ACG San Diego Awarded 2017 Chapter of the Year

2017 Award

CHICAGO, May 3, 2018 – ACG announced the winners of the annual Chapter of the Year honors. Awards are presented in three categories based on a chapter’s membership size. This year’s winners are:

  • ACG Atlanta
  • ACG Western Michigan
  • ACG San Diego

ACG San Diego Chapter achieved one of the highest membership growth rates in its size category coupled with well-above-average retention rates. In addition, the chapter was recognized as an active participant in ACG’s public policy efforts.

“Each and every year, ACG’s chapter executives and volunteers work tirelessly to make the member experience a memorable and enduring one,” said Pat Morris, ACG Global President and CEO. “The three chapters selected had a banner year in delivering innovation, exceptional programming and networking opportunities to their members, which resulted in impressive membership growth and retention rates.”

“ACG chapters across the globe continue to outdo themselves every year,” said J.B. Dollison, ACG Global’s chairman of the board. “The Chapter of the Year and President’s award winners are shining examples of what it means to drive middle-market growth.”

"The San Diego chapter is the place where dealmakers come to meet in Southern California and I am incredibly proud of our metrics in which we achieved over 12% new member growth while maintaining well-above average retention," said John Rains, President of ACG San Diego and VP, Alliant Americas.  "Other important metrics that were important in the decision to award our Chapter with this great recognition was the success and popularity of our monthly programs and events, offering tremendous educational value and outstanding networking opportunities for the middle market M&A professionals in Southern California." 

"We are honored to be named the 2017 Chapter of the Year, which recognizes the outstanding combination of our chapter leaders, committees, programming, sponsors and our fantastic members," stated Judy Susser-Travis, Executive Director of ACG San Diego. "ACG is the largest networking organization in the world for Private Equity. It's a great time to come check out our events and get involved. ACG San Diego will continue to be the place 'Where Deal Makers Meet.'"  

For more information on ACG San Diego, please contact ACG San Diego Executive Director, Judy Susser-Travis at or telephone at 619.741.7247.