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Management Awards

Awards in these categories were presented at The 16th Annual American Business Awards banquet on Monday, June 11, 2018 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. Learn about the judging and awards process here.

Management Team of the Year - Business Products Industries
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
Gorilla Safety, Houston, TX: Gorilla Safety Management: Helping Fleets Successfully Comply with Federal Mandate Puts Company on Map
SILVER STEVIE® WINNER:
Reltio, Redwood Shores, CA: The Reltio Management Team: Innovating in Modern Data Management
BRONZE STEVIE® WINNER:
Farbman Group, Southfield, MI: Farbman Management Team

Management Team of the Year - Business Services Industries
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
Soleo Health, McKinney, TX: Soleo Health’s Management Team- Navigating and Thriving despite Unexpected Industry-related Reimbursement Cuts
SILVER STEVIE® WINNERS:
ARIIX, Bountiful, UT: ARIIX Executive Team
DGC International, Vienna, VA: DGC International Management Team
Enquiron, Boston, MA: Enquiron Management Team
OBI Creative, Omaha, NE: OBI Creative Management Team Utilized Strengths Finder Process to Grow, Thrive
BRONZE STEVIE® WINNERS:
Makers Nutrition, Hauppauge, NY: Makers Nutrition Management Team
TekLeaders, Plano, TX: TekLeaders' Management Devises Distinctive Bonus Plan that Helps Drive Growth through Recruiting/Retention; Enables Ability to Fiercely Compete
TWI Group Inc., Las Vegas, NV: Executive Management Team - Banner Year!

Management Team of the Year - Consumer Products Industries
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
Jeunesse Global, Orlando, FL: Jeunesse® Executive Leadership Makes Success a Family Affair
SILVER STEVIE® WINNER:
SCAN Healthplan, Long Beach, CA: SCAN's Member Services Management Team

Management Team of the Year - Consumer Services Industries
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
Marriott International, Bethesda, MD: Marriott's Brand, Marketing, Sales And Consumer Services Planning + Services Team
SILVER STEVIE® WINNER:
HomeServe, Chattanooga, TN: HomeServe Management Team, in it together.
BRONZE STEVIE® WINNER:
OptumRx Quality Management, Irvine, CA: OputmRx Quality Management, Management Team of the Year

Lifetime Achievement Award - Business Products Industries
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
Lighthouse Worldwide Solutions, Fremont, CA: Dr. Tae Yun Kim, Founder-CEO
SILVER STEVIE® WINNER:
WebPT, Phoenix, AZ: Dr. Heidi Jannenga, PT, DPT, ATC: Driving a People-First Philosophy

Lifetime Achievement Award - Business Services Industries
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
EnerBank, Salt Lake City, UT: John Harris, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing
SILVER STEVIE® WINNER:
MetTel, New York, NY: Diana Gowen, General Manager & SVP, Federal Program
BRONZE STEVIE® WINNERS:
Farbman Group, Southfield, MI: Andrew (Andy) Farbman, CEO
FTI Consulting, San Francisco, CA: Nitin Kumar, Senior Managing Director, Lifetime Innovation, Influence and Business Growth
STYLE Advertising, Birmingham, AL: Bill Stoeffhaas , Owner/Partner, boasts huge success in his 45-year media career

Lifetime Achievement Award - Consumer Products Industries
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
Marriott Vacations Worldwide, Orlando, FL: Jennifer Ouellette, Vice President - Inventory Systems, Services & Business Integration

Lifetime Achievement Award - Consumer Services Industries
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
I Am Enough, Marina Del Ray, CA: Marisa Peer Shares Global Message - 'You Are Enough'

Executive of the Year - Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
Spark Growth, Brooklyn, NY: Lauren Karasek, Chief Strategy Officer
SILVER STEVIE® WINNER:
Motive Interactive, San Diego, CA: Brendan Smith, CEO & President
BRONZE STEVIE® WINNERS:
Makovsky, New York, NY: Ken Makovsky, President
Sports 1 Marketing, Irvine, CA: David Meltzer, CEO

Executive of the Year - Apparel, Beauty & Fashion
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
Zenni Optical, Novato, CA: Erik Ritchie, Chief Commercial Officer

