Vistage Member Excellence Awards | Meet the winners

One of Vistage’s greatest strengths is the caliber of our members. Throughout your leadership climb, you conquer challenges with no compromise in integrity, going above and beyond to support your group, your team, your family and your community.

In three categories, the Member Excellence Awards celebrate those steadfast in both their leadership climb, and their embodiment of Vistage values. Meet the award-winners below, and submit your own nominations here!

Impact Award

(1-3 years’ tenure)
The progress of Vistage’s newest members is awe-inspiring. Dedicated new members reach significant heights within their first years, with lasting impact on their company, their group and their community.

Leadership Award

(3+ years’ tenure)
What defines a trailblazing leader? Day in, day out — they make a discernible difference that reverberates far beyond their business. Their climb lays the groundwork for the future.

Lifetime Achievement Award

(10+ years’ tenure)
These members see no finish line in their pursuit of world-class. With a track record of bold decisions benefiting company, community and beyond, they are a beacon to Vistage peers even as they achieve personal greatness.

San Diego

Ality Richardson
CEO, i3POS – West Coast Division, i3 Verticals, Inc.
Member since 2018
Impact Award Winner

“We’re making history right now,” reflects Impact Award winner Ality Richardson, CEO of i3 Verticals’ i3POS – West Coast Division, and cofounder of Sober Life Recovery Solutions. Described by Vistage members as a “force of nature,” Ality has led her division of i3POS to unprecedented success.

Steve Hammock
President, Watkins Wellness Corporation
Member since 2012
Leadership Award Winner

When Leadership Award winner Steve Hammock began his career with Watkins Wellness Corp. in 1982, it was a small hot tub manufacturer. Today, Steve is president and “Communicator in Chief,” leading the $500M+ company of 3000 employees worldwide, serving customers in 1,000+ retail locations in 50 states and 70+ countries.

Brian Rott
CEO, Cart Mart Inc.
Member since 2008
Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

Under Lifetime Achievement Award winner Brian Rott’s leadership, Cart Mart Inc. has seen massive growth and expanded from one location to seven. SDBJ’s “Most Admired CEO of the Year” in 2020, Brian is on pace to grow his business by more than 1,000% in the 15 years he’s been a member of Vistage.

San Francisco / Silicon Valley

Dylan Jeffress
CEO, Marie Veronique
Member since 2017
Impact Award Winner

Impact Award winner Dylan Jeffress is a start-up CEO who has led Marie Veronique to 7X growth of the company’s top line while instilling a culture of integrity. “We’re doing this because we believe in it,” he shares, with a vision of translating nature’s genius into superior skincare.

Michele Lex
President & CMO, The Perfect Purée of Napa Valley
Member since 2016
Leadership Award Winner

With an innovative, relationship-based approach to sales, Leadership Award winner Michele Lex, President and CMO of The Perfect Purée of Napa Valley, has taken the business from $18.7M in 2015 to $29M in 2019 (a 54% increase), rebounding with a solid growth pattern after the slowdown of 2020.

Bill Campbell
President, Marbill Management Corp.
Member since 2009
Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

“At the end of the day, it’s all about people,” reflects Lifetime Achievement Award winner Bill Campbell, President of Marbill Management Corp. A 30-year Vistage member, Bill has had two successful careers while prioritizing balance of work and family — and giving freely to his community and Vistage group.

Minneapolis / St. Paul

Michael Showalter
CEO, Health e(fx)
Member since 2020
Impact Award Winner

“My advice to a leader: Know who you serve and put your whole heart into serving them,” says Impact Award winner Michael Showalter, CEO of Health e(fx), now an Equifax company. Health e(fx) has continued to grow under Michael’s human-centric, selfless approach to leadership.

Matt Bergmann
CEO, Laketown Electric Corporation
Member since 2017
Leadership Award Winner

“Every morning, I wake up and think, what can I do to make this a really great place to work?” shares Leadership Award winner Matt Bergmann, CEO of Laketown Electric Corporation. With inspiring dedication to building a culture people enjoy being a part of, Matt has grown LEC from 12 to 130 employees.

