IES Lifetime Achievement, Women in Sales Leadership, Entrepreneur Sales Leader, and Rising Sales Star Award Recipients

The IES recognizes a sales visionary, leader and world-class executioner of sales excellence each year with its Lifetime Achievement Award. The IES also recognizes a high-achieving Women in Sales leader each year as well.

Qualifications for the Lifetime Achievement Award include a substantive career in leading sales at the highest level at major brands, a legacy of protégé success, and commitment to the sales profession.

The Woman in Sales Leadership award criteria may include sales leadership positions held at top brand companies, exemplary leadership or achievement in sales, service to the sales professional, and performance.

Joe Ayers

About Joe Ayers

2023 Recipient

Joe Ayers is the Vice President and General Manager of U.S. Industries for Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). In this role, Mr. Ayers oversees all aspects of the business, including sales, marketing, customer experience, services and integration of new acquisitions.

Mr. Ayers has been a leader at HPE for more than eight years, […]

Susan Shapero

About Susan Shapero

2023 Recipient

Susan Shapero is the Vice President and General Manager of U.S. Public Sector for Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). In this role, Ms. Shapero oversees all aspects of the business, including sales, marketing, customer experience, services, government relations and integration of new acquisitions.

Ms. Shapero has held leadership positions at HPE for over […]

Alyssa Merwin Henderson

About Alyssa Merwin Henderson

2023 Recipient

Alyssa Merwin Henderson is the global Vice President of LinkedIn Sales Solutions, one of the company’s fastest growing lines of business. In her role, Alyssa leads the global sales organization to help companies around the world engage with LinkedIn’s community of nearly 822 million members, connecting buyers and sellers to […]

Mayssa Haddad

About Mayssa Haddad

2023 Recipient

Mayssa Haddad is a Senior Manager at Amazon Web Services (AWS) within the Public Sector Partner Programs team. In this role, Mayssa leads ISV and CoSell programs for the AWS Public Sector Organization, driving critical transformations of government, education, healthcare, and non-profit institutions globally. Mayssa has been part of the Programs […]

Tien Wong

About Tien Wong

2023 Recipient

Tien Wong is a technology entrepreneur, CEO, and angel investor. He is Chairman & CEO of Opus8, Inc., a private investment and strategic advisory firm specializing in raising capital for alternative investment fund managers, as well as promising tech companies. He is also Chairman of Lumious, an ed tech company which […]

Jennifer Chronis

About Jennifer Chronis

2022 Recipient

Jennifer Chronis is the Vice President, Public Sector for VMware. She was previously the Senior Vice President of Public Sector at Verizon where she lead the team of professionals dedicated to partnering with Verizon’s federal, state, local, education and public safety customers to deliver innovative technology solutions and services.

Prior to […]

Dave Rey

About Dave Rey

2022 Recipient

Dave Rey is the President of Sales for Global Public Sector at Salesforce. He is responsible for driving the continued growth and success of the sales team that supports all public sector business within North America (NA), EMEA & APAC.

Prior to joining Salesforce in 2013, Mr. Rey worked at Oracle […]

Lauryn Scott

About Lauryn Scott

2022 Recipient

Lauryn Scott is a dynamic sales leader at Cvent, a cloud-based platform that offers software solutions throughout the entire lifecycle of an event.  Specifically on the Hospitality Cloud, Lauryn is a sales manager who effectively coaches Account Managers to sell software solutions to hoteliers to grow their group and transient […]

Toni Townes-Whitley

About Toni Townes-Whitley

2021 Recipient

Toni Townes-Whitley is President, U.S. Regulated Industries at Microsoft Corporation, a technology company that enables digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge. In this role Ms. Townes-Whitley leads Microsoft’s U.S. sales team and manages a P&L of approximately $11 billion across the public sector […]