2018 Silver Quill Recipients

2018 Award of Excellence Winners

Division 1: Communication Management

Shoshannah Lenski, Anthony DeCaria, Lonnie Ross, Andrea Kuptz, DTE Energy, “DTE Energy Efficient Culture Toolkit,” Category: Internal Communication

Paula Silver, Randi Berris, Amanda Knaebel, David Lingholm, Brock Bagnall and Mark Houston, DTE Energy, “Powering PR: Energizing and engaging our audience online,” Category: Social Media Programs

Katie Higgins, Andrea Trapani, Identity, “SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium Celebrates the Arrival of Carr, the Rescued Green Sea Turtle,” Category: Media Relations

Lambert & Co., “Driving Wall Street Awareness & Stock Price for Spartan Motors with New Management at the Helm,” Category: Financial Communications

*Daniel Musiitwa, Kristen Milhollin, Maria Gabriela Padrino, Independent Evaluation Group, World Bank, “Blogging for Influence – How a blog series helped position IEG as a global thought leader Independent Evaluation Group,” Category: Social Media Programs

Division 3: Communication Training and Education

*Emmanouil Pikoulis, MD, PhD, DMCC; Evika Karamagioli, MSc, PhD; Theomary Karamanis, PhD, SCMPMSc International Medicine-Health Crisis Management, Medical School, University of Athens, “Health crisis communication training: the value of interdisciplinary simulations,” Category: Communication Training and Education

Division 4: Communication Skills

Lindsay Wyskowski, Courtney Howell, Identity, “Hudsonville Ice Cream Celebrates Detroit’s Sweet 316 Birthday,” Category: Special Events

Kevin McKormack, Maria Bonneville, C. Randal Mills (CIRM); Bob Demetrius, Christina Divigard (Valvespring), “CURED: California Institute of Regenerative Medicine 2016 Annual Report,” Category: Publications

Christina Divigard and Bob Demetrius, Valvespring, “This Is a Book About High Velocity Brand Strategies.” Category: Publications

*Member of IABC

2018 Award of Merit Winners

Division 1: Communication Management

*Meritor Marketing & Communications Team, Meritor, Inc. “Meritor Electrification Campaign,” Category: Marketing, Advertising and Brand Communication

*Ollie Hartsfield and Rob Marzulli, SPI Group, “EnerG Newsletter: Strategic Messages and Recognition in One PDF,” Category: Internal Communication

*Paul Furiga, Hollie Geitner, Robin Rectenwald, WordWrite Communications, “YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh’s CPR Plan,” Category: Issues Management and Crisis Communication

Division 4: Communication Skills

Christian Furmanski, Beth Montalvo, Beaumont Health, “Beaumont Hospital, Dearborn team brings couple together to say goodbye,” Category: Writing

*Brenda C. Siler, IABC Fellow, Best Communications Strategies/Washington Informer, “The Changing Face of Caregivers,” Category: Writing

*Jennifer Fry, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network, “Provider Communications Internal Holiday Card,” Category: Digital Communication

Mary Beth Weaver, Clark Schaefer Hackett, “Healthy Heroes Brochure,” Category: Writing

*Brian Dygon and Kristen Webb, Foley Hoag LLP, “Foley Hoag at 75 – A Yearlong Celebration,” Category: Special Events

*Jackiedra Wilson, Messer Construction Co. “Plan.Participate.Purge.: Get Ready to Relocate,” Category: Special Events

Lori Stewart, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, “Behind the Badge,” Category: Writing

*Villanova School of Business, “#beingVSB Video Series,” Category: Audio/Visual

*Member of IABC

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