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VIDEO: Cisco@25: Account Manager Kevin Clinnin on Cisco Culture

As the 25th anniversary video blog series continues, the next Cisco employee with a great story to tell is Kevin Clinnin, Account Manager, Commercial Vertical Sales.  And, as he modestly forgets to mention, he is a Cisco Chairman’s Club Winner for 2007, 2008 and 2009. The Cisco Chairman’s Club is the highest recognition of an individual’s sales achievements and contributions to Cisco’s goals and culture. John Chambers hosts Chairman’s Club winners every year to interact with their peers and Cisco’s top executives and reward the winners for all of their hard work.

During Kevin’s past ten years working for Cisco his most memorable and exciting experience happened to be at Chairman’s Club 2008 in Hawaii when a large brush fire had broken out due to 50 mph winds and destroyed about 1,000 acres in its path and was heading for the resort where everyone was.  The island was eventually ordered to be evacuated and Kevin says that Chambers waited until every single Cisco employee and family member got on the boat and was ensured that everyone was on board safely before he boarded the last boat.


Read more about Cisco’s 25th Anniversary.
Watch John Chamber’s 25th Anniversary Video Blog.

More Cisco@25 Videos:

Chairman Emeritus John Morgridge

Cisco Fellow and co-founder Kirk Lougheed

Executive Assistant Erica Ganz

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  1. It’s always great to see team spirit in action. Congratulations 😉

  2. I thought it was great how John Chambers looked after his employees during such a perilous time. Just shows what a great guy he really is.

  3. Nice to hear about someone who is looking out for others, taking responsibility for others

  4. thanks for sharing congrats on 25 years.

  5. Reinforces information I read some time ago that Cisco values its human resources”” very highly. Makes me think they will continue to grow as a company.”

  6. Undoubtedly the Right man for the job. Be the change you want to see in the world””.”

  7. Yep – Care and concern for your employees gives big returns in loyalty.

  8. That is actually a very touching story. Nice to hear about someone who is looking out for others, taking responsibility for others. Thanks for sharing that.

  9. That’s what it’s (or at least should be) all about – helping each other. Congrats!

  10. That Chambers guy deserves a medal. Top notch stuff.

  11. Yes i had heard that Cisco was one of the best company’s in the world to work for and if your Boss is helping save you from a fire that might explain why ! 🙂

  12. Now that’s a story. Thanks for the video. Good Luck Kevin!

  13. …yep, that’s how a good captain acts when his vessel sinks!

  14. Kevin Clinnin is a high performer at Cisco. His Cisco Chairman’s Club winning shows what an excellent performer he is.

  15. I really liked John Chambers’ responsibility towards his employees at the time of fire catastrophe. That shows what a great man he is.

  16. Very good story, what a situation they experienced. Thanks for sharing the video.