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American Business Awards Name Committee Chairs for 2013 Final Judging

Posted by Liz Dean on Thu, Apr 04, 2013 @ 01:34 PM

The Stevie® Awards today announced the nine executives who will chair and form specialized final judging committees for its 11th Annual American Business Awards, the top business awards competition in the USA.

All organizations operating in the U.S.A. - public and private, large and small, for-profit and non-profit - are eligible to submit nominations to The American Business Awards. April 24 is the last day that late entries will be accepted with payment of a late fee per entry. (If you haven't yet done so, you can request your entry kit here and it will be emailed to you right away.)

The nine committee selections are based on the categories that will be judged.  The appointments are as follows:

Craig Lund, CEO, SecureAuth Corporation

 


Company Awards / Organization Awards
:
Craig Lund, CEO, SecureAuth Corporation, Irvine, California

 

 

Michelle Gilbert, Public Relations Manager, Michigan/Indiana/Kentucky Region, Verizon Wireless



Corporate Communications, Investor Relations, & Public Relations Awards
:
Michelle Gilbert, Public Relations Manager, Michigan/Indiana/Kentucky Region, Verizon Wireless, Southfield, Michigan

 

 Dawn Stevenson, Manager, Customer Retention, Customer Service & Inside Sales, Stamps.com



Customer Service Awards & Support Awards
:
Dawn Stevenson, Manager, Customer Retention, Customer Service & Inside Sales, Stamps.com, Los Angeles, California

 

Dave Craig, Vice President of Human Resources, Fazoli's Italian Restaurants



Human Resources Awards
:
Dave Craig, Vice President of Human Resources, Fazoli's Italian Restaurants, Lexington, Kentucky

 

 


Carmen Yazejian, President, Network9

 

Marketing Awards: Carmen Yazejian, President, Network9, New York, New York

 


 

Joe Gillette, Owner/CEO, Stage 2 Networks

Management Awards: Joe Gillette, Owner/CEO, Stage 2 Networks, New York, New York

 

 

 

Otto Bell, Creative Director, Ogilvy Entertainment


Media Awards / Creative Awards: Otto Bell, Creative Director, Ogilvy Entertainment, New York, New York

 


Jesse Rothstein

New Product Awards & Product Management Awards
and
Information Technology Awards: Jesse Rothstein, CEO and co-founder, ExtraHop Networks, Seattle, Washington

 

 

 

Josh Kelly, Managing Partner FINE Design Group, San Francisco, California

 

 

 

Website Awards: Josh Kelly, Managing Partner, FINE Design Group, San Francisco, California

 

 


Finalists in The 2013 American Business Awards will be determined in preliminary judging to be conducted through early May by volunteer professionals nationwide. Final judging, to be conducted by panels that will be formed by the newly appointed committee chairs, will take place from late May through early June. In total, more than 200 executives across the U.S.A. will participate in the judging process to determine the 2013 Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners.

ABA Stevie Award winners will be announced at two award banquets: the first will take place on June 17 at the Fairmont Hotel in Chicago, Illinois; and the second will be held on September 16 at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco, California and will honor Stevie Award winners in all tech-related categories.

Details are available at www.StevieAwards.com/ABA.

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AMERICAN BUSINESS AWARDS NAME COMMITTEE CHAIRS FOR 2012 FINAL JUDGING

Posted by Liz Dean on Mon, Apr 23, 2012 @ 10:02 AM

April 25 Final Entry Deadline for Tenth Annual Program

The Stevie® Awards today named the 10 executives who will chair and form specialized final judging committees for its 10th Annual American Business Awards.

All organizations and individuals operating in the U.S.A. - public and private, large and small, for-profit and non-profit - are eligible to submit nominations to The American Business Awards.  Details are available at http://www.StevieAwards.com/ABA.  The final entry deadline is April 25.

The 10 committee selections are based on the categories that will be judged.  The appointments are as follows:

ABA CO Chair

 

Company/Organization Awards: Doron Reuveni, CEO & Co-founder of uTest, Southborough, MA

 


 

ABA PR Chair

 

Corporate Communications, Investor Relations, and Public Relations Awards: Alison Graves, WW Influencer Relations, Printing of Hewlett Packard Company, Escondido, CA

 

 

ABA Media Chair

 

Creative Awards: Stafford Kendall, Principal of Covalent Logic, Baton Rouge, LA

ABA Customer Service Chair

 

Customer Service Awards: Anita Samojednik, VP Customer Operations of TheLadders, New York, NY

 

 

 

ABA HR Chair

 

Human Resources Awards: John Hovnanian, Senior VP of Human Resources & Chief Talent Officer of Williams Lea, New York, NY

 

