SOURCE: Relevate


January 26, 2011 09:09 ET

Relevate's Kelly Idol Named as Finalist in 2011 Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service

SPRINGFIELD, VA--(Marketwire - January 26, 2011) -  Kelly Idol, a 25 year professional and Relevate's leading sales director, was named a Finalist in the Regional Manager of the Year category in the fifth annual Stevie® Awards for Sales & Customer Service.

The awards are presented by the Stevie® Awards, which organizes several of the world's leading business awards shows including the prestigious American Business Awards.

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word "crowned," winners will be announced during a gala banquet on Monday, February 21 at the Eden Roc Renaissance Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida. Nominated customer service and sales executives from the U.S.A. and several other countries are expected to attend. 

More than 800 entries from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted to this year's competition, an increase of more than 60% over 2010. There are 25 categories for customer service professionals, including Contact Center of the Year, Award for Innovation in Customer Service, and Customer Service Department of the Year; as well as 40 categories for sales professionals, ranging from Global Sales Leader of the Year to Sales Training Program of the Year to Sales Department of the Year. New this year are categories to recognize new products and services and solution providers. Relevate is a Finalist in the Regional Manager of the Year category.

According to Peg Kuman, Relevate's CEO, "Kelly Idol is a sales legend across our company and among our clients. Her relentless pursuit of quality in service for all of our clients has kept her in the number one position in sales for the past 10 years. Kelly believes in excellence in all that she does, and mentors young sales reps teaching them her winning formula -- knowledge, responsive service and honesty."

Members of the Awards' Board of Distinguished Judges & Advisors will select Stevie Award winners from among the Finalists during final judging, to take place January 24 - February 4. Finalists were chosen by business professionals worldwide during preliminary judging.

"Being named a Finalist in the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service is an important achievement," said Michael Gallagher, president of the Stevie Awards. "It means that independent business executives have agreed that the nominee is worthy of international recognition. We congratulate all of the Finalists on their achievement and wish them well in the competition."

"Kelly Idol is synonymous with sales excellence and that she was nominated for her outstanding service to her clients, many of which she has served for over 26 years is a very proud moment, and a well deserved accolade," said Kuman.

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About The Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about The Stevie Awards at

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