2014 Silver Quill Recipients

2014 Awards of Excellence Winners

Sandra Arnold, Jane Garten (pictured to the right of Maelynn Foster-Hudson, past region director), Lisa Steen, Nick Wilberg, Kate Schulz, Monica Nguyen, Carl Strycharske and Steven Whitehead of the Employee Programs and Communications Team at Navy Federal Credit Union, Falls Church, VA, for the entry “Navy Federal Credit Union 2014 Wellness Centers Launch Campaign” in the category “Human Resources and Benefits Communication.”

Gerald Curtis, Marketing Associates, Detroit, MI, for the entry “Logicalis Private Cloud Marketing Communications Campaign” in the category “Multi-Audience Communication.”

Kelly Ingerly, NSF International, Ann Arbor, MI, for the entry “Cleaning Up the Confusion: 2013 Germ Study Brings Credibility, Awareness and New Business to NSF International” in the category “Nonprofit Campaigns.”

Steve Mann and Andi Sachtschale, LexisNexis, New York, NY, for the entry “Refocusing Our Brand on Customer Aspirations” in the category “Brand Communication.”

Beth Perry and Krista Sharp, Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, Washington, DC, for the entry “Take FIVE for Your Future” in the category “Government Communication Programs.”

Maelynn Foster Hudson and Michael Friedman, Lockheed Martin, Awd of Exc, 10-19-14.jpg.jpgTroy Scully, Michael Friedman (pictured), Christopher McGee, Kimberly Jaindl, Laura Stewart, Eric Trammell, Kaitlyn Arena, Dana Carroll, Heather Kelso, Donna Savarese, Jim Gring, Lauren Fair, Maggie Sherman, Eric Schulzinger, Bo Edwards, Larisa Cioaca, Jennifer Mandel, Jill Krugman and Janina Baxter of the Lockheed Martin Communications Team, Bethesda, MD, for the entry “Innovation with Purpose” in the category “Multi-Audience Communication.”Marcey Szablya and Lisa Blackshear, Comcast NCO Communications, Philadelphia, PA, for the entry “FrontlineTV” in the category “Audio Visual.”Paige Thomas (pictured, center), Mike Traylor, Morgen McElroy, Shonna Anderson (pictured, right), Patrick Gregory, Amanda Jayne, Ann Brock, Jenifer Meehan, Mike Wallace, Jennifer Shultz and Jenny Thompson of the Commercial Operations Communications & Events Team, Capital One Financial, Glen Allen, VA, for the entry “Well-Managed Program Celebration” in the category “Special Events―Internal.”

Catherine Vera-Burgos and Cindy Palese, Blue Care Network of Michigan, Southfield, MI, for the entry “BCN Partners in Care” in the category “Customer Relations.”

2014 Awards of Merit Winners

Allison Anthony and the Strategic Provider Communications Team, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, Baltimore, MD, for the entry “CareFirst Provider Self-Services: Fast. Efficient. Online” in the category “Marketing Communication.”

Beverly Church, BCBSM, and Maelynn Foster Hudson, Awd of Merit 10-19-14.jpgBeverly Church (pictured), Maiya Hayes, Joseph Lieblang and Kathleen McNeill of the Corporate Communications Team at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Detroit, MI, along with Duffey Petrosky for the entry “2013 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Annual Report” in the category “Publications.”

Jessica Eng and the Marketing Teams at Alliance Franchise Brands, Plymouth, MI, for the entry “Marketing Insider” in the category “Publications.”

Kelly Ingerly, NSF International, Ann Arbor, MI, for the entry “NSF Campaign for Safer Supplements” in the category “Advocacy Communication,” and for the entry “Cleaning Up the Confusion: 2013 Germ Study Brings Credibility, Awareness and New Business to NSF International” in the category “Media Relations.”

Maelynn Foster Hudson with Greg McCormick, Verisign, Merit, 10-19-14.jpg.jpgGreg McCormick (pictured), Katja Obstgarten and Lorraine Stickley of the Internal Communications Team at Verisign, Reston, VA, for the entry “Powered by Verisign, Powered by You” in the category “Internal Communication.”

Mary Lou Panzano, Anne King, Amy Miller, Bayer, Awd Merit 10-19-14.JPGMary Lou Panzano, Anne King and Amy L. Miller (pictured, right-to-left) of the Communications team at Bayer, Whippany, NJ, along with VTLO Communications Group, Elm City Communications, Moonfish Production Inc. and The SPI Group, for the entry “Bayer HealthCare (BHC) East Coast Consolidation” in the category “Internal Communication.”

Beth Perry and Krista Sharp, Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, Washington, DC, for the entry “Take FIVE for Your Future” in the category “Human Resources and Benefits Communication.”

Cynthia Reberg, Maelynn Foster Hudson, Erin Van Norman, Emily Michaels, Comcast Spotlight Awd of Merit 10-19-14.jpgCynthia Reberg, Erin Van Norman and Emily Michaels (pictured, left-to-right), Comcast Spotlight North Central Division, Bingham Farms, MI, for the entry “2014 Roadmap to Success Internal Communication Strategy” in the category “Internal Communication” and for the entry “Roadmap to Success Leadership Communication Strategy” in the category “Leadership Communication.”

Melissa Schwenk, Ian McLeod, Ray Dotter and Kirsten Lusska of PJM Corporate Communications, Audobon, PA, for the entry “PJM 2013 Annual Report” in the category “Publication Design.”

Catherine Vera-Burgos and Cindy Palese, Blue Care Network of Michigan, Southfield, MI, for the entry “BCN Partners in Care” in the category “Publications” and for the entry “BCN Partners in Care” in the category “Writing.”

Kristen Erickson and Jill Vitiello, VLTO, Awd Merit 10-19-14.jpg.JPGJill Vitiello (pictured, right), Barbara Willis and Kristen Erickson (pictured on the left), Vitiello Communications Group, LLC, North Brunswick, NJ, for the entry “Rebranding Vitiello Communications Group” in the category “Brand Communication.”

Michelle Volpe-Kohler, Greg Ahern, Monique McNamara, Eric Szaal, Shari Crawford, Carla Jasper and Paige Limerick of the Corporate Communications Team at FINRA, Washington, DC, for the entry “We Are FINRA” in the category “Writing.”

Photo credit for the majority of images: Hans-Erik Wennberg, Professor, Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA, and IABC Heritage Region Chapter liaison