2024 Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

Independence, OH – April 11, 2024 – The International Business Brokers Association® (IBBA) is pleased to announce the inaugural inductees to the IBBA Hall of Fame:

Jim Afinowich | Lifetime Master CBI, M&AMI, Fellow of the IBBA

Pino Bacinello | Lifetime Master CBI, M&AMI, CM&AP, Fellow of the IBBA

Barry Berkowitz | Lifetime Master CBI, M&AMI, Fellow of the IBBA

Warren Burkholder | Lifetime CBI, Fellow of the IBBA

Andy Cagnetta | Lifetime Master CBI, Fellow of the IBBA

Ronald Chernak | Lifetime CBI, M&AMI, Fellow of the IBBA

Cress S. Diglio | Lifetime CBI, Fellow of the IBBA

Darrell Fouts in memoriam | Fellow of the IBBA

Don Hankins | Lifetime CBI, Fellow of the IBBA

Ron Johnson | Lifetime CBI, M&AMI, Fellow of the IBBA

Jeff Jones | Lifetime CBI, Fellow of the IBBA

Brian Knight in memoriam | Lifetime CBI, Fellow of the IBBA

Len Krick | Lifetime CBI, Fellow of the IBBA

Ed Pendarvis | Lifetime CBI, Fellow of the IBBA

Lou Vescio | Lifetime Master CBI, Fellow of the IBBA

Barbara West | Fellow of the IBBA

Tom West in memoriam | Lifetime CBI, Fellow of the IBBA

“We look forward to honoring our inductees at the upcoming IBBA Conference in Louisville,” stated Jeff Snell, Co-Chair of the Hall of Fame Committee. “Everyone on this list has a passion for this profession and association and has dedicated countless hours and resources to the betterment of our industry. It’s important we remember and acknowledge our roots and these contributions as we continue to grow and add new members.”

The Hall of Fame is a distinguished accolade reserved for those individuals who’ve had significant and sustained impact on both the IBBA and the business brokerage profession. It is bestowed upon contributors to the association, past and present, living or deceased. The inaugural list was tabulated using an objective point system covering the four areas of service/leadership, credentialing, educational contribution, and individual awards.

“It has been a great journey reviewing the nominees and uncovering even more history about the IBBA as part of the process,” commented Cress V. Diglio, Co-Chair of the Hall of Fame Committee. “We know there are many more people to recognize and look forward to doing so as our Hall of Fame accepts inductees annually going forward.”

About the International Business Brokers Association
Formed in 1984 and with nearly 3,000 members, the International Business Brokers Association® (IBBA) is the largest international not for profit association for business brokers. The association provides business brokers with education, free benefits, conferences, professional designations, support programs and networking opportunities, and awards the Certified Business Intermediary (CBI)® designation to qualifying business brokers. To learn more visit www.ibba.org.

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