EY Announces Vernon O. Underwood as 2015 Lifetime Achievement Honoree

EY ANNOUNCES YOUNG’S MARKET COMPANY CHAIRMAN VERNON O. UNDERWOOD AS 2015 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT HONOREE IN ORANGE COUNTY Award is an exclusive designation recognizing entrepreneurial excellence, leadership at its best, and notable longevity in business success and contributions to the local economy and community. ORANGE COUNTY, California, June 18, 2015 – EY announced that Vern Underwood of Young’s Market Company, a leading distributor of fine wines, spirits and selected beverages in the western United States, was honored with a special Lifetime Achievement Award during this year’s prestigious Entrepreneur Of The Year awards program in Orange County. This marks only the second occasion that an Orange County business leader received the Lifetime Achievement Award since the program’s inception in 1988. Kenneth, Daniel, and W. Henry Walker of Farmers & Merchants Bank were collectively honored with the first Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009. Underwood has served in virtually every capacity at Young’s Market Company since beginning his career in the Young’s warehouse in 1955. Currently, he is the chairman of its board of directors. He is the fourth generation to lead the company, which is one of the oldest family owned businesses in the United States. A graduate of the University of Southern California, Underwood supports local causes including Hoag Memorial Hospital, Mission Hospital of Orange County, Boys & Girls Club of America, Chapman University and Medical College of Wisconsin. The Lifetime Achievement Award is an exclusive designation by the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year judging panel and bestowed upon an individual who distinctly outweighs the customary characteristics of an entrepreneur, exemplifies leadership at its best, drives a successful business or brand with notable longevity...