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Beshore Earns New Recognition for Disaster Relief

— by on March 14th, 2012

We’ve blogged about Brent Beshore before, and with good reason. The member of Washington and Lee’s Class of 2005, who hails from Joplin, Mo., created a fund-raising Facebook page to help his hometown get back on its feet after last year’s devastating tornado. That good work earned him notice last year from DoSomething.org. And now this month, he’s received more recognition for that feat, this time from the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invitation-only nonprofit. It ranked him No. 9 on an impressive list of 10 entrepreneurs younger than 30 who have recently received awards for their work.

One of the voters, John Hall, CEO of Digital Talent Agents, said, “We should all strive to use our success for good, as Brent does.” The list appears on Open Forum, a content arm of American Express.

Brent founded his company, AdVentures, in 2007 “to create, enable or acquire companies that offer transformative communications solutions,” according to its website. It provides “equity investments, marketing resources, strategic planning and operations management.”

You can read our 2009 blog about Brent’s company here, and our 2011 blog about his fund-raising for Joplin here.