Executive of the Year - Business & Professional Services
GOLD STEVIE® WINNERS:
PeopleScout, Chicago, IL: Taryn Owen, President
Roth Staffing Companies, L.P., Orange, CA: Adam Roth, CEO
SILVER STEVIE® WINNER:
LanguageLine Solutions, Monterey, CA: Scott W. Klein, President and CEO
BRONZE STEVIE® WINNERS:
Irvine Technology Corporation, Irvine, CA: Nicole McMackin, President
ProSource360 Consulting Services, Washington, DC: Benjamin Skyles, President/CEO
Prov International, Tampa, FL: Ajit Nair, Founder, Chairman & CEO
Quantam Solutions, Lansing, MI: Richard Staten, Partner, Chairman, and CEO
T and T Consulting Services, Inc., Falls Church, VA: Sophia Tong, CEO

Executive of the Year - Computer Services
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
Mphasis, New York, NY: Nitin Rakesh, CEO and Director
SILVER STEVIE® WINNERS:
Motus, Boston, MA: Craig Powell, CEO
TekLeaders, Plano, TX: Devender Reddy Aerrabolu, CEO & President
BRONZE STEVIE® WINNERS:
Belatrix Software, Redwood City, CA: Alex Robbio, President and Co-founder
Trace3, Irvine, CA: Tyler Beecher, CEO

Executive of the Year - Computer Software - Up to 500 Employees
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
Reltio, Redwood Shores, CA: Manish Sood, CEO
SILVER STEVIE® WINNER:
JVZoo, Oviedo, FL: Laura Casselman, CEO
BRONZE STEVIE® WINNERS:
DCR Workforce, Boca Raton, FL: Ammu Warrier, President and Co-Founder
VirtualHealth, New York, NY: Adam Sabloff, Founder and CEO

Executive of the Year - Computer Software - 500 or More Employees
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
APTTUS, San Mateo, CA: Kamal Ahluwalia, Chief Revenue Officer
SILVER STEVIE® WINNER:
Avalara, Seattle, WA: Scott McFarlane, CEO and co-Founder
BRONZE STEVIE® WINNER:
Malwarebytes, San Jose, CA: Marcin Kleczynski, CEO

Executive of the Year - Consumer Products - Non-Durables
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
Jeunesse Global, Orlando, FL: Randy Ray, CEO
SILVER STEVIE® WINNER:
Young Living Essential Oils, Lehi, UT: Jared S. Turner, President and COO

Executive of the Year - Diversified Service Industries
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
Securus Technologies, Dallas, TX: Robert Pickens, President

Executive of the Year - Financial Services
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
FIS, Jacksonville, FL: Jim Johnson, President, Financial Institution Payments
SILVER STEVIE® WINNER:
New American Funding, Tustin, CA: Rick Arvielo, Co-Founder and CEO
BRONZE STEVIE® WINNER:
Aflac, Columbus, GA: June Howard, SVP, Financial Services & Chief Accounting Officer

Executive of the Year - Food & Beverage
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
The Wendy's Company, Dublin, OH: Todd A. Penegor, President & CEO

Executive of the Year - Health Products & Services
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
Smile Brands Inc., Irvine, CA: Steve Bilt, CEO
SILVER STEVIE® WINNERS:
Brighton Health Plan Solutions, New York, NY: Simeon Schindelman, CEO
USANA, Salt Lake City, UT: Kevin Guest, CEO
BRONZE STEVIE® WINNER:
MilliporeSigma, Burlington, MA: Udit Batra, CEO

Executive of the Year - Hospitality & Leisure
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket, CT: Felix Rappaport, President and CEO

Executive of the Year - Insurance
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
Aflac, Columbus, GA: Virgil Miller, EVP and COO of Aflac U.S., and President of Aflac Group
SILVER STEVIE® WINNER:
USHEALTH Advisors, LLC, Grapevine, TX: Troy McQuagge, President & CEO
BRONZE STEVIE® WINNER:
Alpha Warranty Services, Riverton, UT: Steve Rosenvall, CEO

Executive of the Year - Manufacturing
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
Makers Nutrition, Hauppauge, NY: Stephen Finnegan, General Manager

Executive of the Year - Pharmaceuticals
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
Makers Nutrition, Hauppauge, NY: Jason Provenzano, Founder and CEO
BRONZE STEVIE® WINNER:
MilliporeSigma, Burlington, MA: Udit Batra, CEO

Executive of the Year - Real Estate
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
Farbman Group, Southfield, MI: Andrew (Andy) Farbman, CEO

