With headquarters in Midlothian, Virginia, SouthPeak develops and publishes interactive entertainment software for all current hardware platforms and have sold their products across the globe. Today, SouthPeak made the announcement that Melanie Mroz, who serves as the company’s CEO, has been selected as a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for 2010.

In its 24th year, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year awards program recognizes leaders from over 135 cities and 50 countries throughout the world. The award recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate extraordinary success in the areas of innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Mroz was selected for the second year in a row by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event in Dallas, Texas on Saturday, June 19th of this year.

Mroz was quoted as saying, “It’s a great honor to be nominated for this award among the other finalists who offer a broad sampling of the many successful and visionary leaders in our region. I am delighted to represent our growing Company where we see vast opportunity to bring innovative, quality games to market and partner with other innovators to provide pervasive distribution. Our participation in this prestigious program is a great honor as the individuals that have been recognized throughout the years have demonstrated true entrepreneurial leadership, a value that’s highly regarded among both our organization and our industry.”

Currently, SouthPeak is trading in the $0.30 range. With positive news being generated throughout their pipeline and a recognized leader such as Mroz in place, SouthPeak Interactive is a company to keep an eye on.

To learn more about SouthPeak Interactive Corporation, visit their website at: www.southpeakgames.com.