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A Night Of Mid-Market Stars

A Night Of Mid-Market Stars

2018 Mid-Market Awards Dinner and Celebration

Another successful convention ended with another great awards dinner where we celebrated the best of the Mid-Market.
 
Awards Dinner Gallery
 
As master of ceremonies, Today Show and NBC News contributor, Dr. Madeyln Fernstrom, helped us honor the 2018 Mid-Market Award recipients:

  • Micalyn Harris of ELPRO – Young Leader of the Year
  • Eric Green of West Pharmaceutical Services – Social Impact Award
  • Paul Decker of Mathematica – CEO of the Year
  • Restaurant Technologies – Company of the Year
                 and
  • Lulvleen Sidhu, Bank Mobile
  • Jeanne Thoma, SPI Pharma
  • Gina Fyfe, Integra Holdings
  • Cynthia Tidwell, Royal Neighbors of America
  • Elaine Osgood, Atlas Travel

The 2018 Most Influential Women of the mid-market who were in attendance.

Congratulations again to all!

Mid-Market Young Leader Award Winner

Mid-Market Young Leader Award Winner

CEO Connection® has announced the winner of its annual Young Leader of the Year award. Each year, qualified nominees are reviewed by a committee of experts and the award is presented to the mid-market executive who, early in his/her career, has demonstrated the greatest potential for leadership and lasting impact.

This year CEO Connection is proud to recognize Micalyn Harris, CEO of ELPRO Services, Inc., as the 2018 Young Leader of the Year.

In 2009, Micalyn Harris joined ELPRO Services, Inc.—a company that designs and manufactures solutions that monitor the transport and storage of pharmaceuticals throughout the supply chain, and is the U.S. subsidiary of Swiss-based ELPRO Group. Micalyn became President and CEO of the subsidiary in 2017.

As a newly minted CEO, Micalyn leveraged her experience in organizational change and business strategy to disrupt ELPRO Services’ competitive and growing market. Micalyn completely redefined the subsidiary’s organizational and financial focus, as well as doubled staff and revenue in the short term. During her tenure with ELPRO, Micalyn has negotiated strategic selling partnerships to expand the company’s sales and service footprint in the U.S., and has spearheaded numerous continuous improvement initiatives. Locally, Micalyn leads initiatives for employee community volunteerism and is a member of the Marietta College Entrepreneurship Advisory Board.

“Within ELPRO USA, I saw the opportunity to reshape the company from the ground up,” said Micalyn Harris. “The most fulfilling part of that journey was redefining our culture and aligning with profitability. Receiving this honor has encouraged me to continue my personal and business pursuits and to take them to the next level, driving change to positively impact my community and our growth.”

Micalyn will be honored at the 2018 Mid-Market Convention Awards Dinner on September 25, 2018, at The Wharton School. Other recipients—Company of the Year, CEO of the Year, and Social Impact Award—will be celebrated at that time. The dinner will be attended by members, sponsors, and guests of CEO Connection.

For more information about the awards, please visit http://www.midmarketawards.com/about/, and to purchase your ticket to the 2018 Mid-Market Awards Dinner, visit: https://www.midmarketconvention.com/registration/.

CEO Connection® Announces List of 25 Top Private Equity Firms for the Mid-Market

CEO Connection® Announces List of 25 Top Private Equity Firms for the Mid-Market

SYOSSET, N.Y., August 9, 2018/PRNewswire/ — CEO Connection® has announced its 2018 list recognizing private equity firms most effective for mid-market companies. The Top Private Equity Firms for the Mid-Market list highlights firms that invest in mid-market companies with a vision of strategic partnership, bringing them results-oriented expertise and focus on what is best for the next phase of growth.

“We believe these firms personify the spirit of the mid-market,” said Kenneth Beck, CEO of CEO Connection. “In the true symbiotic nature of the CEO Connection community, honoring them will help all of us promote the mid-market.”