Dan McKeown
President & CEO, The Specialty Mfg. Co.
Member since 2007
Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

“You’ve got to see the problems others can’t see,” reflects Lifetime Achievement Award winner Dan McKeown, President & CEO of The Specialty Mfg. Co. A visionary leader, Dan has led disruptive change through adversity, playing the long game while ensuring his mission and his people weren’t lost along the way.

Orange County

Holly Moore
Founding Attorney/CEO, Moore Family Law Group
Member since 2019
Impact Award Winner

“She challenges us all to be the best we can be,” a Vistage peer shares of Impact Award winner Holly Moore, Founding Attorney/CEO of Moore Family Law Group. Building her practice from scratch in 2008, Holly not only retained her staff through 2020, she expanded and hired three additional attorneys.

Doug Staley
President, Hunsaker & Associates
Member since 2010
Leadership Award Winner

Leadership Award winner, Doug Staley, President of Hunsaker & Associates has 44+ years of experience in the civil engineering industry. With H&A from 1980, Doug, along with his partners, led the firm through the Great Recession and now through the current pandemic, turning H&A into a sought-after employer of top talent.

Wayne Tesch
Co-founder, For The Children
Member since 2005
Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

In 1985, Lifetime Achievement Award winner Wayne Tesch, Co-Founder of For The Children, had a vision of providing hope to foster kids in Costa Mesa, CA. Today, with the support of 20,000 volunteers, his nonprofit has helped more than 136,320 children in 43 states and eight countries.

Sacramento

Chris Shafer
CEO, EKC Enterprises
Member since 2019
Impact Award Winner

From his grandmother’s garage, to 230 employees. 109% growth over the last three years. Six strategic acquisitions in the last two. And this only scratches the surface of Chris Shafer, CEO of EKC Enterprises’ achievements. “We’re just trying to become the best company we can be,” the Impact Award winner shares.

James Beckwithy
President & CEO, Five Star Bank
Member since 2012
Leadership Award Winner

Leadership Award winner James Beckwith, President & CEO of Five Star Bank, guided his business through an IPO in 2021 and was named Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce “Businessman of the Year” in 2020 — but he counts his greatest achievement to be his growth as an empathetic leader.

Leon SooHoo
President, Paradyme Sound & Vision
Member since 1996
Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

Lifetime Achievement Award winner Leon SooHoo founded his family business, Paradyme Sound & Vision, in 1976 — serving thousands of customers across four decades. A first-generation immigrant, Leon attributes his enduring success as a leader to childhood teachers, traditional upbringing, and ethics.

Chicago

David Constantine
Principal, DCI Insurance
Member since 2019
Impact Award Winner

With an insatiable curiosity, a charitable spirit, and a deep desire to improve, David Constantine’s Impact Award is well earned. Principal of DCI Insurance in Chicago, David not only grew his business during the pandemic, he retained every employee — helping to lift his community along the way.

David Petersen
CEO, NAI Hiffman and Hiffman National Commercial Real Estate
Member since 2015
Leadership Award Winner

Leadership Award winner David Petersen has led NAI Hiffman/Hiffman National as CEO for 14+ years, growing it from 30 to 270+ full-time employees, with offices in 22 states. Under his leadership, the company has been repeatedly recognized as a top place to work by The Chicago Tribune, Crain’s and Daily Herald.

Jeff Gradek
President, Filter Services Illinois
Member since 2011
Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

Chicago’s Lifetime Achievement Award winner Jeff Gradek is a lifelong learner committed to development. As President of Filter Services and Mission Filtration, Jeff invests in training and has led his company to become one of the largest air filter distributors and service companies in the nation.

