On January 25, 2013, Alan Croll was presented an Award of Excellence for his leadership and contributions to the continuing 19-year success of the Leadership Breakfast - Reston. Text of the presentation and pictures of the event are included below.
Alan Croll and Rob Rhode founded The Leadership Breakfast in 1998 as
a way to continue leadership development by executive leaders
learning from each other.
Breakfast model would have:
rich monthly one hour sessions on leadership that would start
on-time and end on-time.
would be no officers and no fees. The price of admission would be
for session attendees to volunteer to speak on leadership at a
to furnish refreshments and facilities for the sessions would also
be encouraged from session attendees.
attendees would be encouraged to invite other executive leaders to
attend future sessions as their guest to share this development
In July 2013, The
Leadership Breakfast will celebrate 15 years of success with the
following results achieved to date:
sessions have been held.
subscribers on current electronic mailing list.
Our friend, Jerry
Marterella passed away in April 2012 and Rob Rhode also retired and
relocated to the Richmond area in 2012. Fortunately, Jerry’s son,
Eric, has joined Alan to keep the Leadership Breakfast robust and
growing with excellent speakers, sponsors and facilities.
It is our purpose
today to emphasize the invaluable contribution that Alan Croll makes
to the Leadership Breakfast’s continued success. His passion for
quality and integrity in leadership has enabled the Leadership
Breakfast to remain robust and growing in spite of significant
CHANGE, both internal and external, all around us. This
sustainability is in no small part due to Alan’s effective
leadership and commitment. As is often said, “The speed of the
leader determines the speed of the team”.
The eagle symbol
represents the vision and strength of your unselfish efforts that
have benefited all of us. Alan, may you display with pride this Award
of Excellence as recognition of our sincere appreciation for your
demonstrated leadership success.
Slideshow Highlights of Event