2009 Honorees

2009 Honorees

Finalists in the 6th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business were determined by the average scores of preliminary judges worldwide. Every entry with an average score of at least 7.0 out of a possible 10 was automatically designated a Finalist and was eligible to be considered in final judging, which determined the Stevie Award winner in each category. Stevie Award winners were announced at the 6th annual awards dinner on Friday, November 13 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.

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Thank You to 2009 Judges

Best Asian Entrepreneur
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:

Ms. Shunee Yee, President and CEO, CSOFT International Ltd., Beijing, China
FINALISTS:
Rachael Bermingham, Rachael Bermingham PR International Pty Ltd, Buderim, QLD, Australia
Wendy Moore, founder, Savvy Web Women , Melbourne, Australia
Chu Gi-Suk, CEO, Dani Communications, Seoul, South Korea
Park So-Young, CEO, FoodnTable, Seoul, South Korea
Marika Martinez, Founder and Director, Women's Own Adventure, Sydney, Australia

Best Asian Executive
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:

Suganthi Shivkumar, Managing Director, Asia, Informatica Corporation, Singapore
FINALISTS:
Ms. Yasuyo Kaneko, C'Bon Co., Ltd. Tokyo, Japan
Geeta Gwalani, Global Head-HR, VFS Global Services, Mumbai, India
Nagamani Murthy, Vice President and Head: Automotive, Consumer Electronics and Mobile devices, Product Engineering Services Wipro Technologies, Bangalore, India

Best Canadian Entrepreneur
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:

Shabnam Rezaei, Managing Partner, Big Bad Boo Studios, Vancouver, BC Canada
FINALISTS:
Hana Zalzal, President & Founder, CARGO Cosmetics, Toronto, ON, Canada
Cathrine Ann, President, Consumer Connection Inc., Sechelt, BC Canada
Ann Kaplan, Medicard Finance Inc. Medicard Finance Inc., Toronto, BC Canada
Beverley Pomeroy, Founder and CEO, Pinc Productions Inc., Vancouver, BC Canada
Chandra Clarke, President, Scribendi Inc., Chatham, ON Canada

Best Canadian Executive
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:

Miriam Tuerk, President & CEO, Infobright, Toronto, ON Canada
FINALISTS:
Janet LeBlanc, Director, Customer Value Management, Canada Post, Ottawa, ON Canada
Kina Lamarche, President of North America, Travelex Global Business Payments, Toronto, ON Canada

Best Entrepreneur – Non-Services Businesses
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:

Lindsay Phillips, Founder, Lindsay Phillips Inc., Cedar Knolls, NJ
FINALISTS:
Therese Tucker, CEO and Founder, BlackLine Systems, Calabasas, CA
Valerie Holstein, President and CEO, CableOrganizer.com, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Christina French, Owner, French Press (TABLE Magazine), Pittsburgh, PA
Shira Rubinoff, Founder and President, Green Armor Solutions, Hackensack, NJ
Massy Mehdipour, Founder and CEO, Skire, Inc., Menlo Park, CA
Choi Youn-Mae, CEO, Kim Jeong Moon Aloe, Seoul, South Korea
Suzanne Magee, CEO. TechGuard Security, Chesterfield, MO

Best Entrepreneur – Service Businesses - Up to 100 Employees - Advertising, Marketing, and Public Relations
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:

Amberly Allen, President, Direct Innovations, Houston, TX
FINALISTS:
Joanna Cumberland, President, JB Cumberland PR, New York, NY
Jennifer Connelly, President, JCPR, Inc., Parsippany, NJ
Shelley Kelly, President and CEO, Kelly MarCom, Sanford, NC
Susan Lindner, Founder and President, Lotus Public Relations, New York, NY
Donna Michaels, President, Loughlin/Michaels Group, Sunnyvale, CA
Kelly Cutler, CEO, Marcel Media, Chicago, IL
Anu Shukla, CEO & Founder, Offerpal Media, Fremont, CA
Christine Dunn, President, Savoir Media Co., Belmont, MA
Maryann Walker, Founder and CEO, Walker Advertising, San Pedro, CA
Melinda Partin, CEO, Worktank, Seattle, WA
Elena Potoupa, President, Wow Things, Inc., Tenafly, NJ

