Well, we finished #5 in voting, but for some reason, the advisors at the AmEx Members Project appear to have disregarded the nomination process entirely in their selection of their top 25---so we have not been invited to the second round. Thanks for your support.
UPDATE: following this execrable behavior by AmEx, we note that the company is is dire financial straits, and requesting bailout assistance from the government. Coincidence? We don't think so!