Sixteen of the 2018 firms also made the list in 2017. The list was first developed in 2016 in response to membership interest in this area, namely private equity as a source of capital for mid-market growth.

The private equity firms were evaluated on five metrics: Commitment to the Mid-Market, Partnership Effectiveness, Financial Performance, Resources, and Social Impact. For the complete list, visit www.ceoconnection.com/top-private-equity-firms/.

Comprised of nearly 20,000 publicly and privately held companies, the mid-market represents an integral piece of the U.S. economy, employing more than 30 million people and generating approximately $10 trillion of the $30 trillion of annual gross receipts.

Members of the 2018 Top Private Equity Firms for the Mid-Market will be recognized at the annual CEO Connection Mid-Market Convention held in conjunction with The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Sept. 23-25. This exclusive global gathering features hundreds of CEOs, political leaders and business experts convening to discuss issues and challenges for mid-market companies. For more information and to register for the convention, visit www.midmarketconvention.com/registration.  

The CEO Connection 2018 Mid-Market Convention is made possible by the interactive support of strategic partners, including ABM, Carpedia, Invest in Canada, KR Strategy, Minority Business Development Agency, Morgan Samuels, Mphasis, Prime Genesis, RSM, SAS, Sibson Consulting, Mastered in Tennessee, Wex/MasterCard, Wharton.

2018 Most Influential Women of the Mid-Market List Released by CEO Connection®

2018 Most Influential Women of the Mid-Market List Released by CEO Connection®

Recognizing Women Who Influence Change, Innovation, and Standards of Excellence in Mid-Market Companies

SYOSSET, N.Y., July 24, 2018The Top 25 Most Influential Women of the Mid-Market 2018 has been announced by CEO Connection®, the only membership organization exclusively for mid-market CEOs.  This list recognizes outstanding women in the U.S. based on their ability to influence change, innovation, and standards for excellence in companies with annual sales between $100 million and $3 billion.  

List of Top 25 Most Influential Women in the Mid-Market (in alphabetical order):

  • Olu Beck, Wholesome Sweeteners
  • Sandra Cochran, Cracker Barrel
  • Judy Faulkner, Epic Systems Corporation
  • Sheila Flavell, FDM Group
  • Lesa France Kennedy, International Speedway Corporation
  • Gina Fyffe, Integra Holdings
  • Mary Ann Heino, Lantheus Medical Imaging
  • Tina Hodges, Advance Financial
  • Lisa Hook, Neustar, Inc.
  • Julie Howard, Navigant Consulting
  • Judy McReynolds, ArcBest Corporation
  • Kim Ann Mink, Innophos Holdings, Inc.
  • Elaine Osgood, Atlas Travel & Technology Group, Inc.
  • Winnie Park, Paper Source
  • Mary Powell, Green Mountain Power
  • Martine Rothblatt, United Therapeutics Corporation
  • Susan Salka, AMN Healthcare Services., Inc.
  • Ninfa Saunders, Navicent Health
  • Karyn Schoenbart, The NPD Group
  • Anne Sempowski Ward, Curio
  • Luvleen Sidhu, BankMobile
  • Sally J. Smith, Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Jeanne Thoma, SPI Pharma, Inc.
  • Cynthia Tidwell, Royal Neighbors of America
  • Marita Zuraitis, Horace Mann Educators Corporation

The 2018 honoree list includes dedicated philanthropists and community leaders.   Beyond their success in the boardroom, each of these women have a story to tell.

“We are honored to recognize such a prestigious group of women who have truly made an impact on their company and have given back to their community,” says Kenneth Beck, CEO of CEO Connection.  “We have identified top CEOs through our Mid-Market 500 and Mid-Market 1000 lists, and are now pleased to share this new select group on the Most Influential Women’s List with the business community.”

Honorees will be recognized at the 2018 Mid-Market Convention on September 23-25 at The Wharton School in Philadelphia, PA.  Referred to as the “Davos for the Mid-Market,” this exclusive global gathering brings together the leadership of the mid-market top business experts and senior government officials to help each other and change the world.

