Vistage Member Excellence Awards

One of Vistage’s greatest strengths is the caliber of our members. Throughout their journey of leadership development, they routinely make impactful decisions and go above and beyond to support their groups, employees, families and communities.

Impact. Leadership. Lifetime Achievement. Each Vistage market has the opportunity to recognize up to three outstanding members with a Member Excellence Award at their next Vistage Executive Summit .

Impact Award

This award recognizes the remarkable development, achievement and impact of members with 1-3 years tenure.

Leadership Award

This award honors a member for their ongoing achievement in leadership that benefits their company, family and community.

Lifetime Achievement Award

This award honors the achievements and ongoing commitment to learning and development of a longstanding Vistage member.

S. Central PA

Rich Berry
Managing Partner, 425 Consulting, LLC
Member since 2017
Impact Award Winner

“Change was the best thing that could have happened,” says Rich Berry, partner at 425 Consulting. When the status quo threatened to limit his company’s growth, Rich boldly — and successfully — sought a new direction for the firm. Congrats, Rich, on your Vistage Impact Award!

Kendra Aucker
President & CEO, Evangelical Community Hospital
Member since 2018
Leadership Award Winner

In Leadership Award winner Kendra Aucker’s first year as CEO of Evangelical Community Hospital, she personally met with 2000 staff members. “You can’t do the job well if you don’t focus on the people,” she says, her strategy’s success demonstrated by impressive employee engagement numbers.

Greg Holsinger
President & CEO, U-GRO Learning Centres, Inc.
Member since 2006
Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

U-GRO Learning Centres had its origins in the basement of a church. Under president/CEO Greg Holsinger’s leadership, yearly revenues have grown to $22M. U-GRO now ranks among the top 50 for-profit child care organizations in North America. Congrats on your Lifetime Achievement Award, Greg!

Chicago

Chris-Tia Donaldson
CEO, Thank God It’s Natural
Member since 2017
Impact Award Winner

Chris-Tia Donaldson, CEO of Thank God It’s Natural, propelled her beauty business from the trunk of her car to the Inc. 5000, persevering through a breast cancer diagnosis to emerge as a powerful advocate for women. We’re proud to recognized Chris-Tia with a Vistage Impact Award.

Shannon Coomes
President, Hill Fire Protection
Member since 2015
Leadership Award Winner

Shannon Coomes, President of Hill Fire Protection, joined the company in 2010 and has grown revenues from $3M to +$30M. ““I’ve never been afraid of the challenges associated with working in the construction industry,” she says. Renowned for her work ethic, today we honor Shannon with a Vistage Leadership Award.

George Osterhout
President, Orion Industries
Member since 2010
Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

“With our employees being our best asset, I choose to manage by footsteps,” says George Osterhout, President of Orion Industries, leader in Teflon™ commercial and industrial coatings. The Vistage Lifetime Achievement Award winner walks his entire plant daily to not only ensure operations are running smoothly, but that his people are happy and they are working together.

Arizona

Justin Krueger
President & CEO, MFRG-ICON
Member since 2018
Impact Award Winner

There’s a reason Impact Award winner Justin Krueger’s Chair calls him, “One of the most giving humans I have ever met.” President & CEO of MFRG-ICON Construction, Justin’s mission is to create safe, comfortable housing in underserved apartment communities. His company seizes the opportunity to maximize its social impact and doubles down through its philanthropic partnerships.

Sue Pierce
Co-founder & CEO, FuseBox
Member since 2013
Leadership Award Winner

Above all, Leadership Award winner Sue Pierce believes in “a leadership of self.” The co-founder & CEO of FuseBox channeled her passion for education into a business that saves schools money, with a SaaS platform that analyzes resource usage and redirects dollars to the classroom.

Craig Krumwiede
President & CEO, Harvard Investments
Member since 2010
Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

For 26 years, Lifetime Achievement Award winner Craig Krumwiede has led Harvard Investments to success. A president and CEO who faces difficult decisions head on and with integrity, Craig empowers his team with a philosophy of good will, transparency, collaboration and solidarity.

Boise

Andrew Mitchell
President, Hayden Beverage
Member since 2015
Impact Award Winner

Revenues doubled. Staff doubled. Distribution tripled. Impact Award winner Andy Mitchell, president of Hayden Beverage, has led Idaho’s largest distributor of beer, wine and premium non-alcoholic beverages to astonishing growth in the past six years.

