Benchworks’ Thad Bench Finalist for Entrepreneur of the Year

Thad Bench

Thad Bench

Ernst & Young (EY) announced that CEO Thad L. Bench, Sr. of Benchworks is a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2015 Award in the Maryland Region. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Thad Bench was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on Thursday, June 25, 2015, at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront.

Thad stated, “Being nominated as a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Award is a great honor. I am proud of the people we have brought together in our organization and am delighted to see their hard work and passion recognized by this prestigious nomination.”

Benchworks is a family of operating units that includes a full-service advertising agency, a product launch logistics center as well as a consulting group focused on commercialization planning for biotech companies.

Benchworks is a multichannel strategy and execution partner, providing end-to-end marketing services from traditional print marketing to cutting-edge digital technology. Benchworks makes marketing happen graciously: by being responsible, accountable, flexible and tirelessly honest—creating innovative marketing programs that position their client partners for success. The team consists of excellent listeners, methodical strategists and nimble tacticians…and they use every ounce of those skills to ensure that their clients’ brands grow.

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 14, 2015. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies. Now in its 29th year, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities and in more than 60 countries throughout the world.


Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America. In Maryland, regional program sponsors also include the Baltimore Business Journal, DLA Piper, PNC Bank and Smart CEO. Maryland reception sponsors include DTZ, Kelly Benefit Strategies and Randstad.

Letters to Editor

  1. William Short says:

    Thad great job and what a pleasure to watch the growth of BenchWorks and you in Kent County.Entrepreneurship is what built our great country and will continue to move us forward..GREAT JOB!!

    Commissioner Bill Short

  2. Gren Whitman says:

    Published May 7 … about time to replace this article?
    Sure, I admire Thad as much as the next person … there is much to admire! … but three months are enough.

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