Americas Leader of the Year Award 2011
Monday, May 9, 2011
Posted by: Julanne R
We are pleased to announce the 2011 nominees for the Americas Leader of the Year Award.
Vivit is positively bursting with activity, due to the efforts of all volunteers. These twelve nominees for
Americas Leader of the Year Award exemplify the best of what all of us strive to be. Each
of these individuals has special talents and strengths and has stepped forward to share them with this
|By Karen Semonson|
Vivit Board of Directors President
As a whole, they all exemplify the best of leadership qualities: honesty, forward-looking, competence,
inspiration and intelligence. As strong leaders, the willingness to share and be courageous in the face of
persistent challenges and obstacles is the reason that members of their Chapters and SIGs nominated them for
this award. From the voices of Vivit members, they are being recognized for their ability to shape the
future of many, as a community and as individuals, through their leadership abilities.
The special magic of Vivit comes from the essence of what makes us human—the need for connection. These
leaders understand that special magic and work to create a thriving community where member voices can be
heard and knowledge-sharing and collaboration are welcomed. While diversity of thought can prompt barriers,
these leaders have mastered the art of listening, and they guide our members to open dialog and open
connection so that at the end of the day, personal growth and expertise can develop.
The Vivit Board of Directors thanks each one of these nominees for their ongoing efforts to help build a
community of people that spans 14 countries, 53 Chapters and SIGs, and 5800 worldwide members. These
individuals are growing to be outstanding leaders of the future: for this community, for their organizations, for their families and for their friends. Through the Americas Leader of the Year Award,
Vivit expresses our gratitude and recognizes the contributions of these twelve nominees for their
Co-Leader, Iowa Chapter
Leader, New York/New Jersey Metro
Co-Leader, Ohio Regional Chapter
Co-Leader, Carolinas Chapter
Co-Leader, Arizona Chapter
Leader, Toronto and Montreal Chapters
Co-Leader, Mid-Atlantic Chapter
Co-Leader, Ohio Regional and Kentucky Chapters
Co-Leader, Minneapolis/St. Paul Chapter
Co-Leader, Iowa and Nebraska Chapters and Testing, Quality, and ALM SIG
Co-Leader, HP Service Management SIG
Co-Leader, Chicago, Kansas City, Texas Region and Richmond, VA Chapters
We would like to recognize Chris Scharer from the Iowa and Nebraska Chapters and TQA SIG of Vivit. As a
Vivit board member, he is not eligible for the 2011 award, but his work as a leader is still very much
appreciated and acknowledged by many members.
The 2011 award recipient will be announced at HP DISCOVER in Las Vegas, June 6 - 10. We will also
announce the recipient in the July issue of the InForum News. Stay tuned.