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Sales and Marketers of the Year Honored at Annual Utah Business Luncheon

By Rachel Madison

January 27, 2014

Salt Lake City — Eighteen sales and marketing pros were honored for their contributions to their companies during Utah Business magazine’s 2014 Sales and Marketers of the Year, or SAMY, awards luncheon Friday.

Each of the honorees has helped to grow his or her company exponentially through creative marketing campaigns and impressive sales skills. Many said they wouldn’t be where they are today without their fellow employees or their families.

“It’s all about the team,” said John David King, executive vice president of sales and marketing at Fishbowl. “They make me look good.”

Sue Bingham, vice president of marketing at Les Olson Company, thanked her father, Les Olson, for building the company she now works for.

“If there’s one person I would thank, it’s my dad,” she said.

Frank Maylett, executive vice president of global sales and services at AtTask, challenged the honorees.

“As sales and marketing leaders, our responsibility isn’t to sell more—it’s about teaching the next generation of salespeople how to be good at what they do,” he said. “That’s the legacy we’ll leave.”


The 2014 SAMY award recipients are:

  • Burke Alder, Vice President of Marketing, Lendio
  • Josh Aston, Senior Director of Online Marketing, Progrexion Marketing
  • Jonathan Bacon, Director of Corporate Marketing, Wilson Electronics, LLC
  • Sue Bingham, Vice President of Marketing, Les Olson Company
  • Karl Hawes, Marketing Manager, Nammo Composite Solutions
  • Christopher Liechty, Vice President/Director of Communications, Bank of American Fork
  • Eli Mongeon, Vice President, Spring Works Utah
  • Jay Moss, Chief Marketing Officer, Woodside Homes
  • Ted Roxbury, Chief Marketing Officer, CLEARLINK
  • Ken Anderson, Vice President of Sales & Business Development, Universal Synaptics Corporation
  • Rad Dye, Senior Vice President, CBRE, Inc.
  • Brett Heyland, Director of Sales, Candle Warmers Etc.
  • Steve Kieffer, Project Development Manager, Big-D Construction
  • John David King, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Fishbowl
  • Frank Maylett, Executive Vice President of Sales and Services, AtTask
  • Don Robinson, Director of Sales, Rakuten MediaForge
  • James Thackeray, Account Executive, Clarient Inc., A GE Healthcare Company
  • Sean Wright, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Midwest Commercial Interiors

Read more about each of the award recipients’ accomplishments in the January issue of Utah Business.

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