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American Business Awards 2016: Live Events Awards Judging Committee

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Mon, Mar 21, 2016 @ 03:35 PM

The 2016 (14th Annual) American Business Awards judging committees have been announced. There are 11 judging committees this year, each reviewing entries from respective category groups. Today we will highlight the Live Events Awards judging chair and committee.

The American Business Awards are widely considered to be the premier business awards program in the U.S.A. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations -- public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small.  The 2016 awards  honor achievements since the beginning of 2015.  Entry details are available at http://www.StevieAwards.com/ABA. The extended final entry deadline is Tuesday, April 19.

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Judging Chair:

16-ABA-EVENT-Chair-2.gifStaci Johnson, Vice President of Marketing
Roth Staffing Companies, L.P., Orange, California, USA

Staci Johnson is the Vice President of Marketing for Roth Staffing Companies, one of the largest privately held staffing companies in the country. She heads the corporate marketing department and all its functions, including campaigns, website creation, digital marketing, email catalogs, social media, live events, virtual events, public relations, newsletters, branding … if it gets communicated, it goes through Staci’s Marketing team.

Staci was the recipient of the 2015 Gold Stevie Award for Marketing Executive of the Year. With her help, Roth Staffing Companies has been honored by Fortune as a 100 Best Workplaces for Women and 50 Best Small & Medium Workplaces, as well as Best Staffing Firms to Work For by Staffing Industry Analysts, and Best of Staffing for both Client and Talent Satisfaction by Inavero and CareerBuilder. 
Staci’s Marketing team has been lauded with VOICE Awards from the American Staffing Association for five consecutive years and referred to as the best Marketing department in the industry.  The team has also been recognized with B2B Marketing Awards.

Committee:

Jarie Bolander Jarie Bolander, COO
Lab Sensor Solutions, San Francisco, California, USA
Jarie is an engineering by training and an entrepreneur by nature with over 20 years of bring innovative solutions to market. He is currently the COO of Lab Sensor Solutions, a digital health company that is applying sensor technology to track clinical samples to prevent spoilage.

Marc Charles Marc Charles, Vice President, Director of Business Leadership
Momentum Worldwide, New York, New York, USA
Marc leads the team with over 10 years of agency experience working on a diverse roster of brands. He is an accomplished luxury, automotive, and multicultural marketing executive with a proven ability to drive measurable business results. His focus on innovative strategic solutions building brand equity , driving scale and maximizing ROI help move his agency and clients forward. He has held roles on account categories from Sports and Television to Financial Services and Technology.

Erin Farrell Talbot Erin Farrell Talbot, Founder & President
Farrell Talbot Consulting, New York, New York, USA
Erin Farrell Talbot has 20+ years of public relations experience with firms ranging from start-­ups to Fortune 100 companies. Having held key roles in corporate communications departments and public relations agencies, she has developed keen insights and perspectives as a communications and media relations strategist.

Katherine Goldman Katherine Goldman, SVP, Executive Creative Director
Jack Morton Worldwide, New York, New York, USA
Katherine Goldman is SVP, Executive Creative Director at Jack Morton Worldwide in New York. There she has led strategy development and creative application for major clients including Verizon, IBM, UPS, Pitney Bowes, The Wall Street Journal, Goldman Sachs, CA Technologies, Panasonic and Xerox.

Gerald Huesch Gerald Huesch, President & CEO
Global Leadership School, Durmersheim, Germany
Senat der Wirtschaft, CEO Global Leadership School, CEO Deutsche Gesellschaft für Stressmanagement mbH: "The business world is complicated. There are no 1 : 1 equations anymore. We need to synchronize our leadership and collaboration for any task, project or transformation - to avoid deadly double and blind work." Gerald Huesch offers this global evidence based leadership system.

Philip Larson Philip Larson, Senior Producer
inVNT, Washington, D.C., USA
Phil Larson is a Senior Producer with one of the leading brand communications agencies in the world: INVNT. Specializing in creative services, meetings & events, media & digital, and branded environments, he’s collaborated and produced experiences for a wide range of clients that include: PepsiCo, Merck, SHRM, Subway, and MetLife.