Atlanta

Ben Smith
President, Majors Management
Member since 2018
Impact Award Winner

“Everything relates back to your business,” reflects Impact Award winner Ben Smith, President of Majors Management. Ben counts among his biggest leadership accomplishments the building and empowering of his leadership team to lay a foundation for growth, including 10 acquisitions in the last two years.

Court Parker
CEO, Bug Busters, Inc.
Member since 2016
Leadership Award Winner

When COVID hit, Leadership Award winner Court Parker, CEO of Bug Busters, Inc. took a trailblazing approach. Confident in the company culture he’d instilled, Court traveled cross country in an Airstream to glean insights from industry peers. Defying the odds, Bug Busters grew 19.38% year-over-year in 2020.

Rhys Wilson
Co-Chair of Mergers & Acquisitions, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
Member since 1996
Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

Lifetime Achievement Award winner Rhys Wilson, Co-Chair of Mergers & Acquisitions at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, is listed as one of the Best Lawyers in America for M&A. Rhys also successfully led The Atlanta Opera through the pandemic, safely keeping live performances on stage while pivoting to reach an international audience as never before.

Los Angeles

Alex Kirkwood
Founder & CEO, Kirkwood Collection
Member since 2019
Impact Award Winner

“If everyone’s going right, turn left,” says Impact Award winner Alex Kirkwood, Founder & CEO of Kirkwood Collection, reflecting on leading his company to success amid the impact of COVID. Recently expanding to six properties, Kirkwood avoided layoffs and achieved 93% of target revenues in 2020.

Brad Avrit
President, WEXCO International Corp.
Member since 2016
Leadership Award Winner

Leadership Award winner Brad Avrit is President of WEXCO International LLC, a forensic engineering firm based in L.A. Under Brad’s leadership, WEXCO has successfully grown to $25M in revenues in 2021, with consistent 45%+ gross margins, reinvesting $1M in 2020 to prevent employee layoffs and preserve the team.

Cincinnati / Columbus

Holly Mazzocca
President, Bartlett Wealth Management
Member since 2019
Impact Award Winner

Impact Award winner Holly Mazzocca, President of Bartlett Wealth Management, has charted a career path of authenticity and living her values, and helping future leaders do the same. In Bartlett, she leads a company aligned with her pursuit, putting clients first with a core of teamwork, honesty and integrity.

Peter Feil
General Manager, STOBER Drives Inc.
Member since 2014
Leadership Award Winner

Leadership Award winner Peter Feil, GM of STOBER Drives Inc. has completely empowered his leadership team to run the business without him, freeing him to pursue his passion: developing STOBER’s culture and next level of leaders. “It’s their success, not my success,” he shares.

John Marten
President, The Shepherd Color Company
Member since 2008
Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

Over the last 10 years, Lifetime Achievement Award winner John Marten, President of The Shepherd Color Company, has worked with his senior management team to ensure the fourth-generation family-owned business remains the global leader in complex inorganic color pigments.

Cleveland

Dr. Charles Cowap
Founder, Co-President and CEO, Mobile Hyperbaric Centers
Member since 2020
Impact Award Winner

In the midst of a total transformation of his business, Impact Award winner Dr. Charles Cowap, founder, co-president and CEO of Mobile Hyperbaric Centers, remains steadfast in his dedication to having a positive impact on the lives of his team members and patients. MHC has a 95%+ healing success rate!

Jake Crocker
Managing Partner, Cara Zale
Member since 2014
Leadership Award Winner

Leadership Award winner Jake Crocker is managing partner of Cara Zale, and is chairman and principal operating partner for RCO Limited, a franchisee of Raising Cane’s with 40+ locations and 3000+ staff. Under Jake’s leadership, RCO had zero layoffs during the pandemic and grew sales by 30%.

Tim Alter
CEO, Rudolph Libbe Inc.
Member since 2008
Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

“Successful leadership transition should be a CEO’s most important victory,” reflects Lifetime Achievement Award winner Tim Alter, CEO of Rudolph Libbe Inc. His career spanning almost a half-century, Tim is retiring in December after a string of record-breaking years — with a strong succession plan in place.

