Winners in first of two ABA awards events were presented on June 17 in Chicago.
[Hartford, CT] – Ernst Renner, CEO and Managing Partner, NEOS received a Bronze Stevie® Award in the Executive of the Year category in The 11th Annual American Business Awards in Chicago on Monday, June 17th.
The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small.
Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for “crowned,” the trophies were presented to honorees during a gala banquet on Monday, June 17 at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park Hotel. More than 500 nominees and their guests attended. The presentations will be broadcast by the Business TalkRadio Network on Wednesday and Thursday nights.
The 2013 American Business Awards will be presented at two awards events: Monday’s banquet in Chicago, and at the new products & tech awards event on Monday, September 16 in San Francisco.
More than 3,200 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Most Innovative Company of the Year, Management Team of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year, and Executive of the Year, among others. Renner is nominated in the Executive of the Year category for Business Services.
Renner led NEOS to do twice as much business in 2012 as the previous year and expanded NEOS’ brand concentrations to achieve a better client-mix and exceed the target goal of new clients by 60% in 2012. His leadership and tenacity also guided the firm to realize a 70% growth in revenue from 2011 to 2012.
Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 320 executives nationwide who participated in the judging process this year.
“This year’s American Business Awards was outsized in every way,” said Michael Gallagher, Stevie Awards founder and president. “More entries and more judges than ever before, and I’d have to say the most impressive collection of nominations we’ve ever received. We congratulate all of this year’s Stevie winners for their outstanding work.”
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. A fifth program, the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, will debut this year. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide.
Sponsors and partners of The 2013 American Business Awards include the Business TalkRadio Network, Callidus Software, Citrix Online, Dynamic Research Corporation, Experian Consumer Services, John Hancock Funds, LifeLock, PetRays, and SoftPro.