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.

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.

Charlotte

David Voronin
Founder & CEO, MigWay, Inc.
Member since 2017
Impact Award Winner

Impact Award winner David Voronin, founder/CEO of MigWay, Inc., started his company with one truck and one driver. After finding a niche handling last-minute, rush loads, David grew his business to 130 trucks, 165 employees, a spot on the Inc. 5000 — and a record-breaking 2020.

Denny Hammack
CEO, Patterson Pope, Inc.
Member since 2015
Leadership Award Winner

When Leadership Award winner Denny Hammack acquired Patterson Pope in 1994, it was at $2.5M in revenue and 13 employees, with offices in NC and SC. Today, with a mission to “solve the STUFF problems of the world,” it’s at $60M+, 185+ employees, with offices in 10 states from OH to FL.

Don Hairhoger
Vice President, Operations, Composites One
Member since 2009
Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

Lifetime Achievement Award winner Don Hairhoger is VP of operations for Composites One, the largest distributor of composites materials in North America. With the business 36 years, under Don’s leadership the company has grown significantly through both acquisitions and organic growth.

Memphis

Lauren Ready
Owner & Principal Storyteller, Forever Ready Productions
Member since 2018
Impact Award Winner

Impact Award winner Lauren Ready, owner & principal storyteller of Forever Ready Productions, tells real stories, faster for nonprofits, small businesses and events. Lauren’s courageous leadership saw her recognized as one of Memphis Business Journal’s “Top 40 Under 40” in 2019.

Russell “Rusty” Robinson
Founder & Chairman, Titan Manufacturing & Distributing Inc.
Member since 2014
Leadership Award Winner

“A single decision has the power to be life changing,” says Leadership Award winner Rusty Robinson, founder of Titan Manufacturing & Distributing. Driven by a vision of providing quality products to customers at an affordable price, Rusty has led Titan from $0 to $100M+ in just 10 years.

William “Bill” Pretsch
Chairman, Mahaffey Fabric Structures
Member since 2000
Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

There’s many reasons fellow members say, “I want to be like Bill!” When Lifetime Achievement Award winner Bill Pretsch, Chairman of Mahaffey Fabric Structures, first joined Vistage, his revenues were about $12M. He set a goal to be at $50M by 2020 — and hit the goal a year early.

Iowa/Nebraska

Jim Rich
Founder & CEO, Percipio Partners
Member since 2019
Impact Award Winner

Impact Award winner Jim Rich, founder and CEO of Percipio Partners, built his investment holding company from scratch, prioritizing core values, portfolio risk management and the pursuit of excellence to unify his team as a catalyst for positive change in the communities it serves.

Tony Jaffe
Founder & CEO, T1 Technologies
Member since 2014
Leadership Award Winner

In three years, Leadership Award winner Tony Jaffe, CEO of T1 Technologies, has doubled his business. “Success is a series of intentional decisions,” he shares. “It’s easier to succeed when you’re surrounded by people that know how to succeed, and are helping you stay accountable.”

Donna Herrick
Owner & CEO, Divots
Member since 2010
Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

“She is 100% an excellent example of servant leadership,” a Vistage peer shares of Lifetime Achievement Award winner Donna Herrick, owner & CEO of Divots. With an award-winning inn, restaurants, brewery and more — Donna has channeled her passion for building into a community treasure.

Los Angeles

Dr. Ron Brown
President & CEO, Children’s Bureau of Southern California
Member since 2019
Impact Award Winner

“The goal is to help vulnerable children by helping their families,” says Impact Award winner Dr. Ron Brown, president & CEO of Children’s Bureau of Southern California. In two years, Ron has grown the nonprofit’s top-line budget $12M (+32%), serving 50,000+ children and parents.

Marcie Simpson
President & COO, Nycote Laboratories Corporation
Member since 2016
Leadership Award Winner

Leadership Award winner Marcie Simpson, president & COO of Nycote Laboratories Corporation, faces challenge head-on to remain the preferred solution for clients like Boeing and Airbus. A champion of women in aerospace, she is the first female president of the AeroChemical Alliance.

Edward James
Sr. EVP & Division Manager, Manufacturer’s Bank
Member since 2001
Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

Lifetime Achievement Award winner Ed James’ commitment to innovative, disciplined lending has created a culture of excellence, accountability and team work at Manufacturer’s Bank. Values are the core of the division manager’s leadership, an ethos tested and proven in the pandemic.

