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SIOP Member Recognized With St. Barnabas Leadership Award


by SIOP Administrative Office

SIOP Fellow William C. Byham was honored at the first annual St. Barnabas Leadership awards at the 28th annual St. Barnabas CEO Leadership Conference September 12.

The large company award was presented to Byham (left), Chairman and CEO of Development Dimensions International. Julie Smith (center), President and CEO, RJW Media, received the award in the small company category. Dwayne Spurlock, the owner and CEO of ePeople – eKidzCare, was the winner in the medium company category.

Seven additional St. Barnabas Leadership Award finalists were also recognized at the conference for their outstanding leadership and for their ability to make a difference in their industries and within their communities. The finalists were:

Small Company (less than 50 employees)

  • Daniel Henderson – President, CooksonPeirce Wealth Management
  • John  Rosso – Founder and CEO, Sandler Training by Performance Management 
  • Winfield Smathers – Founder/Managing Director, Shorebridge Wealth Management

Medium Company (51-350 employees)

  • James Hunt – Managing Partner, Carbis Walker
  • Jeff Scott – President, Equipment & Controls Inc.

Large Company (More than 351 employees)

  • Raymond Buehler – President and CEO, Schneider Downs
  • Frank Fuhrer Jr. – Chairman, Frank Fuhrer Wholesale

Also during the conference, more than 300 CEOs and corporate executives applauded the dynamic presentations of six outstanding business leaders as they shared their personal experiences navigating the "Winds of Change."

About St. Barnabas St. Barnabas Health System is one of Pennsylvania's largest healthcare systems.  In its 114th year, St. Barnabas is like no other - diverse and expansive - meeting the needs of young retirees through those who require hospice. St. Barnabas' spectrum of care includes four retirement communities, three living assistance facilities, two skilled nursing homes, and a community outpatient medical center. Providing more than $6 million in free care annually, St. Barnabas engages in innovative methods to raise money for its Free Care Fund such as The Jackie Evancho award at its Kean Quest Talent Search, The Kean Theatre, The Crystal Conservatories, Rudolph Auto Repair, and Beautiful Buys Thrift Shoppe.  For more information on St. Barnabas visit www.StBarnabasHealthSystem.com. (Photo by Rick Armstrong)