Accolades - JBS
JBS Lifetime  Acheivement

Jeanne Sleeper (left), CEO of JBS & Associates receives Special Recognition Award for a lifetime of dedication to the Specialty Coffee Industry. Presented by Linda Smithers (right), Chair Specialty Coffee Association Awards Committee.

Award Committee's Statement:
This award, was presented in 2009 for the second time in the association's history. It is to an individual who makes a special contribution of self to SCAA. Jeanne Sleeper, through her work as CEO of JBS & Associates, contributed outstanding service while managing the annual conference activities for SCAA. She was the first SCAA Show Director retained by the association, helping build a financially strong and vibrant conference that has become the industry leader and has delivered more than $38 million to fund SCAA membership and industry programs over the last 18 years.

“Just a note to say a big “Thank You” to you, Toni and the whole gang at JBS & Associates for making the CBF conference the success that it was! You are invaluable!”
Amy Goldman, California Bankruptcy Forum President 2008-2009

“The success of the 2009 (coffee) show was due to the extraordinary efforts that Cindy and you put in the planning and execution of the many events that contributed to this year’s success. I sincerely hope that our paths will cross again in the future. I have enjoyed working with you on both shows and look forward to welcoming you back to Atlanta in the near future.”
Jeffrey T. Mellin, Associate Director of Sales, Georgia World Congress Center

“Jeanne and Toni and the JBS backup staff certainly came through in their organization and presentation, and taking our organization to a new technological levels with a video feed to the expanded classroom in the tent and the soon to be released DVD of the entire two-day program.”
Robert Mosier, Co-Chair, Loyola III Symposium, California Receivers Forum

“Congratulations to Bob, Kirk and Ted for their fine efforts on the education program. It was a distinct pleasure as a sponsor and a panel member to be involved with the California Receivers Forum’s Loyola III. Jeanne and Toni as always, are the consummate professionals.”
Phil Seymour, Managing Director, The Seymour Group

“Jeanne, it was a delight to work with you and your team. This was quite possibly the best run show I have had the pleasure of working and I look forward to the opportunity to do so again in the future.”
Jere Vandewalle, Account Executive, GES

“I want to add my personal thanks and deep gratitude for your outstanding expertise, cool competence and attention to detail that made the (HMORN) conference really polished and elegant.”
Mark C. Hornbrook PhD, Kaiser Permanente, The Center For Health Research, HMORN 2007 Conference Chair

“You consistently deliver above and beyond, first class work. Thank you for all that you do for the California RV Show. I know that I can count on you and Larry to look out for the best interests of the show and always handle the challenges that come our way.”
Marsha McInnis, Western Region Show Director, Recreation Vehicle Industry Association

“Before we had JBS & Associates produce our annual Conference & Trade Show, we had 50 table top exhibits and 450 attendees. In 1995 you filled the hotels in downtown Long Beach, CA and Long Beach Convention Center with 651 booths and 6432 attendees. Your efforts funded nearly the entire association’s annual budget. It’s great to know you are on our team for the year 2000 and beyond!”
Ted R. Lingle, Specialty Coffee Association of America, Executive Director

“You guys are awesome! Since you’ve handled the PR, we get more press on one event than I used to get all year. Love those front page LA Times color photos. You see things “before they happen” and fix them. What a gift. I wish I could clone you.”
Al Martinez, President InterShows Motorsports Promotions

“I don’t think anyone can really appreciate how terrific you are until they’ve had a chance to work closely with you and the JBS team and appreciate not only your creative process, but also the practical side to putting things together. Need I say that the conference was absolutely spectacular in no small part due to your superhuman efforts.”
Penelope Parmes, Esq., Past President, California Bankruptcy Forum



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