Pittsburgh

Patrick Patterson
Owner, Managing Partner & President, The Level Agency
Member since 2018
Impact Award Winner

“Proud, humbled and exhilarated,” Impact Award winner Patrick Patterson, Owner, Managing Partner & President of The Level Agency, completed a management buyout in Q1 of 2021. Revenues are up 20% over 2020, adjusted EBITDA is up 74%, and turnover has dropped from 100% to 13%.

Dr. Janet Stout
President & Director, Special Pathogens Laboratory
Member since 2017
Leadership Award Winner

A self-proclaimed “accidental entrepreneur,” Leadership Award winner Dr. Janet Stout, President & Director of Special Pathogens Laboratory, is an infectious disease microbiologist recognized worldwide for 30+ years of pioneering research to eradicate Legionnaires’ disease.

Mark Botos
CEO, Aerotech Inc.
Member since 2011
Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

“Understand your why,” Lifetime Achievement Award winner Mark Botos, CEO of Aerotech Inc., shares of his successful leadership climb. Mark and his team have led the global industry leader in precision motion control and automation from $45M to $115M+ in revenue over 10 years, with continued growth ahead.

New England

Michael White
COO, ACP Facility Services
Member since 2019
Impact Award Winner

Re-learned how to read following a dyslexia diagnosis in high school. Became the youngest GM in Dish Network history. Grew ACP profits by 450% — in 2020. Impact Award winner Michael White, COO of ACP Facility Services, has spent a lifetime defying the odds, and all who’ve doubted him along the way.

Tameryn Campbell
President & CEO, Masonic Health System
Member since 2016
Leadership Award Winner

Known for her “Culture of Excellence,” Leadership Award winner Tameryn Campbell is President & CEO of Masonic Health System, parent company to The Overlook in Charlton. After leading through the pandemic, she is repositioning The Overlook with an exciting post-COVID Vison for the future.

Mundy Wilson Piper
Consultant, former president and CEO, Chippers Inc.
Member since 2011
Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

Lifetime Achievement Award winner Mundy Wilson Piper never planned to assume the role of president and CEO of Chippers Inc. Under tragic circumstances, she stepped up with the mantra, “I have to do right by my people,” achieving her dream of 100% employee ownership on March 1 of this year.

DMV

Ian Northrop
CEO, JHNA
Member since 2019
Impact Award Winner

“He questions, he changes, he leads, people follow,” a Vistage peer shares of Impact Award winner Ian Northrop, CEO of JHNA. Ian has led JHNA from small consulting firm to digital engineering powerhouse, a WBJ “75 Fastest Growing Companies in 2020” and “Best Place to Work” for the last five years.

Dr. Katherine McGrady
President & CEO, CNA
Member since 2016
Leadership Award Winner

With a leadership presence described as “magical,” Leadership Award winner Dr. Katherine McGrady, president & CEO of CNA, has earned such esteemed accolades as the Department of Navy’s Superior Public Service Award for service in the Persian Gulf during the first Iraq war.

Michael Jacoby
CEO and Chairman of the Board, Broad Street Realty, Inc.
Member since 2010
Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

In a pivotal confluence of events, Lifetime Achievement Award winner Michael Jacoby, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Broad Street Realty, Inc., took his company public in January 2020. One year later, 308 of 309 of his tenants were open for business, and not a single employee was let go.

Houston

Leon Sierra
CEO & Founder, Mid-State Wine and Liquor
Member since 2018
Impact Award Winner

Impact Award winner Leon Sierra, founder & CEO of Mid-State Wine and Liquor, ran his company for 20 years before finding Vistage. “I believe that’s when my journey to becoming a leader happened,” he shares. “I reached out for help, and I became vulnerable to allowing others to help me.”

