Kansas City business owner earns entrepreneur of the year award from Kansas State University
Monday, Oct. 3, 2016
Davy Hartman Campbell, president and founder of Fulfillment Plus, is the 2016 recipient of the Kansas State University Phil Howe Alumnus Entrepreneur of the Year Award. | Download this photo.
MANHATTAN — Davy Hartman Campbell, president and founder of Fulfillment Plus, Kansas City, Missouri, is the 2016 recipient of the Kansas State University Phil Howe Alumnus Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
Each year the Kansas State University Center for the Advancement of Entrepreneurship and the K-State Alumni Association honor an alumnus for his or her outstanding entrepreneurial spirit, innovation, personal integrity, strategic direction, market impact and social responsibility. The award will be presented at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, in the Business Building lecture hall, where Campbell will speak as part of the university's Entrepreneurship Speaker Series. The lecture is free and open to the public.
"Davy Hartman Campbell is most deserving of the K-State Alumni Entrepreneur of the Year Award, not only because of her business acumen and entrepreneurial spirit to start and grow a small business, but also because of her limitless generosity and enthusiasm to help and inspire others to be their best," said Amy Button Renz, president of the K-State Alumni Association. "After working for a marketing company for several years and seeking advice from her mentors, Davy recognized the need for a marketing fulfillment service dedicated to small and mid-size businesses and nonprofit organizations. With a vision, a plan and determination, she started Fulfillment Plus based on the principles of building client relationships, earning client trust, and delivering services and products that exceed client expectations in quality, creativity, and reliability."
Through Campbell's leadership, Fulfillment Plus has been a success and about a year ago she moved her business and staff into larger facilities to allow for continued growth. Campbell cites one of her greatest accomplishments as being able to offer employment and opportunity to others.
Campbell is a 1978 graduate of Kansas State University, with dual degrees in business administration and modern languages. Her success and entrepreneurial qualities have been recognized through numerous awards: Helzberg Entrepreneurial Mentorship Program, KC Business Journal's Women Who Mean Business Award, Kansas City Small Business Monthly's 25 under 25 award for businesses with fewer than 25 employees, and a Flourish magazine cover story.