“I am excited to see the diversity of sectors that are represented on our list this year,” said Dr. Kathryn Ritchie, Founder & CEO of KR Strategy, and Chair of CEO Connection’s Most Influential Women of the Mid-Market List Advisory Board. “The breadth of impact that female CEOs are having in the mid market is broadening. It is wonderful to see the real and rich penetration of their leadership.”

For more information and to register for the convention, visit www.midmarketconvention.com/registration.

Join Us To Strategize: Competitive Advantage Through Customer Centricity

Join Us To Strategize: Competitive Advantage Through Customer Centricity

Devise Action Plans with the Expert

Bring your ideas and take advantage of the world-class marketing expert and other mid-market CEO experiences at the Competitive Advantage Through Customer Centricity breakout session during the 6th Annual Mid-Market Convention.

Professor Peter Fader of The Wharton School will lead the session at the convention, September 23-25, 2018, on the Wharton School campus in Philadelphia. He is the author of Customer Centricity: Focus on the Right Customers for Strategic Advantage.

Specifically designed by and for mid-market CEOS, the 6th annual CEO Connection Mid-Market Convention brings the leadership of the Mid-Market together with subject matter experts, prominent academics, and senior government officials to help each other and change the world.

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

• Collaborative Breakout Sessions. Led by CEOs from Google, Mathematica, Ben & Jerry’s and other top companies.
• Remarkable People. Connect with the CEO of the Year, Young Leader & Social Impact Award Winners, as well as the Most Influential Women of the Mid-Market.
• Business Plan Showcase. Connect with groundbreaking entrepreneurs looking for capital to drive innovation within your company.
• Board Connection Reception. Interact with corporate, corporate advisory, and nonprofit boards looking for new board members. Limited to 25 CEOs.
2018 Most Influential Women of the Mid-Market

2018 Most Influential Women of the Mid-Market

We are pleased to present to you the 2018 Most Influential Women of the Mid-Market. This list recognizes the top 25 women in U.S.-based companies with annual sales between $100 million and $3 billion. We choose them on their abilities to influence change, innovation, and for setting standards of excellence in their companies.

These women are CEOs of their respective companies, and are listed in alphabetical order by company.

  • Susan Salka, AMN Healthcare Services., Inc.
  • Elaine Osgood, Atlas Travel & Technology Group, Inc.
  • Tina Hodges, Advance Financial
  • Judy McReynolds, ArcBest Corporation
  • Luvleen Sidhu, BankMobile
  • Sally J. Smith, Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Sandra Cochran, Cracker Barrel
  • Anne Sempowski Ward, Curio
  • Judy Faulkner, Epic Systems Corporation
  • Sheila Flavell, FDM Group
  • Mary Powell, Green Mountain Power
  • Marita Zuraitis, Horace Mann Educators Corporation
  • Kim Ann Mink, Innophos Holdings, Inc.
  • Gina Fyffe, Integra Holdings
  • Lesa France Kennedy, International Speedway Corporation
  • Mary Ann Heino, Lantheus Medical Imaging
  • Winnie Park, Paper Source
  • Karyn Schoenbart, The NPD Group
  • Ninfa Saunders, Navicent Health
  • Julie Howard, Navigant Consulting
  • Lisa Hook, Neustar, Inc.
  • Cynthia Tidwell, Royal Neighbors of America
  • Jeanne Thoma, SPI Pharma, Inc.
  • Martine Rothblatt, United Therapeutics Corporation
  • Olu Beck, Wholesome Sweeteners

To view the bios for the honorees, go here.

Since its inception, CEO Connection has worked to get the underrepresented mid-market the attention it warrants as a job creator, as a force of economic growth, and as a driver of social impact.

Please help us honor these amazing women by congratulating them personally, and joining us to recognize the Most Influential Women of the Mid-Market at the 2018 Mid-Market Convention (September 23-25 in Philadelphia).

 

Register for the Mid-Market Convention