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Edward P. Bass named 2019 Business Executive of the Year

10.08.2019 | By:
A graphic featuring 2019 BHOF recipient Edward Bass to be used in TXWES news stories

Texas Wesleyan University, the Fort Worth Business Press and the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce are pleased to announce that Edward P. Bass, chairman of Fine Line Group, has been selected as the 2019 Fort Worth Business Executive of the Year.

Bass will be honored at the 50th annual Fort Worth Business Hall of Fame event at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, at Dickies Arena.

“Ed Bass is a visionary business leader who has made and continues to make outstanding contributions to the cultural and economic development of Fort Worth,” Texas Wesleyan University President Frederick G. Slabach said. “His business sense, coupled with his commitment to the city’s overall prosperity, makes him most deserving of this prestigious award. It is indeed our honor to recognize Ed for his many contributions to our community and to celebrate his accomplishments at this year’s 50th anniversary of the Business Hall of Fame.” 


Tickets to the Business Hall of Fame event are $300 per person. The following sponsorship opportunities are also available:

  • Leadership Sponsor - $10,000
  • Blue & Gold Sponsor - $5,000
  • Table Sponsor - $3,000

To make reservations and purchase tickets, contact Adrian Bumgarner at 817-531-5806 or The reception begins at 6 p.m. and the dinner begins at 7 p.m. Dress is business attire and tickets are open to the general public. 

About the Fort Worth Business Hall of Fame

For 50 years, Texas Wesleyan, the Fort Worth Business Press and the Fort Worth Chamber have joined forces to present the Business Executive of the Year, which promotes business as a challenging and dynamic profession. Last year's recipient was John C. Goff, chairman and CEO of Crescent Real Estate Holdings and President of Goff Capital, Inc. 

The event supports the Thomas H. Law Scholarship program, which benefits business students at Texas Wesleyan University.