Devlin Liles
President, Improving – Houston
Member since 2017
Leadership Award Winner

Leadership Award winner Devlin Liles, President of Improving – Houston, once thought with an Excel sheet big enough, he could solve the world. Embracing the power of team, Devlin is now renowned for the culture he’s instilled, a leader invested in the path of every employee.

Mike Rydin
CEO, HCSS
Member since 1996
Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

Founded in his own home 35 years ago, 40,000+ construction professionals across 4,000+ companies now use Mike Rydin’s HCSS software each day. Voted a “Best Place to Work in Texas” for 14 consecutive years, HCSS is powered by the Lifetime Achievement Award winner’s people-first, “growth is fun” ethos.

Seattle

Gabe Kettler
CEO, President & Owner, Frontier Door & Cabinet
Member since 2020
Impact Award Winner

“There’s two options,” says Impact Award winner Gabe Kettler. “Fight or quit.” CEO, President & Owner of Frontier Door & Cabinet, Gabe and his team led the company through the shutdown to a safe and successful year, while also using the company’s production capacity to make and donate thousands of PPE face shields for first responders.

Randy Cook
Managing Principal, TCF Architecture
Member since 2017
Leadership Award Winner

“I really enjoy working with other people and helping them achieve things they never thought they could achieve,” Leadership Award winner Randy Cook reflects. Randy is managing principal of TCF Architecture, one of the oldest continuously operating architecture firms in the Northwest.

Mark Palmer
President & CEO, OBI Seafoods
Member since 2006
Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

Lifetime Achievement Award winner Mark Palmer, President & CEO of OBI Seafoods for 20 years, led the company through a successful merger amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “You bond under fire,” he says, recalling his team’s perseverance and its strong culture forged through adversity.

Colorado

Rob Miller
CEO, Frontier Asset Management
Member since 2018
Impact Award Winner

Impact Award winner Rob Miller is CEO of Frontier Asset Management, a Sheridan, WY firm that has nearly quadrupled assets in the last five years. Taking over as CEO in 2015, Rob unified a siloed executive team, developed and instilled core company values, while inspiring employees to reach their full potential.

Butch Fiore
President, Fiore & Sons
Member since 2008
Leadership Award Winner

Leadership Award winner Butch Fiore is third-generation president of Fiore & Sons, a civil contractor renowned for its excellence, integrity and quality of work. Since Butch assumed his role, the company has grown from $65M to $100M+, with record growth achieved through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bob Forbes
President & Founder, Forbes M+A Group
Member since 2010
Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

Lifetime Achievement Award winner Bob Forbes is President and Founder of The Forbes Mergers & Acquisitions Group, an award-winning transaction advisory firm recognized as a leader in the middle market. Bob has led 150+ corporate finance transactions, and has developed a culture of trust and caring unique in the investment banking industry.

Michigan/Wisconsin

Scott Wendelburg
Owner & CEO, Winco Stamping Inc.
Member since 2017
Impact Award Winner

“The easy answer is, I don’t like to fail,” reflects Impact Award winner Scott Wendelburg, Owner & CEO of Winco Stamping. Assuming ownership under unforeseen circumstances, Scott faced such hurdles as $2.2M in debt and a legacy of authoritarian rule. Four years later, Winco is debt-free and thriving.

Steve Adkins
Chief Storyteller, CornerStone One
Member since 2012
Leadership Award Winner

From his garage to $45M in revenue, Leadership Award winner Steve Adkins, Chief Storyteller and founder of CornerStone One has remained grounded in purpose. “We champion people over profits every single day,” Steve shares, his business one of the industry’s fastest growing in Southeastern WI.

Tom Kammerait
Managing Partner/Attorney at Law, von Briesen & Roper, s.c.
Member since 1999
Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

Lifetime Achievement Award winner Tom Kammerait, Managing Partner at von Briesen & Roper, s.c., led his firm to double in size five years ago, driven by a principle of giving people freedom not often found at other firms. “We don’t use the word no… It’s never yes or no. It’s how,” he shares.

