta Stone‘s Tom Adams, who was recently named the national Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year. The CEO and president of the language learning software company headquartered in downtown Harrisonburg was selected by a panel among 400 regional winners. In addition to being honored as the overall national winner, Adams also earned the 2009 title for national winner in the Consumer Products category.

“Tom Adams’ efforts at Rosetta Stone have helped change the way the world learns languages, a critical skill in today’s global economy,” said Ernst & Young CEO and chairman James S. Turley in a press release. “For 23 years, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® awards have recognized the entrepreneurial passion that defines great leaders, and we are proud to add Tom Adams’ name to this distinguished list of business leaders.”

Read more about the award in the Virginia Business Magazine or read the full press release.


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