KATHY LEHNE HONORED WITH BRONZE FEMALE ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR AT STEVIE AWARDS

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Bronze Stevie Winner 2016 for women in business.

Kathy Lehne has been named the winner of a Bronze Stevie® Award in the Female Entrepreneur category at the 13th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are the world’s top honors for female entrepreneurs, executives, employees and the organizations they run.  All individuals and organizations worldwide are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. The 2016 awards received entries from 31 nations and territories.

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for “crowned,” the awards were presented to winners last night during a dinner event attended by more than 500 people at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.  The event was broadcast on Livestream.

More than 1,400 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in more than 90 categories, including Entrepreneur of the Year, Executive of the Year, Company of the Year, Startup of the Year, Women Helping Women, and Women Run Workplace of the Year, among others.  Kathy Lehne won in the Female Entrepreneur of the Year category for Business Services – More Than 2,500 Employees.

Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 160 professionals worldwide who participated in the judging process this year.

“Each year we think the quality of achievements portrayed in Stevie-winning nominations couldn’t possibly get any better, and each year the amazing women who are recognized in this program prove us wrong,” said Michael Gallagher, Stevie Awards founder and president.  “We are thrilled and humbled to be able to recognize so many outstanding women in the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and to share the stories of their achievement with the world.”

Details about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of Stevie Award winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/Women.

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About Sun Coast Resources, LLC

In 1985 Kathy Lehne founded Sun Coast Resources, LLC with the simple concept of purchasing premium petroleum products directly from world-class refiners and providing proven solutions from industry leaders. Her honesty, transparency and integrity have always driven innovation.

Sun Coast has an illustrious history of being driven by challenges. Ever perfecting and further refining our approach of providing value to our customers, we’ve grown into a major player in supplying high quality fuels, lubricants, chemicals, tanks, transport services and operational solutions to thousands of commercial and retail enterprises, plus government agencies.

Through the years, Sun Coast has received many awards including ranking in Inc. 5000’s Fastest-growing Privately Held Companies and America’s Top Private Fleets. Particularly gratifying was the recognition by the Houston Business Journal and Houston Chronicle as one of the “Best Places to Work.” Our dedicated employees have always gone the extra mile creating solutions that contribute to Sun Coast’s history of ongoing success.

About The Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.StevieAwards.com.