SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 12, 2018--EnerBank USA® executive vice president of sales and marketing, John Harris, was named the winner of a Gold Stevie ® Award in the Lifetime Achievement Award - Business Services Industries category in the 16th Annual American Business Awards ®.

The American Business Awards are the U.S.A.’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word meaning “crowned,” the awards were presented at a gala ceremony at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on June 11.

“John has been instrumental in EnerBank’s success, generating 12 straight years of double-digit growth through his sales and marketing efforts,” said Charlie Knadler, president and CEO of EnerBank. “His experience working for a residential HVAC and plumbing contractor prior to joining EnerBank gave him a strong customer perspective that helps us focus not only our sales and marketing efforts, but also the bank’s products, services and customer service.”

As EVP of sales and marketing, Harris is a member of EnerBank’s executive management team, playing a pivotal role in shaping strategy and policy for the bank. During Harris’ service to the bank, nearly 750,000 homeowners have received financing to achieve their home improvement dreams.

More than 3,700 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Startup of the Year, Executive of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Marketing Campaign of the Year, Live Event of the Year and App of the Year, among others.

“The nominations submitted for The 2018 American Business Awards were outstanding. The competition was intense, and those recognized as Stevie Award winners should be immensely proud of this accomplishment,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.

Details about The American Business Awards and the list of 2018 Stevie winners are available at

About EnerBank USA—America’s home improvement lender of choice

EnerBank is a highly specialized Member FDIC bank headquartered in Salt Lake City. For over 15 years, EnerBank USA has helped home improvement contractors grow their businesses and enabled homeowners to achieve their remodeling dreams. Through mobile, online and phone application choices, homeowners get a credit decision in minutes, making for higher close rates, and bigger jobs for contractors. Homeowners enjoy Same-As-Cash loans and low interest, low monthly payment loans, while contractors increase their sales. EnerBank USA is a fair housing lender and makes loans without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, handicap, or familial status. Visit for more information.

About the Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at

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