Brian and Dominique Brooks: CEO of the Year 2019 finalists

Laura Newpoff
Dominique and Brian Brooks were voted by peer CEOs as CEO of the Year 2019 finalists in the small business category.

Small business finalists: Brian and Dominique Brooks, co-owners, E.E. Ward Moving & Storage Co.

Brian and Dominique Brooks are a husband-and-wife duo who run E.E. Ward Moving & Storage, an agent of North American Van Lines. The company provides professional relocation services for local, long-distance and international household goods relocation, commercial office moving and corporate employee relocation. E.E. Ward is one of the oldest African-American owned businesses in the U.S. and is the official mover for Richard Petty Motorsports. Brian and Dominique are both active in the Central Ohio philanthropic community. In 2015, Brian was instrumental in creating the Laps for Lunches event, which took aim at reducing food insecurity in the Woodland Park community. In 2017, the event evolved into Laps for Learning, an effort focused on safety around water training for children in the areas serviced by the Eldon & Elsie Ward, Hilltop and North YMCAs of Central Ohio. Dominique, who oversees Laps for Learning, also is involved with many nonprofits that raise awareness about issues faced by women and children.

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