TUCSON, Ariz. - Oct. 12, 2004 - Charlie Horn, chairman of Tucson-based
ScriptSave, America's leading prescription drug savings program, received the
2004 Tom Brown Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award on October 5th during the
Greater Tucson Economic Council's (GTEC) IdeaFunding event. The award's
legendary namesake is Thomas R. Brown founder of Tucson's Burr-Brown
Corporation that was sold to Texas Instruments for $7.6 billion in 2000.
Horn has founded or co-founded several businesses in the insurance and healthcare
field including ScriptSave in Tucson with a workforce of over 150 Tucson-based
employees. For three consecutive years, ScriptSave has been named one of
the Inc 500, which lists the fastest growing privately owned companies in the
nation. ScriptSave has also been named one of the 100 fastest-growing
inner city businesses by ICIC (Initiative for Competitive Inner City)-Inc
Magazine. The company was awarded the Society for Human Resource
Management's 2003 "Workplace Excellence" award for Tucson, the 2003 Wells Fargo
Copper Cactus "Best Place to Work" award and the 2004 Wells Fargo Copper
Cactus "Business Growth" award.
In 2004 Horn served as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence for the McGuire
Entrepreneurship program at the Eller Business College of the University of
Arizona and in 2003 he was named an Entrepreneurial Fellow. He currently
serves on the University of Arizona's College of Pharmacy National Advisory Board.
Horn is only the fourth winner of the Brown Award. Past winners include
Tom Brown, Thomas M. Grogan, M.D., founder of Ventana Medical Systems, and
last year's co-recipients Anthony Mulligan Jr. and Mark Angier, co-founders of
Advanced Ceramics Research.