St. Louis

Carol Minges
CEO, Alltru Credit Union
Member since 2018
Impact Award Winner

“Every person who puts $1 in this credit union has the same voice and ownership as our largest investors,” says Impact Award winner Carol Minges, CEO of 1st Financial Federal (soon to be Alltru). Under Carol’s leadership, the firm has seen record financial performance three straight years.

Sheila Burkett
CEO, Spry Digital
Member since 2016
Leadership Award Winner

Driven by the ethos, “When you build a place where people want to work, you build a place where people want to bring their work,” Leadership Award winner Sheila Burkett, CEO of Spry Digital, built an equitable workplace recently honored by the Women’s Foundation of Greater St. Louis.

Vernon Kasten
President & CEO, Ceramo Company
Member since 2006
Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

Vernon Kasten, President & CEO of Ceramo Company, is a Lifetime Achievement Award winner drawn to Vistage in the aftermath of extreme tragedy. From near total destruction, Vernon rebuilt to new heights for his 75-year-old family business, including a projected 2x revenue uptick in 2020.

Kansas City

Julie Towner
CEO & Owner, Towner Communications
Member since 2017
Impact Award Winner

Impact Award winner Julie Towner, CEO/owner of Towner Communications, acquired the business in 2015. Within one year, it became the fastest growing women-owned telecommunications company in the Midwest. Julie attributes her success to a people-first, servant leadership approach.

Kevin Lindsey
Founder & Managing Partner, The DVS Group
Member since 2011
Leadership Award Winner

“The more good people who own good businesses, the more profound the impact on communities,” says Leadership Award winner Kevin Lindsey, managing partner of The DVS Group. In the 16 years since Kevin founded the social impact investment bank, he’s closed 100+ deals.

Lance Schefers
CEO, Schefers Roofing Company
Member since 2003
Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

“The only asset we have is the people we work with,” says Lifetime Achievement Award winner Lance Schefers, founder/CEO of Schefers Roofing Company. When Lance joined Vistage almost two decades ago, his company was just under $3M in sales. Fast forward to 2020, and it’s grown to $25M.

San Diego

Kirt Gilliland
Owner, Gilliland Construction Management
Member since 2018
Impact Award Winner

After 30 years in San Diego’s construction industry, Impact Award winner Kirt Gilliland made the bold decision to launch Gilliland Construction Management in 2015. His team has doubled in size this year and revenues are on pace to grow by nearly 75%.

Nigel Lobo
Chief Operating Officer, Grand Pacific Resorts
Member since 2013
Leadership Award Winner

You must have a strategy and a keen eye on profitability,” Grand Pacific Resorts COO Nigel Lobo says, “yet, culture is the glue holds it together and helps it blossom.” With a team energized by a Core Purpose and BE EPIC values, this Leadership Award winner has achieved much success.

Scott McKenna
President, Gardner Outdoor & Pool Remodeling
Member since 2005
Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

For Lifetime Achievement Award winner Scott McKenna, President of Gardner Outdoor & Pool Remodeling, culture is integral to the success of every endeavor his company undertakes. From expanding to new cities, to facing catastrophe — the power of team has seen Gardner through.

San Francisco / Silicon Valley

Justin White
CEO, K&D Landscaping
Member since 2018
Impact Award Winner

Impact Award winner Justin White, CEO of K&D Landscaping, assumed control of his family’s 30-year-old business in 2015. In just a few years, Justin took K&D from mom-and-pop to powerhouse, defining core company values to achieve a higher purpose of raising the bar for the industry.

Kelly Solomon
CEO & Founder, Signature Coast Holdings
Member since 2016
Leadership Award Winner

There’s a reason a Vistage peer calls Kelly Solomon, “one of the best leaders I know.” CEO & founder of Signature Coast Holdings (recently acquired by Brightview), the Leadership Award winner grew her business from her garage to one of the top 100 landscape companies in the U.S.

Rob Lynch
CEO, Dome Construction
Member since 2011
Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

“Lead with your values,” says Lifetime Achievement Award winner Rob Lynch, CEO of Dome Construction. “Listen more, talk less.” Leading construction teams in the Bay Area for 30+ years, Rob drives Dome’s continued success built from a generations-old foundation of trust and transparency.

Sacramento

Kiel Penrod
Business Partner, Cooper Controls
Member since 2018
Impact Award Winner

“Our vision is, ‘Love People by Serving Others,’” shares Impact Award winner Kiel Penrod, business partner at Cooper Controls. “Our passion for people far outweighs our desire for financial gain.” Soon to expand internationally, Kiel’s team delivers top-quality industrial services.