San Antonio

Kara Clayton
President & Owner, Express Contracting
Member since 2019
Impact Award Winner

Impact Award winner Kara Clayton is president, owner and “Chief Culture Promoter” of Express Contracting, 2019’s Central and South Texas “Woman-Owned Business of the Year.” Kara has grown the company from $7M to $30M+ in 5.5 years, winning its largest contract to-date amid the pandemic.

Elizabeth Waltman
COO, South Texas Blood and Tissue Center
Member since 2014
Leadership Award Winner

A pioneer in the blood bank industry, Leadership Award Winner Elizabeth Waltman, COO of South Texas Blood and Tissue Center, led the nonprofit to record financial and operational performance in 2020, also spearheading the donation of lifesaving convalescent plasma from recovered COVID patients.

Keith Zars
Founder, Keith Zars Pools
Member since 2010
Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

Lifetime Achievement Award winner Keith Zars, founder of Keith Zars Pools, has tripled company revenue and achieved record profits since joining Vistage ten years ago. The most recent national survey by Pool & Spa News ranked Keith Zars Pools the No. 2 pool builder in the U.S.

Austin

Donald Weaver
President, Weaver Technologies
Member since 2019
Impact Award Winner

“There may be many doors that will be closed, but that doesn’t mean stop. Keep knocking, keep asking, keep talking and most of all keep going,” reflects Impact Award winner Donald Weaver, President of Weaver Technologies. Rebounding from prior year losses, in 2020 Donald’s company grew 25% and GP went from 29% to 33%.

Marjorie Mulanax
Executive Director, Hospice Austin
Member since 2017
Leadership Award Winner

In her 27 years as executive director, Leadership Award winner Marjorie Mulanax has guided Hospice Austin’s growth from serving 300 patients per year, to serving 2,500, increasing operating budget from $2M to $30M. Today, Hospice Austin is one of the largest nonprofit hospices in the state of Texas.

Dr. Marsh Lavenue
CEO, INTERA
Member since 2010
Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

“In my view, the leadership climb speaks to the fact that you’re not only climbing the ranks of a company but also increasing your ability to serve others,” shares Lifetime Achievement Award winner Dr. Marsh Lavenue, CEO of INTERA. During his 11-year Vistage tenure, Marsh has more than tripled the revenue and profit of his company.

Philadelphia

Connor McMahan
Partner, L2 Capital Partners
Member since 2019
Impact Award Winner

“It really does come down to alignment and time — and figuring out what drives people,” shares Impact Award winner Connor McMahan, reflecting on successful leadership. A partner at L2 Capital Partners, Connor provides flexible capital to business services and consumer product companies.

Tripp Davis
President & CEO, LD Davis Industries
Member since 1999
Leadership Award Winner

“If you ask me, I’m the Chief Culture Officer,” says Leadership Award winner Tripp Davis, president & CEO of LD Davis Industries. A Vistage member for 22 years, Tripp took over his third-generation family business at just 36 years of age. His commitment to culture keeps LD Davis No. 1 in its industry.

Nathu Dandora
President & CEO, Computer Components Corp., CustomChill and Ray Machine
Member since 1991
Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

Lifetime Achievement Award winner Nathu Dandora, president & CEO of Computer Components Corp., CustomChill and Ray Machine, arrived in the U.S. in 1972 with just a few dollars in his pocket. Today, the 30-year Vistage member is the epitome of the American Dream, a pillar of servant leadership deeply revered by peers.

SCPA

Jim Schultz
President & Founder, Applied Educational Systems
Member since 2013
Impact Award Winner

In 2012, Impact Award winner Jim Schultz, president & founder of Applied Educational Systems, went from $10M to zero overnight — on purpose. Though painful in the short-term, reinvention was imperative to AES’ longevity. In 2019, Jim’s efforts saw him named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce.

