Tallgrass Energy CEO David Dehaemers Jr. Wins National Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 Energy and Natural Resources Award

Company Release - 11/15/2018 05:21:00

Dehaemers recognized as an entrepreneur who breaks the mold in the energy industry

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- David Dehaemers Jr., President and CEO of Tallgrass Energy, LP (NYSE: TGE) was nationally recognized with the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 Award in the Energy and Natural Resources category. Tallgrass is based in Leawood, Kan., with its operational office in Lakewood, Colo.

Now in its 32nd year, this prestigious award recognizes dynamic entrepreneurs who are forging a better future through products, services and jobs that keep our worldwide economy and communities moving forward. Dehaemers was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at EY’s Strategic Growth Forum in Palm Springs on Nov. 11.

“Being named an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is particularly meaningful to me because it’s an entrepreneurial spirit across our company that made Tallgrass Energy into what it is today,” said Dehaemers. “I’m very proud to lead an organization filled with individuals who think entrepreneurially, embodying one of our essential values – growth.”

Under Dehaemers’ leadership, Tallgrass has invested heavily in improving and building vital new pipeline infrastructure to serve the energy needs of our nation, taken two Tallgrass companies public and diversified into additional high-profile oil and gas basins.

Dehaemers was selected for this national award from more 1,300 applicants nationwide. He was named a regional Entrepreneur Of The Year winner in the Heartland region in June 2018.

EY has celebrated entrepreneurial excellence by honoring those innovators and prominent leaders who have contributed and inspired others with their vision, leadership and achievement since 1986. Their companies have succeeded, invigorating their industries and benefitting their communities, while also encouraging others to follow their lead. In 2018, the 231 award winners represented 187 entrepreneurial companies, employing more than 213,000 people with a job growth of 46 percent. They generated revenue of more than $66 billion, with revenue growth increasing more than 56 percent.

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. Local sponsors for the Heartland program include: Salo, Padilla, Twin Cities Business, PNC, Schulze School of Entrepreneurship, Lockton Companies and Pohlad Companies.

About Tallgrass Energy
Tallgrass Energy, LP (NYSE: TGE) is a growth-oriented midstream energy infrastructure company operating across 11 states with transportation, storage, terminal, water, gathering and processing assets that serve some of the nation's most prolific crude oil and natural gas basins.

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For Tallgrass Energy
Phyllis Hammond
Tel: 303.763.3568

Source: Tallgrass Energy, LP