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2011 Honorees

Stevie Award winners in the 8th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business were announced on November 11 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City, before a gathering of 330 women Finalists and their guests from around the world. Finalists were chosen by more than 80 preliminary-round judges. Stevie Award winners were selected from among the Finalists by the 120 members of six final judging committees.

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Website of the Year
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
Little PINK Book, Atlanta, GA USA: The Little PINK Book Website
FINALISTS:
Accenture, Chicago, IL USA: Accenture Corporate Website
Matrex Exhibits, Addison, IL USA: Matrex Exhibits - Website of the Year
Syniverse, Tampa, FL USA: Syniverse Corporate Website 2011
Unsinkable Japan, Richardson, TX USA: Unsinkable Japan
VerticalResponse, San Francisco, CA, USA: VerticalResponse.com: Unbelievably Simple, Incredibly Effective

Blog of the Year
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
WomenOnBusiness.com, Clermont, FL USA: WomenOnBusiness.com
FINALISTS:
Delaney Consulting, LLC, Atlanta, GA USA: CFOradio.com
Global Experience Specialists (GES), Las Vgas, NV USA: Global Experience Specialists (GES) New Corporate Blog, “Defying Convention”
Heather Zeller, New York, NY USAA Glam Slam Blog
MWW Group, East Rutherford, NJ USA:n Return on Reputation
Staging Diva/Six Elements Inc., Toronto, Canada: Staging Diva Home Staging Business Report
TopLine Communications, London, United Kingdom: The B2B Guide to Social Media
VerticalResponse, San Francisco, CA USA: VerticalResponse Marketing Blog: Engaging, Educating and Empowering Small Business

Smartphone or Tablet App of the Year
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
tmg-e*media, inc., New York, NY USA: Little Brownie Bakers Cookie Locator Mobile Phone App

Video of the Year
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
Birds Nest Foundation , New York, NY USA: LUNCH: The Film

Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Community Relations
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS USA: The Southern Miss Story: Enriching a University Brand through a Centennial Celebration
FINALIST:
The Wakeman Agency, White Plains, NY USA: The Wakeman Agency's Public Relations Campaign for HEAF

Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Crisis Communications
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
Calysto Communications, Atlanta, GA USA: When Disaster Strikes: Using PR to Raise Funds and Client Visibility
FINALIST:
JCPR, Parsippany, NJ USA: Christian Lopez Turns to JCPR for Help

Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Issues Management
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
TopLine Communications, London, United Kingdom: Defending Student Visas

Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Low Budget (Under $10,000 / €7000)
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
Ad 2 Tampa Bay, Tampa, FL USA: Ad 2 Tampa Bay's I Own Me Campaign for The Spring of Tampa Bay
FINALISTS:
Encore Public Relations, Rochester, MN USA, Rochester, MN USA: Rochester Catholic Schools: Lourdes Building Our Future
Euro RSCG Worldwide PR, New York, NY USA: The Foundation for the Advancement of Women Now (FFAWN)

Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Marketing - Business to Business
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
Accenture, Chicago, IL USA: Accenture’s High Performance Delivered Integrated Marketing Campaign
FINALISTS:
Aprimo, Indianapolis, IN, USA: How Aprimo Revolutionized Marketing
JPR Communications, Woodland Hills, CA: IO Turbine Corporate and Product Launch
Marketing 24/7, Inc., Trussville, AL USA: Business Makeover Birmingham - Second Year
NetApp, Sunnyvale, CA USA: Epic Customer Campaign injunction with Visual Language launch

Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Marketing - Consumer Products
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
Nadel Phelan Inc., Scotts Valley, CA USA: Finding What You Are Looking For – A Retail Success Story
FINALIST:
Emerging Media, Nyack, NY USA: Toddy Gear - Dirty Sexy Gadget Launch Campaign

Communications or PR Campaign of the Year – Multicultural
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
Cigna, Bloomfield, CT USA: Cigna's Haitian/Creole Postcard

Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Public Service
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
Boscobel Marketing Communications, Silver Spring, MD USA: Help the Planet, Help a Soldier: Power IT Down Day 2010
FINALIST:
MMI Public Relations, Cary, NC USA: MMI Public Relation’s Campaign to Raise Awareness On The Environmental Dangers Posed By Alcoa

Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Social Media Focused
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
Volusion, Austin, TX USA: Volusion Mompreneur Contest Uses Social Media to Share Inspirational Stories
FINALIST:
Informatica Corporation, Redwood City, CA USA: PR Team drives social media adoption at Informatica

Consumer Advertising Campaign of the Year
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
Walton Isaacson, Los Angeles, CA USA: Walton|Isaacson Launches Lexus CT 200h Campaign

Consumer Marketing Campaign of the Year
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
MAC Presents, New York, NY USA: AT&T and Samsung Present Keith Urban Get Closer 2011 World Tour

Mobile Marketing Campaign of the Year
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
Century 21 Real Estate LLC, Parsippany, NJ, USA: CENTURY 21 Real Estate LLC Buys Virtual Real Estate
FINALIST:
Mojiva Inc.,New York, NY USA: Amy Vale, Senior Director of Global Marketing, Mojiva Inc.