Best Entrepreneur – Service Businesses - Up to 100 Employees - Business Services
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:

Janine Popick, CEO, VerticalResponse, San Francisco, CA
FINALISTS:
Sonu Ratra, Founder and President, Akraya, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA
Dr. Kathleen Kappy Lundquist, CEO, APT, Inc., Darien, CT
Cathrine Ann, President, Consumer Connection Inc., Sechelt, BC Canada
Janine Yancey, President, emTRAiN, Sacramento, CA
Saskia Strick, President and CEO, International Checkout Inc, Santa Monica, CA
Ms. Hetal Mehta, CEO and Co-Founder, Northbound LLC, Sunnyvale, CA
Cara France, President, Sage Consulting Associates, San Francisco, CA
Kate Vitasek, Founder, Supply Chain Visions, Bellevue, WA
Elizabeth Wilmot, President and Founder, Turtle Wings, Capitol Heights, MD

Best Entrepreneur – Service Businesses - Up to 100 Employees - Health Products and Services
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
Rani Thukral, Founder, Rani Spas, Bayside, NY
FINALISTS:
Jacqueline Dawes, Founder and Owner, Brookhaven Retreat, LLC, Seymour, TN
Melissa Fields Tugwell, Founder, PetRays Veterinary Telemedicine Consultants, The Woodlands, TX
Nikki Walsh, President, PK Walsh, Needham, MA

Best Entrepreneur – Service Businesses - Up to 100 Employees - Services (including Financial Services)
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:

Ann Kaplan, Founder, Medicard Finance Inc., Toronto, ON Canada
FINALISTS:
Jennifer Openshaw, Founder & President, WeSeed, Greenwich, CT
Heather Bayfield, President, Life Management Advisors, Inc., Jacksonville, FL
Lori Eshoo, President & CEO, National Tax Search LLC, Chicago, IL
Sandra Lee, President, SLSH Enterprises, Inc., New York, NY
Brenda Dronkers, Founder and former CEO of PUMP IT UP, the Inflatable Party Zone and owner Thriving Ink. Pleasanton, CA

Best Entrepreneur – Service Businesses - Up to 100 Employees - Consumer Products, IT, & Materials
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:

Mary Tappouni, President/Owner, Breaking Ground Contracting, Jacksonville, FL
FINALISTS:
Jessica Rovello, President and Co-Founder, Arkadium, Inc., New York, NY
Jules Pieri, Founder and CEO. Daily Grommet, Lexington, MA
Jill Osur, President/CEO and Founder, MakeItPro Inc., Walnut Creek, CA
Judith Bliss, CEO, MindPlay, Tucson, AZ
Fabi Preslar, Founder and President, SPARK Publications, Matthews, NC
Ilene Rosoff, CEO & Founder, The Launch Pad, Odessa, FL

Best Entrepreneur – Service Businesses - Up to 100 Employees - Other Industries
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:

Sharon Shaheed, President & CEO, Piano Play Music Systems, Inc., Sherman Oaks, CA
FINALISTS:
Patricia Cinkle, President and Founder, Alar Corporation, Santa Ana, CA
Rebecca Cenni, Founder & CEO, Atrium Staffing, New York, NY
Heidi Ganahl, Founder and CEO, Camp Bow Wow, Boulder, CO
Michele Merhib, Founder, elements therapeutic massage, inc. Highlands Ranch, CO
Marcie Allen, President, MAC Presents, Nashville, TN
Megan Duckett, President, Sew What? Inc., Rancho Dominguez, CA
Wendi Goldsmith, President, The Bioengineering Group, Inc., Salem, MA

Best Entrepreneur – Service Businesses – up to 2,500 Employees
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
Juli Spottiswood, President and CEO, Parago, Inc, Lewisville, TX
FINALISTS:
Lori S. Hoberman, Principal, Fish & Richardson, Boston, MA
Karen Paterson, CEO, Patersons HR and Payroll Solutions, Salisbury, United Kingdom and Raleigh, NC
Margaret Manning, CEO, Reading Room, London, United Kingdom
Tina Dowd, Co-founder, Sundance Vacations, Wilkes-Barre, PA

