ADL Awards Tribute Gala 2017
The Consumer Technology division of the ADL held its annual fundraising gala, honoring three industry veterans.
The Consumer Technology division of The Anti-Defamation League held its annual fundraising gala, honoring three industry veterans for their work toward promoting humanitarianism, diversity and citizenship.
The annual event, which spreads the ADL’s mission of combatting bigotry and hate, carried some extra weight this year, given the country’s current political and cultural division.
Here are some highlights from the night.
Mike Edwards, former CEO of eBags was presented the American Heritage Award, established to honor business leaders that personify the ideals of this nation and the spirit of the Anti-Defamation League and serve as an example to others for their leadership, dedication and energy.
Nationwide Marketing Group’s Tom Hickman received the Patricia Rienzi Legacy Award for his support of ADL’s efforts. The award was created to posthumously commemorate long time ADL supporter, Patricia Rienzi, sales VP, Sanyo Fisher Company, one of the first women to hold an executive position within the industry.
Former TWICE publisher (and ADL honoree) Marcia Grand and CTA’s Jeff Joseph
Samsung Electronics America’s Joe Stinziano was presented the Torch of Liberty Award, established to recognize individuals and corporations who have exhibited humanitarian concerns, and whose everyday actions exemplify the principles on which the ADL was founded.
Former TWICE publisher Ed Hecht and Voxx president/CEO Pat Lavelle
From left: Technologist Shelly Palmer and his wife Debbie, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)’s Gary Shapiro and wife Dr. Susan Malinowski, and CTA’s Jean Foster.
Voxx’s John Shalam and wife Jane
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