Small-Budget Marketing Campaign of the Year (<$3 million / €2 million)
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
Calysto Communications, Atlanta, GA USA: When Disaster Strikes: Using PR to Raise Funds and Client Visibility
FINALISTS:
MAC Presents, New York, NY USA: AT&T and Samsung Present Keith Urban Get Closer 2011 World Tour
Marketing 24/7, Inc., Trussville, AL USA: Second Year of Business Makeover Birmingham
Web Ad.vantage, Havre de Grace, MD USA: Restaurant Week Wonders for Visit Baltimore

Best New Product or Service of the Year
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
Agloves, Boulder, CO USA: Agloves Touchscreen Gloves
FINALISTS:
Aleksandra Efimova, Russian Pointe Boutique, Growing Through Arts, Russian Culture Now, Chicago, IL USA: Growing Through Arts - The Ballet Series
Arbonne International, Irvine, CA USA: Arbonne International's RE9 Advanced Cellular Renewal Masque
Bolly Baby Fit LLC, Sunrise, FL USA: Bolly Baby Fit...Mommy Let's Twist
Medisys Health Communications, Fairfield, CT USA: Medisys Health Communications' ISIS - Scientific Platform Development and Deployment Process
National Tax Search LLC, Chicago, IL USA: National Tax Search's New Division, POM Escrow Services
The HopeFULL Company, Minnetonka, MN USA: The HopeFULL Company's HopeFULL Gift Pack
trainedUp! Media Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Australia: trainedUp Media Pty Ltd - Reinventing training with game changing technology

Best Asian Entrepreneur
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
Mitchell Personnel Solutions, Canberra, ACT, Australia: Trace Mitchell, President
FINALISTS:
Australian Innovative Systems Pty Ltd (AIS) Company, Brisbane, Australia: Elena Gosse, Director
Indus Health Plus Pvt. Ltd. Pune, Maharashtra, India: Kanchan Naikawadi, Director
Melilea International Group of Companies, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Datin Dr Stella Chin, Executive President

Best Asian Executive
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
Westpac Group, Sydney, Australia: Gail Kelly, Chief Executive Officer
FINALISTS:
Australian Innovative Systems Pty Ltd (AIS) Company, Brisbane, Australia: Elena Gosse, Director
Axis Bank, Mumbai, India: Shikha Sharma, India Chief Executive
Gree Electric Appliances International Development, Zhuhai, China: Dong Mingzhu, Chief Executive Officer
ICICI Bank, Mumbai, India: Chanda Kochar, India Chief Executive
Informatica Corporation, Redwood City, CA, USA: Narelle Wilson, Vice President, Marketing Asia Pacific / Japan
Singapore Telecommunications, Singapore: Chua Sock Koong, Chief Executive

Best Canadian Entrepreneur
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
iFinance Canada Inc., Toronto, Ontario: Ann Kaplan, President & CEO
FINALISTS:
GreenGym Outdoor Fitness Equipment, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia: Deborah A. Merry, Founding Partner
Staging Diva/Six Elements Inc., Toronto, Ontario: Debra Gould, The Staging Diva, President, Six Elements Inc.
Wealthy Women Leaders, London, Ontario: Pat Mussieux, Founder

Best Canadian Executive
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
First West Credit Union, Surrey, British Columbia: Launi Skinner, CEO
FINALISTS:
Desjardins Venture Capital, Montreal, Quebec: Marie-Claude Boisvert. COO
Dimension Data, Toronto, Ontario: Wendy Lucas, Area Vice President,Dimension Data Canada

Best Entrepreneur in EMEA
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
FTF Sweets Limited, Heysham, United Kingdom: Melissa Burton, CEO
FINALISTS:
Epitome Health and Beauty, Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom: Rebecca Lane, Owner/Director
Heaven by Deborah Mitchell, Shifnal, Shropshire, United Kingdom: Deborah Mitchell, Owner
Improve Digital, Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Joëlle Frijters, CEO and Co-Founder
SIVECO Romania, Bucharest, Romania: Irina Socol, President & CEO
TopLine Communications, London, United Kingdom: Heather Baker, Managing Director

Best Executive in EMEA
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
AXA Private Equity, Paris, France: Dominique Senequier, Chief Executive
FINALISTS:
ABSA Group Banks, Johannesburg, South Africa:Maria Ramos, Chief Executive
Akbank, Istanbul, Turkey: Hülya Kefeli, Executive Vice President in charge of International Banking,
Anglo American, London, United Kingdom: Cynthia Carrol, Chief Executive
Arbonne International, Irvine, CA USA: Victoria Beckett, General Manager, Arbonne UK
Mafraq Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Helge Springhorn, Director of Quality Department
Pearson PLC, London, United Kingdom: Marjorie Scardino, CEO
Sabanci Group, Istanbul, Turkey: Güler Sabanci, Chairman and Managing Director
SEB, Stockholm, Sweden: Annika Falkengren, Chief Executive Officer
Wolters Kluwer, Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands: Nancy McKinstry, Chief Executive

Best Latin American Entrepreneur
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
Markatel, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: Saraida De Marchena Kaluche, Founder, President & CEO

Best New Company of the Year
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
Agloves, Boulder, CO USA
FINALISTS:
AmberMcGown.com, The Woodlands, TX USA
BeeSmart Social Media, Indian Trail, NC USA
Bhava Communications, Berkeley, CA USA

Best Overall Company of the Year - Non-Services Businesses – Up To 100 Employees
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
Seeds of Genius, Columbia, MD USA
FINALISTS:
BlackLine Systems, Los Angeles, CA USA: BlackLine Grows 50%, Adds Jobs, Fortune 100 Clients
Designs by Lolita, Inc., Pawtucket, RI USA
School House, LLC, Durham, NC USA

Best Overall Company of the Year - Non-Services Businesses – More than 2500 Employees
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
The Longaberger Company, Newark, OH USA

Best Overall Company of the Year – Non-Profit or Government
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, WA USA
FINALISTS:
Athena International, Chicago, IL USA
Women Presidents' Organization, New York, NY USA

