Jeffrey Hayzlett Recognized with 2011 SMEI Academy of Achievement’s Highest Award

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Bestselling Author and Global Business Celebrity to deliver Keynote Address and receive SMEI Academy of Achievement’s ‘Ambassador of Free Enterprise’ Award

Former Fortune 100 c-suite executive, bestselling author and internationally recognized marketing phenomenon, Jeffrey Hayzlett, will deliver the keynote address and receive “Ambassador of the Free Enterprise” Award at SMEI Academy of Achievement 21st Induction Banquet on Thursday, October 12th.

The SMEI Academy of Achievement was established in 1990 to recognize notable lifetime contributions to the free enterprise system through personal and corporate success in sales and marketing. Each year, honorees are selected by an international board of governors for induction into the International Achievement Hall of Fame. Nominees must be business executives of high moral character who have played a major role in the success of their company through leadership in the support of sales and marketing.

Hayzlett is a leading business expert, cited in numerous books, magazines and newspapers worldwide. His must-read business book The Mirror Test, received acclaim on numerous bestseller lists including Inc’s 800CEORead and USA Today. From the world of academia at leading business schools to corporate training and c-level circles, The Mirror Test’s thought-provoking lessons are told with bold simplicity, readability and humor. Hayzlett’s highly anticipated second book is set to be released in January, 2012.

Dubbed “a born leader” by television producer Mark Burnett, Hayzlett is a frequent television guest and commentator, having appeared on shows including MSNBC’s Your Business, Fox Business News, and NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice with Donald Trump. With a strong following in business and social media communities, Hayzlett is recognized as one of the Top 10 c-suite Twitterers and a key influencer in the social media landscape.

From small business to international corporations, Hayzlett puts his creativity and extraordinary entrepreneurial skills into play, launching ventures blending his leadership perspectives, insights into professional development, mass marketing prowess and affinity for social media.

Angelica Fuentes, Chief Executive Officer of Grupo Omnilife-Chivas, will join Hayzlett as a recipient and is set to receive SMEI Academy of Achievement’s “Pinnacle Award”. Last year’s recipients include Gerhard Gschwandtner, Founder & Publisher of Selling Power and Rance Crain, President, Crain Communications. Past honorees also include J.C. Penney, Ray Kroc and Zig Ziegler.

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