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Congratulations to the 2024 Hall of Fame finalists!

Join us on the evening of May 8th at the Small Giants Community Summit for the inaugural Hall of Fame awards ceremony! The top winner from both the Next Gen Leader and Founder/CEO categories will be announced live and inducted into the Small Giants Hall of Fame!

Next Gen Leader Finalists

Ryan Abel - HOF Finalist

Ryan Abel

Atomic Object
Managing Partner

"Ryan is a catalyst for our company, encouraging the best from everyone. He's been an integral part of our team growth and success, yet much of his work goes unseen."


Leslie Dement - HOF Finalist

Leslie DeMent

Executive Director, Media

"Leslie was (and is always) the first person that comes to mind when I think of a real-life hero. She inspires me personally and positively influences her team and others."


Angela Pitzo - HOF Finalist

Angela Pitzo

Ace Metal Crafts Company
Vice President of Manufacturing

"Angela embodies the traits of a Small Giants leader at Ace Metal Crafts by consistently living the company's values of trust, respect, care, clarity, and discipline." 


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Sabrina White

Head of People & Great Work

"She not only exemplifies a Small Giants leader, but Sabrina serves as my top role model of purpose-driven leadership and building vibrant cultures."


Founder/CEO Finalists 

Rob Dube

Rob Dube

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Co-Founder  |  Visionary

"Rob has been a huge influence on my life and many others through his businesses, his meaningful work, and generosity. He's a true entrepreneur whose businesses do good in the world."


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Carl Erickson

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"Carl is someone who not only embodies a Small Giants Leader but creates them, and continuously improves his own leadership. I admire his vulnerability that he can continue to learn and grow from others even with all of his past lessons - and a PhD!"


Elizabeth Glasbrenner

Elizabeth Glasbrenner

Smiley Technologies, Inc.
Co-Founder & CEO

"Elizabeth leads by example whether it's the most mundane of tasks or stepping out in front to make a tough decision that will serve the entire company. She chases authenticity instead of position, balanced sustainability instead of profit, and growth instead of quick results."


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Brad Herrmann & Hai Nguyen


"Brad and Hai make Text-Em-All the company that it is today. So much of WHO we are, HOW we work, and WHY we're different stems from them - not their words, but how they've run this business and the culture they've created."


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Tom Walter

Tasty Catering
Founding Partner

"Tom's entire life - from running his company, sharing lessons in books, on stage or in conversations, even parenting incredible leaders, and being a human being - is dedicated to his passion and commitment to Small Giants values and the work.


A special thank you

In addition to the Small Giants team, we're thankful to this wonderful panel who helped us determine the winners of this year's Hall of Fame.

Sebastian Afriacano - Panelist
Sebastian Africano
Trees, Water & People
Executive Director


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Bo Burlingham
Small Giants Community


Kate McCrea - Panelist
Kate McCrea
McCrea's Candies


Jennifer Mahlum - HOF Panelist
Jennifer Mahlum
Pioneer Title Agency
Education Training Coordinator


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Britt Wiedemann
IWI Ventures
President & Owner


About the Small Giants Hall of Fame

We are proud to announce the inaugural Small Giants Hall of Fame Awards

For the first time in our history, we’re recognizing some of the best Small Giants leaders in our Community. Nominations are submitted to recognize the Next Gen Leaders and Founder/CEOs who represent, practice, and live out Small Giants values, philosophies, and what it means to be a purpose-driven leader. 

Top finalists in each category based on nominations from others – the stories, reflections, and impact others share about them – will be celebrated in person on the evening of the May 8th reception at the annual Summit. 

This is also when we’ll announce the two winners from the group of finalists – one Next Gen Leader and one Founder/CEO – who will be inducted into the Small Giants Hall of Fame.