Best Overall Company of the Year – Service Businesses – Up to 100 Employees - Advertising, Marketing, and Public Relations
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
DiGennaro Communications, New York, NY USA
FINALISTS:
Bhava Communications, Berkeley, CA USA
JCPR, Parsippany, NJ USA
MAC Presents, New York, NY USA
Matrex Exhibits, Addison, IL USA
Mom Central Consulting, Newton, MA USA
Stern Investor Relations, New York, NY USA
Trims Unlimited, Inc., Los Angeles, CA USA
Vanguard Communications, Washington, DC, USA

Best Overall Company of the Year – Service Businesses – Up to 100 Employees - Business Services
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
MyCorporation, Calabasas, CA USA
FINALISTS:
DRT Strategies, Inc., Arlington, VA USA
Sage Consulting Associates, San Francisco, CA USA
The Omnia Group, Tampa, FL USA
Integrated Archive Systems, Palo Alto, CA USA
VerticalResponse, San Francisco, CA USA

Best Overall Company of the Year – Service Businesses – Up to 100 Employees - All Other Services
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
Advocacy and Consulting for Education, Inc., Wayne, PA USA: ACFEinc
FINALISTS:
Accurate Engineering Integrated Construction Services Inc., San Diego, CA USA CA
International Checkout Inc, Santa Monica, CA USA
MamaBargains.com, Salt Lake City, UT USA

Best Overall Company of the Year – Service Businesses – Up to 100 Employees - All Other Industries
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
EmpowHER, Scottsdale, AZ USA
FINALISTS:
Associated Speech and Language Specialists, Saint Paul, MN USA
Caligor Rx, New York, NY USA
Dream Dinners, Snohomish, WA USA
Flexjobs Corporation, San Francisco, CA USA
Olneya Restoration Group, St. Louis, MO USA
Pay Your Family First LLC, Paradise Valley, AZ USA
Red Arrow Logistics, Issaquah, WA USA
Temporary Housing Directory, Inc., Plano, TX USA

Best Overall Company of the Year – Service Businesses – Up to 2,500 Employees
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
Staff Management | SMX, Chicago, IL USA
FINALISTS:
ATR International, Sunnyvale, CA USA
Longistics, Raleigh, NC USA
Melilea International Group of Companies, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Northbound LLC, Sunnyvale, CA USA
Pure Romance, Loveland, OH USA
Wilson Associates, Dallas, TX USA

Community Involvement Program of the Year
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
Métier, Ltd., Santa Rosa, CA USA: Protectors to Project Managers
FINALISTS:
Inspired Learning, Wheeling, IL USA: Inspired Learning
Pure Romance, Loveland, OH USA: Pure Romance, Inc.

Employer of the Year
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
Anderson Performance Improvement Company, Hastings, MN USA
FINALISTS:
DRT Strategies, Inc., Arlington, VA USA
JCPR, Parsippany, NJ USA
Métier, Ltd., Santa Rosa, CA USA
SpeakerBox Communications, McLean, VA, USA

Fastest-Growing Company of the Year
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
Rockin' Green, San Antonio, TX USA
FINALISTS:
Affordable Buttons, Rochester, MN USA
Bhava Communications, Berkeley, CA USA
BlackLine Systems, Los Angeles, CA USA
CreaProducts, Honolulu, HI USA
DRT Strategies, Inc., Arlington, VA USA
PetRays Veterinary Telemedicine Consultants, The Woodlands, TX USA
Staff Management | SMX, Chicago, IL
VerticalResponse, San Francisco, CA USA

Most Innovative Company of the Year
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
Let's Eat Out Menus Magazine, LLC, Spotsylvania, VA USA
FINALISTS:
Aspire, Phoenix, AZ USA
Australian Innovative Systems Pty Ltd (AIS) Company, Brisbane, Australia
EmpowHER, Scottsdale, AZ USA
Euro RSCG Worldwide PR, New York, NY USA
International Checkout Inc, Santa Monica, CA USA

Women Helping Women Award - Advertising, Business Services, Marketing, and Public Relations
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
International Association of Women in Business Coaching, Tucson, AZ USA: Kendall SummerHawk, President and Founder
FINALISTS:
Heart of Success, Inc., Tucson, AZ USA: Kendall SummerHawk, President and Founder
Loyalty Factor, LLC, Portsmouth, NH USA: Dianne Durkin
Mom Central Consulting Newton MA USA: Mom Central Grants Program
Momentum, Inc. Camp Hill, PA USA: Momentum, Inc.

Women Helping Women Award - All Other Services
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
Wipro Limited, Bangalore, India: Wipro Initiatives in promoting Gender Inclusivity at the workplace
FINALISTS:
Pure Romance, Loveland, OH USA: Patty Brisben, CEO and founder
The Women Presidents' Organization, New York, NY USA: The Women Presidents' Organization
Voxy Lady, Sydney, Australia: Australia's first and only Professional Women's Speaker Bureau

Women Helping Women Award - All Other Industries
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
Women in the City, London, United Kingdom: WOMEN IN THE CITY
FINALISTS:
ClientAttraction.com, Stamford, CT USA: Fabienne Fredrickson, Founder
Little PINK Book, Atlanta, GA USA: Little PINK Book
SIVECO Romania, Bucharest, Romania: The SIVECO Romania Company