John Faust
President & CEO, Diamond Credit Union
Member since 2011
Leadership Award Winner

Since joining Vistage, Leadership Award winner John Faust, President & CEO of Diamond Credit Union, has grown his company’s assets by 116%, its membership by 61%, and its team of employees by 68%. Serving 64,000+ members, DCU has been on the PA “Best Place to Work” list the past five years.

Scott Weaver
Visionary, APR Supply Co.
Member since 2006
Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

“I do three things in life. I grow a business, I create and help leadership, and I manage a culture,” says Lifetime Achievement Award winner Scott Weaver, visionary third-generation leader of APR Supply Co., a trailblazer in the distribution industry providing groundbreaking solutions to customers.

Boise

Erin Anderson
Executive Director, Idaho Botanical Garden
Member since 2018
Impact Award Winner

Tenacity. Grace. Integrity. These are the words peers use to describe Impact Award winner Erin Anderson, executive director of the Idaho Botanical Garden. Amid extreme revenue loss in 2020, Erin’s leadership kept the doors open, securing key partners and community support to save a Boise icon.

Tressa McLaughlin
President & CEO, SOLV
Member since 2014
Leadership Award Winner

“You have to know yourself well enough to know if you have the grit and determination to go the extra mile,” reflects Leadership Award winner Tressa McLaughlin. President & CEO of SOLV, Tressa is in her sixth year of co-ownership of the business, continuing to drive growth even through COVID-19.

Buffalo

Steve White
Founder & CEO, RentPrep
Member since 2019
Impact Award Winner

“Sometimes challenges end up being the fuel you need to keep pushing,” reflects Impact Award winner Steve White. Founder & CEO of RentPrep, the leading tenant screening solution trusted by 100,000+ landlords, Steve led the business to the top spot in its industry on the 2020 Inc. 5000.

Dharshan Jayasinghe
President & CEO, bizWin Strategies and Triad Healthcare Recruiting
Member since 2014
Leadership Award Winner

Leadership Award winner Dharshan Jayasinghe, President & CEO of bizWin Strategies and Triad Healthcare Recruiting, has a personal goal of challenging the status quo to achieve extraordinary results for his clients. In doing so, he’s ensured his customers achieve their own goals 89% faster.

Jeff Meyer
President & CEO, Baillie Lumber Co.
Member since 2007
Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

As CEO of Baillie Lumber Co. for nearly 20 years, Lifetime Achievement Award winner Jeff Meyer has led through such challenges as the Great Recession, 2019’s China tariffs, and the COVID-19 pandemic, taking a long-view approach to crisis response that has allowed his company to endure and thrive.

Rochester

Cody Hewitt
CEO, Hewitt Young Electric
Member since 2019
Impact Award Winner

“In the end, there’s a bigger mission than just dollars and cents,” shares Impact Award winner Cody Hewitt, CEO of Hewitt Young Electric. When Cody assumed leadership of his family business, he did so with a vision — cultivate an organization his people would be proud and excited to work at.

Steve Warfle
President & Co-founder, InSite Software
Member since 2016
Leadership Award Winner

“I learned to ask for help. It was transformational,” reflects Leadership Award winner Steve Warfle, president of InSite Software. Co-founding InSite 32 years ago, tragedy almost forced Steve to close the doors in 2015. Instead, he found Vistage — and instilled core values that completely changed the game.

Robert Hurlbutr
President & CEO, Hurlbut Care Communities
Member since 2009
Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

“As CEO or president, you have to be calm. There’s a solution to every problem,” says Lifetime Achievement Award winner Bob Hurlbut. President & CEO of Hurlbut Care Communities, Bob has fearlessly led his team of 2000 through the uncharted territory of senior care amid the COVID pandemic.

Portland

Michael Fiore
Operations Manager, Oregon Feralloy Partners
Member since 2018
Impact Award Winner

Commitment. Discipline. Determination. When COVID-19 prompted a 75% drop in revenue, Impact Award winner Michael Fiore, Operations Manager of Oregon Feralloy Partners restructured his leadership team, re-shaped his company, and moved forward with 4x the output of when he began.

