Each year, IABC-LI honors exceptional communications professionals, students, and groups of professionals, for their skill, enthusiasm and commitment to the field of business communications and for their service to the Long Island community. IABC-LI is dedicated to advancing the professional communications practice, and our awards program is our annual tribute to those who have contributed to this mission in a demonstrable way.
This year we are focusing on those individuals and groups who gave significant assistance during and after Superstorm Sandy through effective communications. The winners will be honored at the IABC-LI Annual Awards Luncheon on June 5th at the Crest Hollow Country Club
in Woodbury. They are:
Achievement in Crisis Communications
Edward Mangano, Nassau County Executive
Achievement in Communications
Gordon Tepper, Director of Communications
City of Long Beach
Achievement in Digital Communications
Patch.com's Long Island operation
Robin DiGiocomo, Morris Hartman, Debbie & Mike Pastore, Amy Castiglia, Shannon Ford, Andrea & Caitlin Curran, Bruce Casagrande, and Corinna Reyes
Lindenhurst Camp Bulldog Superstorm Sandy Relief
Communicator of the Year
Safeguard/Bradley Marketing Group
Monica Zenyuh, Middle School Teacher in Harborfields Central School District and Doctoral Student at Hofstra University for establishing "Adopt-A-School" to help those impacted by Superstorm Sandy
These awards are given to nominees as follows:
The Achievement in Crisis Communications Award is new this year, and recognizes a significant effort put forth during and after Superstorm Sandy. IABC/LI honors an individual and/or group whose exemplary communications effort helped Long Islanders survive and recover from this crisis.
The Achievement in Communications Award recognizes a Long Island communications professional who exhibits exceptional skill, enthusiasm and commitment to the field of business communications. With this award, IABC/LI honors an individual whose exemplary skills and talents make him or her a role model for business communicators on Long Island.
The Achievement in Digital Communications Award recognizes the extreme importance that e-marketing and social media networking now have in integrated communications programs. This award will honor a practitioner who exhibits leadership, creativity and results in the still-emerging discipline of digital communications.
The Community Service Award, given to a professional communicator who donates his/her talents and expertise to a nonprofit organization on a pro bono basis.
Communicator of the Year is awarded by a special committee chaired by the chapter president, in recognition of extraordinary service to the chapter.
The Student Achievement in Communications Award, given to an outstanding student and/or intern who has demonstrated academic achievement as well as talent for and commitment to the communications profession.
2013 AWARDS COMMITTEE:
Sheila Ziegler, Safeguard/Bradley Marketing Group
Jerry Allocca, Core Interactive
Kathleen O'Neill, FirstSource
Laney Liner, Blue Thunder Creative Group
Hilary Topper, HJMT Public Relations, Melville
Flo Federman, Baker Tilly, Melville
Debbi Honorof, Hofstra University Continuing Education, Uniondale