Welcome!

News Feed Item

Amway Honors Heroes

Amway 2013 Hero Awards Presented to Exceptional Examples of Generosity, Leadership, Patriotism and Determination

ADA, Mich., Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hundreds of Amway Independent Business Owners (IBOs) give their time and resources to have a positive impact on the world. To recognize these efforts Amway North America has proudly announced the recipients of the fourth annual Amway Hero Awards for generosity, leadership, patriotism and determination.

To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please visit: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/61032-amway-2013-hero-awards-for-independent-business-owners-ibo 

Recipients of the 2013 Amway Hero Awards for generosity, leadership, patriotism and determination

Hero Award for Generosity

Through countless donations of their time and resources, Jody and Kathy Victor have set a powerful example of how strong leadership and generosity can make a difference. "It doesn't matter if it's a little or a lot. It makes a difference in your life – and in the lives of others." This compassionate couple from Canton, Ohio is actively involved in both national and local organizations and has shown that giving back is a true family value. Their passion for philanthropy has supported causes like the American Heart Association, a scholarship fund at Ohio State University and a local baseball program for their community. Jody is also one of the founders of The U.S. Dream Academy, a cause especially close to their hearts. They both actively support the afterschool and mentoring programs that the U.S. Dream Academy provides, focused on empowering at-risk children.  For decades of quiet philanthropy and making a lasting difference Jody and Kathy Victor have been awarded the 2013 Amway Hero Award for Generosity.

Hero Award for Leadership

As one of eight children, Bill Britt quickly developed the leadership skills that would support him as he enlisted in the army, served as the Assistant City Manager of Raleigh and then the City Manager of both Sanford and Goldsboro, North Carolina. Peggy realized these strong qualities and saw Bill's potential as a leader when they met. Peggy was the quiet strength and support behind Bill's success. Together they built their Amway business for 43 years and became leaders of leaders, creating one of the largest global IBO networks in Amway. Sadly, Bill passed away last January but he is survived by generations of leaders that will continue his legacy. "Bill always said the meaning of success was if one person, or a situation, was better off because he was there." For their amazing ability to create leaders and improve the lives of others around the world, Bill and Peggy Britt are the recipients of the 2013 Amway Hero Award for Leadership.

Hero Award for Patriotism

As the son and grandson of veterans, Lynn Burnett always knew his passion was to serve his country. After serving several roles in the U.S. Army for 13 years and rising to the rank of Captain, Lynn left the military but has continued to serve his country. "I wanted to impact people's lives in a positive way and serve my country again," he says.  As a family the Burnetts volunteer and support soldiers and their families at a local USO in Federal Way, Washington. Still he insists he is not a hero but rather a patriot. As Lynn continues to build his Amway business he points out the patriotism that he finds in Amway. "You can have personal freedom, like we do in America, yet not have the economic freedom to take advantage of it. You need to have personal freedom and economic freedom. That's what Amway is all about." For his humble service to America, Lynn Burnett is the recipient of the 2013 Amway Hero Award for Patriotism.

Hero Award for Determination

Renee DiSilva has endured more tragedy in the last decade alone than most of us will face in a lifetime. One year ago, following the untimely death of both of her parents, Renee's husband Alan, the love of her life, was killed in an accident. "I had a choice of whether I'd let this end my life. Whether I'd do nothing and let it defeat me. But I want to be an example of being able to overcome. I want to be strong." Alan and Renee had built their family business while raising their two children in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. After losing Alan, Renee allowed the Amway family business to slow down. Unexpectedly her team's participation in the BODYKEY by NUTRILITE™ 90-Day Weight Loss Challenge motivated her and renewed her goal to become a Diamond in her Amway business. She is determined to be an inspiration to her team and her children who helped her through the hard times. For her inspiring ability to persevere and become an example of courage and strength, Renee DiSilva is the recipient of the 2013 Amway Hero Award for Determination.

The honorees of the 2013 Amway Hero Awards were chosen by an independent panel of judges whose backgrounds include foundation work, the not-for-profit sector, community agencies and the ministry, from among hundreds of nominations.

AMWAY
Amway is one of the largest direct selling businesses in the world. In 2013 Amway reported global sales of $11.8 billion, a record for the organization. Founded in 1959 and based in Ada, Michigan, Amway offers consumer products and business opportunities in more than 100 countries and territories worldwide. The top-selling brands for Amway are Nutrilite® vitamin, mineral and dietary supplements, Artistry® skincare and colour cosmetics, and eSpring® water treatment systems.

 

For her persistence in the face of personal loss, Renee DeSilva is awarded the Amway Hero Award for Determination.

