2016 Spike recruiters

2016 Spikes of the Year Honored

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GHBA’s top recruiters for 2016 were honored at the association’s annual Installation Celebration, January 28 at River Oaks Country Club. The “Spike of the Year” distinction went to Brian Stevenson with The Stevenson Group/One Digital. Debbie Page with 1st Infiniti Enterprises Inc. was tapped as the “Retention Spike of the Year.”

“You are our member champions. Our industry needs you, our ambassadors and leaders who want to see our industry strengthen and grow. On behalf of GHBA, thank you for your contributions. We appreciate you!”Chris Hawkins, GHBA Membership Committee Chairman
Brian Stevenson GHBA spike of the year 2016

Brian Stevenson, 2016 Spike of the Year

Member-to-member recruitment and retention efforts are the largest source of growth for the association. GHBA’s “Spikes” are the membership leaders, building the voice, power and influence of our industry on every level. Spikes bring grassroots growth and stability, which further develop the general membership and leadership pipeline.


A GHBA member for 26 years, Brian Stevenson is actively involved in several of the association’s councils and committees, but where he truly shines is the Membership Committee, earning Spike of the Year for three years in a row. Brian has brought in a whopping 295 members over the course of his membership, and in 2016, he topped the list with 25 members, his best year to date.

“I am honored to be named Spike of the Year, but I can’t take all the credit,” said Brian Stevenson. “My spikes really began to accumulate three years ago because of the phenomenal success of the Association Health Plan. Companies are joining for the incredible savings afforded them, just one of the many benefits of being a GHBA member.”

Debbie Page GHBA Retention spike of the year 2016

Debbie Page, 2016 Retention Spike of the Year. Pictured with Parke Patterson, 2016 GHBA president

Debbie Page and 1st Infiniti are celebrating their 20th year as GHBA members. A long-time supporter of the Membership and Ambassador Committees, Debbie loves to cultivate new members and help them succeed in their first year. She has recruited/retained more than 125 members to the association!

“It really is exciting to see how much the association has grown over the past 20 years,” said Debbie Page. “With each new member, our collective influence and strength grows, and I’m honored to be a part of this ongoing effort.”