[CARLSBAD,CA] – May 2, 2018 – Ernie Bray, CEO of ACD was named the winner of a Gold Stevie® Award in the Insurance Entrepreneur of the Year category in The 16th Annual American Business Awards® today.

The American Business Awards are the U.S.A.'s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small.

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word meaning "crowned," the awards will be presented to winners at a gala ceremony at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on Monday, June 11. Tickets are now on sale.

More than 3,700 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Startup of the Year, Executive of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Marketing Campaign of the Year, Live Event of the Year, and App of the Year, among others.

"It's truly an honor to be recognized by the American Business Awards and alongside so many other successful businesses and entrepreneurs," stated Ernie Bray, CEO of ACD. "I also want to thank my entire team at ACD for all of their great work and helping drive our company forward."

More than 200 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year's Stevie Award winners.

"The nominations submitted for The 2018 American Business Awards were outstanding. The competition was intense, and those recognized as Stevie Award winners should be immensely proud of this accomplishment," said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.

Details about The American Business Awards and the list of 2018 Stevie winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/ABA.

About ACD

With a mission of shortening the claims process and driving customer satisfaction ACD delivers the leading virtual claims workflow technology that flexes to an auto insurer’s specific business needs. ACD's AutoLink® incorporates multi-channel methods of inspection into one unified platform. Its exclusive claims triage features the largest crowdsourced on-demand field appraisal network and modern photo estimating tools for the digitally empowered customer. ACD is a leading Insuretech firm located in Carlsbad. For more information visit ACD www.acdcorp.com

About the Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.StevieAwards.com.

Sponsors of The 2018 American Business Awards include HCL America, John Hancock Financial Services and SoftPro.