Every so often, you meet professionals in an industry that demonstrate high capacity for excellence and push the envelope to go beyond the very essence of excellence in their skills set and in every aspect of their field. These individuals have an insatiable quest for knowledge and are not only leaders, but visionaries and sometimes even policy changers. An encounter with one of these professionals leaves you with an indelible impression for life. People who strive to fulfill this personal and professional passion beyond the call of duty are rare and should be revered.