Congratulations to the 2012 Award Winners!

In the theme of the Business Olympians, we awarded a Bronze, Silver and Gold Medalist in each category at this year’s International Franchise Brokers Conference and Expo.

The categories and winners are listed below.

Rookie of the Year

Gold : Dan Friend
Silver : Kevin Roman
Bronze: Jim Neumann

Visionary of the Year

Gold: Anita Best – Work with Universities
Silver: Rich Helm – Tradeshow Innovation
Bronze: Jim Radloff – Associate Program

Top Producer of the Year

Gold: Sue Bennett – 45 Deals
Silver: Al Lesko – 22 Deals
Bronze: Gayle Sutton – 19 Deals

Broker of the Year

Gold: Al Lesko
Silver: Sue Bennett
Bronze: Andy Lamedman

Carnell Industry Leader of the Year

Gold: Al Lesko
Silver: Andy Lamedman
Bronze: Gayle Sutton

Trainer of the Year

Gold: Eric Riess
Silver: Larry Carnell
Bronze: Terry Sullivan

Business Opportunity of they Year

Gold: Naturals 2 Go
Silver: Signworld
Bronze: iTrip

Franchise of the Year

Gold: Restoration 1
Silver: Service Brands
Bronze: Express Employment Professionals

Vendor of the Year

Gold: Tenet Financial
Silver: Greensfelder Attorneys at Law
Bronze: Benetrends

Thank you so much for your votes in the ballot and a huge congratulations to the winners this year.  It is a huge honor to be elected by your peers for these awards so congratulations to all the nominees and winners.  We accept nominations for the awards all year long, so please email nominations to

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