1to1 Magazine Honors 15 Executives Whose Commitment to Customers Delivers Bottom-Line Impact

Norwalk, CT | May 08, 2007

The 1to1® Customer Champions program, presented by 1to1 Magazine, recognizes executives who prove they can successfully balance company and customer needs, and that customer-centricity is a profitable business approach. Now in its fourth year, the program points the spotlight on those who have implemented effective and innovative customer strategies that have led to clear and quantifiable business results. Stories profiling the Customer Champions were featured across 1to1 Media publications including the April 2007 issue of 1to1 Magazine, the April 16, 2007 issue of 1to1 Weekly, and on www.1to1media.com.

The 1to1 Media editorial team selected the following visionaries for this year's program:

  • Geoff Brock, Canadian Tire Financial Services

  • Bill Crutchfield, Crutchfield

  • Jason Ward, JetBlue

  • Joey Schultz, AT&T

  • Nick Gledich, Orange County Public Schools

  • Dan Thorpe, Wachovia

  • Kirby Drysen, Cisco

  • Bill Burris, Lexus

  • Jonathan Tisch, Loews Hotels

  • Mark Ballard, Ann Taylor

  • Jane Judd, Zappos

  • Art Hall, Netbank

  • Moya Greene, Canada Post

  • Laree Daniel, Assurant Health

  • Stephan Chase, Marriott

"The 1to1 Customer Champions program demonstrates that the spirit and profitability of customer strategy are alive and well," said Don Peppers, founding partner, Peppers & Rogers Group. "It's always exciting to see that companies have created the kind of cultures that allow the Champions to work their magic."

"Our mission at 1to1 Media is to highlight and celebrate the immediate benefits and long-term value of putting the customer first," added Ginger Conlon, editor-in-chief of 1to1 Media. "The 1to1 Customer Champions program is a manifestation of that mission."

As the exclusive sponsor the program, SAS also celebrates the achievement of this year's honorees. "We are proud to be part of the 1to1 Customer Champions program. As data, analytics, and other customer tools become increasingly sophisticated, more and more companies will be ready to become Customer Champions."

This year's 15 honorees join the 30+ member 1to1 Customer Champions community, an exclusive group of like-minded executives who have been featured as 1to1 Customer Champions in previous years. The members participate in webinars, roundtables, and networking events throughout the year to share their winning ideas and educate others about their success.

For more information on the Customer Champions program and the featured executives, please visit www.1to1media.com/links/1to1customerchampions.html.

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