Lifetime Achievement Award - Advertising, Marketing, and Public Relations
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
MWW Group, East Rutherford, NJ USA: Marilyn Thompson, Executive Vice President
FINALISTS:
Brownstein & McCabe Associates, Englewood, FL USA: Georgia McCabe, Social Media Sensei/ Digital Imaging Marketing Strategist
Euro RSCG Worldwide PR, New York, NY USA: Marian Salzman
Matrex Exhibits, Addison, IL USA: Jill Hebert, Matrex Exhibits - Lifetime Achievement Award
R/P Marketing Public Relations, Holland, OH USA: Martha Vetter, President/CEO

Lifetime Achievement Award - Business Services
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
America Works of New York, Inc., New York, NY USA: Dr. Lee Bowes, CEO and President
FINALISTS:
Accenture, Chicago, IL USA: Teresa Poggenpohl, Executive Director - Global Image
Dynamic Office & Accounting Solutions, Danville, CA USA: Tiffany Stuart, President
Marie Diaz, Dallas, TX USA: Marie Diaz, CEO/CVO, Pursuit of Excellence
Staff Management | SMX, Chicago, IL USA: Joan Davison, President & Chief Operating Officer

Lifetime Achievement Award - All Other Services
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
Zeitlin & Company Realtors, Nashville, TN USA Shirley Zeitlin, CEO and Founder
FINALISTS:
Akbank, Istanbul, Turkey: Hülya Kefeli, Executive Vice President in charge of International Banking, Akbank
iFinance Canada Inc., Toronto, Canada: Ann Kaplan, President & CEO
WomenOnBusiness.com, Clermont, FL USA: Susan Gunelius, President & CEO, KeySplash Creative, Inc.

Lifetime Achievement Award - All Other Industries
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
Tiny Prints, San Francisco, CA USA: Laura Ching, Co-founder and Chief Merchandising Officer
FINALISTS:
Australian Innovative Systems Pty Ltd (AIS) Company, Brisbane, Australia: Elena Gosse, Director
Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC USA: Terri Cinnamon, Director, Veterans Affairs Office of Information and Technology
ORIGIO Inc., Charlottesville, VA USA: Debra Bryant, EVP ORIGIO a/s, CEO ORIGIO Inc.
PayerFusion Holdings, LLC, Miami, FL USA: Griselle Chernys, PhD, Founder and CEO
Phoenix Suns, Phoenix, AZ USA: Jay L. Parry, Senior Vice President of Brand and Business Development
Sharon Lechter, Paradise Valley, AZ USA: Sharon Lechter, Founder of Pay Your Family First and Bestselling Author

Mentor or Coach of the Year - Business Services
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
Upstart Ventures, New York, NY USA: Liz Hamburg, Founder and President
FINALISTS:
Accenture, New York, NY USA: Shelley Hurley, Accenture - Mentor/Coach of the Year
ClientAttraction.com, Stamford, CT USA: Fabienne Fredrickson, Founder
Coloredge New York • Los Angeles, New York, NY USA: Lisa Frey, Director of Sales
Deluxe Corporation, Shoreview, MN USA: Laura Radewald: Mentor or Coach of the Year
Heart of Success, Inc., Tucson AZ USA: Kendall SummerHawk, President and Founder
International Association of Women in Business Coaching, Tuscon, AZ USA: Kendall SummerHawk, President and Founder
Karlin Sloan & Company, Oak Park, IL USA: Karlin Sloan, Founder and CEO of Karlin Sloan and Company
Staging Diva/Six Elements Inc., Toronto, Canada: Debra Gould, The Staging Diva, President, Six Elements Inc.
VerticalResponse, San Francisco, CA, USA: Kim Stiglitz, Director of Lifecycle Marketing

Mentor or Coach of the Year - All Other Services
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
Euro RSCG Worldwide PR, New York, NY USA: Katie McSorley
FINALISTS:
Blacktop, Kansas City, MO USA: Rachel Durbin, VP/Account Director
Elephant Insurance Services, LLC, Richmond, VA USA: Heather McKee
ShopVisible, Atlanta, GA, USA: Shannon Johnston, Senior VP
Turek's Computer DR, Bryan, TX USA: Beverly Turek, President

Mentor or Coach of the Year - All Other Industries
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
Teri Scheinzeit, The Savvy Business Coach, New York, NY USA: Teri Scheinzeit, The Savvy Business Coach
FINALISTS:
Advocacy & Consulting for Education, Wayne, PA, USA: Melissa Bilash, Founder
Australian Innovative Systems Pty Ltd (AIS) Company, Brisbane, Australia: Elena Gosse, Director
Health Advocate, Inc., Plymouth Meeting, PA, USA: Kelly Johnston, Senior Vice President of Product Development
PetRays Veterinary Telemedicine Consultants, The Woodlands, TX USA: AmberMcGown.com
Smart Reader Worldwide Sdn Bhd, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Dr K H Wang, Group Executive Director
Volusion, Austin, TX USA: Steffanie Halstead, Vice President of Support

Technology Innovator of the Year
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
Phoenix Data Corporation, Indianapolis,IN USA: Phoenix Data Corporation
FINALISTS:
Australian Innovative Systems Pty Ltd (AIS) Company, Brisbane, Australia: Ecoline - Water treatment of the future
Erlanger Health System, Chattanooga, TN USA: Laurene Vamprine, Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Improve Digital, Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Improve Digital and its Chief Innovation Officer, Janneke Niessen
Marcel Media, Chicago, IL USA: Marcel Media

