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Champ Mitchell Wins American Business Award for Best Turnaround Executive

Network Solutions Chairman and CEO honored for overall leadership of network solutions and commitment to superior customer service.

June 14, 2006; 05:48 AM

HERNDON, Va. - Network Solutions (, a leading provider of Web-based solutions, is pleased to announce that W.G. Champion Mitchell, Chairman and CEO, was awarded the 2006 American Business Award for the Best Turnaround Executive during a ceremony on June 12th in New York City.

"In the last three years, we have successfully turned a one-time monopoly with plummeting sales into a growing company that is customer-centric and financially strong," said Champ Mitchell, chairman and CEO of Network Solutions. "We are very pleased to be recognized for our efforts, as it has been our primary goal to provide superior customer service and to offer products and services that help small and medium-sized companies to grow their businesses."

After joining Network Solutions in 2001, Champ Mitchell drew upon his previous experience of turning around four companies. Mitchell understood that you could not fix bad attitudes and lack of focus, so he chose to rebuild the senior leadership team and create a customer centric organization. "Turning around a cash hemorrhaging, failing former monopoly is easy," said Mitchell. "You just admit what you don't know and go out and hire one of the best young executive teams that the industry has ever seen."

In 2005, Champ Mitchell set to focus the company around one clear vision--which had not existed at Network Solutions--to be the recognized leader in helping small business customers use the Internet to build and grow their businesses.

"Everyone at Network Solutions is honored to be recognized by the American Business Awards for all that we do for our small business customers," added Mitchell.

The 2006 American Business Awards ceremony was held on June 12 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. More than 1,500 entries from companies of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted for consideration in more than 40 categories. Champ Mitchell was selected as the 2006 Best Turnaround Executive in recognition of his overall leadership of Network Solutions, and his commitment to customer service.

About Network Solutions

Network Solutions, a leading provider of Web based solutions and the pioneer of the domain name registration service, offers a full range of Web based services, including Web hosting, Web site development, online marketing, security services, e-mail and domain name registration services. Network Solutions draws on 26 years of experience to make it easy and affordable for customers to get online with tailored solutions that deliver tremendous value. Additional information about Network Solutions, our products and services, is available at

About The Stevie Awards

Hailed as "the business world's own Oscars" by the New York Post (April 27, 2005), Stevie Awards are conferred in three programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, and The Stevie Awards for Women Entrepreneurs. Honoring companies of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Details about The American Business Awards and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at

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