Marie Diaz, CEO - Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2010 Award Finalist

Pursuit of Excellence, Inc. - Marie Diaz, CEO Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2010 Award Finalist in Southwest Area - North

Dallas, TX, May 12, 2010 --( Ernst & Young today announced that CEO Marie Diaz is a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2010 Award in the Southwest Area- North. According to Ernst & Young LLP, the awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate extraordinary success in the areas of innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Marie Diaz was selected as a finalist from nearly 65 nominations by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on Saturday, June 19, 2010 at the Dallas, Sheraton.

“Success Doesn’t Come To You; You Go To It” has always been one of Ms. Diaz’s quotes.

Pursuit of Excellence, Inc. is a Dallas based company founded in 1994 by Ms. Marie Diaz. While independently working with Fortune 500 companies as an Organization Development Consultant and coach, Ms. Diaz, in 1997, incorporated and expanded her business into a full scope of Human Resource offerings. Their services includes a full range of Human Resource Information Systems, Human Resource Consulting, Organizational Development, Payroll Processing, Employee Benefit Administration, Recruitment and a range of full service workshops tailored to organizational needs.

The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year awards program celebrates its 24th anniversary this year. The program has expanded to recognize business leaders in over 135 cities in 50 countries throughout the world.

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young LLP Entrepreneur Of The Year national program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the overall national Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California on November 13, 2010. The awards are the culminating event of the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

Pursuit of Excellence
Delores Ghanfili