At the 2017 Annual Summit in Del Mar, California, the Society of International Business Fellows (SIBF) presented member awards to seven exceptional individuals who have given generously of their time, talent and resources. Because of their dedication and willingness to give back locally and globally, SIBF is a stronger organization. SIBF is honored to recognize this year’s impressive group of winners:
Tom Wallace (FL, ’12): Allan J. McDonald International Entrepreneur Award
Established by the Class of 1987 to commemorate Allan J. McDonald’s international entrepreneurial accomplishments and support of SIBF. The award is presented annually at the Summit to a Fellow who has demonstrated outstanding international entrepreneurial effort during the previous year.
Susan & Meade Sutterfield (GA, ’97): James D. Cockman Humanitarian Award
Presented annually at the Summit to a Fellow who has made extraordinary contributions to a philanthropic initiative, demonstrating a strong commitment to an organization whose primary mission is improving the lives of those in need. This award was established in honor of 1992 class member Jim Cockman, known for his generous spirit and dedication to local and national community projects.
Randy Nuckolls (DC, ’83) & Bobby Henebry (GA, ’15): Spirit of SIBF Award
Recognizes a member who has spearheaded an innovative program or other special effort. Through personal initiative and effective use of SIBF’s network, this individual has delivered outstanding results and raised the bar for other members who oversee SIBF projects.
David Love (NC, ’92): Mentor Award
Recognizes a long-standing SIBF member who has accepted indirect or unofficial leadership roles in order to support leadership. SIBF mentors are vital to our success, providing the voice of experience and the extended circle of acquaintance that is often critical to the success of new leaders.
Mark Lampen (SC, ’16): Newcomer Award
Recognizes emerging leadership in the newest class which is crucial to a governance structure where key volunteer positions rotate frequently. This award honors a member from the most recently inducted class who exhibits strong leadership skills and dedication to the Society very early in their membership.
ABOUT SIBF: The Society of International Business Fellows (SIBF) is a non-profit business association founded in 1981. Over 70% of members are CEOs, owner, presidents or managing partners. Represented in 40 countries worldwide, the organization has 1200 members from small and medium-sized enterprises as well as major multinationals and global professional services firms. Leadership Academies in the US, Central Eurasia, the Middle East, and South East Asia attract high potential leaders and present global networking opportunities for the next generation of leaders. Membership is by invitation only with interest in international business and culture as the common thread among members. www.sibf.org