Jason Johnson
CEO & Co-founder, Quick Quack Carwash
Member since 2017
Leadership Award Winner

“When you have a great culture, you have to be vigilant,” says Leadership Award winner Jason Johnson, CEO & co-founder of Quick Quack Carwash. With new locations added weekly, Jason leads from core values of “smart, kind and driven,” believing success starts with how you pick your team.

Joel Geddes
CEO, CAPAX
Member since 1993
Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

“Make time to dream and think at a higher level,” says Lifetime Achievement Award winner Joel Geddes, CEO of CAPAX, a nationwide leader in insurance and employee benefits services. A 27-year Vistage member, Joel encourages calm amid chaos to find clarity of purpose in the road ahead.

Minneapolis

Jenna Fromm
CEO & Co-owner, Palmer Bus Service
Member since 2017
Impact Award Winner

Thrust into the role of Palmer Bus Service CEO in 2015, Impact Award winner Jenna Fromm embraced the challenge of leading her family’s 46-year-old business. “I feel like I get to make a difference,” Jenna says, transforming her team of 1200+ from surviving to thriving.

Kelly Matter
President & CEO, Avivo
Member since 2015
Leadership Award Winner

“It’s my honor and privilege to do this work. Above and beyond everything else, I’m just thankful we’re here,” says Leadership Award winner Kelly Matter, president & CEO of Avivo, helping 15,000 people per year living at or below the poverty line achieve recovery and advancement.

Ben Olk III
President, National Checking Company
Member since 2005
Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

For Lifetime Achievement Award winner Ben Olk, president of National Checking Company (NCCO), every success opens a door to thinking even bigger for the future. “It’s not going to come from existing products,” Ben says. “It’s going to come from things we haven’t even thought of yet.”

DMV

Andres Echeverri
CEO/Owner, ACSI Translations and PPE Response
Member since 2019
Impact Award Winner

Impact Award winner Andres Echeverri, CEO of ACSI Translations and PPE Response, is a leader guided by purpose. A firm believer that money doesn’t buy happiness, Andres measures success by his ability to help others, as evidenced by ACSI giving 15% of profits to local charities.

Maura Corbett
Founder & CEO, Glen Echo Group
Member since 2015
Leadership Award Winner

Leadership Award winner Maura Corbett founded Glen Echo Group to translate important technology issues into stories people can understand “People learn through stories,” Maura shares, driven to help show how innovation can move the world forward as a force for good.

Mark Casey
Founder & CEO, Apcela
Member since 2010
Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

“Focus less on the finish line and more on the journey,“ says Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Mark Casey. Founder & CEO of Apcela, one of the fastest growing tech firms in North America, in 10 years Mark has quadrupled revenue and instilled a company culture built on core values.

Orange County

Gabe Cooley
President, Rayco Exteriors
Member since 2017
Impact Award Winner

“Use your unique ability to succeed,” says Gabe Cooley, Impact Award winner and president of Rayco Exteriors. Gabe has a knack for recruiting top talent, building a strong leadership team and solid support team driven by shared core values.

Julie Stewart
CEO and Owner, Sportsheets International
Member since 2014
Leadership Award Winner

“Take a pause before you react,” says Leadership Award winner Julie Stewart, CEO/owner of Sportsheets International. Stalled by COVID-19 amid her best quarter to-date, Julie pivoted to save her team and company, manufacturing facemasks and simultaneously launching JaneCare, Inc.

Jay Manoogian
President & CEO, Preferred Property Maintenance
Member since 2001
Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

Lifetime Achievement Award winner Jay Manoogian, President & CEO of Preferred Property Maintenance, founded his company on the heels of the “worst year” of his life. 33 years later, Jay’s first two employees are still with him. “We celebrate our victories, we really do,” Jay says.

Kentucky

Nick Mattingly
CEO, Switcher, Inc.
Member since 2019
Impact Award Winner

Since 2014, Impact Award winner Nick Mattingly, CEO of Switcher, Inc., led the company to launch partner status with Facebook Live, LinkedIn Live, and Microsoft Stream. Switcher drove a 300%+ increase in subscribers in the first 6 months of 2020 as more businesses go virtual.