Best Entrepreneur in EMEA
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:

Margaret Manning, CEO, Reading Room, London, United Kingdom
FINALISTS:
Christina Domecq, Co-Founder and CEO, SpinVox, Marlow, United Kingdom and New York, NY

Best Executive - Non-Profit or Government - More Than 100 Employees
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:

Janet LeBlanc, Director, Customer Value Management, Canada Post, Ottawa, ON Canada
FINALISTS:
Eloise Broner, COO, Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton, OH
Samira K. Beckwith, President and CEO, Hope HealthCare Services, Fort Myers, FL
Diane Gage Lofgren, Senior VP, Brand Strategy, Communications and Public Relations, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, CA
Susan Combs, CFO, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, Austin, TX
Gilda Gonzales, CEO, The Unity Council, Oakland, CA

Best Executive - Non-Profit or Government - Up to 100 Employees
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:

Julie Abrams, CEO, Women's Initiative, Fremont, CA
FINALISTS:
Leigh Ann Pusey, President and CEO, American Insurance Association, Washington, DC
Jaime Lyons, Senior Interactive Producer, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
Farhana Huq, Founder and CEO, C.E.O. Women, Oakland, CA
Tanya Rodriguez, President, Frank Ski Kids Foundation, Atlanta, GA
Vikki Spruill, President and CEO, Ocean Conservancy, Washington, DC
Karen Meades, President, Ottawa Health Services Network Inc., Ottawa, ON Canada
Shell Brodnax, President/CEO, Real Estate Staging Association, Valley Springs, CA
Suzanne DiBianca, Chief Service Officer, Executive Director, and co-founder, salesforce.com Foundation, San Francisco, CA
Lesia Bates Moss, President, Seedco Financial, New York, NY

Best Executive – Non-Services Businesses – More Than 2,500 Employees
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:

Janice Chaffin, Group President, Consumer Business Unit, Symantec, Cupertino, CA
FINALISTS:
Nancy Long, Chief HR Officer and SVP, Human Resources, Hitachi Data Systems, Santa Clara, CA
Susan Lynch, SVP and CFO, Hitachi Data Systems, Santa Clara, CA
Jennifer MacLeod, Senior VP, Marketing & Communications, A&P, The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, Montvale, NJ

Best Executive – Non-Services Businesses – up to 100 Employees
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:

Anna Chagnon, President and CEO, Bitstream Inc., Cambridge, MA
FINALISTS:
Patricia Cotter, Senior Vice President of Operations, Netezza Corporation, Marlborough, MA
Jenneth Prinsloo, Owner, Plantwise South Africa, Krugersdorp, Gauteng, South Africa
Laurie Cunnington, President, Ward Williston Oil Company, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Stephanie Fohn, CEO, WhiteHat Security, Santa Clara, CA

Best Executive – Non-Services Businesses – up to 2,500 Employees
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:

Adelene Perkins, President, Infinity Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge, MA
FINALISTS:
Alison Potts Shirley, Vice President, Boatright Companies, Birmingham, AL
Michele Merrell, VP & Senior Director, Brightstar Corporation, Miami FL
Anyck Turgeon, Chief of Market Strategy and Security, Crossroads Systems, Austin, TX

Best Executive – Service Businesses – More Than 2,500 Employees
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:

Teresa Poggenpohl, Executive Director - Global Image, Accenture, Chicago, IL
FINALISTS:
Dolores Kruchten, General Manager, Business Solutions and Services Group, Vice President, Eastman Kodak Company, Rochester, NY
Kathy Memenza, Vice President, Information Protection, Privacy, and IT Security, Marriott International, Bethesda, MD
Jennifer Bonilla, President, West Region, Pitney Bowes Management Services, Pitney Bowes, Stamford, CT
Amy Baxter, VP Business Process Services, Volt Consulting MSP ProcureStaff, New York, NY
Polly Sumner, President, Global Services and Chief Adoption Officer, salesforce.com, San Francisco, CA
Susan St. Ledger, Senior Vice President of the High Tech and Manufacturing Vertical, salesforce.com, San Francisco, CA
Jamie Ohl, Senior VP and Director of the Retirement Plans Group,The Hartford, Simsbury, CT

