Board Awards

Recognizing Excellence & Contribution

Tom West Award

Tom West is one of the founding fathers and was the first professional manager of the International Business Brokers Association. In the late 90’s, the Board of Directors decided to establish an award in his name. To win the award, recipients must show outstanding communication and promotion of the goals and ethics of business brokering. Recipients must aim to enhance the public image of the business brokerage profession by promotion of the association/profession through any form of communication.


2019 Cress V. Diglio

2018 Pino Bacinello

2017 Jeff Snell

2016 Lisa Riley

2015 Barry Berkowitz

2014 Len Krick

2013 Ron Chernak

2012 Jerry & Nancy Cofield

2011 Gary Johnson

2011 Linda Purcell

2010 Tom & Barbara West

2009 Bernard Siegel

2008 Jerry Cofield

2008 Charles Edmonds

2007 Gary Papay

2006 Edward Pendarvis

2005 Keith McLeod

2004 Jim Afinowich

2003 A.T. “Fred” Zirkle

2002 John C. Johnson

2001 Mike Hoesly

2000 Julie Johnson

1999 Brian Knight

1998 Charles Alario

1997 Jeff Jones

1994 Tom West

Fellow of the IBBA

The Fellow of the IBBA award was designed to celebrate the contributions of loyal, long-time members of the IBBA. This highly coveted and lifetime award is awarded to members who have their CBI designation and have met or exceeded the established criteria. In order to be considered for the Fellow of the IBBA award, the individual must have been a member of the IBBA for ten years or longer, hold their CBI designation, be in good standing, and have made significant contributions to the association by serving as a director, committee chairperson, presenter or instructor at a conference, or various other association activities. The following individuals have not only met the criteria, but have in some way contributed much of their time and energy to serve the association for the betterment of the members.


A.T. Fred Zirkle

Al Kedora

Alan Clark

Allan S. Reider

Andrew Cagnetta, Jr.

Andrew Smith

Angelica Michail

Anson Tripp

Anthony Geronimo

Arne McDaniel

Aron V. Culver

Barry Berkowitz

Bernard Siegel

Bill Womack

Bob Wyatt

Bobby McDowell

Brian Knight

Brian M. Wilson

C.R. Blohm

Carl Grimes

Charles A. Jay

Charles Broadwater, Jr.

Charles Edmonds

Charles M. Perkins

Chet Walden

Clem Barrere, Jr.

Clifford (C.A.) Mitts

Clyth MacLeod

Connie Womack Zielinski

Cornelius (CJ) Harris

Cress S. Diglio

Cress V. Diglio

Dale Clack

Dan Hall

Darrell Arne

Darrell Fouts

Dean McDonald

Denise Yardy

Dolliver Frederick

Don Hankins

Don McIver

Donald Cummins

Dora Lanza

Doug Robbins

Edward Adams

Edward Pendarvis

Edward Telling, Jr.

Edwin Kan Hing Lee

Eldon Edwards

Elias E. Ladon

Eric Gagnon

Eugene Gottesman

Fran Ollila

Frank E. Beane

Fred Jager

Fred L. Walker

Pino Bacinello

IBBA Chair’s Award

The IBBA Chair’s Award is given at the discretion of the Chairman of the Board and is awarded to any individual who has significantly helped the Chair or made an unusual contribution to the association during the Chair’s term.


2018 Steven Beal

2017 Scott Bushkie

2017 Cress V. Diglio

2016 Andy Cagnetta

2015 Lou Vescio

2015 Warren Burkholder

2014 Linda Purcell

2014 John Johnson

2013 Scott Bushkie

2012 Keith McLeod

2012 Ed Pendarvis

2012 Chet H. Walden

2011 Gary Papay

2010 Steve Wain

2009 Dan Hall

2008 Pino Bacinello

2008 Edwin Lee

2007 Linda Purcell

2007 Gary Johnson

2006 Don Hankins

2005 L. Charles Edmonds

2004 Warren Burkholder

2003 Henry L. Hicks

2002 Clem Barrere

2001 Mark Putnam

1998 Mike Hoesly

1997 Charles Hocker

1997 John Johnson

1996 Brian Knight

1995 James Hines

1995 Charles Alario

1995 Robert Groag

1994 Phil Taylor

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