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Tim Koxlien of TeleQuality Communications Named Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 Award Winner in Central Texas

Koxlien joins ranks of mold-breaking entrepreneurs in technology services


San Antonio, TX (June 12, 2018)  – Tim Koxlien, Founder of and CEO of San Antonio-based TeleQuality Communications, has received the prestigious EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 Award in the technology services category for Central Texas.

The award recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

Koxlien was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a special gala event on June 8, 2018 at JW Marriott Austin.  He founded TeleQuality Communications in 1999 and it provides cost-effective and tailored network and communications solutions to rural healthcare organizations and community anchor institutions including hospitals, schools and libraries.

“To be recognized for this award is a tremendous honor, but the credit goes to the wonderful team we have in place at TeleQuality Communications who work every day to bring needed healthcare services to those who are among the most vulnerable,” Koxlien said. “Bridging the digital divide is critical to providing quality care to rural communities, and that’s what our mission is all about. Joining these other leaders who are making a real difference in peoples’ lives is humbling, and will only reinforce our commitment to provide the best TeleQuality solutions to better serve the communications needs of our healthcare partners and community anchor institutions.”

Since 1986, EY has honored entrepreneurs whose ingenuity, spirit of innovation and discipline have driven their companies’ success, transformed their industries and made a positive impact on their communities. Now in its 32nd year, the program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as:

  • Howard Schultz of Starbucks Corporation
  • Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc.
  • Jodi Berg of Vitamix
  • Robert Unanue of Goya Foods
  • Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn
  • Andreas Bechtolsheim and Jayshree Ullal of Arista Networks
  • Hamdi Ulukaya of Chobani
  • James Park of Fitbit
  • J.W. “Bill” Marriott, Jr. of Marriott International, Inc.
  • Lonnie Moulder and Mary Lynne Hedley, PhD, of TESARO, Inc.

As a Central Texas award winner, Koxlien is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018 National Awards. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 10, 2018. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.


About TeleQuality Communications

TeleQuality Communications (TeleQuality) provides healthcare organizations with cost-effective and tailored network and communication solutions supported by exceptional customer care. In 2018, TeleQuality and Education Networks of America, a leading provider of transformative technology solutions to education and library communities, joined forces to help bring critical connectivity and communication services to America’s community anchor institutions. For more information, please visit www.telequality.com, call 210-408-0388, or email solutions@telequality.com.


Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored in the US by SAP America, the Kauffman Foundation and Merrill Corporation.

In Central Texas, sponsors also include Broadway Bank, Colliers International, ADP, Aventine Hill Partners, Bridgepoint Consulting, Watkins Insurance Group, Shearman & Sterling, the Austin Business Journal and San Antonio Business Journal.

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