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Member Recognition Awards

Thank you to all who joined us to celebrate the recipients of the 2019 Member Recognition Awards presented at the 12th Annual Best of Direct Holiday Party & Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, December 2, 2019 at The National Press Club in Washington, DC.

Save the date to join us at next year's Best of Direct where we'll be celebrating the 2020 award recipients along with DMAW's 65th anniversary. Join us on Tuesday, December 1st at The National Press Club in Washington, DC.

Do you know a colleague who has demonstrated excellence their entire professional career? A peer who is an up & coming leader?

How about a professional who is like an ambassador to the industry – always encouraging? Maybe you have a colleague who always seems to give back…

Or do you know of a vendor who is committed to our industry and regularly steps up-to-the-plate to help the DMAW?

If you recognize any of these characteristics in your friends or colleagues, then you need to nominate them for one of DMAW Member Recognition Awards:



Recipients of the 2020 awards will be recognized at the 13th Annual Best of Direct Holiday Party & Awards Ceremony

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 | National Press Club in Washington, DC!

Best of Direct is a fantastic recognition award event, as well as a great kick-off party for the holiday season! It’s a phenomenal way to celebrate the year end with colleagues and friends, as well as looking forward to a new year!

Industry All Star: We share the presentation of this award with the DMAW Educational Foundation! This award recognizes a professional as the “best in our industry!” It honors behavior that should be recognized and repeated throughout the industry – serving as a role model in the direct marketing industry.

Rising Star Award: Recognizes a professional young person with promise who has a minimum of 3 years in the industry and is 35 years old or younger.

Volunteer of the Year: Recognizes a DMAW member’s dedication and voluntary efforts to support DMAW

Partner of the Year: Recognizes a supplier company that supports the DMAW mission

Congratulations to all of our 2019 DMAW Member Recognition Awards Recipients!


DMAW Hall of Leaders – Tiffany Neill, CFRE – Partner/Owner, Lautman Maska Neill & Company

DMAW & DMAW/EF Industry All Star – Polly Papsadore – Director, Marketing & Business Development, PMG

DMAW Rising Star – Victoria Richards – Director, Business Development, CDR Fundraising Group

DMAW Volunteer of the Year – Dennis Ashcraft – Executive Vice President of Sales, AMH Print Group

DMAW Partner of the Year – CP Direct

DMAW /EF O’Hara Leadership – Dr. John “Andy” Wood, Professor of Marketing, James Madison University

DMAW /EF Lautman Mentorship – Sylvia Pearson, President, L&E Meridian

DMAW /EF Board Appreciation – Nancy Rathbun Scott, Principal, Liberty Communications Group

DMAW Board Appreciation – Mary Beyreuther, Partner, MVP Press

DMAW Board Appreciation – Cory Funk, National Account Executive, Japs-Olson Company

DMAW U Make a Difference – Vickie Hector, Executive Assistant, Production Solutions

DMAW U Make a Difference – Warsan Omar, Executive Office Administrator, Lautman Maska Neill & Company

DMAW U Make a Difference – Avalon Consulting Group Administrative Team:

Nichole Cook, Executive Assistant

Cherea Stoney, Office Manager

Bianca Flores, Marketing Associate