CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA--(Marketwire - Aug 17, 2011) - The Pinnacle Group's Bo Short achieved the top honor in 3 categories at Shaklee's Global Conference in Washington, D.C. on August 13, 2011. They are Rookie of the Year, Leader of the Year and Distributor of the Year. This recognition was for the time period July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011. Shaklee has a global distributor force in excess of 1 million people.

According to Bo Short, who also serves as Chairman of The Pinnacle Group, "This honor was a recognition of a team much larger than myself. Nothing great is ever accomplished alone and no one person is that good. The entire Shaklee team is to be commended for the work they do every day. The independent, entrepreneurial spirit that gave birth to America is the same force that drives our team. I am honored to work alongside the men and women of The Pinnacle Group everyday as we build something very special together."

As a member of The Pinnacle Group's Executive Board, and among the top achievers in each of these categories, Marcia Norfleet echoes Bo's sentiments, "This is all about a team of people working together to do something significant. Being able to provide a pathway through which people can generate substantial income and create time with their families is very fulfilling. We are also proud to work with the Shaklee Corporation as our brand partner, as we go forward."

The Pinnacle Group honorees are:
Rising Star Top 10
8. Pam & Drew Otto
6. Brenden Danielsen
5. Muzafer & Fozia Najfi
4. Marcia & Wes Norfleet
3. Ty & Richelle Tribble
2. Steve & Shawn Landstra
1. Bo & Sandy Short - Rookie of the Year

Leadership Top 10
6. Muzafer & Fozia Najfi
5. Marcia & Wes Norfleet
3. Ty & Richelle Tribble
1. Bo & Sandy Short - Leader of the Year

2011 Top Achievers
Brenden Danielsen
Steve & Shawn Landstra
Muzafer & Fozia Najfi
Marcia & Wes Norfleet
Pam & Drew Otto
Ty & Richelle Tribble
Bo & Sandy Short - Distributor of the Year

Executive Board Member and multi-category honoree Muzafer Najfi stated, "In my 16 years in this industry I have never been a part of something this special. With Shaklee as our brand partner and The Pinnacle Group as our strategic partner, the future is great."

Contact Information:

The Pinnacle Group
phone: 434.531.0751
fax: 866.422.0830