Congressman Lamar Smith Receives ACG Growth Award

Eduardo Berdegue and Lamar Smith

CHICAGO, Ill., April 8, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Association for Corporate Growth(R) (ACG), the global organization focused on driving middle-market growth, today awarded the ACG Growth Awards to Congressman Lamar Smith, R-Texas. Inaugurated in 2014, the Growth Award is ACG's highest recognition for service to middle-market businesses. Growth Awards are bestowed to appointed or elected officials, scholars, authors and others who have made significant contributions to the middle market. Leaders of ACG Central Texas in San Antonio presented the award to Congressman Smith in San Antonio today.

"Middle-market companies grow jobs and help advance the economy locally, nationally and globally," said Eduardo Berdegue, managing director of Corporate Finance Associates and president of ACG Central Texas. "I am thrilled to honor a local Congressman who understands the value that ACG members and middle market companies bring to Central Texas."

Past recipients of the ACG Growth Award include Congressmen Jim Himes, D-Conn., Robert Hurt, R- Va., Sean Patrick Maloney, D-N.Y., and David Schweikert, R-Ariz.

"Congressman Lamar Smith joins an important roster of middle-market supporters that empower middle-market companies to do what they do best-create jobs that make communities healthier and stronger," said Gary A. LaBranche, ACG's president and CEO. "Rep. Smith is truly a champion of middle market growth."

About Association for Corporate Growth:

ACG's 14,500 members include professionals from private equity firms, corporations and lenders that invest in middle-market companies, as well as from law, accounting, investment banking and other firms that provide advisory services. Founded in 1954, ACG is a global organization with 56 chapters. Learn more at ACG drives middle market growth.

About ACG Central Texas:

The Central Texas chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth encompasses Austin, San Antonio, and the fast-growing corridor in between. It is one of a handful of Regional chapters in the country, and one of three chapters in Texas. ACG Central Texas has over 200 members and has been among ACG's fastest growing chapters.

*Photo Caption: Eduardo Berdegue presents the ACG Growth Award to Congressman Lamar Smith.

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