Employee of the Year - Advertising, Business Services, Marketing, and Public Relations
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
Euro RSCG Worldwide PR, New York, NY USA: Sarah Yansura
FINALISTS:
Coloredge New York • Los Angeles, New York, NY USA: Fiona Gould, VP, Accounting and Corporate Controller
Coloredge New York • Los Angeles, New York, NY USA: Kathy Lencki, VP, Manufacturing- Los Angeles
Coloredge New York • Los Angeles, New York, NY USA: Lisa Frey, Director of Sales
Underground Elephant, San Diego, CA USA: Lauren Alexander, Director of Social & EDU

Employee of the Year - Computer Hardware & Software
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
Marketo, San Mateo, CA USA: Maria Pergolino, Senior Director of Marketing, Demand Generation
FINALISTS:
Dell, Inc. Round Rock, TX USA: Jacquie Helmcamp, Program Manager, Dell Large Business Order Fulfillment
iolo technologies, LLC, Los Angeles, CA USA: Katharine Coble, Director of Channel Sales
iolo technologies, LLC, Los Angeles, CA USA: Marina Totalca, Channel Sales Executive
SurveyGizmo, Boulder, CO USA: Crystal Sylvester, SurveyGizmo Support Demolitions Expert
SurveyGizmo, Boulder, CO USA: Tess Smagorinsky, Dedicated Account Manager

Employee of the Year - All Other Industries
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
Arkadium, Inc., New York, NY USA: Julia Detar, Senior Game Designer
FINALISTS:
Dubai Electricity & Water Authority, Dubai, UAE: Heena Sunil Bulchandani, Specialist - Training and Development
Elephant Insurance Services, LLC, Richmond, VA, USA: Joanna Vitug
EXIT Realty Corp. International, Mississauga, Canada: Christina Luis, Senior Corporate Administrator
Mafraq Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Helge Springhorn, Director of Quality Department

Best Young Entrepreneur
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
iBec Creative, Portland, ME USA: Becky McKinnell, President and Founder
FINALISTS:
BeeSmart Social Media, Indian Trail, NC USAJulie Bee, President and Chief Connector
Chris Holly Consulting, London, United Kingdom: Chris Holly
Girl Talk, Atlanta, GA USA: Haley Kilpatrick, Founder
iProperty.com India - Horizon Infoventures Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai, India: Smita Thorat, Director

Best Entrepreneur – Non-Services Businesses – Up to 100 Employees - Consumer Products
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
Rockin' Green, San Antonio, TX, USA: Kimberly Webb – Rockin’ the environment clean, one cloth diaper at a time
FINALISTS:
Designs by Lolita, Inc., Pawtucket, RI, USA: Lolita Healy
Jaipur Rugs, Norcross, GA, USA: Asha Chaudhary, President
Women of the Vine, LLC, Piermont, NY, USA: Deborah Brenner, Author/Founder

Best Entrepreneur – Non-Services Businesses –Up to 100 Employees - All Other Industries
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
IntelligentMDx, Cambridge, MA, USA: Dr. Alice Jacobs, CEO
FINALISTS:
BlackLine Systems, Los Angeles, CA, USA: CEO Therese Tucker Builds BlackLine into the Leader in its Space
HealthPrize Technologies, Norwalk, CT, USA: Katrina Firlik, M.D., Chief Medical Officer
Sew What? Inc., Rancho Dominguez, CA, USA: Megan Duckett, President/CEO
Vinotemp International, Rancho Dominguez, CA, USA: India Hynes, President

Best Entrepreneur – Non-Services Businesses – up to 2,500 Employees
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
Crypton, West Bloomfield, MI, USA: Randy Rubin, Co-founder
FINALIST:
VSK Kentavar-IZ Dinamika Ltd., Sofia, Bulgaria: Mariana Petcheian-Krasteva, General Manager

Best Entrepreneur – Service Businesses - Up to 100 Employees - Advertising, Marketing, and Public Relations
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
CJP Communications, NY, NY, USA: Jen Prosek, CEO
FINALISTS:
BrightLine, New York, NY, USA: Jacqueline Corbelli, Founder and CEO
Gabriel Marketing Group, Reston, VA, USA: Leah Gabriel Nurik, Founder and President
KC Projects, Birmingham, AL USA: Krista Conlin, Founder
Marcel Media, Chicago, IL, USA: Kelly Cutler, Co-Founder and CEO
Matrex Exhibits, Addison, IL, USA: Jill Hebert, Founder
Oneupweb, Traverse City, MI, USA: Lisa Wehr, Founder and CEO
Stern Investor Relations, New York, NY USA: Lilian Stern, Principal and Founder

Best Entrepreneur – Service Businesses - Up to 100 Employees - Business Services
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
VerticalResponse, San Francisco, CA USA: Janine Popick, CEO and Founder
FINALISTS:
Betts Recruiting, San Francisco, CA USA: Carolyn Betts, founder and CEO
DRT Strategies, Inc., Arlington, VA USA: Susan M. Kidd, Founder and CEO
Dynamic Office & Accounting Solutions, Danville, CA USA: Tiffany Stuart, President
Gagen MacDonald, Chicago, IL USA: Maril MacDonald, thought leader and industry pioneer
Going Global, Mobile, AL USA: Mary Anne Thompson, Founder & President
Human Resource Essential, LLC, Tempe, AZ USA: Stephanie Angelo, Founder and CEO
Staging Diva/Six Elements Inc., Toronto, Canada: Debra Gould, The Staging Diva, President, Six Elements Inc.
Suzanne Evans Coaching, LLC, Murrells Inlet, SC USA: Suzanne Evans, Owner & Founder
Vaco Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA USA: France Moreno, Partner

Best Entrepreneur – Service Businesses - Up to 100 Employees - Computer Services
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
Ask Charly Leetham (A Leetham Trust project), Canberra, Australia: Charly Leetham, CEO & Founder

