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EY announces Jamie Candee of Questar Assessment Inc. Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Award finalist in the Upper Midwest

Minneapolis, MN, May 2, 2017 — EY announced on April 20, 2017 that Jamie Post Candee, president and chief executive officer of Questar Assessment Inc. is a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Award in the Upper Midwest. The awards program, which is celebrating its 31st year, recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Candee was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 8 in Minneapolis.

Questar Assessment Inc., a K–12 assessment solutions provider focused on building a bridge between learning and accountability, is a wholly-owned, independently-operated subsidiary of Educational Testing Service that has experienced exponential growth during Candee’s three-year tenure, and has been widely recognized during that time for industry-leading growth and innovation, including Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s 2017 Titans of Technology, Tyton Partner’s 2016 Tyton Growth50, and the 2017 Qvidian Connect17 Award for Business Growth.

“I am beyond honored to be named as a finalist by EY,” said Jamie. “Leading Questar through this period of exceptional growth has been an incredible experience. I am fortunate to be surrounded by an exceptionally smart, talented team who has enthusiastically embraced our collective vision for Questar and is truly committed to transforming the assessment industry for the better, promoting innovation, and delighting our customers.”

Now in its 31st year, the EY awards program has expanded to recognize business leaders in over 145 cities and more than 60 countries throughout the world.

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National competition. 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 18, 2017. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum™, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

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

In the Upper Midwest, region sponsors include PadillaCRT, Twin Cities Business, Schulze School of Entrepreneurship, Salo, Lockton, Pohlad Companies, and ThreeBridge Solutions.

About Questar Assessment Inc.
Questar Assessment Inc. is a K–12 assessment solutions provider focused on building a bridge between learning and accountability. As a wholly-owned, independently-operated subsidiary of Educational Testing Service (ETS), we share a belief that better measurement solutions can make a positive impact on education. Our fresh approach to meaningful assessment, our technical innovations that set the standard for scalability and reliable online testing performance, and the way we are reimagining how assessments can empower educators with insights that improve instruction are raising expectations about what it means to be an assessment partner. Questar is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota and can be reached at or 800-800-2598.

About Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Entrepreneur Of The Year®, founded by EY, is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs, chosen from an independent panel of judges including entrepreneurs and prominent leaders from business, finance, and the local community. The program 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 awards program 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 over 145 cities and more than 60 countries.

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