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Founded In 1978

LeTip was founded in 1978 by Ken Peterson, an accomplished insurance executive who understood the powerful role that personal referrals play in the success of small business. Today, LeTip has more than 500 chapters throughout the USA and Canada. Peterson set the standard for referral organizations and LeTip members are known throughout the B2B referral industry for their dedication to the LeTip Program and helping one another grow their businesses.

Our Owner & Chief Executive Officer

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KIM MARIE BRANCH-PETTID

The driving force of current day LeTip International is Kim Marie Branch-Pettid, LeTip’s owner and CEO. Watch her in action; meeting, greeting, making connections (and sparks fly), and you’ll understand the true meaning of an indomitable spirit. Kim Marie gallops into life, her mile-wide smile engaging all who meet her, her passion for LeTip obvious. Kim Marie began her LeTip adventure as a member in the Banker category. Before long, her enthusiasm caught the attention of LeTip’s founder, Ken Peterson. Wanting to meet this dynamo, Ken invited Kim Marie to the corporate offices in San Diego. Within hours of meeting her, she was offered the position of Regional Director/Arizona. Within a two years, Kim Marie added the title of National Training Director to her growing list of responsibilities. The post of Executive Vice President soon followed, and in the fall of 2005 she took over the reins as President. In February of 2008 Kim Marie became the new owner of LeTip. And Ken Peterson, knowing he had finally found the perfect person to steward the LeTip legacy, could now hit the golf course every day. Kim Marie is known for her commitment to building relationships and her inspiring, collaborative style. “Bringing people together just makes me happy,” she said. “LeTip is really a way of life for me.” Kim Marie is a graduate of Reedley College and attended Fresno State University. Prior to joining the LeTip organization she spent nearly twenty-five years in the banking industry, culminating with a proven track record in mergers & acquisitions and new business development. Those years of hard work honed her business and analytical skills and have proven invaluable in her LeTip endeavors.

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Responsibility

POSTED March 18, 2019 | Kim Marie's Blog

Who, me? I as a member have a responsibility to my chapter and to LeTip International? Really? What are my responsibilities? Where do I find what they are and...

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From Our Blog

End of Year 2018 Chapter Stats

POSTED March 18, 2019 | Articles | Chapter Stats

Below are some fascinating Chapter Stats on the following: Chapters with the most reported Tips Per Member in 2018, Chapters with the most reported $’s passed in 2018, Chapters...

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White Badge Trainings

POSTED February 12, 2019 | Events & Trainings

The White Badge Training is great for our White Badge members who would like to change their badge color to Green or Blue, to learn how to invite guests,...

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