Best Executive – Service Businesses – up to 100 Employees - Advertising, Marketing, and Public Relations
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:

Claire Koeneman, President, Financial Relations Board, MWW Group, East Rutherford, NJ
FINALISTS:
Rachel Nugent, Senior Group Manager, Client Services, Direct Agents, Inc., New York, NY
Lara Leventhal, Managing Director, Eulogy!, London, United Kingdom
Kitty Kolding, CEO, House Party, Irvington, NY
Sally Poliak, Chief Operating Officer, Nyhus Communications, Seattle WA
Tara Walpert Levy, President, Visible World, New York, NY
Krista Conlin, CEO, Wilbanks Agency, Birmingham, AL

Best Executive – Service Businesses – up to 100 Employees - All Services
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:

Candace Hunter Wiest, CEO and President, West Valley National Bank, Avondale, AZ
FINALISTS:
Sherry Chris, CEO, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, Parsippany, NJ
Marybeth Tahar, Chair of the Board, Interaction Associates, Inc., Cambridge, MA
Kathy Beteta, Vice President, International Checkout Inc., Santa Monica, CA
Andrea Roselli Grodnitzky, Senior VP - Global Performance Solutions, Richardson, Philadelphia, PA
Elizabeth Tse, VP of Customer Operations, Zuora, Redwood City, CA

Best Executive – Service Businesses – up to 100 Employees - All Other Industries
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:

Fran Maier, CEO, TRUSTe, San Francisco, CA
FINALISTS:
Lisa Calkins, President and CEO, Amadeus Consulting, Boulder, CO
Tara Esquivel, Vice President, AutoClaims Direct Inc., Carlsbad, CA
Sandra Gabriele, VP of Marketing & Communications, Boots International, Stamford, CT
Karey L. Goebel, Vice President of Marketing, Transzap, Inc., Denver, CO
Barbara Messing: Vice President, Travel Ticker and New Business Development, Travel-Ticker™, San Francisco, CA

Best Executive – Service Businesses – up to 2,500 Employees - Accounting & Financial Services
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
Donna Beck Smith, Partner. LLC Brown Smith Wallace LLC, St. Louis, MO
FINALISTS:
Talbott Roche, Senior Vice President, Blackhawk Network, Pleasanton, CA
Marilyn McDonald, VP Customer Experience, Interbank FX, Salt Lake City, UT
Marianne Brown, President and CEO, Omgeo LLC, New York, NY
Kina Lamarche, President of North America, Travelex Global Business Payments, Washington, DC

Best Executive – Service Businesses – up to 2,500 Employees - Advertising, Business Service, Marketing and Public Relations
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:

Jamie Minier, President, The RightThing, LLC, Findlay, OH
FINALISTS:
Judi Hand, President and General Manager, Direct Alliance, Tempe, AZ
Alissa Blate, Executive Vice President, Global Consumer Marketing Practice Leader, MWW Group, East Rutherford, NJ
Ame Wadler, Chief Management Officer & Executive VP - Worldwide Healthcare, MWW Group, East Rutherford, NJ

Best Executive – Service Businesses – up to 2,500 Employees - All Other Services
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:

Eleni Antoniou, Director of Human Resources, High Performance Technologies, Inc., Reston, VA
FINALISTS:
Anya Verkhovskaya, Senior Executive VP and COO, A.B. Data, Ltd., Milwaukee, WI
Kelly Owens St. Julian, Chief Service Officer, Boost Mobile, Irvine, CA
Laney Cavazos, Director of Corporate Services, Vice President NAI Farbman, Southfield, MI
Dianna Kokoszka, President of MAPS Coaching, Keller Williams Realty, Inc., Austin, TX
Mary Tennant, President & COO, Keller Williams Realty, Inc., Austin, TX
Teresa Walker, Executive Director, Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, Nashville, TN

Best Executive – Service Businesses – up to 2,500 Employees - All Other Industries
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:

Nancy Dussault Smith, Vice President, Marketing Communications, iRobot Corporation, Bedford, MA
FINALISTS:
Laurie Jackson, Chief Financial Officer, Broadlane, Dallas, TX
Michelle Snyder, Senior Vice President, Epocrates, Inc., San Mateo, CA
Tara Kelly, Senior Vice President of Operations, Health Advocate, Inc. Plymouth Meeting, PA
Peg Thomas, President, People to People Ambassador Programs, Spokane, WA
Denise Miller, Assistant General Manager, Sundance Vacations, Wilkes-Barre, PA
Geeta Gwalani, Global Head-HR, VFS Global Services, Mumbai, India
Kristin Haines, Director of Talent Management, VWR International, West Chester, PA

Best Executive in EMEA
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:

Lara Leventhal, Managing Director Eulogy!, London, United Kingdom
FINALISTS:
Kam Mattu, Business Development Executive, London Stock Exchange, London, United Kingdom
Lindsey Armstrong, President, International Field Sales, salesforce.com, San Francisco, CA
Geraldine Wilson, CEO, Truphone, London, United Kingdom
Kirsty Leighton, Vice President, Global Head of Client Development, Waggener Edstrom Worldwide, London, United Kingdom

Best Latin American Executive
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:

Griselda Hernandez, General Manager, UPS Mexico

Best New Company of the Year
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:

The Travelwrap Company Ltd, Hampshire, United Kingdom
FINALISTS:
Core Spirit, London, United Kingdom
Exhibitor Invites, Potomac, MD
Nea Zoe Ltd trading as Second Base, New Zealand

Best New Product of the Year
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:

Healthy Ideas for Hungry Minds Nutritional Program, Smart Picks, Inc., Lakewood, OH
FINALISTS:
Boots No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Beauty Serum, Boots International, Stamford, CT
CreaClip, Innov8 LLC, Honolulu, HI
eCoach for CFA Exam, KESDEE Inc., San Diego, CA
MyStrategicPlan 2009, M3 Planning, Inc, Reno, NV
Spark Rewards, Michael C. Fina, New York, NY
Click4HR, Patersons HR and Payroll Solutions, Salisbury, United Kingdom and Raleigh, NC
Sugarless Organic Wines Suitable for Diabetics, Sugarless Organic Wines, Sunshine Coast, QLD, Australia

Best New Service of the Year
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:

Public Umbilical Cord Blood Collection Center, South Miami Center for Women & Infants, Miami, FL
FINALISTS:
Demand Generation Services, Northbound LLC, Sunnyvale, CA
Savvy Web Secrets Mentoring Program, Savvy Web Women, Melbourne, Australia
The Divorce Help Clinic, The Divorce Help Clinic, San Diego, CA
Visible World Provides Targeted TV Advertising Services to Google TV Ads, Visible World, New York, NY
Well Rehearsed - Transforming Rehearsal Dinners, Well Rehearsed, San Francisco, CA

Best Overall Company of the Year – Service Businesses – up to 100 Employees - Advertising, Marketing, and Public Relations
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:

Eulogy!, London, United Kingdom
FINALISTS:
Alpaytac Marketing and Public Relations, Chicago, IL
Antenna Group, San Francisco, CA
JCPR, Inc., Parsippany, NJ
Marcel Media, Chicago, IL
Savoir Media Co., Belmont, MA
The Castle Group, Boston, MA
Vantage Communications, San Francisco, CA

Best Overall Company of the Year – Service Businesses – up to 100 Employees - Business Services
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:

APT, Inc., Darien, CT
FINALISTS:
Benefit Express, LLC, Arlington, IL
DRT Strategies, Inc., Arlington, VA
Northbound LLC, Sunnyvale, CA
Pediatric Therapeutic Services, Inc., Conshohocken, PA
VerticalResponse, San Francisco, CA

Best Overall Company of the Year – Service Businesses – up to 100 Employees - All Other Services
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:

Seedco Financial, New York, NY
FINALISTS:
Aspire Retire Financial Services, Woolloongabba, QLD, Australia
iHealthSpot, Inc., Margate, FL
International Checkout Inc., Santa Monica, CA
Life Management Advisors, Inc., Jacksonville, FL
Trusted Mission Solutions, Inc, McLean, VA

Best Overall Company of the Year – Service Businesses – up to 100 Employees - All Other Industries
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:

Camp Bow Wow, Boulder, CO
FINALISTS:
FoodnTable, Seoul, South Korea
KESDEE Inc., San Diego, CA
MAC Presents, Nashville, TN
PetRays Veterinary Telemedicine Consultants, The Woodlands, TX
PK Walsh, Needham, MA
ProTrials Research, Inc., Mountain View, CA
Real Estate Staging Association, Valley Springs, CA
Serenity Hospice & Palliative Care, Phoenix, AZ

Best Overall Company of the Year – Service Businesses – up to 2,500 Employees
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:

DEFENDER Direct, Inc., Indianapolis, IN
FINALISTS:
Atrium Staffing, New York, NY
JBS International, Inc., North Bethesda, MD
Michael C. Fina, New York, NY
Parago, Inc, Lewisville, TX
Scribendi Inc., Chatham, ON Canada
TransPerfect, New York, NY
Waggener Edstrom Worldwide, Bellevue, WA

Best Turnaround of the Year
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:

SPARK Publications, Matthews, NC
FINALISTS:
Plantwise South Africa, Krugersdorp, Gauteng, South Africa
Wow Things, Inc., Tenafly, NJ

Best Young Entrepreneur
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:

Melissa Fields Tugwell, Founder, PetRays Veterinary Telemedicine Consultants, The Woodlands, TX
FINALISTS:
Danielle Renner, Managing Partner, Jump Digital Media, Santa Ana, CA
Amberly Allen, President, Direct Innovations, Houston, TX
Doris Ng, Co-Founder, GingeRootz Asian Grille, Appleton, WI
Swarna Srinivas, President, KESDEE Inc., San Diego, CA
Lucy Williams, President, Kidz Kitchen, Greenwich, CT
Jamie Entzminger, CEO, Mach 1 Global Services, Tempe, AZ
Vanessa Lang, President, Merchant Services Inc., Ft. Worth, TX
Ashley Fina, President,Michael C. Fina, New York, NY
Donna Sillett, Founder, Spoilt Rotten Hair & Beauty Studio, Eagle Vale, NSW, Australia

Blog of the Year
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:

NewsonWomen.com, Newsonwomen.com, New York, NY
FINALISTS:
The Loughlin/Michaels Group Blog, the LMGPR Lounge, Loughlin/Michaels Group, Sunnyvale, CA
The Recessionista Blog, Mary Hall, Los Angeles, CA
Wednesdays with Susan, Plus Relocation Services, Inc., Minneapolis, MN
The Power of Slow Blog, PowerofSlow.org, Munich, Germany
She Takes On The World, SheTakesOnTheWorld.com, Kitchener, ON, Canada
VerticalResponse's Email Marketing Blog, VerticalResponse, San Francisco, CA
Women On Business Blog, WomenOnBusiness.com, Clermont, FL

Communications Campaign of the Year - For-Profit
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:

Tackling Childhood Obesity, Savoir Media Co., Belmont, MA
FINALISTS:
Alpaytac Marketing and Public Relations Promotes Bellator Fighting Championships, Alpaytac Marketing and Public Relations, Chicago, IL
Bracing the nation for a comedy invasion, Eulogy!, London, The United Kingdom
It’s amazing what you can do with 30peas, Eulogy!, London, The United Kingdom
JCPR’s Public Relations Campaign for Direxion, JCPR, Inc., Parsippany, NJ

Communications Campaign of the Year - Non-Profit
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:

Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, Susan Davis International, Washington, DC
FINALISTS:
It's only Poker Faces and PokerStars at the WSOP Final Table, Lotus Public Relations, New York, NY

Community Involvement Program of the Year - All Service Industries
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:

The Imagination Center Project at the Children’s Home, Inc. Digital Hands, Tampa, FL
FINALISTS:
Young Entrepreneur Program, Digital Hands, Tampa, FL
Interaction Associates advances human dignity and social change using a three-pronged approach, Interaction Associates, Inc., Cambridge, MA
Michael Best & Friedrich LLP Internal Volunteer Program, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, Milwaukee, WI
Proforma Good Wood Marketing, Proforma, Cleveland, OH
Worktank Brand Storytellers Worktank, Seattle, WA

Community Involvement Program of the Year - All Other Industries
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:

Rambus, Inc., Los Altos, CA
FINALISTS:
ATIC & MG Center For Excellence & MGAA Viera, Melbourne, FL
Mach 1 Global Services, Tempe, AZ
The Buildmore Group Pty Ltd, Caloundra, QLD Australia
The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, Montvale, NJ

Employee of the Year
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:

Kathrin Winkler, Senior Director, Corporate Sustainability, EMC, Inc., Hopkinton, MA
FINALISTS:
Lisa Ashley-Worland, Marketing Manager, DBA Group, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Nicky Peters, Senior Manager, DBA Group, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Susan Parr, Business Analyst, SGIS, Vienna, VA
Sharron Love, Program Manager PerformTech Inc., Alexandria, VA
Susan Darby, Marketing Manager, Cisco Systems, Research Triangle Park, NC
Rebecca Jimenez, Junior Systems Engineer, High Performance Technologies, Inc., Reston, VA
Tammy Ormsby, Sales Representative, DEFENDER Direct, Inc., Indianapolis, IN
Rebecca Connolly Fluet, Director of Chemical Sales, VWR International, West Chester, PA
Margaret Read, Senior Director of Product Development, Infinity Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge, MA

Employer of the Year
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:

Michael C. Fina, New York, NY
FINALISTS:
DRT Strategies, Inc., Arlington, VA

Environmental Stewardship Program of the Year
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:

The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, Montvale, NJ
FINALISTS:
ColorMark Printing, Kansas City, MO
Mach 1 Global Services, Tempe, AZ
The Bioengineering Group, Inc., Salem, MA

Fastest-Growing Company of the Year - All Service Industries
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:

International Checkout Inc., Santa Monica, CA
FINALISTS:
Austin Ribbon & Computer, Austin, TX
DRT Strategies, Inc., Arlington, VA
House Party, Irvington, NY
Patersons HR and Payroll Solutions, Salisbury, United Kingdom and Raleigh, NC
Proforma Creative Precision, Cleveland, OH
VerticalResponse, San Francisco, CA
Wow Things, Inc., Tenafly, NJ

Fastest-Growing Company of the Year - All Other Industries
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:

The Bioengineering Group, Inc., Salem, MA
FINALISTS:
Answer Center America, Inc., Chicago, IL
BlackLine Systems, Calabasas, CA
DEFENDER Direct, Inc., Indianapolis, IN
Genius Kids Inc, Fremont, CA
MAC Presents, Nashville, TN
PetRays Veterinary Telemedicine Consultants, The Woodlands, TX
Sense Cube, Seoul, South Korea
StarTex Power, Houston, TX

Lifetime Achievement Award - All Service Industries
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:

Jennifer Openshaw, Founder & President, WeSeed & Women's Financial Network, Greenwich, CT
FINALISTS:
Mo Anderson, Vice Chairman of the Board, Keller Williams Realty, Inc., Austin, TX
Ann Kaplan, Founder, Medicard Finance Inc., Toronto, ON Canada
Peggy Steele, Founder and Former President and CEO, Regis Learning Solutions, Golden, CO
Maryann Walker, President and CEO, Walker Advertising, San Pedro, CA
Olalah Njenga, CEO, YellowWood Group, LLC, Raleigh, NC

Lifetime Achievement Award - All Other Industries
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:

Samira K. Beckwith, President and CEO, Hope HealthCare Services, Fort Myers, FL
FINALISTS:
Rebecca Cenni, Founder & CEO, Atrium Staffing, New York, NY
Elena Gosse, Executive Director & Company Secretary, Australian Innovative Systems Pty Ltd (AIS) Company, Brisbane, Australia
Brenda Dronkers, Founder and former CEO of PUMP IT UP, the Inflatable Party Zone and owner Thriving Ink. Pleasanton, CA
Amy B. Mansue, President & CEO, Children's Specialized Hospital, Mountainside, NJ
Melodie Mayberry-Stewart, PhD, New York State Chief Information Officer, NYS Office of the Chief Information Officer, Albany, NY
Jay L. Parry, President and Chief Operating Officer, WNBA Phoenix Mercury, Phoenix, AZ
Eva Chen, CEO, Trend Micro, Cupertino, CA

Marketing Campaign of the Year
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:

The Razorfish Digital Mom Report, Razorfish, New York, NY
FINALISTS:
Accenture Economic Recovery Advertising and Integrated Marketing Campaign, Accenture, Chicago, IL
30th Anniversary Campaign, Boscobel Marketing Communications, Silver Spring, MD
Boscobel Energizes Communications behind “Power IT Down Day” for Citrix Systems, Inc., Boscobel Marketing Communications, Silver Spring, MD
MOST Monthly Marketing Communications Program for the Home Care Industry, corecubed, Louisville, KY
Vaseline Aloe Fresh and Lifetime's Maneater, Lifetime Networks, New York, NY
Wipro Technologies' Marketing Campaign, Wipro Technologies, East Brunswick, NJ

Mentor of the Year
STEVIE AWARD WINNERS:

Nancy Long, Chief HR Officer and Senior VP-Human Resources, Hitachi Data Systems, Santa Clara, CA
Sam Sheppard, Licensed Builder and Director, The Buildmore Group Pty Ltd, Caloundra, QLD Australia
FINALISTS:
Susan Lynch, Senior VP and CFO, Hitachi Data Systems, Santa Clara, CA
Georgette Pascale, Founder, Pascale Communications, LLC, Pittsburgh, PA
Ms. Marie Diaz, CEO, Pursuit of Excellence, Inc., Dallas, TX
Betty-Ann Heggie, Founder, StillettoChick.com, Saskatoon, SK Canada
Beverly Turek, President, Turek's Computer DR, Bryan, TX
Carol Owen, Partner, Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, Nashville, TN

Most Innovative Company of the Year
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:

iHealthSpot, Inc., Margate, FL
FINALISTS:
Aspire, Phoenix, AZ
Australian Innovative Systems Pty Ltd (AIS) Company, Brisbane, Australia
Bitstream Inc., Cambridge, MA
Consumer Fire Products Inc. Eugene, OR
Daily Grommet, Lexington, MA
KESDEE Inc., San Diego, CA
Matrex Exhibits, Addison, IL
PetRays Veterinary Telemedicine Consultants, The Woodlands, TX
PK Walsh, Needham, MA
Scribendi Inc., Chatham, ON Canada
Sense Cube, Seoul, South Korea
Thriving Ink & Co., Pleasanton, CA

Technology Innovator of the Year
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:

Noh Hyo-Nyo, CEO, Sense Cube, Seoul, South Korea
FINALIST:
Kelly Cutler, CEO, Marcel Media, Chicago, IL

Website of the Year
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:

Half the Sky Movement, Waggener Edstrom Worldwide, Bellevue, WA
FINALISTS:
Accenture, Chicago, IL
All Points Connect, Solon, OH
Brightstar Corp., Miami FL
North Slope Borough School District Web Site, M3 Planning, Inc, Reno, NV
Soapdom, Inc., Santa Monica, CA
The Bioengineering Group, Inc., Salem, MA
VerticalResponse, San Francisco, CA
Wipro Technologies, East Brunswick, NJ

Women Helping Women Award - All Service Industries
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:

Sonu Ratra, President, Akraya, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA
FINALISTS:
Career Woman, Inc., Issaquah, WA
Hybrid Mom Consulting & Media Group, Smithtown, NY
Deline Institute for Professional Development, Capitol Heights, MD
Northbound LLC, Sunnyvale, CA
WildlyWealthyWomen.com, Mooloolaba, QLD, Australia
Wipro Technologies, East Brunswick, NJ

Women Helping Women Award - All Other Industries
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:

Betty-Ann Heggie, Founder, StillettoChick.com, Saskatoon, SK Canada
FINALISTS:
Brookhaven Retreat, LLC, Seymour, TN
Dynamic Professional Women's Network, West Chicago, IL
Nancy Long, Chief HR Officer and Senior VP-Human Resources, Hitachi Data Systems, Santa Clara, CA
Margaret Manning, CEO, Reading Room, London, United Kingdom
Success in the City, McLean, VA
Nadir Moreno, General Manager, UPS Brazil

Women's Business Association of the Year
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:

ECOMACO®, Nagano, Japan
FINALIST:
Dynamic Professional Women's Network, West Chicago, IL