Jennifer Hancock
President & CEO, Volunteers of America Mid-States
Member since 2014
Leadership Award Winner

As President & CEO of Volunteers of America Mid-States, Leadership Award winner Jennifer Hancock champions the 124-year-old nonprofit’s mission of changing lives. Her team of 650 operates 40+ human services programs in KY, TN and beyond — serving almost 25,000 people in 2019 alone.

Louis “Lou” Zaccone
Vice President & Partner, Harshaw Trane
Member since 1990
Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

“No person gets out of bed in the morning thinking, ‘I hope I get told what to do today,’” says Louis “Lou” Zaccone, VP & Partner at Harshaw Trane. A 30-year Vistage member, he tirelessly advances Harshaw Trane’s vision of putting people first. Congrats on your Lifetime Achievement Award!

Atlanta

Gus Cawley
CEO, NorthPoint Search Group
Member since 2017
Impact Award Winner

As CEO of NorthPoint Search Group, Impact Award winner Gus Cawley redefines resourcefulness. Leveraging insights from a mapping expert that spoke in his Vistage group, Gus expanded his business beyond the local market to achieve exponential growth — even in the current climate.

Linda McCauley
Dean, Emory School of Nursing
Member since 2013
Leadership Award Winner

Leadership Award winner Linda McCauley began her journey as Dean of the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University in 2009, leading the school from No. 26 to its current position of No. 5 in U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Graduate Nursing Schools” guide.

Bruce Benator
Managing Partner & CEO, Williams Benator & Libby, LLP
Member since 2000
Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

20-year Vistage member Bruce Benator never shies away from making tough decisions. As CEO and managing partner of Williams Benator & Libby, LLP, Bruce has seen his firm named an Accounting Today “Best Place to Work” — eight years running. Congrats on your Lifetime Achievement Award!

Cincinnati

Mike Clark
Managing Partner, Cassady Schiller CPAs & Advisors
Member since 2018
Impact Award Winner

“I’m in the relationship business,” says Impact Award winner Mike Clark, managing partner at Cassady Schiller. His dedication to building and sustaining quality relationships shows not only in the success of his company, but in his over-and-above contribution to his Vistage group.

Moira Weir
President & CEO, United Way of Greater Cincinnati
Member since 2012
Leadership Award Winner

“It gets down to the basic needs of human beings; we have to make tough decisions every day and we base those on the needs of our community and the people we serve,” says Moira Weir, President/CEO of United Way of Greater Cincinnati. Congrats on your Leadership Award, Moira!

Mike Huseman
President, HGC Group of Companies
Member since 2004
Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

Mike Huseman, President of HGC Group of Companies, is dedicated to empowering his team to make a difference in the world — every day. When Mike joined Vistage, HGC’s revenue was less than $9M. It’s now crossed the $150M revenue mark. Congrats on your Lifetime Achievement Award, Mike!

Tri-State

Chris Todd
President, Pride & Service Elevator
Member since 2018
Impact Award Winner

If all were involved in the hard work, and in the reward at the end of the day… what kind of power would it have? Chris Todd imagined the possibility and made it a reality when he transitioned Pride & Service Elevator to an ESOP in 2019. Congrats Chris, on your Vistage Impact Award!

Doug Klares
CEO & Founder, Infinity Consulting Solutions, Inc.
Member since 2009
Leadership Award Winner

“Ask more than tell,” Leadership Award winner Doug Klares says, reflecting on his No. 1 leadership hack. The CEO/Founder of Infinity Consulting Solutions, one of the largest staffing agencies in the U.S., leads not by having all the answers, but by welcoming the insights of others.

Brian Fitzgerald
President, Easterseals New Jersey
Member since 1993
Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

Lifetime Achievement Award winner Brian Fitzgerald has led Easterseals New Jersey’s growth from $16M to $105M, with nearly 5,000 individuals served annually. Be it his team, Vistage group, or community, Brian believes “everyone deserves a chance to reach their full potential.”

Pittsburgh

Joe Calloway
President & CEO, RE360
Member since 2018
Impact Award Winner

Ten years ago, Impact Award winner Joe Calloway pursued a dream of restoring the distressed neighborhoods of his youth. As founder, president and CEO of RE360, an Inc. Magazine 2020 “Best Place to Work,” he’s realized his goal. And as Joe would tell you, it’s only the beginning.

Dave Meyers
CEO, alpscontrols.com
Member since 2011
Leadership Award Winner

With over 140 million products from 120+ manufacturers, alpscontrols.com is the established market leader in the Americas. CEO Dave Meyers credits his success to having the courage to take risks and the confidence to trust in his team. Congrats on your Vistage Leadership Award, Dave!