David Saef, Executive Vice President, MarketWorks & Strategy, CTSM
Global Experience Specialists (GES), Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Live Event categories to be judged include:

G01. Best Brand Experience Event
G02. Best Consumer Event (e.g. auto show, boat show, health & fitness expo, etc.)
G03. Best Exhibition Display, Stand or Feature
G04. Best Tradeshow or Convention
G05. Best Association Event or Meeting
G06. Best Corporate Image Event
G07. Best New Product Introduction Event
G08. Best Internal Recognition/Motivational Event
G09. Best Public Relations Event

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11th Annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business Issues Call for Entries

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Wed, Jul 30, 2014 @ 11:25 AM

All Female Entrepreneurs, Executives and Employees Worldwide Are Eligible to Be Nominated; Entry Deadline August 27, 2014

The Stevie® Awards for Women in Business have issued the call for entries for its 11th annual competition. Entry kits and complete details on the competition are available at Women in Businesshttp://www.StevieAwards.com/Women.

This year the Stevie Awards for Women in Business will honor women in more than 80 categories including, among others, Entrepreneur of the Year, Executive of the Year, Maverick of the Year, Mentor or Coach of the Year, Lifetime Achievement Award, Employee of the Year and Most Innovative Company of the Year. The awards are produced by the creators of the prestigious American Business Awards and International Business Awards.

All female entrepreneurs, executives, employees, and the organizations they run, worldwide, are eligible to be nominated.

The entry deadline is August 27 and late entries will be accepted through September 24 with payment of a late fee. Winners of the 11th annual competition will be announced at a gala awards dinner at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on November 14, 2014.

Award category groups for the 2014 competition include Company Awards, Public Relations Awards, Marketing Awards, New Product Awards, Event Awards, and more.

Many Stevie winners over the years have commented on how their win has positively impacted their business. Niamh Barker, founder and managing director of Britain’s The Travelwrap Company, said: “Winning the Stevie Award was an enormous achievement for me and my business and continues to prove beneficial to our operations every day. I had no idea of the impact that winning this award would have on our business until I checked my e-mail from my hotel room the next morning and online orders had flooded in from across the USA. We now have a growing and loyal customer base in America via online and retail outlets. The Stevie Awards have definitely helped elevate our U.S. presence.”

Winners of the 2013 Stevie Awards for Women in Business included, among others:

  •     Eileen Howard Boone, President of CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, Woonsocket, Rhode Island
  •     Chandra Clements, Director of One Legacy Pty Ltd, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia
  •     Sharon Virts Mozer, Founder and CEO of FCi Federal, Leesburg, Virginia
  •     Irene Corpuz, Consultant and Operations Advisor of CMI, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  •     Elise Foster Vander Elst, Executive Director of Asia Arts Projects, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  •     Linda Carolyn McCall, Founder & CEO of EasyJet, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
  •     Daina Middleton, Global CEO of Performics, Chicago, Illinois
  •     Mitchell Theresia Gouw Ranzetta, Partner of Accel Partners, Palo Alto, California
  •     Weili Sandi Smith Levya, President of Ultimate Accounting vCon,  Plano, Texas
  •     Women Presidents Organization, New York, New York
  •     Vaco Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
  •     Cenergy International, Houston, Texas

The 2013 Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners reflected a diverse group of large and small organizations from around the globe. Organizations that won more than one Gold Stevie Award included Accenture, Child’s Play Communications, Final Salute Inc., CVS Caremark, FCi Federal, Influence and Co., Laserfiche, other, Pivot Communications, TalkSession, Inc., and VerticalResponse.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are judged each year by women entrepreneurs, executives and luminaries worldwide. Last year more than 240 professionals participated in the process.

About the Stevie® Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in six programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.StevieAwards.com and on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.


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