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Individual Stevie Award Winners & Finalists

2006 Individual Stevie Award Winners & Finalists

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Best Chairman

Stevie bugHarris Corporation, Melbourne, FL Howard Lance, Chairman, President and CEO
Morgan James Publishing, LLC, Garden City, NY David L. Hancock
ProEthic Pharmaceuticals, Inc.,  Montgomery, AL Carl Whatley, Chairman and CEO

Best Communications Executive

Expedia, Bellevue, WA Wendy Grover: Expedia’s Travel Guide to Communications
Excellence
Stevie bugHoneywell International,  Morristown, NJ Michael Holland- Director of Honeywell Hometown Solutions
Scientific Atlanta, a Cisco Company,
Lawrenceville, GA
Peggy Ballard, VP of Strategic Communications
TASER International, Inc., Scottsdale, AZ Steve Tuttle, Vice President of Communications

Best Corporate Communicator

Stevie bugAlaskan Brewing Company, Juneau, AK Kristi Monroe, Marketing Communications Director
Feaster & Associates, Norfolk, VA Rebecca Feaster, Community Engagement Facilitator
SupportAbility, Irvine,CA Julie Inman, Director and President of SupportAbility
Vecellio Group, West Palm Beach, FL Carl Thiemann, Communications Director

Best Creative Person

Catchphrase Entertainment, Los Angeles, CA Shahrook Oomer, Producer
Devon Health Services, Inc., King of Prussia, PA Brandon McNeely, Sr. Graphics Designer
Stevie bugDome HK, Chicago, IL Doug Dome, President
J. Nelson Arts LLC, Lansing, MI Donyell J. Nelson, Project Director
promom couture, LLC,  Atlanta Georgia Vicki, Karen, Lori & Suzanne-The Promoms
Red F Marketing, Charlotte, NC Lee James, Executive Creative Director
Signature HomeStyles, Glendale Heights, IL Keri Borkowicz, Senior Designer

Best Customer Service Executive

1-800-GeeksOnTime, Lynden, WA Sandy Lewis, Senior Service Manager
Stevie bugFidelity National Information Services, Inc. (FIS),
Jacksonville, FL
Tom Peterson, SVP PowerCell

Best Executive - Business Services

Stevie bugAllyis, Bellevue, WA Richard Law, President/CEO and Founder
Brightpoint, Inc., Plainfield, Indiana Robert J. Laikin, CEO and Chairman of the Board
Octagon Research Solutions, Inc., Wayne, PA James C. Walker, CEO & Chairman
Orion International, Sarasota, FL Bill Laughlin, CEO and Co-Founder
The PSP Group, Mamaroneck, NY Dominick Crea, President
PostcardMania, Clearwater, FL Joy Gendusa, CEO
ROI Communications, Scotts Valley, CA Barbara Fagan-Smith, CEO

Best Executive - Computer Software & Services

1-800-GeeksOnTime, Lynden, WA Venus McNabb, Founder/CEO
GAITS, Springfield, VA Thomas Asefi, President
Click Commerce, Chicago, IL Michael W. Ferro, Jr., Chairman and CEO
Deltek, Herndon, VA Kevin Parker, CEO
iRise, El Segundo, CA Emmet B. Keeffe III, CEO
Proficient Systems, Atlanta, GA Gregg Freishtat, CEO
ProV International, Inc., Tampa, FL Ajit Nair, President and CEO
Stevie bugUnica Corporation, Boston, MA Yuchun Lee, Co-Founder and CEO

Best Executive - All Other Industries

ADC Telecommunications, Inc., Eden Prarie, MN Robert Switz, President and CEO
Advertising.com, Baltimore, MD Scott Ferber, President and CEO
ARTEL Inc, Reston, VA Abbas Yazdani, Founder and CEO
Carlson Restaurants Worldwide, Carrollton, TX Mike Archer, President and COO, T.G.I. Friday's USA
Carpet One, Manchester, NH Evan Hackel, President
Stevie bugCheckers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc., Tampa, FL Adam Noyes, Senior VP of Purchasing and Operations
Services
Stevie bugDevon Health Services, Inc., King of Prussia, PA Barbara Grundy Evans, Vice President of Business
Services
Devon Health Services, Inc., King of Prussia, PA Charles Falcone, President
Expedia, Bellevue, WA Paul Brown, President, Partner Services Group
Stevie bugHome Decor Products, Inc., Edison, NJ Michael Golden, President & CEO
Humana, Louisville, KY Michael McCallister, President and CEO
Pioneer Financial Services, Kansas City, MO Tom Holcom, President
Quantum Learning Network, Oceanside, CA Bobbi DePorter, President
Sperry Van Ness, Irvine, CA David Frosh, President
Trinity Hospice, Dallas, TX Steven T. Plochocki, CEO
WilbanksElam, Birmingham, AL Lydia Caffery Wilbanks, Founder and President

Best Finance Executive

Stevie bugGlobal eProcure, Clark, NJ Sam Gadodia, CFO
Lionbridge, Waltham, MA Steve Lifshatz, CFO
Lumeta Corporation, Somerset, NJ Janet Coddington, CFO
Trinity Hospice, Dallas, TX Dino Eliopoulos, CFO

