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SLMA Opens Nominations for Annual “40 Most Inspiring Leaders in Sales Lead Management” Election!

The Sales Lead Management Association (SLMA) announced that nominations are open for its annual election to recognize the “40 Most Inspiring Leaders in Sales Lead Management.”  

SLMA CEO, Jim Obermayer, said “Inspirational leaders in sales lead management challenge the status quo and bring entrepreneurial thinking to software and web applications.  An inspiring leader can be a department manager, an author, a speaker, a company president, an events manager, a

communications specialist, or an innovative thinker in lead generation companies.  He or she might work at an agency, a software company (CRM, marketing automation, business intelligence or artificial intelligence applications, telemarketing, etc.), or one of the thousands of vendors serving the lead management discipline."

Susan Campanale, EVP for SLMA, said “It is our goal to continue our recognition of sales lead management leadership (7-year program: 50 most Influential People in Sales Lead Management) with the ‘40 Most Inspiring Leaders in Sales Lead Management.’”

PointClear CEO and President, Dan McDade, said “PointClear is a proud sponsor of SLMA and we are excited to see who this year’s deserving winners will be. Under the direction of Jim Obermayer, SLMA continues to push the envelope and evolve as an industry association.  This year’s contest recognizes the top 40 Most Inspiring Leaders in Sales Lead Management, ten folks in four distinct categories.  This change from a one-category contest to a four-category contest reflects SLMA’s evolution and desire to improve upon its already well respected, highly coveted sales and marketing competition.” 

Nomination Period: October 1-31, 2015

Only SLMA members may nominate people in one of four categories.  Membership is free.   

Four Categories – Ten Winners Each

  1. B2B and B2C Marketing Management and Sales Management
  2. B2B and B2c C-Level Management
  3. People in lead generation companies (including agencies - consultancies - database providers - fulfillment telemarketing - trade show vendors - etc.)
  4. People in software and web applications companies that pertain to sales lead management

The Election: November 2- December 6, 2015

The list of nominees will be published on the SLMA website.  Voters must be members of the SLMA.  Membership is free. 

Entries to be Judged                                                    

A panel of judges will review the nominations and vote totals, and choose the top ten in each category. 


The results will be announced December 15th.  Rules are available on the SLMA “40 Most Inspirational Leaders” site.

For more information about SLMA or the “40 Inspirational Leaders” List, call Sue Campanale at 360-933-1259.  

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