Sword & Shield President and CEO Earns Lifetime Achievement Award

Lifetime Achievement Award

Tom Gallaher (rt) presents John McNeely with the EO Knoxville Lifetime Achievement Award

John McNeely first to receive honor

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. July 24, 2018 – Sword & Shield Enterprise Security, a leading national cybersecurity firm based in Knoxville, Tennessee, announced today its president and CEO, John McNeely, was named Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) Knoxville’s first recipient of the chapter’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

The organization recently recognized local business owners in its inaugural 2018 EO Knoxville Awards.

According to EO, its Lifetime Achievement Award honors a long-standing and contributing member of EO Knoxville who has built a sustainable local business and respected brand while adhering to the values of EO and has a moral and social standing of the highest order in the community.

Outgoing Chapter President Tom Gallaher of Gallaher & Associates, Inc. congratulated McNeely on what he called a well-deserved honor.

“John serves as a great example to fellow entrepreneurs through his sustained success as a business owner, through his service to EO Knoxville and the community through the years,” said Gallaher. “John continually demonstrates the utmost level of integrity and values, so the chapter felt this was a fitting honor.”

The Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) is a global, peer-to-peer network of more than 12,000 influential business owners. EO facilitates leading entrepreneurs’ growth and learning, leading to greater success in their business endeavors and beyond. Founded in 1987, EO has 173 chapters in 54 countries worldwide.

EO Knoxville is made up of 33 companies that together employ more than 2,000 people.

About Sword & Shield Enterprise Security

Securing business for more than 20 years, Sword & Shield Enterprise Security, Inc. partners with customers to meet the needs of their dynamic cybersecurity and compliance landscape in the areas of managed security, risk and compliance, enterprise security consulting, security incident response and forensics, and security training.

Recognized nationally and headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, Sword & Shield has offices throughout the US. Sword & Shield services a broad spectrum of industries, including healthcare, retail, media, banking and finance, legal and manufacturing.


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