THE PRIVILEGE OF BEING ABLE TO HAVE DREAMS, IDEAS AND GOALS COME TO FRUITION, IS THE CORE OF WHAT WE ARE ABLE TO EXPERIENCE BECAUSE OF THE FREEDOMS THAT ARE OURS IN AMERICA.

- Denise Burnett Stewart

SMALL BUSINESS DRIVES THE AMERICAN ECONOMY. IT THRIVES AND SURVIVES NO MATTER WHAT MAY BE GOING ON IN THE MAIN ECONOMY.

- Dick Gadomski

UNLESS WE PROMOTE ENTREPRENEURSHIP, WE WILL NOT HAVE AN EXCITING BUSINESS ATMOSPHERE IN OUR COUNTRY.

- Allen B. Morgan, Jr.

O. MASON HAWKINS

SOUTHEASTERN ASSET MANAGEMENT, INC.
CHAIRMAN/CEO

O. Mason Hawkins’ views on entrepreneurship center on keeping the spirit going, “Perpetuating an entrepreneurial environment is America’s greatest challenge as well as our brightest hope.” Thirty years ago, Mason founded Southeastern Asset Management, which manages more than $43 billion in assets, including the Longleaf Partners Funds, a group of mutual funds that consistently ranks among the nation’s best performers. They include the Longleaf Partners Fund, Longleaf Partners Small-Cap Fund, and Longleaf Partners International Fund.

Description of Business:

The company is a $43.0 billion, independently owned, registered investment advisory firm, advisor to the Longleaf Partners group of no-load mutual funds: Longleaf Partners Fund, Longleaf Partners International Fund and Longleaf Partners Small Cap Fund. It also advises institutional accounts including endowments, foundations, public and private retirement funds.

Year Business Founded:

1975

Year Inducted:

1996

Thoughts on Entrepreneurship:

“‘A free, open-market society spawns entrepreneurship and increases the rights and responsibilities of each citizen. Perpetuating an entrepreneurial environment is one of America’s greatest challenges as well as our brightest hope. The collective welfare of our workers, savers (investors) and successors depends upon successful new business formations. Without the revenue from these dynamic, rapidly growing enterprises, the regnant demands of our body politic will clearly go unfunded…”

For More Information: http://www.longleafpartners.com