Circle of Champions

Lifetime Sales 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

Congratulations to the membership professionals who received 2016 Lifetime Sales Achievement Awards!  See the complete list here. For a press release template to be used by 2016 award recipients, please click here.

2016-2017 Lifetime Achievement Award Information

How to qualify:

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

  1. Submit the Lifetime Achievement Recognition Form (signatures required) by June 2, 2017. Please note that award level recognitions are awarded only once for each level.  
  2. ACCE does not track your lifetime sales. You must notify ACCE that you have reached the next recognition level by submitting the Lifetime Achievement Award Recognition Form.
  3. Please include ALL of your lifetime sales on the Recognition Form where noted. (Alternatively, if you have already received an award for a Lifetime level, you may re-submit a copy of the recognition form you submitted for that previous level, and then a new form encompassing subsequent sales.)
  4. Awards are presented during the ACCE Annual Convention Awards Show.

Diamond and Million Dollar Circle Award recipients:


These individuals have achieved 1.5 million in sales in chamber memberships throughout their careers. 

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

         Adam Diomedo
         Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce

         Lisa Mullin
         Greater Cleveland Partnership

         Pamela Wright
         Myrtle Beach Are Chamber of Commerce

         Jane Abe, IOM, ACE
         Aurora (IL) Regional Chamber of Commerce

         Vance Adams
         Las Vegas (NV) Chamber of Commerce

         Mike Hylton
         Greater Indianapolis (IN) Chamber of Commerce

         Roya Khavari
         Las Vegas (NV) Chamber of Commerce

Million Dollar Circle

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

          Cheryl Clark
          Cocoa Beach (FL) Regional Chamber of Commerce

          Bill Marklein
          Sheboygan County (WI) Chamber of Commerce

          Marcus Turley
          Arkansas State (AR) Chamber of Commerce

          Deborah Paredes
          Greater Philadelphia (PA) Chamber of Commerce

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

Jim Black
Greater Cleveland (OH) Partnership

William Brey
Macomb County (MI) 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

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

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


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