Lew Kachulis
President & CEO, Synergy Comp Insurance Company
Member since 2004
Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

Integrity, honesty, fairness. As president of Synergy Comp, Lew Kachulis’ first rule is, “never compromise your values.” On this foundation, he leads a firm authentically invested in its people, clients and the greater community. Congrats, Lew on your Lifetime Achievement Award!

Houston

Don Bolin
CEO, VanTran Transformers
Member since 2019
Impact Award Winner

“We call it a 57-year-old start-up,” 2nd-generation CEO Don Bolin says of VanTran Transformers. Assuming leadership in 2016, Don made major changes to inspire energy and enthusiasm in his team, resulting in unprecedented growth in a mature industry. Congrats on your Impact Award, Don!

Trevor Morris
CEO, FreshByte Software
Member since 2014
Leadership Award Winner

Leadership Award winner Trevor Morris, CEO of FreshByte Software, assumed his role under the most extreme circumstances. With no idea what the future held, Trevor stepped up to steer his company through the storm — with no compromise in integrity, and no team member left behind.

Eric Lund
CEO, MedSource
Member since 2007
Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

As CEO/founder of MedSource, Eric Lund has led the CRO’s participation in 800+ clinical trials globally. Asked about his success, he says, “Know your values and your purpose — everything else flows from that.” We’re proud to honor Eric with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Seattle

Alan Chaffee
CEO & Founder, Turning Point Consulting
Member since 2017
Impact Award Winner

Impact Award winner Alan Chaffee, CEO of Turning Point, has an unstoppable, value-building team. After performing CFO duties for 100+ mid-market companies, Alan began to empower his team, add great talent and has made Turning Point the top CFO consulting practice in the Northwest.

Mike Dunn
President, Dunn Lumber Co.
Member since 2015
Leadership Award Winner

“We put TRUST at the top of our priorities,” says Leadership Award winner Mike Dunn, fourth-generation president of Dunn Lumber. His resolve has inspired dramatic loyalty among customers and employees amidst the big box surge of the 90’s, the Great Recession, and now, COVID-19.

Frank Leonard
President and CEO, Key Mechanical
Member since 1999
Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

Facing a financial need in years past, Lifetime Achievement Award winner Frank Leonard, president/CEO of Key Mechanical, sought help from his group, which developed into an ongoing, beneficial banking relationship. 20+ years later, he’s grateful to be able to assist others.

Philadelphia

Sean Quinn
President, Bowstring Studios
Member since 2017
Impact Award Winner

What does a full-service production studio that travels the world to produce award-winning content do in the face of COVID-19? Under Sean Quinn’s leadership, it pivots with flexibility, speed and clarity. We proudly honor Sean, president of Bowstring Studios, with an Impact Award.

Mike Cohen
Executive Chairman, Myoderm
Member since 2011
Leadership Award Winner

“Commit to the group, commit to the learning, stay open-minded, speak the truth,” says Mike Cohen, executive chairman of Myoderm, humbly crediting his success to his Vistage group. As he accepts his Leadership Award, Mike wishes to share the honor with CE 341 and Chair Carol Steinberg.

Mike McVaugh
President, Laboratory Testing Inc.
Member since 2000
Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

Over 20 years as a Vistage member, Lifetime Achievement Award winner Mike McVaugh has doubled the size of LTI — twice. Thrust into the role of president overnight, Mike embraced the challenge, fueling a passion for guiding the next generation of his family business to success.

Colorado

Carmen Sample
CEO, Sample Supports
Member since 2018
Impact Award Winner

No person is “too challenging” to be a part of the community, according to the philosophy of Sample Supports. Founder and CEO Carmen Sample established an elevated standard of care, providing comprehensive services to 500+ individuals with disabilities throughout Colorado. Congrats on your Vistage Impact Award, Carmen!

David Bashford
Managing Partner, Range Law
Member since 2014
Leadership Award Winner

David Bashford, managing partner of Range Law, is described by peers as “a true trailblazer who exceeds expectations, challenges conventional wisdom and is pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in a law firm.” We’re proud to honor David with a Vistage Leadership Award.

Lloyd Lewis
President & CEO, arc Thrift Stores
Member since 2007
Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

Lifetime Achievement Award winner Lloyd Lewis, president & CEO of arc Thrift Stores, has more than tripled revenue, increased 30-fold the number of differently-abled employees and increased EBITDA seven-fold — with a record 15 consecutive years of growth.