Best Human Resources Executive

Allyis, Bellevue, WA Mark Hewitt, Director of Human Resources
Stevie bugCarlson Restaurants Worldwide, Carrollton, TX Anne Varano, Senior Vice President, Human Resources
& Communication
Cybertrust, Herndon, VA Kim Martin, VP, Human Resources
High Performance Technologies, Inc. (HPTi), Reston, VA Ms. Eleni Antoniou, Human Resources Executive
Marriott International, Inc., Washington, DC George A. Hall, Senior Vice President, Information
Resources & Human Resources
Pioneer Financial Services, Kansas City, MO Julie Schaller, Chief People Officer

Best Marketer

Alaskan Brewing Company, Juneau, AK Fred Hees, Director of Marketing and Sales
Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI), Exton, PA Lauren Miller, Director of Marketing 
Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, IN Veronica Chase, Consumer Marketing Manager-Cialis
Stevie bugEmailLabs, Menlo Park, CA Lena Waters, Director of Marketing
GeoLearning, Inc., West Des Moines, IA Tracie Hugley, Marketing Coordinator
Prime-Time Business Institute, Inc., Saratoga Springs, UT Tim Paulson, Best Marketer

Best Marketing Executive

Stevie bugAdvertising.com, Baltimore, MD Mollie Spilman, CMO
Cybertrust, Herndon, VA Jim Ivers, SVP - Marketing
Hewlett-Packard, Palo Alto, CA Stephanie Acker-Moy, VP of Internet and Marketing Services
Sage Software, Irvine, CA Nina Smith, EVP and CMO
The Genimation Group Inc. , Colorado Springs, CO Robert Smith, President
Viscom International, Atlanta, GA Christina Steiner, Vice President, Marketing

Best MIS & IT Executive

Cybertrust, Herndon, VA Matthew Newfield, VP - IS and Corporate Security
Harrah's Entertainment, Las Vegas, NV Tim Stanley, Chief Information Officer
Informatica Corporation, Redwood City, CA James Markarian, Senior VP and CTO
Stevie bugNorthrop Grumman Corporation, Los Angeles, CA Thomas Shelman, Chief Information Officer
Pioneer Financial Services, Kansas City, MO Doug Allen, Chief Information Officer
StreamBase Systems, Inc, Lexington, MA Dr. Michael Stonebraker, CTO
Wheels, Inc., DesPlaines, IL Larry Buettner, Chief Information Officer

Best Plant, Facility, or Satellite Office Manager

Signature HomeStyles, Glendale Heights, IL Joe Slavicek, Operations Manager
Stevie bugTrinity Hospice, Biloxi, MS Linda K. Rogers, Program Administrator

Best Product Developer

Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. (FIS),
Jacksonville, FL
David Smith, Applications Developer/IT Support
Stevie bugLilly ICOS, Indianapolis, IN Pathik Patel, Marketing Associate-Cialis
Signature HomeStyles, Glendale Heights, IL Dawn Bodine, Merchandising Manager


Best Sales Executive

Stevie bugCareerBuilder.com, Chicago, IL Mary Delaney, Chief Sales Officer
Cybertrust, Herndon, VA Bryan Gernert, SVP and General Manager, Americas
Devon Health Services, Inc., King of Prussia, PA Brian Atkinson, VP-Sales
SAS, Cary, NC Kelly Ross, Vice President, U.S. Commercial Sales

Best Sales Manager

Stevie bugViscom International, Atlanta, GA Justin Seymour, Director of Sales

Best Sales Trainer

Basho Strategies, Inc., Burlington, MA M. Jeffrey Hoffman, Founder & CEO
JM Family Enterprises, Inc., Deerfield Beach, FL Bo Lane, Senior Sales Trainer
Kimball Hill Homes, Houston, TX Lilli Barnett, Director of Sales Training
Stevie bugProEthic Pharmaceuticals, Inc.,  Montgomery, AL Mark Elrod, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales Training

Best Salesperson

Stevie bugMarriott Vacation Club International, Hilton Head
Island, SC
Stan Lewis
Trinity Hospice, Dallas, TX Meri D. Forbush

Best Support Staffer

Stevie bug1-800-GeeksOnTime, Lynden, WA Julianne Martin, Administrative Assistant
CDW Corporation, Vernon Hills, IL April Lambert, Executive Assistant
CDW Corporation, Vernon Hills, IL Wendy Johnson, Executive Assistant
Trinity Hospice, Dallas, TX Tanya Thompson

Best Technician

Stevie bugAlicent, LLC  Las Vegas, NV Matt Fleming, Computer Services Specialist
Allyis, Bellevue, WA Steve Hayatsu, Network Systems Administrator

Best Turnaround Executive

ADC Telecommunications, Inc., Eden Prairie, MN Robert Switz, President and CEO
Stevie bugATX Communications, King of Prussia, PA Jeff Coursen, Executive VP and COO
Cybertrust, Herndon, VA John C. Becker, CEO
Home Decor Products, Inc., Edison, NJ Michael Golden, President & CEO
IPIX Corporation, Reston, VA Clara M. Conti, President & CEO
Stevie bugNetwork Solutions, Herndon, VA W.G. Champion Mitchell, Chairman & CEO
Ninth House, Inc., San Francisco, CA Jeff Snipes, CEO & Co-Founder
StarTek, Denver, CO Steve Butler, CEO and President
The Descartes Systems Group, Atlanta, GA Arthur Mesher, CEO
Trinity Hospice, Dallas, TX Steven T. Plochocki, CEO