Since 1985, our organization recognizes one business professional for their business-to-business marketing achievements, leadership, and contributions in shaping the business-to-business marketing landscape. Recipients are chosen for their commitment to advancing the professionalism and high standards of B2B marketing, both within their company and the community. The winner is honored each year at the annual Fourteeners Awards Banquet. Listed here are current and previous recipients.
2018 Business Marketer of the Year
Carla Johnson is a world-renowned storyteller, an entertaining speaker, and a prolific author. Carla and her company, Type A Communications, have helped 100s of companies all over the world tell their story.
2017 Business Marketer of the Year
Greg Olson is Principal at GROWL, a Denver-based marketing and design agency that specializes in helping companies drive more revenue and results through the development of highly focused sales tools, strategic marketing, and digital campaigns.
2016 Business Marketer of the Year
Meg VanderLaan is chief communications officer of MWH Global where she leads the company in its efforts to enhance its corporate brand and uphold its purpose of Building a Better World. In addition, VanderLaan leads message development across various media channels for the company’s operations in 35 countries.
2015 Business Marketer of the Year
As CMO of Level 3 Communications, Anthony Christie's broad experience across multiple business disciplines has set him up with an end-to-end view of the enterprise. This cross-function expertise allows Anthony to live his passion and drive his leadership influence from the helm of marketing.
2014 Business Marketer of the Year
Sherri is a founder of Leopard, the B2B marketing consultancy whose blue chip client list included IBM. SAP, Siemens, and Motorola. She is a visionary leader who "gets" technology, can talk to engineers, and thrives in the world of complex buying cycles. She led the effort to reshape IBM's $22B Software business to move away from product brands to focus on the outcomes clients achieve using the IBM software.
2013 Business Marketer of the Year