Mary Kramer and Molly Miller Announced as 2018 Honorees of Gertrude Crain Award & Three Executives Join Connectiv’s Circle of Excellence

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Mary Kramer and Molly Miller Announced as 2018 Honorees of Gertrude Crain Award & Three Executives Join Connectiv’s Circle of Excellence

NEW ORLEANS, LA (May 10, 2018) – Connectiv, the Business Information Association, today announced Mary Kramer, Group Publisher, Crain Communications and Molly Miller, Chief Content Officer, ALM as the 2018 Gertrude Crain Award recipients at the Connectiv CEO Summit in New Orleans, LA. For the first time, there is a tie for the Gertrude Crain Award. The judges noted that both honorees were extremely deserving of this award.

The Gertrude Crain Award honors an outstanding leader within the B2B media & information industry, and is named after Gertrude R. Crain, a successful and highly regarded B2B executive whose career achievements serve as a role model for executives across generations.

A judge commented about Kramer, "A journalist turned publisher, Mary has taken on this challenging position with a keen understanding that her relationship is with the reader. Mary is a skillful story teller and has had an impressive track record as a journalist. She continues to instill her editorial roots with the editorial team. She has developed numerous new products to increase readership as well as revenue. And she is very active in a number of personal and professional organizations. Mary delivers a clear vision to her team and is a role model and mentor to many.”

Another judge noted about Miller, "Molly comes across as someone unafraid to make bold, sometimes difficult decisions for positive change, who is at once able to maneuver through her career with kindness and creativity. Focusing on streamlining operations is critical for media & publishing companies, which is a critical part of how our types of companies stay competitive moving forward. This is the type of leadership B2B companies will need to continue to adapt to the changing and competitive landscape.”

Connectiv also welcomed three executives to the Circle of Excellence during its celebratory luncheon of great women in B2B:

  • Shelia Harris, SVP of Corporate Marketing, Hanley Wood
  • Constance Sayers, President, Government Executive Media Group
  • Shereta Williams, President, Videa

About Connectiv
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