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The Mattera Mentor Award

The ABM Marianne Dekker Mattera Mentor Award has been established in honor of the long-time Chief Editor of RN Magazine and Medical Economics and Managing Editor of MedPage Today. In the course of her more than 40-year career in business media, Marianne won 18 Jesse H. Neal Awards, more than any other individual editor in B2B media. In 1997, she received ABM's G. D. Crain Jr. Award for lifetime achievement in B2B journalism.

2015 Recipient: Denise Dersin

Denise DersinDenise Dersin is the editorial director of Scranton Gillette Horizon's Professional Builder, Custom Builder, ProBuilder.com, and CustomBuilderOnline.com, B2B publications and websites that provide business management information for the housing industry. An award-winning writer and editor for more than 25 years, Dersin previously served as editor in chief of Builder magazine and editor of Time Life Books. While at Time Life, she edited, wrote, or researched more than 50 volumes for four of the company's best-selling series of books.


About the Award

Marianne Dekker MatteraThe Marianne Dekker Mattera Mentor Award has been established this year in honor of the long-time chief editor of RN Magazine and Medical Economics and managing editor of MedPage Today. In the course of her more than 40-year career in business media, Decker won 18 Neal Awards, more than any other individual editor in B2B media. In 1997, she received ABM's G. D. Crain Jr. Award for lifetime achievement in B2B journalism.

Beyond her personal achievements, Dekker, a former teacher, was a dedicated mentor to dozens of young or less experienced colleagues whose technical skills she helped sharpen and whose careers in B2B media she helped advance. It is for her lifelong devotion to educating, developing, and mentoring others that this award has been instituted in Marianne Dekker Mattera's name.