Rochester

Alan Ryan
CIRO/CMO, Mills Properties, Inc.
Member since 2017
Impact Award Winner

“I’d tell my younger self to join Vistage sooner,” says Impact Award winner Al Ryan, CIRO/CMO of Mill Properties, Inc. “Whatever the business challenge, a group of CEOs to process your issues and provide actionable feedback makes solving it quicker and easier.”

Marc Iacona
President & CEO, Simcona Electronics Corporation | Executive Director, Co-Producer and Co-Owner, Rochester International Jazz Festival
Member since 2012
Leadership Award Winner

Leadership Award winner Marc Iacona’s mission is to make an impact. President/CEO of Simcona Electronics, and executive director and co-owner/producer of the Rochester International Jazz Festival, Marc is helping establish Rochester as a top cultural destination and business community.

Joel DiMarco
President & COO, Admar Supply Co., Inc.
Member since 2009
Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

Never one to settle for the status quo, Lifetime Achievement Award winner Joel DiMarco has grown the family’s fourth-generation business exponentially. With Joel as president & COO, ADMAR is now the largest independently-owned provider of construction equipment and supplies in NY, OH and PA.

Austin

Chris Brundrett
Co-Founder, William Chris Vineyards
Member since 2018
Impact Award Winner

“Part of being world-class is having the courage to make hard decisions before others do,” says Impact Award winner, Chris Brundrett, co-founder of William Chris Vineyards. A leader driven by core values, Wine Enthusiast named Chris a “Producer Redefining American Wine” in 2018.

Trey Fly
President, Joe W. Fly Co., Inc.
Member since 2014
Leadership Award Winner

Leadership Award winner Trey Fly has worked every role in his 54-year-old family business. From laborer to traveling salesman to now president and CEO, Trey has led Joe W. Fly Co., Inc. from mom-and-pop to the largest HVAC filter distributor and installer in Texas.

Cindy Richter
President and CEO, Vanguard Fire & Security
Member since 2008
Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

Lifetime Achievement Award winner Cindy Richter values the impact her decisions have not only on her employees, but on their families and the greater community. Under Cindy’s leadership, Vanguard Fire & Security was named one of Austin Business Journal’s 2019 “Best Places to Work.”

New England

Douglas Costello
Founder/CEO, Wyrmwood Gaming
Member since 2018
Impact Award Winner

Described by a fellow Vistage member as “one of the most unconventional CEOs I’ve met,” Impact Award winner Doug Costello is redefining people-first leadership. In a declining industry, the founder of Wyrmwood Gaming has achieved 100% year-over-year growth — with no compromise in values.

Mike Zani
CEO, The Predictive Index
Member since 2015
Leadership Award Winner

“It’s more about what you do with the company, than it is about getting lucky with the company you buy,” says Leadership Award winner, Mike Zani, CEO of The Predictive Index. Since Mike and his partner purchased PI, it’s achieved consistent “Best Place to Work” status and 30% year-over-year growth.

Mike Mills
President, Jamestown Distributors
Member since 2007
Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

Lifetime Achievement Award winner Mike Mills worked his way up from the Jamestown Distributors warehouse to his current role of company president. Ten years ago, Mike redesigned the business, his foresight making Jamestown a formidable contender in an increasingly online marketplace.

Wisconsin

Andrew Campbell
Owner, Quintessa Aesthetic Centers
Member since 2017
Impact Award Winner

Internationally renowned facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Andrew Campbell, CEO & Founder of Quintessa Aesthetic Medical Centers, expanded his business by taking a hard look at leadership and making culture priority one. Congrats on your Vistage Impact Award, Andrew!

Jeannie Deml
President & CEO, Enerquip LLC
Member since 2012
Leadership Award Winner

“Challenges are where we have the opportunity to grow,” says Vistage Leadership Award winner, Jeannie Deml, President and CEO of Enerquip LLC. With Jeannie at the helm, Enerquip has more than doubled sales, its culture defined by a steadfast commitment to being extraordinary.

Ericka Sanchez
Owner/President, MaidBrite
Member since 2009
Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

Ericka Sanchez started MaidBrite in 2002 with one client. 400 clients later, she is tirelessly committed to her company’s success, and even more so, to ensuring respect and a quality work environment for each of her employees. Congrats, Ericka, on your Lifetime Achievement Award!

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.