 

For their decades of quiet philanthropy, Jody and Kathy Victor are the recipients of the 2013 Amway Hero Award for Generosity.

 

For a lifetime of guidance, Bill and Peggy Britt are the recipients of the 2013 Amway Hero Award for Leadership.

 

For his humble service to America, Lynn Burnett is the recipient of the 2013 Amway Hero Award for Patriotism.

 

To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please visit: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/61032-amway-2013-hero-awards-for-independent-business-owners-ibo

SOURCE Amway

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
All organizations that did not originate this moment have a pre-existing culture as well as legacy technology and processes that can be more or less amenable to DevOps implementation. That organizational culture is influenced by the personalities and management styles of Executive Management, the wider culture in which the organization is situated, and the personalities of key team members at all levels of the organization. This culture and entrenched interests usually throw a wrench in the work...
Hardware virtualization and cloud computing allowed us to increase resource utilization and increase our flexibility to respond to business demand. Docker Containers are the next quantum leap - Are they?! Databases always represented an additional set of challenges unique to running workloads requiring a maximum of I/O, network, CPU resources combined with data locality.
In his General Session at DevOps Summit, Asaf Yigal, Co-Founder & VP of Product at Logz.io, will explore the value of Kibana 4 for log analysis and will give a real live, hands-on tutorial on how to set up Kibana 4 and get the most out of Apache log files. He will examine three use cases: IT operations, business intelligence, and security and compliance. This is a hands-on session that will require participants to bring their own laptops, and we will provide the rest.
"We're bringing out a new application monitoring system to the DevOps space. It manages large enterprise applications that are distributed throughout a node in many enterprises and we manage them as one collective," explained Kevin Barnes, President of eCube Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
In his General Session at 16th Cloud Expo, David Shacochis, host of The Hybrid IT Files podcast and Vice President at CenturyLink, investigated three key trends of the “gigabit economy" though the story of a Fortune 500 communications company in transformation. Narrating how multi-modal hybrid IT, service automation, and agile delivery all intersect, he will cover the role of storytelling and empathy in achieving strategic alignment between the enterprise and its information technology.
Buzzword alert: Microservices and IoT at a DevOps conference? What could possibly go wrong? In this Power Panel at DevOps Summit, moderated by Jason Bloomberg, the leading expert on architecting agility for the enterprise and president of Intellyx, panelists peeled away the buzz and discuss the important architectural principles behind implementing IoT solutions for the enterprise. As remote IoT devices and sensors become increasingly intelligent, they become part of our distributed cloud enviro...
In their general session at 16th Cloud Expo, Michael Piccininni, Global Account Manager - Cloud SP at EMC Corporation, and Mike Dietze, Regional Director at Windstream Hosted Solutions, reviewed next generation cloud services, including the Windstream-EMC Tier Storage solutions, and discussed how to increase efficiencies, improve service delivery and enhance corporate cloud solution development. Michael Piccininni is Global Account Manager – Cloud SP at EMC Corporation. He has been engaged in t...
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo 2016 in New York. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be! Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, is co-located with 20th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry p...
@DevOpsSummit at Cloud taking place June 6-8, 2017, at Javits Center, New York City, is co-located with the 20th International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long developm...
"LinearHub provides smart video conferencing, which is the Roundee service, and we archive all the video conferences and we also provide the transcript," stated Sunghyuk Kim, CEO of LinearHub, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
A look across the tech landscape at the disruptive technologies that are increasing in prominence and speculate as to which will be most impactful for communications – namely, AI and Cloud Computing. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Curtis Peterson, VP of Operations at RingCentral, will highlight the current challenges of these transformative technologies and share strategies for preparing your organization for these changes. This “view from the top” will outline the latest trends and developm...
Things are changing so quickly in IoT that it would take a wizard to predict which ecosystem will gain the most traction. In order for IoT to reach its potential, smart devices must be able to work together. Today, there are a slew of interoperability standards being promoted by big names to make this happen: HomeKit, Brillo and Alljoyn. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Adam Justice, vice president and general manager of Grid Connect, will review what happens when smart devices don’t work togethe...
When you focus on a journey from up-close, you look at your own technical and cultural history and how you changed it for the benefit of the customer. This was our starting point: too many integration issues, 13 SWP days and very long cycles. It was evident that in this fast-paced industry we could no longer afford this reality. We needed something that would take us beyond reducing the development lifecycles, CI and Agile methodologies. We made a fundamental difference, even changed our culture...
The 20th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo, to be held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, brings together Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Containers, Microservices and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportunity. Submit your speaking proposal ...
@DevOpsSummit taking place June 6-8, 2017 at Javits Center, New York City, is co-located with the 20th International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo New York Call for Papers is now open.