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Talos Energy CEO Awarded EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 Gulf Coast Area



Houston, Texas,  June 17, 2016  – EY today announced that Timothy ("Tim") S. Duncan, President & CEO of Talos Energy LLC, an independent oil and gas company specializing in offshore exploration and production, received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 Award in the Energy & Energy Services category in the Gulf Coast Area. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award program. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Duncan was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a special gala event at the Hilton Americas - Houston on June 16, 2016.

Duncan remarked, "Being named the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year in Energy and Energy Services is a huge honor and an award I share with everyone that makes our company such a great place to work, from our investors, to our management to all of our hard working employees who carry an entrepreneurial spirit every day and work as owners of our company.  In what has been a historic commodity crisis, we have persevered together, making both sacrifices and key investment decisions that will enable us not only to survive, but grow for years to come.”

Since 1986, EY has honored entrepreneurs whose ingenuity, spirit of innovation and discipline have propelled their companies’ success, invigorated their industries, and benefited their communities. Now in its 30th year, the program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company, Robert Unanue of Goya Foods, and Mindy Grossman of HSN. Recent US national winners include Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn; Hamdi Ulukaya, founder of Chobani; and 2015 winners Andreas Bechtolsheim and Jayshree Ullal of Arista Networks.

As a Gulf Coast Area award winner, Duncan is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 national program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 19, 2016. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum TM, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.  The US Entrepreneur Of The Year Overall Award winner then moves on to compete for the World Entrepreneur Of The Year Award in Monaco, June 2017.


Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are sponsored nationally by SAP America, Merrill Corporation and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

In the Gulf Coast Area, sponsors also include BBVA Compass, Colliers International, DLA Piper ADP, SolomonEdwards, Pierpont Communications and the Houston Business Journal. 

About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year®

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the 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, 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 145 cities in more than 60 countries.


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Talos Energy is a technically driven independent exploration and production company focused on exploration, development and acquisition of oil and natural gas properties primarily on the Gulf Coast of Texas and Louisiana region of the United States, Offshore Mexico, and Gulf of Mexico Shelf and Developed Deepwater.  More information about Talos Energy can be found on the company’s website at www.talosenergyllc.com.

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