Best Entrepreneur – Service Businesses - Up to 100 Employees - Financial Services & Insurance
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
iFinance Canada Inc., Toronto, Canada: Ann Kaplan, President & CEO
FINALISTS:
Mercury West Associates, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom: Katie Small, Owner & Managing Director
Your Equity Source, LLC, Cour DAlenem ID USA: Sandra J. Wach, Vice President

Best Entrepreneur – Service Businesses - Up to 100 Employees - Health Products and Services & Pharmaceuticals
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
MedPro Rx, Raleigh, NC, USA: Nancy McFarlane, President
FINALISTS:
Caligor Rx, New York, NY USA: Tammy Bishop, Director
PayerFusion Holdings, LLC, Miami, FL USA: Griselle Chernys, Founder and CEO
Speron Inc/LeBootCamp, Dover, DE USA: Valerie Orsoni, CEO & Founder

Best Entrepreneur – Service Businesses - Up to 100 Employees- All Other Services
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
Heaven by Deborah Mitchell, Shifnal, Shropshire, UK: Deborah Mitchell, Owner
FINALISTS:
Commando Patrol and Detective Services, Laurel, MD, USA: Ms. Lorette D. Farris, CEO
Community Investment Strategies, Inc., Lawrenceville, NJ, USA: Christiana Foglio, Founder/Owner and CEO
InnLink LLC, Hendersonville, TN, USA: Kristin Intress, CEO & President
Rottet Studio, Houston, TX, USA: Lauren Rottet, Founder and Design Principal
Smart Reader Worldwide Sdn Bhd Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Dr K H Wang, Group Executive Director

Best Entrepreneur – Service Businesses - Up to 100 Employees - All Other Industries
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
International Checkout Inc, Santa Monica, CA, USA: Saskia Chiesa, CEO and President
FINALISTS:
Beta Soft Systems, Fremont, CA, USA: Ritu Mangla, CEO
Charity Voice Online, Dallas, TX, USA: Debbie Peternana, Charity Voice Online
I Had Cancer, New York, NY, USA: Mailet Lopez, Founder
One Stop Environmental, Birmingham, USA: Shannon Riley, President/ CEO
Russian Pointe Boutique, Growing Through Arts, Russian Culture Now, Chicago, IL, USA: Aleksandra Efimova, President

Best Entrepreneur – Service Businesses – Up to 2,500 Employees
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
Tiny Prints, San Francisco, CA USA: Laura Ching, Co-founder and Chief Merchandising Officer
FINALISTS:
Axis Teknologies, Atlanta, GA USA: Jennifer Schoenhofer, CEO
eMASON, Inc., Clearwater, FL USA: Jane Mason, President & CEO
Longistics, Raleigh, NC USA: Pat Long, co-creator
Melilea International Group of Companies, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Datin Dr Stella K. Y. Chin, Executive President

Best Executive - Non-Profit or Government - Up to 100 Employees
Two Stevie Awards will be presented in this category
STEVIE AWARD WINNERS:
FEED, New York, NY USA: Lauren Bush, Co-Founder and CEO
Single Stop USA, NEw York, NY USA: Elisabeth Mason, CEO
FINALISTS:
Americas’ SAP Users’ Group (ASUG), Chicago, IL USA: Bridgette Chambers, CEO
Birds Nest Foundation , New York, NY USA: Avis Richards, Founder
Career Opportunity Development, Inc. Egg Harbor City, NJ USA: Linda Carney, President/CEO
Charity Voice Online, Dallas, TX USA: Debbie Peternana, Allie Smiles Foundation
City of Taos, Taos, MO USA: Alicia Weaver, Mayor
Global Semiconductor Alliance, Dallas, TX USA: Jodi Shelton, Co-Founder, Executive Director and Board Member
Salesforce.com, San Francisco, CA USA: Barbara Kibbe, Chief Operating Officer, Salesforce.com Foundation
Samasource, San Francisco, CA USA: Leila Janah, CEO & Founder
Vulcan Park and Museum, Birmingham, AL USA: Darlene Negrotto, CEO and President

Best Executive - Non-Profit or Government - Up to 2,500 Employees
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
Mafraq Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Helge Springhorn, Director of Quality Department
FINALIST:
Copyright Clearance Center, Danvers, MA USA: Tracey Armstrong, President and CEO

Best Executive – Non-Services Businesses – More Than 2,500 Employees
Two Stevie Award winners will be selected in this category
STEVIE AWARD WINNERS:
Avon Products, Inc., New York, NY USA: Andrea Jung, Chairman, President, and CEO
Xerox Corporation, Norwalk, CT USA: Ursula Burns, Chairman and CEO
FINALISTS:
Kraft Foods, Inc., Northfield, IL USA: Irene Rosenfeld, Chairman and CEO
E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, Wilmington, DE USA: Ellen Kullman, Chairman and CEO
NetApp, Sunnyvale, CA USA: Christine Heckart, Chief Marketing Officer
NetApp, Sunnyvale, CA USA: Julie Parrish, Senior Vice President of Global Partner Sales, NetApp
NetApp, Sunnyvale, CA USA: Regina Kunkle, Vice President of State and Local Government and Higher Education (SLED)
Pfizer, Inc., New York, NY USA: Freda C. Lewis-Hall, EVP & Chief Medical Officer
Sunoco, Philadelphia, PA USA: Lynn Elsenhans, Chairman, President and CEO
The New York Times Company, New York, NY USA: Janet Robinson, CEO
Yoplait at General Mills, Minneapolis, MN USA: Becky O'Grady, VP and President

