ACTE names Bob Funk 2017 Business Leader of the Year
Bob Funk, founder, CEO and chairman of Express Employment Professionals, has been named the 2017 Business Leader of the Year by the Association for Career and Technical Education.
The award celebrates the contributions and achievements of a business executive who has demonstrated a solid and sustained commitment to improving career and technology education, according to ACTE.
“Mr. Funk’s selection for this award is a testament to the scope and impact of his contributions to career and technical education, and we are proud to include him among the ranks of distinguished individuals and entities from the CTE community whose efforts have enriched the field and advanced the goals of our association,” the association said.
Express sponsors the ACTE Excellence Awards to support CTE educators across the country. Funk and Express have given more than $5 million in student scholarships and teacher professional development grants in support of CTE.
The Business Leader of the Year Award will be presented to Funk at ACTE’s annual Awards Banquet Nov. 30 in conjunction with ACTE’s CareerTech VISION in Las Vegas.