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“The CNL culture is one that inspires and motivates each of our associates to consistently act on behalf of the common good.”

Tom Sittema, Chief Executive Officer

Cupola Awards
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Selected by the Operating Committee, and designed after the physical structure atop the CNL Financial Group headquarters, the Cupolas are the pinnacle of achievement at CNL.

"Our associates are the lifeblood of CNL," said Thomas K. Sittema, CEO. "These awards are our way of recognizing those individuals whose efforts on behalf of the company and/or the community have become worthy of special recognition." 

Chairman's Award

This CNL associate - through exceptional work, dedication, attitude and character - embodies each of CNL's core values.  

Leadership Award

Presented to the associate who positively influences those around him or her and gives his or her all for the betterment of the team and/or company. This associate demonstrates humility, integrity, courage and compassion and also embraces the Leadership Success Factors of Energize, Execute and Entrust.  

Service Award

Presented to the associate who consistently pursues service and client satisfaction. This individual regards each internal and external relationship as an important company asset and values CNL's tradition to serve.  

Community Champion Award

Presented to the associate who goes above and beyond to make a difference in their community or in the life of another individual through volunteerism, or an act of compassion and/or charity.  

Teamwork Award

Presented to associates who work together to achieve outstanding results to benefit the company.  

Rookie Award

Presented to the associate who contributed extraordinary job performance during his/her first year with the company while exemplifying the CNL Core Values.