Payment Alliance International’s Leehy Named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award Winner

July 6, 2018

LOUISVILLE, Ky.--Payment Alliance International (PAI), the nation’s largest privately held ATM provider, today announced President and Chief Executive Officer John J. Leehy III has been named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 East Central Region, which encompasses Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. This prestigious awards program recognizes visionary entrepreneurial leaders excelling in innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. 

Leehy was selected by an independent judging panel comprised of previous award winners, leading CEOs, investors and other regional business leaders. The award was presented at a special gala event at the Hilton Downtown Hotel in Cleveland on June 28. 

"It’s truly an honor to be named an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year,” said Leehy. “This award reflects the hard work and dedication of our incredible PAI team, our amazing group of market partners and thousands of loyal customers all across the country,” added Leehy. 

Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year awards are nationally sponsored by SAP America, the Kauffman Foundation and Merrill Corporation. East Central Region sponsors include PNC, VRC, Oswald, Smart Business, Chemistry Communication and Frost Brown Todd. Regional winners will be considered for EY’s Entrepreneur Of The Year national awards, which will be announced in November during the program’s annual U.S. Strategic Growth Forum, held in Palm Springs, California. 

About Payment Alliance International (PAI) 

Payment Alliance International (PAI) is the nation’s largest privately held ATM provider and offers processing and maintenance services, equipment sales and support, and unique ATM branding opportunities. PAI also offers industry-leading, revenue-generating, value-added solutions and customized partner programs that increase customer profitability, reduce operational expense and maximize uptime. Payment Alliance International is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, with offices around the country. For more information, please visit or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. 

About Entrepreneur Of The Year 

Entrepreneur Of The Year, founded by EY, is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs, chosen from an independent panel of judges including entrepreneurs and prominent leaders from business, finance and the local community. The program makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global awards program of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries. For more information, please visit