The 24 finalists in the 2007 Entrepreneur of the Year award in the Carolinas span the two states.

Ernst & Young, which puts on the annual event, released the finalists on Monday. They were picked from 100 nominations. Winners in several different categories will be named on June 14 in Charlotte.

“These finalists exemplify the outstanding business talent present in our community,” said Kent Geer, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year program director for the Carolinas. “We are proud to honor them as leaders who nurture economic growth, innovation and the American dream.”

Finalists are:

• Allen Tate, Chairman and Founder, Allen Tate Company, Charlotte, N.C.

• David Jones, President & CEO, Peak 10, Inc., Charlotte , N.C.

• Dottie Womack, President & CEO, Saab Barracuda LLC, Lillington, N.C.

• Dr. Adnan Mjalli, President & CEO, TransTech Pharma, Inc., High Point, N.C.

• Frank Brick & Steven Horan, CEO & CFO/EVP, Arsenal Digital Solutions, Cary, NC

• Gary Cooper, President & CEO, Winyah Health Care Group, LLC, Georgetown, S.C.

• Glenn Mosack, President & CEO, Conbraco Industries, Inc., Charlotte, N.C.

• Greg Thompson, President & CEO, Thompson Construction, Sumpter, S.C.

• Harry Shaw, CEO , S&W Ready Mix Company, Clinton, S.C.

• Jan Turek, President & CEO, Biolex, Pittsboro, N.C.

• Jason Horner, Josh Rozsak & Will Simmons, Founders, CFO, Sec/Treasurer, VP, Metal Recycling Services, Inc., Monroe, N.C.

• John Cline, CEO, etrials Worldwide, Inc., Morrisville, N.C.

• Kent Hudson, Chairman & CEO, SchoolDude.com, Cary, N.C.

• Morris Cregger, CEO, Cregger Companies, Columbia, S.C.

• Myron Williams, President, M.R. Williams, Inc., Henderson, N.C.

• Raymond Conrad, Chairman & CEO, General Information Services, Inc., Chapin, S.C.

• Richard & Susan Casey, CEO & Chief Credit Officer, Square 1 Bank, Durham, N.C.

• Richard Maclean, Founder & Managing Partner, Frontier Capital, Charlotte, N.C.

• Rick Saunders, Jr., President & CEO, First Reliance Bank, Florence, S.C.

• Roland Johnson, Chairman, President & CEO, Piedmont Pharmaceuticals, Greensboro, N.C.

• Scott Ray & Ryan Dienst, Founders, Global Medical Imaging, LLC, Charlotte, N.C.

• Stewart and Steven Mungo, CEO, Mungo Companies, Irmo, S.C.

• Todd Johnson, Founder & CEO, Hospital Partners of America, Inc., Charlotte, N.C.

• Tony Pope, Founder & CEO, Ecoscape Solutions Group, Huntersville, N.C.

The E&Y event is now in its 21st year.