Best Executive – Non-Services Businesses – Up to 100 Employees
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
GenArts, Cambridge, MA, USA: Katherine Hays, CEO
FINALISTS:
AHAVA North America, New York, NY USA: Elana Drell Szyfer, CEO/General Manager
SDI Distributor Inc., Yonkers, NY USA: Kelly Dantas, Marketing Director
Spend Radar, Chicago, IL USA: Cindy Barlow, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing
Sweetriot, Inc., New York, NY USA: Sarah Endline, President, CEO and Owner
Temperature@lert, Boston, MA USA: Michelle Keefe, VP of Sustainable Business Practices

Best Executive – Non-Services Businesses – Up to 2,500 Employees - All Other Industries
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
Keurig, Inc., Reading, MA USA: Michelle Stacy, President
FINALISTS:
Arbonne International, Irvine, CA USA: Kay Napier, CEO
Clearfield, Inc., Plymouth, MN USA: Cheri Beranek, CEO
Coloredge New York • Los Angeles, New York, NY USA: Fiona Gould, VP, Accounting and Corporate Controller
Coloredge New York • Los Angeles, New York, NY USA: Kathy Lencki, VP, Manufacturing- Los Angeles
Kiva Systems, Inc., North Reading, MA USA: Amy Villeneuve, President and COO
Rambus Inc., Sunnyvale, CA USA: Laura Stark, Senior Vice President Corporate Development
Under Armour, Baltimore, MD USA: Diane Pelkey, Vice President, Global Communications and Entertainment

Best Executive – Non-Services Businesses – Up to 2,500 Employees - Computer Software
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
iolo technologies, LLC, Los Angeles, CA USA: Julia Zamorska, VP of Corporate Communications
FINALISTS:
Host Analytics, Redwood City, CA USA: Kelly Battles, CFO
IFS North America, Itasca IL USA: Cindy Jaudon, President and CEO
Informatica Corporation, Redwood City, CA USA: Stephanie Wakefield, Vice President, Investor Relations

Best Executive – Service Businesses – More Than 2,500 Employees - Advertising, Business Services, Marketing, and Public Relations
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
Euro RSCG Worldwide, New York, NY USA: Naomi Troni, Global Chief Marketing Officer
FINALISTS:
Accenture, Chicago, IL USA: Teresa Poggenpohl, Executive Director - Global Image
Accenture, New York, NY USA: Mary Edwards, Senior Executive & Client Lead
Euro RSCG Worldwide PR,New York,NY USA: Donna Murphy
Global Experience Specialists (GES), Las Vegas, NV USA: Gina McDuffie- Senior Vice President, Corporate Marketing
Volt Consulting Group, New York, NY USA: Carolyn Nolan, Vice President Strategic Marketing

Best Executive – Service Businesses – More Than 2,500 Employees - Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
Allstate Insurance Company, Northbrook, IL USA: Michele Coleman Mayes, Executive Vice President and General Counsel
FINALISTS:
Akbank, Istanbul, Turkey: Hülya Kefeli, Executive Vice President in charge of International Banking-Akbank
Travelex Global Business Payments, Washington, DC USA: Kina Lamarche, Director and President of North America
WellPoint, Inc., Indianapolis, IN USA: Julie Bietsch, Vice President, Care Management

Best Executive – Service Businesses – More Than 2,500 Employees - All Other Industries
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
BJ's Wholesale Club, Westborough, MA USA: Laura Sen, CEO
FINALISTS:
Aetna, Hartford, CT USA: Pat Farrell, Senior Vice President and head of National, Government and Specialty Products
BlueCross BlueShield of NC, Chapel Hill,NC USA: Maureen K,O'Connor, EVP &Chief Strategy Officer
Century 21 Real Estate LLC, Parsippany, NJ USA: Beverly Thorne, Chief Marketing Officer
Cisco, San Jose, CA USA: Kristine Snow, President, Cisco Capital
Citrix Systems, Santa Clara, CA USA: Kimberly DeCarlis, VP of Corporate Marketing
Delta Air Lines, Inc., Atlanta, GA USA: Gail Grimmett, Senior Vice President of Global Operations, New York
Regal Cinemas, Inc., Knoxville, TN USA: Amy Miles, CEO
Salesforce.com, San Francisco, CA USA: Maria Martinez, Executive Vice President, Customers for Life

Best Executive – Service Businesses – Up to 100 Employees - Advertising, Marketing, and Public Relations
Two Stevie Award winners will be selected in this category
STEVIE AWARD WINNERS:

Daily Candy, New York,NY USA: Dany Levy, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief
Walton Isaacson, Los Angeles, CA USA: Rochelle Newman-Carrasco, Walton|Isaacson
FINALISTS:
Direct Agents, New York, NY USA: Jill Solomon, Marketing & PR Manager
Keystone Resources, Houston, TX USA: April Guzik
Location3 Media, Denver, CO USA: Samantha Bedford, Senior VP Account Services
LW Robbins, Holliston,MA USA: Lynn Edmonds, President
Nyhus Communications, Seattle, WA USA: Michelle Craig, Vice President of Client Services
Oneupweb, Traverse City, MI USA: Carly Wujcik, Director of Sales and Marketing
Pivot Communications, Salt Lake City, UT USA: Erin Bolton, Executive Director of Strategic Development
Relevate Group, Springfield, VA USA: Peg Kuman, CEO
Underground Elephant, San Diego, CA USA: Taryn Lomas, Vice President of Strategic Accounts
Walton Isaacson, Los Angeles, CA USA: Ayiko Broyard, Walton|Isaacson