Kris Vockler
CEO & President, ICD High Performance Coatings
Member since 2016
Leadership Award Winner

“Being CEO is forged in the experiences we go through,” says Leadership Award winner Kris Vockler. “It makes us who we are.” President & CEO of ICD Coatings, Kris navigated 2020 with no loss in production days, improved profitability across product lines, and significant growth forecast for 2021.

Vassar Byrd
CEO, Rose Villa Senior Living
Member since 2010
Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

“Once I went toward the thing that was burning me up, all the doors just opened,” says Lifetime Achievement Award winner Vassar Byrd. Pursuing her passion as CEO at Rose Villa Senior Living, Vassar led a massive remodel from which Rose Villa has emerged the new industry standard.

Dallas

Jeffery Crabb
CEO, Diamond C Trailers
Member since 2018
Impact Award Winner

“Invest time in dreaming of what could be,” shares Impact Award winner Jeffery Crabb, 20-year CEO of Diamond C Trailers. At $100M+ in sales, 500+ team-members and 200 dealer partners nationwide, Jeffery’s family business is one of the fastest growing companies in the trailer industry.

Darren James
President, KAI Enterprises
Member since 2015
Leadership Award Winner

Embracing challenge without “preconceived boundaries or barriers,” Leadership Award winner Darren James, president of KAI Enterprises, focused his multi-state, 40-year-old company for accelerated growth — securing an authentic foothold in the community and transcending recession.

Jim Swartz
President & CEO, CareFlite
Member since 2009
Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

700+ employees, transporting 100,000+ patients per year. As CEO of CareFlite, a 501(c)3 not for profit Texas company, Lifetime Achievement Award winner Jim Swartz motivates his team to make every precious minute count. In 16 years, he’s grown CareFlite from $42M to $291M.

Las Vegas

Ryan Draayer
Founder & CEO, Hyper Networks
Member since 2018
Impact Award Winner

“Leadership more often than not is about service to others. It’s service to the people you’re leading,” shares Impact Award winner Ryan Draayer. Founder & CEO of Hyper Networks, Ryan faced his greatest test in the onset of COVID-19, his team taking strength in his resolve to never give up.

Matthew Mullin
Group at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
Member since 2013
Leadership Award Winner

“I have a new level of confidence that if we can grow through this, we can grow through anything,” reflects Leadership Award winner Matt Mullin, principal & founder of The Mullin Group at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, on his team’s climb through the COVID-19 pandemic.

David Drzewiecki
CEO, Absolute Dental
Member since 2008
Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

“I think luck is the combination of fact-based decision-making and effective situational leadership,” Lifetime Achievement Award winner David Drzewiecki shares, reflecting on Absolute Dental’s success amid the pandemic. To Dave, being CEO also means being the Chief Encouragement Officer.

Arizona

Justin Chase
President & CEO, Crisis Response Network (CRN)
Member since 2018
Impact Award Winner

Impact Award winner Justin Chase, President/CEO of Crisis Response Network (CRN), anchors his leadership climb in not shying away from exceptionally challenging circumstances. Under Justin’s leadership, CRN is on call 24/7/365 — Inspiring Hope when and for whom it is most needed.

Mike Lee
President, Skyline Builders and Restoration Inc.
Member since 2009
Leadership Award Winner

“It was a lot of just learning under fire,” Leadership Award winner Mike Lee shares of his unconventional journey to success as president of top AZ restoration and commercial painting company, Skyline Builders and Restoration Inc. Under Mike’s leadership, Skyline has tripled revenue.

Paul DiCosmo
CEO, The StateServ Companies
Member since 2012
Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

Lifetime Achievement Award winner Paul DiCosmo is co-founder and CEO of The StateServ Companies, the largest DME benefit management provider in the U.S. In 17 years, Paul has grown Stateserv from one start up warehouse to an extensive national footprint with revenues of $700M+.