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ADISA Honors 2017 Award Winners at Las Vegas Conference

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ADISA, the nation’s largest trade association for alternative and direct investment space, has announced this year’s winners of the organization’s A Champion of Excellence (ACE), Distinguished Service and President’s awards. The honors were presented during the welcoming ceremony at ADISA’s 2017 Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

ADISA’s 2017 Annual Conference & Trade Show, the nation’s largest event for members of the alternative and direct investment space, brought together approximately 1,000 of the industry’s leading professionals for education, networking and the exchange of ideas.

Larry Sullivan, president of Passco Companies, was presented with The ACE Award, the highest honor bestowed on a member by ADISA. This award is given to an organization or individual that has reached a pinnacle in their career, and has brought credit to themselves and ADISA through distinguished accomplishments.

Passco’s Larry Sullivan

The Distinguished Service Award is presented to individuals and companies who have provided exceptional service to ADISA, the alternative investments industry and the overall community. This award was presented to Greg Mausz, executive vice president of Preferred Apartment Communities, and Mark Kosanke, founding partner of Concorde Financial Group.

The President’s Award was presented to DFPG Investments, a full-service independent broker-dealer firm. The award is given to an individual or organization that has made outstanding contributions in their chosen field, in service in local, state or national affairs, or in support of the advancement and continued excellence of ADISA.

“ADISA is proud to honor Larry Sullivan, Greg Mausz, Mark Kosanke and DFPG Investments for their dedication and perseverance throughout the year that has led to substantial achievements for the alternative, direct investment industry,” said ADISA Executive Director and CEO John Harrison. “These recipients have all demonstrated a remarkable commitment to excellence and adhered to the highest ethical standards and quality performance, and we’re pleased to present each with their respective award.”

Pictured (L to R): John Harrison, Mike Bendix, Greg Mausz, John Grady

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