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ADL Honors CE Execs, Sets Fundraising Record

11/17/2008 10:23:00 AM Eastern

New York — The Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) national consumer technology industry group honored



ADL Tribute Committee members, awards presenters and award winners (from left) Eric Schwartz, Consumer Technology Publishing Group; industry veteran Harry Elias; award winner Michael Ahn of LG Electronics next to his presenter Brad Anderson of Best Buy; award winner Gregg Richard of P.C. Richard next to his father and presenter Gary Richard; TWICE’s Marcia Grand of TWICE; Monster Cable’s Denise Morales; award winner Adam Carroll of New Age Electronics and his presenter Phil Faraci of Eastman Kodak; industry veteran Saul Gold; and Mike Vitelli of Best Buy.

three industry leaders and set a fundraising record for itself during its annual awards tribute and dinner on Saturday, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, here.

Gregg Richard, president of P.C. Richard & Son, received the American Heritage Award; Adam Carroll,

president of New Age Electronics, received the Patricia Rienzi Legacy Award; and Michael Ahn, president and CEO of LG Electronics North America, was the recipient of the S. David Feir Humanitarian Award.

The event raised a record $850,000 and drew more than 750 guests in what Mike Vitelli, executive VP of the consumer operating group for Best Buy and industry chair of the ADL’s national consumer technology industry group, said was tremendous during a period of “unpredictability from week to week” in this industry.

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