ABA Support Chair

 

Support Awards: Jerry Weinberger, Senior Director, Customer Service and Retention of Webs, Inc., Silver Spring, MD

 

 


ABA IT Chair

 

Information Technology Awards: Elizabeth Redding, President of Tellago, Schaumburg, IL

 



ABA MGT Chair

 

Management Awards: Therese Tucker, CEO of BlackLine Systems, Los Angeles, CA

 

 

 

ABA Marketing Chair

 

 

Marketing Awards: Charles Kirby Wadsworth, VP of Global Marketing of F5 Networks, Seattle, WA

 

 

ABA NP Chair

 

 New Product Awards & Product Management: Mike Oeth, CEO of OnSIP Business VoIP, New York, NY

 

“The executives who will chair the final judging committees for the 2012 ABAs are all past Stevie Award winners and are leaders of their industries,” said Michael Gallagher, president of the Stevie Awards. “Having a deep involvement and understanding of their respective industries and changing landscapes, these individuals possess the insight to recognize success factors for this year’s nominees.”

Finalists in The 2012 American Business Awards will be determined in preliminary judging to be conducted through May 6 by volunteer professionals nationwide. Final judging, to be conducted by panels that will be formed by the newly appointed committee chairs, will take place from late May through early June.  In total, more than 200 executives across the U.S.A. will participate in the judging process to determine 2012 Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners.

ABA Stevie Award winners will be announced at two award banquets: the first will take place on June 18 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York; and the second, a new event, will be held on September 17 at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco, California and will honor Stevie Award winners in all tech-related categories.

For more information on The American Business Awards, visit: www.StevieAwards.com/ABA.

About the Stevie® Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business 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 www.StevieAwards.com/, and follow the Stevie Awards on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube

Sponsors and partners of The 2012 American Business Awards include American Support, Business TalkRadio Network, Callidus Software, Citrix Online, Dynamic Research Corporation, iolo technologies, John Hancock Funds, LifeLock, PetRays, Primus Telecommunications Group, SoftPro, and VerticalResponse.

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Last-minute Tips for Entering The 2012 American Business Awards

Posted by Michael Gallagher on Thu, Apr 19, 2012 @ 11:57 AM

Stevies 2012 LogoThe final entry deadline for The 10th Annual American Business AwardsSMis April 25, and while the competition is on track to attract a record number of entries, several categories and a people’s choice competition present special opportunities for aspiring Stevie® Award winners.

Widely recognized as the premier business awards program in the U.S.A., The American Business Awards honor organizations and individuals in a wide variety of categories, from management awards and public relations awards to technology awards, human resources awards, new product awards, and more.

“Historically, 20% of the ABA's categories receive 80% of the entries and this year is no different,” said Michael Gallagher, president of the Stevie Awards, organizer of the ABAs.  “Certain categories are extremely popular and have stiff competition, but there are others with fewer entries that we encourage potential entrants to look at.”

Gallagher recommends that organizations consider entering the following categories:

  • New Product Awards: there are 46 new product awards categories in this year's ABAs
  • Marketing Awards: there are more than 40 categories for marketing campaigns of every type. 
  • Web Site Awards: there are also more than 40 categories for online media
  • App Awards: there are 18 new categories to recognize smartphone and tablet apps of all kinds
  • PR Awards: there are 13 categories for all types of communications campaigns

This year’s ABAs will bring the fourth edition of the People’s Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite New Products, in which the general public will vote for their favorite new products of the year in a variety of categories.  Gallagher recommends that organizations nominate their new products and services in the ABAs, because they’ll have the opportunity to win two awards: a Stevie Award in the peer-reviewed categories, and a people’s choice award in the publicly voted competition.

The entry kit for The 2012 American Business Awards is available at www.stevieawards.com/aba.  The 2012 awards will honor achievements since January 1, 2011.   The final entry deadline is April 27, 2011.  Final results will be announced at ceremonies in New York on June 18 and in San Francisco on September 17/

More than 200 professionals nationwide will participate in the peer-review judging process this year.

Last year’s winners of Stevie Awards in the ABAS included  American Express OPEN,  Blackboard, EmpowHER Media, ESPN, Hewlett-Packard, Kwittken & Company, Millennial Media,  Overstock.com, Red Frog Events, and Tesla Motors, among others. 

About The Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business 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 follow the Stevie Awards on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube

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New Product Awards Categories in The 2011 American Business Awards

Posted by Michael Gallagher on Mon, Oct 25, 2010 @ 06:22 PM

These are the new product awards categories in The 9th annual American Business Awards, which opened for entries last week.  The first early-bird entry deadline is November 17.  (The letter/number combinations are our internal category codes.)

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