CARCHEX, the industry-leading provider of direct-to-consumer Vehicle Protection Plans, is pleased to announce that its co-founder and CEO Jason Goldsmith received the 2016 Dean’s Recognition Award for the College of Liberal Arts from Towson University. This award is the highest honor bestowed each year by the Towson University Alumni Association. Goldsmith received the award at a reception on May 12, held on the campus of Towson University.

The Deans’ Recognition Award recognizes alumni for their outstanding professional growth and accomplishments. This competitive program honors those alumni who have attained notable achievements or made a lasting contribution in his or her field.

“It is a deep and heart-felt honor to receive this award from my alma mater,” said Goldsmith. “Towson is where I first uncovered by entrepreneurial spirit and passion. During my junior year I started my first e-commerce site, selling of all things South Park t-shirts. My education and the relationships I formed at Towson laid the foundation for the success I’ve experienced in my career.”

Before co-founding CARCHEX, Goldsmith created and sold two companies: and GoldNet Marketing. At CARCHEX, he has grown the business from $20,000 in revenue in 2003 to an expected $100 million in 2016. The company has been listed in the Baltimore Sun’s Top Workplaces for five consecutive years and named to the Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest growing companies five times.

Goldsmith is also dedicated to giving back to the community. He serves on the Board of the Greater Maryland Better Business Bureau. He has focused CARCHEX corporate philanthropy on helping eliminate drunk and distracted driving through major partnerships with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).