The Ron Davis Young List Professional of the Year Award
Each year, members of The DMA List & Data Council honor up to three young professionals for their outstanding contributions to the list and database industry with the Ron Davis Young List Professional of the Year Award. The award is named in memory of Ron Davis, a man who dedicated himself to the list community and to helping those early in their list career understand the intricacies of the business.
This award will be presented at a special dinner event following DMA Fast Forward on June 9, 2008, during DM Days in New York City.
Nomination deadline: March 27, 2008
The individual must meet the following criteria:
- Nominated by current member of DMA List & Data Council
- Middle management level or below
- Minimum 2 years in the industry
- Maximum 5 years in the industry
- Committed to the direct marketing industry as a career
- Has consistently performed at a level above and beyond everyday job expectations
- Extended education or service within the industry
- Nomination form
2007 - Jodi Morrison, New Yorker Magazine
In a few short years Jodi has distinguished herself as a rising star in direct mail / circulation circles. Her peers and managers at New York Magazine credit her with dramatically improving list performance for their direct mail campaigns through improved segmentation, modeling and cost negotiations. In the past several years, New York Magazine has received numerous awards based in part on their ability to effectively maintain rate base.
With just a few years in the industry, Jodi was already an acknowledged list and circulation expert, when she was invited to speak at List Vision 2006. A regular attendee at DMA Conferences, including the Annual Conference, Jodi has used those opportunities both to learn and network, as well as to meet with list managers to explore new list and modeling opportunities for her magazine and negotiate effect list CPMs. Her energy and enthusiasm are contagious and position her for continued success in our business.
2007 - Tobi DeVito, Paradysz Matera
Tobi has been with ParadyszMatera for 2 years; previously she worked on the client side, most recently at the American Federation for AIDS Research (where she worked in development). Although Tobi has been in the Nonprofit Industry for a few years, she is a relative newcomer to the List Industry. In her short time on the list and client-side, however, Tobi has proven herself to be a true up-and-comer, making significant contributions to both her clients and the DMA and DMA Nonprofit Federation.
Her industry involvement has demonstrated her belief that giving back to the list/media community is a critical element in both her personal success and helping to create an industry in which she can be proud to work. Although somewhat cliché, the term ‘going above and beyond’ most aptly describes Tobi and her approach to her work, her clients’ needs, and the industry. Because of her passion, intelligence and tenacity she is poised to become a long-term asset to the direct marketing industry.
2006 - Hayley Fenster, American List Counsel
2006 - Marc Patterson, Millard Group, Inc.
2006 - Mariela Almonacy, Bottom Line Lists
2005 - Jonathan Pogact, Mal Dunn Associates, Inc.
2005 - Erin Dolan, American List Counsel
2005 - Heather Winnicki, Direct Media
2005 - Chris Goodwin, Millard Group, Inc.
2004 - Stephen Barracato, ClientLogic Specialists Marketing Services
2004 - Meg Garabrant, Millard Group Inc.
2003 - Tina Cavallo, Reader's Digest Association, Inc.
2003 - Beth Leffel, Direct Media, Inc.
2003 - Sanja Vanjur, D-J Associates.
2002 - Chris DeMartine, American List Counsel
2002 - Nicole Hegyi, Paradysz/Matera & Co.
2002 - Jeremy Johnson, Millard Group, Inc.
2001 - Jan Corliss, Millard Group
2001 - David Kossoff, American List Counsel
2001 - Glen Lalich, Paradysz Matera
2001 - Sandie Masucci, The Lake Group
2000 - Britt Bean, American List Counsel
1999 - Helen Gunn, IMP
1999 - Mary Hickey, DMI
1999 - Tim Hoerrner
1999 - Lisa Pollack, Adrea Rubin
1998 - Deb Ciuffo, formerly DMI
1997 - Cindy Lin, Left Industry
1997 - Alexis Chung, American List Counsel
1997 - Linda Thompson, Millard Group
1997 - Staci Johnson, formerly Fingerhut
1996 - Kristina Cassell, Boardroom Inc.
1996 - Michael Heaney, Millard Group
1996 - Julie London, Condé Naste
For more information, please contact Lisa Merizio Smith at (212) 790-71567.
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