Best Executive – Service Businesses – Up to 100 Employees - Business Services
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
SiloSmashers, Fairfax, VA USA: Angela Drummond, Founder and CEO
FINALISTS:
Sprouter.com, Toronto, Ontario: Sarah Prevette, Founder and CEO
ActionCOACH, Las Vegas, NV USA: Jodie Shaw, CEO - USA and Canada
CoSkill, London, United Kingdom: Eve Morris, Managing Consultant
Fierce, Inc., Seattle, WA USA: Halley Bock, President and CEO
Mobile Insight, Coral Gables, FL USA: Robin Boniface, COO
The Omnia Group, Tampa, FL USA: Valerie Harwell, CEO
VerticalResponse, San Francisco, CA USA: Kristen Hayer, Director of Sales and Support

Best Executive – Service Businesses – Up to 100 Employees - Computer Services, Software & Telecommunications
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
SugarSync, Inc. San Mateo, CA USA: Laura Yecies, Chief Executive Officer
FINALISTS:
BidSync, American Fork, UT USA: Sabrina Stover, CEO
Gale Technologies, Santa Clara, CA, USA: Garima Thockchom, VP of Product Marketing
Hubspan, Seattle, WA USA: Trisha Gross, President and CEO
International Checkout Inc, Santa Monica, CA USA: Kathy Beteta, Executive VP
SDI Distributor Inc., Yonkers, NY USA: Kelly Dantas, Marketing Director
Smarter Systems, Charlotte, NC: Theresa Ulyatt, President
Transcend Technologies Group dba benefitsCONNECT, Elk Grove, CA USA: Ja'Nene Kane, President/COO of benefitsCONNECT®

Best Executive – Service Businesses – Up to 100 Employees - All Other Services
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
LearnVest, New York, NY USA: Alexa Von Tobel, Founder & CEO
FINALISTS:
Clinical Research Advantage, Inc., Phoenix, AZ USA: Kim Kundert, R.N.
FordDirect, Dearborn, MI USA: Valerie Fuller, Chief Operating Officer
Kathleen R. Block, Hofmeister Insurance, La Farge, WI USA: Kathleen R. Block, Insurance Agent
Kelley & Mullis Wealth Management, Birmingham, AL USA: Melissa Brown, Chief Operating Officer/Associate Wealth Manager
Kessler International, New York, NY USA: Susan M. Peterson, Vice President & COO
Perry's at SouthPark, Charlotte, NC, USA: Hadley Perry, Vice President and General Counsel
TradingPartners, Chicago, IL USA: Ginger Gorden, CFO

Best Executive – Service Businesses – Up to 2,500 Employees - Advertising, Marketing, and Public Relations
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
Jack Morton Worldwide, Boston, MA USA: Tara Back, President
FINALISTS:
360i, New York, NY USA: Sarah Hofstetter, SVP of Brand Strategy & Emerging Media
MWW Group, East Rutherford, NJ USA: Carreen Winters, Executive Vice President
Organic, Inc., San Francisco, CA USA: Marita Scarfi, CEO

Best Executive – Service Businesses – Up to 2,500 Employees - All Other Industries
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
Phoenix Suns, Phoenix, AZ USA: Lynn Agnello, Senior Vice President of Marketing Partnerships and Suite Sales & Services, NBA Phoenix Suns and WNBA Phoenix Mercury
FINALISTS:
AMN Healthcare Services, Inc., San Diego, CA USA: Susan Salka, President, CEO, and Director
Health Advocate, Inc., Plymouth Meeting, PA USA: Tara Kelly, Senior Vice President of Operations
MedData, Inc., Brecksville, OH USA: Ann Barnes, COO
O.co also known as Overstock.com, Salt Lake City, UT USA: Stormy Simon, SVP of Customer Experience
Pure Romance, Loveland, OH USA: Patty Brisben, CEO and founder
Tiny Prints, San Francisco, CA USA: Laura Ching, Co-founder and Chief Merchandising Officer

Best Executive – Service Businesses – Up to 2,500 Employees - Computer Services & Software
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
High Performance Technologies, Inc., Reston, VA USA: Maggie Bauer, Group Vice President for Enterprise Technologies
FINALISTS:
Marketo, San Mateo, CA USA: Amy Guarino, Vice President, Business Development
Volusion, Austin, TX USA: Guliz Sicotte, Director of Services

Best Executive – Service Businesses – Up to 2,500 Employees - Telecommunications
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
American Support, Chapel Hill, NC USA: Mary Celle, Senior Vice President
FINALISTS:
Broadview Networks, Rye Brook, NY USA: Claire Hart, Vice President of Human Resources
Broadview Networks, Rye Brook, NY USA: Jeanne Altenau, Senior Vice President of Corporate Performance
Broadview Networks, Rye Brook, NY USA: Rebecca Sommi, Senior Vice President of Operations Support

Best Executive – Service Businesses – Up to 2,500 Employees - All Other Services
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
A.B. Data, Ltd. Milwaukee, WI, USA: Anya Verkhovskaya, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
FINALISTS:
Copyright Clearance Center, Danvers, MA USA: Tracey Armstrong, President and CEO
Experian Consumer Direct, Los Angeles, CA USA: Marcy Smith, Vice President of Marketing
First West Credit Union, Surrey, Canada: Launi Skinner, CEO
ProcureStaff Technologies, New York, NY USA: Erin Moore, Director - Global Technologies Solutions
Staff Management | SMX, Chicago, IL USA: Joan Davison, President & Chief Operating Officer

 

 

 

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