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Circle of Champions

Lifetime Achievement Awards

The Membership Development Division's Circle of Champions sales program has developed a recognition program for career membership sales professionals. The following criteria is used to determine the recognition levels:

  • Diamond: 1.5 million in sales 
  • Million Dollar Circle:  $1 million in sales 
  • Platinum: 1250 sales or $750,000 in sales
  • Gold: 1000 sales or $500,000 in sales
  • Silver: 750 sales or $300,000 in sales
  • Bronze: 500 sales or $175,000 in sales

2013-14 Lifetime Achievement Information

How to qualify

You must be a current member of the Circle of Champions (join here).

  1. Submit the Lifetime Achievement entry form (signatures required) by June 3, 2014. This must be submitted every year that you qualify for an award. ACCE does not track your results and you must notify ACCE that you have reached the next level to obtain that level's award.
  2. Awards are presented during the ACCE Annual Convention Awards Show.

Million Dollar Circle

These individuals have achieved sales of more than $1 million in chamber memberships throughout their careers.

Jane Abe
Naperville (IL) Area Chamber of Commerce

Vance Adams
Las Vegas (NV) Chamber of Commerce

Jim Black
Greater Cleveland (OH) Partnership

William Brey
Detroit (MI) Regional Chamber of Commerce

Steve Caldwell
Charlotte (NC) Chamber of Commerce

Adam Diomedo
Greater Philadelphia (PA) Chamber of Commerce

Cindy Duber
Greater Cleveland (OH) Partnership

Link Ellington
Las Vegas (NV) Chamber of Commerce

Rob Engleman
Las Vegas (NV) Chamber of Commerce

Paul Federico
Greater Cleveland (OH) Partnership

Mark Fries
Las Vegas (NV) Chamber of Commerce

Mary Ellen Gray
Greater Raleigh (NC) Chamber of Commerce

Chris Harju-Jones
Las Vegas (NV) Chamber of Commerce

Brenda R. Harvill
Detroit (MI) Regional Chamber

Pamela K. Hull
Fox Cities (WI) Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Mike Hylton
Greater Indianapolis (IN) Chamber of Commerce

Vicki L. Keibler
North Myrtle Beach (SC) Chamber of Commerce & CVB  

Roya Khavari
Las Vegas (NV) Chamber of Commerce

Robyn Kinkopf
Greater Cleveland (OH) Partnership

Evelyn G. Lucas
Greater Raleigh (NC) Chamber of Commerce

Beverly Maloney
Hilton Head Island - Bluffton (SC) Chamber of Commerce

Oma McCall
Greater Indianapolis (IN) Chamber of Commerce

Lisa Mullin
Greater Cleveland (OH) Partnership

Sally Rutledge-Ott, ACE
Aurora (IL) Regional Chamber of Commerce 

Amanda B. Pasdon
West Virginia Chamber of Commerce

Jeffrey L. Shinaman
Saratoga County (NY) Chamber of Commerce

Barb Smith
Metropolitan Milwaulkee (WI) Association of Commerce

Jennifer St. John
Los Angeles (CA) Area Chamber of Commerce

John W. Thrasher
Windsor District (ON) Chamber of Commerce

Carl J. Wendt
Los Angeles (CA) Area Chamber

Allie Williams
American Chamber of Commerce Executives (VA)

Chris Wilson
Las Vegas (NV) Chamber of Commerce

Pamela Wright
Myrtle Beach (SC) Area Chamber of Commerce

Gold
(1,000 sales or $500,000 in sales)

Ashleigh Adkins
Knoxville Area (TN) Chamber Partnership

Jo Bethea
Greater Akron (OH) Chamber

Jeni Coke 
Lake Havasu (AZ) Area Chamber of Commerce 

Derek Crang
Greater Saskatoon (Canada) Chamber of Commerce

Linda Drumheller 
Montgomery (AL) Area Chamber of Commerce

Kelly Fanelli
Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches (FL)

Theresa E.Hardin 
Caldwell (ID) Chamber of Commerce

Diane Jusko
Greater Cleveland (OH) Partnership

Kris Johnson
Prince William (VA) Chamber of Commerce

Lindsey J. Kleinhans
Plano (TX) Chamber of Commerce    

Mark Laverentz
Greater Kansas City (MO) Chamber of Commerce

Larry Morris
Association of Washington Business

Kim Niskey
Greater Raleigh (NC) Chmaber of Commerce

Sandy Richardson
Gwinnett (GA) Chamber of Commerce

Marcus Turley
Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce

Mandy Vickers
Greater Hot Springs (AR) Chamber of Commerce

Emily L. Waite, CCE, CCM, IOM
Wichita Falls (TX) Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Silver
(750 sales or $300,000 in sales)

Jane Trenchard Backes
Metropolitan Milwaukee (WI) Association of Commerce 

Tonya Freese
Tulsa (OK) Metro Chamber

Elizabeth McCauley 
Greater Reading (PA) Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Dianne Phillips
Greater Aiken (SC) Chamber of Commerce

David Pruente, IOM
Overland Park (KS) Chamber of Commerce

Blaire Stover
Augusta (GA) Metro Chamber of Commerce

Bronze
(500 sales or $175,000 in sales)

 Kristy Aurand
The Lancaster (PA) Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Dannea Alysworth
Boise  (ID) Metro Chamber of Commerce

Matt Bemister
Gwinnett (GA) County Chamber of Commerce

Kim Dahlsten
Manhattan (KS) Area Chamber of Commerce

Nancy McCoy Duncan
Union County (NC) Chamber of Commerce

CJ Harkola
Rennselaer (NY) County Regional Chamber of Commerce

Denise Holthaus
McKinney (TX) Chamber of Commerce

Logan Marcum 
Dayton (OH) Area Chamber of Commerce

Diane Raihle 
Hampton Roads (VA) Chamber of Commerce

Heather Taylor
Greater Akron (OH) Chamber

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