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AWARDS

CICERO SPEECHWRITING AWARDS

  • “Esteves, This is Your Moment: Go Ahead and Jump,” a motivational speech for an international audience, won a 2018 Cicero Honorable Mention (page 2).
  • “How Winsupply Helps Entrepreneurs Claim the American Dream,” an executive address, won the 2017 Cicero award in the Leadership and Management category (page 40).
  • “Stand up for Free Enterprise Capitalism: The American Dream,” a keynote speech, won a 2017 Cicero Honorable Mention (page 2).
  • “Change the Status Quo," a TED-type talk, won the 2015 Cicero award in the Service Industry category (page 19).
  • “When You Come to a Fork in the Road, TAKE IT!” won the 2015 Cicero award in the Award Acceptance category (page 44).
  • “Real Entrepreneurs Don’t Go It Alone,” a keynote address, won the 2014 Cicero award in the Leadership and Management category (page 30).

 

The annual Cicero Speechwriting Awards are presented by Vital Speeches of the Day.

 


 

OTHER SPEECHWRITING AWARDS

  • “Follow Her Lead,” an executive address for a summer seminar, received an Award of Excellence, 2017 APEX® Awards for Publication Excellence, in the Speech & Script Writing category.
  • “When You Come to a Fork in the Road, TAKE IT!” – award acceptance remarks for a client – received an Award of Excellence, 2015 APEX® Awards for Publication Excellence, in the Speech & Script Writing category.
  • “Real Entrepreneurs Don’t Go It Alone,” a client keynote address, received an Award of Excellence, 2014 APEX® Awards for Publication Excellence, in the Speech & Script Writing category.
  • “Real Entrepreneurs Don’t Go It Alone,” a client keynote address, received a 2014 Bronze ADDY Hermes Award, American Advertising Federation of Dayton, in the Elements of Advertising – Copywriting category.
  • “Real Entrepreneurs Don’t Go It Alone,” a client keynote address, received an Award of Excellence, 2013 International Association of Business Communicators Heritage Region Silver Quill competition, in the Writing – Speeches category.
  • “First Things First: Together We Can Make an Impact on Education,” a client speech, won an Award of Excellence, 2012 APEX® Awards for Publication Excellence, in the Speech & Script Writing category.

 


 

AWARDS FOR COLLATERAL

  • Award of Excellence, 2017 APEX® Awards for Publication Excellence, Print Media − Special Purpose, for “Protect Your Investment in Your Local Company: Business Preparedness & Succession Planning Booklet” (written for Winsupply and distributed to more than 580 local company presidents throughout the organization)
  • Bronze ADDY Hermes Award (contributor, Turner Effect), 2008 American Advertising Federation of Dayton, Public Service – Collateral, for “Shore Protection and Beach Nourishment Educational Booklet” (Turner Effect/U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)
  • Award of Excellence, 2012 APEX® Awards for Publication Excellence, Meeting & Event Materials, for “WinWholesale Resource Guide: Annual Meetings & Vendor Showcase,” a company meeting/trade show program (Winsupply)
  • Award of Merit, 2007–2008 IABC/Dayton Bronze Quill Awards, Newsletter – circulation 5,000+, for The Spirit, a corporate publication (Winsupply)
  • Silver Medal Award (contributor, The Dayton Foundation), 2004 Wilma Shields Rich Awards of the Council on Foundations, for Good News, a publication of The Dayton Foundation (The Dayton Foundation)
  • Award of Excellence, 2002–2003 IABC/Dayton Bronze Quill Awards, Writing: Brochure Copy, for “Dream It … Do It!” (University of Dayton School of Engineering)

 


 

AWARDS FOR ARTICLES

  • Award of Excellence, 2016 APEX® Awards for Publication Excellence, How-to Writing, for “17 Lessons Learned from the Great Recession,” a 3,000-word story in The Spirit, an internal publication by Winsupply
  • Award of Excellence, 2006 IABC Heritage Region Silver Quill Awards, Communications Skills – Writing, for “Leading by Example,” an article published in WE&T magazine (Woolpert, Inc.)
  • Award (contributor, Dayton Daily News), 1999 Ohio Society of Professional Journalists competition, Best Special Section, for “The Newspaper as a First Draft of History,” commemorating the centennial of the Dayton Daily News (Dayton Daily News)
  • Award of Merit, 1995 WICI Great Lakes Region Annual SHO-ME Awards, Special Effort – Written Item, for “The Thunderbirds,” an article published in the 1994 Dayton Air Show program (Dayton Daily News)
  • Award of Excellence, 1994 APEX Awards, Feature Writing, for “Couple Skydances through Routine,” an article published in the 1993 Dayton Air Show program (Dayton Daily News)
  • Award of Excellence, 1993 APEX Awards, News Writing, for “Ultrasound Technology May Lead to Better Aircraft,” an article published by the University of Dayton
  • Award of Merit, 1993 WICI Great Lakes Region Communications Competition, Newspaper (Weekly), Single Feature Story, for “UD Biologist Stalks, Finds Ohio’s Endangered Species,” an article published by the University of Dayton
  • Award of Merit, 1993 WICI Great Lakes Region Communications Competition, Magazine, Single News Story, for “Aerospace Changes its Focus,” an article published in the U.S. Air and Trade Show program (Dayton Daily News)
  • Award of Merit, 1991 WICI Great Lakes Region Communications Competition, Print – Magazine, Single News Story, for “Using a GIS to Win Funding,” an article published in American City & County magazine (Woolpert)
  • Third Place, 1990 WICI Great Lakes Region Communications Competition, Print/Daily Newspaper, Single News Story
  • Second Place, 1990 WICI Great Lakes Region Communications Competition, Technical Writing, Single Item
  • Award of Excellence, 1989 IABC Dayton Quill Awards, Best News Writing

 


 

AWARDS FOR INTERVIEWS

  • Bronze ADDY Hermes Award, 2013 American Advertising Federation of Dayton, Elements of Advertising: Copywriting, for “Ken Enke: Half a Century at Win,” an article published in The Spirit (Winsupply)
  • Award of Merit, 1996 IABC Silver Quill Awards, District 7, Writing – Features and Editorials: Personality Profiles, for “The Sky’s No Limit,” an article published in the 1995 Dayton Air Show program (Dayton Daily News)
  • Award of Merit, 1996 IABC/Dayton Bronze Quill Awards, Feature Writing, for “The Sky’s No Limit,” an article published in the 1995 Dayton Air Show program (Dayton Daily News)
  • Award of Merit, 1996 WICI Great Lakes Region Annual SHO-ME Awards, Article – External Publication, for “The Sky’s No Limit,” an article published in the 1995 Dayton Air Show program (Dayton Daily News)

 


 

BOOK AWARDS

  • Award of Excellence, 1996 IABC Silver Quill Awards, District 7, Writing – Special Projects: Other, for the book “For the Love of Dayton” (Dayton Daily News)
  • Award of Merit, 1996 IABC/Dayton Bronze Quill Awards, Wildcard category, for the book “For the Love of Dayton” (Dayton Daily News)
  • Award of Merit, 1996 WICI Great Lakes Region Annual SHO-ME Awards, Special Effort – Written Item, for the book “For the Love of Dayton” (Dayton Daily News)