Executive of the Year - Telecommunications
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
GTT Communications, McLean, VA: Richard Rick D. Calder Jr., President and Chief Executive
BRONZE STEVIE® WINNER:
ADTRAN, Huntsville, AL: Meggin Sawyer, Vice President of Business Solutions and Cloud Services

Executive of the Year - Transportation
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
Parkmobile, Atlanta, GA: Jon Ziglar, CEO

Maverick of the Year - Business Products Industries
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
IGEL, San Francisco, CA: Jed Ayres, President & CEO - Revolutionizing the Thin Client Market

Maverick of the Year - Business Services Industries
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
FIS, Jacksonville, FL: Serena Smith, Division Executive, International Payments
SILVER STEVIE® WINNER:
Gemini Industries Inc., Burlington, MA: Victoria Bondoc, CEO
BRONZE STEVIE® WINNER:
PublicSchoolWORKS, Cincinnati, OH: Tom Strasburger, Vice President, Strategic Alliances

Maverick of the Year - Consumer Products
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
Jeunesse Global, Orlando, FL: Jeunesse® Chief Visionary Officer Scott Lewis: Envisioning a Different Path to Success

Maverick of the Year - Consumer Services
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
Best Western Hotels & Resorts, Phoenix, AZ: Bruce Wienberg, Vice President of Operations

Tech Innovator of the Year - Services
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
Amobee, Redwood City, CA: Kim Perell, CEO and President
BRONZE STEVIE® WINNER:
Trace3, Irvine, CA: Tyler Beecher, CEO

Tech Innovator of the Year - Software
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
Reltio, Redwood Shores, CA: Manish Sood, CEO
BRONZE STEVIE® WINNERS:
Bloomberg Tax Technology, Arlington, VA: Ken Crutchfield, VP & General Manager, Software - Revolutionizing the Way Corporations Manage Tax
Cvent, Tyson's Corner, VA: Reggie Aggarwal, Founder & CEO: Bridging Entrepreneurship and Leadership with Innovation

Tech Innovator of the Year - Other
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
Aflac, Columbus, GA: Tim Callahan, SVP, Global Chief Security Officer

Woman of the Year - Business Products Industries
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
DCR Workforce, Boca Raton, FL: Ammu Warrier, Founder & CEO - Empowering People in a Changing Environment
BRONZE STEVIE® WINNER:
Bloomberg Tax, Arlington, VA: Lisa Fitzpatrick, Vice President and General Manager of Bloomberg BNA Tax & Accounting

Woman of the Year - Business Services Industries
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
Vaco Los Angeles LLC, Los Angeles, CA: Frances Moreno, Partner & Owner
SILVER STEVIE® WINNER:
FIS, Jacksonville, FL: Gina Gitter, Payments Chief Administrative Officer, FIS Payments
BRONZE STEVIE® WINNERS:
Celebrity Cruises, Miami, FL: Dondra Ritzenthaler, Senior Vice President of Sales
Concept Technology Inc., Nashville, TN: Megan Long, Vice President of Finance and Business Operations
Dr. Susan Harrison, Overland Park, KS: Dr. Susan Harrison, Speaker, Author, Situational Coach, Trainer
JVZoo, Oviedo, FL: Laura Casselman, CEO
MDG2 Technologies, Austin, TX: Melissa Dobbins, CEO / Founder
Red Direction, Boulder, CO: Jess Dewell, CEO

Woman of the Year - Consumer Products
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
Zenni Optical, Novato, CA: Julia Zhen, Co-Founder and Owner
BRONZE STEVIE® WINNER:
Jeunesse Global, Orlando, FL: Successful Growth: Jeunesse® COO Wendy Lewis Can Calculate It, Literally

Woman of the Year - Consumer Services
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
I Am Enough, Marina Del Ray, CA: Marisa Peer, Speaker, Therapist, Behavioral Expert and Best-Selling Author
SILVER STEVIE® WINNERS:
New American Funding, Tustin, CA: Patty Arvielo, President and Co-Founder
WebPT, Phoenix, AZ: Nancy Ham, CEO and Health IT Pioneer
BRONZE STEVIE® WINNERS:
GuideWell Connect, Jacksonville, FL: Sara Hiers, Director of Field Marketing
Securus Technologies, Dallas, TX: Brenda Champion, Field Service Manager