Chris Taylor
President & CEO, Fishers Technology
Member since 2013
Leadership Award Winner

Under the leadership of CEO Chris Taylor, Fishers Technology has been recognized as one of Idaho’s “Best Places to Work” for 11 consecutive years — and that only scratches the surface of his accomplishments and accolades. We are proud to honor Chris with a Vistage Leadership Award.

Dr. Bert Glandon
President, College of Western Idaho
Member since 2011
Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

We are proud to honor Dr. Bert Glandon, president of the College of Western Idaho, with a Lifetime Achievement Award. With 39 years of experience, Bert has led CWI into success previously unimagined — it is now the fastest growing school in the history of community colleges.

Buffalo

Mark Gaulin
President, PCI
Member since 2018
Impact Award Winner

Mark Gaulin assumed the role of PCI majority owner and president three years ago, and passionately dove into rebooting the company. Empowered by his Vistage group, he says, “I don’t feel I’ve even started yet, with accomplishing what is possible.” Congrats Mark, on your Impact Award!

Peter Romano Jr.
President & CEO, United Materials, LLC
Member since 2013
Leadership Award Winner

When Peter Romano, president and CEO of United Materials, assumed control of a company reeling after the recession, he took a culture-first approach to conquer the monumental task of turning things around. We’re thrilled to honor his success with a Vistage Leadership Award.

Paul Ciminelli
President & CEO, Ciminelli Real Estate Corp.
Member since 1992
Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

When Lifetime Achievement Award winner Paul Ciminelli joined Vistage, he was “the youngest guy in the room.” 28 years later, the visionary president of CiminellI Real Estate Corp. has charted a new course for his family business, and for the next generation of leaders.

Portland

Kim Thanos
Founder & CEO, Lumen Learning
Member since 2017
Impact Award Winner

Kim Thanos, CEO and co-founder of Lumen Learning, has assisted more than 300 institutions in transitioning high-enrollment courses to use of open educational resources, creating $10M+ in savings for students. We are proud to recognize her achievements with an Impact Award.

Paul Schwer
President, PAE
Member since 2013
Leadership Award Winner

Paul Schwer, president of PAE, believes in a triple bottom line: people, planet, profits. A leader in sustainable engineering, his company designs some of the highest performing buildings in the world. We’re thrilled to honor Paul with a Vistage Leadership Award.

Las Vegas

Christina Vela
CEO, St. Jude’s Ranch for Children
Member since 2018
Impact Award Winner

As CEO of St. Jude’s Ranch, Christina Vela leads her team in its mission to transform the lives of abused and at-risk children, young adults and families. Regarded by peers as “a brilliant force for good on the planet,” we are honored to recognize Christina with an Impact Award.

Justin Anderson
CEO, Galt Development LLC
Member since 2016
Leadership Award Winner

“Our leadership is nothing if we are not focused on our people,” says Justin Anderson, serial entrepreneur and CEO of Galt Development. Today, we honor Justin with a Leadership Award — a testament to his dedication to his employees, his Vistage group and the Las Vegas community.

Guy Martin
President, Martin-Harris Construction
Member since 2002
Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

“In every environment, be a mentor,” says Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Guy Martin. President of Martin-Harris Construction, Guy dedicates his award to his father, as he continues his legacy of humble servitude, hard work, being bold, and building people.

DFW

Trevor Mitchell
Executive Director, American Mensa
Member since 2018
Impact Award Winner

Intentional communication, integrity and transparency. As Executive Director of American Mensa, Trevor Mitchell draws on core beliefs to direct the management and growth of a 50,000+ member organization. We are thrilled to honor this first-time chief leader with the Impact Award.

Dennis Mason
CEO, King III Emergency Communications
Member since 2011
Leadership Award Winner

As CEO of Kings III Emergency Communications, Leadership Award winner Dennis Mason is in the business of saving lives. Throughout his tenure, Dennis has innovated to guide the company from small, private entity to industry leader — putting his team first every step of the way.

David Stringer
President, Prospera Financial
Member since 2003
Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

David Stringer, president of Prospera, has led the company to consistent high growth over 25+ years, shaping a culture that supports every employee and advisor in the business. We are honored to recognize him with a Lifetime Achievement Award.