The Franklin Award for Distinguished Service represents the highest single honor presented by the Metro New York City graphic communications industry and serves to focus national attention on the rapidly evolving and wide-ranging world of graphic communications. For more than half a century, industry leaders have assembled at the Franklin Event to salute a distinguished roster of recipients that has included several U.S. Presidents and a variety of statesmen, diplomats, military leaders and renowned leaders in business and the arts.
The Luminaire Awards, for 25 years,has honored those who represent the fervor of commitment and inspiration in media production, presented by Idealliance through its charitable arm, the Digital Enterprise Education & Research (DEER) Foundation. In recognition of their positive influence, creative excellence, and personal dedication within graphic communications, the Luminaire Awards recognizes outstanding achievements by media production leaders.
Innovation Excellence Award
The Innovator Excellence Award will be presented at the Franklin Luminaire Awards Program on October 19, 2016 at The Lighthouse, Chelsea Piers, New York City, before an expected audience of more than 400 media professionals. The Award Honoree will be announced initially in a press release and be prominent in all event publicity. The recipient will be selected by a group of nine (9) technology partners and users from a select committee of industry experts from Idealliance and PIAlliance. Award nominees are not required to be members of either Idealliance or PIAlliance, but are required to attend the Franklin Luminaire Awards event to receive their Innovation Excellence Award. The recipient will be selected by the Franklin Luminaire Committee and be given his/her award in person at the Franklin Luminaire Awards Program on October 19, 2016 at The Lighthouse, Chelsea Piers, in New York City, before an expected audience of more than 400 graphic professionals. His/her name will be announced initially in a press release and be prominently noted in all pre and post-event publicity.
2016: Dianne Kennedy, Paul Nowak, and Canon Solutions America
Zenger Community Service Award
The Award is named for John Peter Zenger, an influential printer in American history. Zenger was a New York City-based printer whose arrest, imprisonment, trial, and acquittal in 1735 laid the foundation for freedom of the press in Colonial America. The Award is inscribed in Latin, Non numinis, virtue parator. Translated, this means, “Not by money, but by virtue gained.” A $1,000 contribution will be made to the 2015 Zenger honoree’s charity of choice on behalf of Idealliance and PIAlliance, co-sponsors of the Franklin Luminaire Awards.
2015: Angeline Killane-Sims, HighRoad Press (Moonachie, NJ)
2013: Kenneth Heath, Source Media (New York, NY)
2012: Dwight Vicks, III, Vicks (Utica, NY)
2011: Kelly Erickson, Sawtooth Group (Woodbridge, NJ)
2010: Kiritin Beyer, Photographer (New York, NY)
2009: Stephen R. Whittaker, Monroe Litho, Inc. (Rochester, NY)
2008: Fredrick K. Moss, Galvanic Printing (Galvanic, NJ)
2007: Betty Maul, FrontEnd Graphics, Inc. (Cherry Hill, NJ)
Franklin Luminaire Award Honorees
Franklin Award for Distinguished Service
Luminaire Award Winners
Steve Zenger, President and CEO, Zenger Group
Chris Dunn, Director, Global, Business Operations, American Express
Jerry Faust, Vice President Print, and Distribution, Time Inc.
Luminaire Award Winners
Charles Blanchard, Jr., President, CEO, Blanchard Systems, Inc
Meghan Fitzgerald Milkowski, Vice President, Production & Circulation, Prometheus Global Media
Veronica H. Simmons, Vice President, Director of Print Production, MRM/McCann
Michael J. Simon, Executive Vice President, Publishers Press, Inc.
Franklin Award for Distinguished Service
Luminaire Award Winners
Elaine Barker, Director of Operations, JWT NY
Bonnie Blake, Clinical Assistant Professor, New York University
Gena Kelly, Vice President of Manufacturing, Condé Nast
John Puterbaugh, EVP & Chief Digital Officer, Nellymoser, A Division of Quad/Graphics
Kevin Brucato, Director of Operations, Prudential
Lynn Fantom, Chairman & CEO, ID Media
Bill Kasdorf, Vice President & Principal Consultant, Apex Content Solutions
Chris Noble, Senior Director of Print Operations, ESPN Digital & Print Group
Brian Sallaberry, Associate Vice President, Publishing Operations, Victoria’s Secret Direct, NY
George Ashbrook, Managing Director, E-Graphics New York
Meta Brophy, Director of Publishing Operations, Consumer Reports
Steve Lubomski, General Manager/US, H&Mca.
Peter Meirs, Vice President of Production Technologies, Time Inc.
Brenda White, Senior Vice President/Publishing Activation Director, Starcom USA
Chris Combs, Director of Design Development, CBS
Stephanie Gibbons, Executive Vice President, Marketing and On-Air Promotions, FX Network
Mike Graff, President and CEO, Sandy Alexander
Barbara Jo Gray, AVP Marketing Operations & Production, Victoria’s Secret
Diane Pesce, Group Director Quality Control, Conde Nast
Katerina Caterisano, Network Design & Communication
Terri Dannenberg, Ogilvy New York
Marisa Farina, Time Out North America
Paul Nicholson, Showtime Networks Inc.
Pictorial Offset Corporation
Brenda Barozzi, DRAFTFCB
Lu Ann Binda, Pfizer, Inc.
Timothy J. McCabe, Tiffany & Co.
Louise Morrin, Haymarket Media, Inc.
David Orlin, Condé Nast Publications
Don Carli, The Sustainable Advertising Partnership
Nubar Nakashian, TanaSeybert, LLC
Chris Olson, The McGraw-Hill Companies
Laura C. Reid, Hearst Magazines
Jeannette Rivera-Ramos, Verizon Communications
John Garvey, Parade Publications
Guy Gleysteen, Time Inc.
Cheryl Kahanec, TanaSeybert
Ken Lantz, DRAFTFCB
Rosemary Sirico, Aerosoles, Inc.
Laura Capasso-Fiorenza, Reader’s Digest
Michelle Daoust, McCann Erickson New York
Joe Duncan, Leo Burnett USA
Frank Maguire, Schawk New York
David A. Schirmer, Hearst Enterprises
George Barsa, Estee Lauder Companies
Ken Field, Continental Web Press
Kevin Hickey, Condé Nast Publications
Valerie Merone, Victoria’s Secret Direct, NY
Karen Palmieri, VNU Business Publication
Michael Esposito, Hachette Filipacchi Media US
Neil O’Callaghan, AGT•Seven
Linda Rice, Condé Nast Publications
Michele Unger, Grey Worldwide
Nina Wintringham, Quebecor World
Thomas Colaprico, Time, Inc.
Vivian Cunningham, Lowe New York
Laura Gale, priNexus
Jeff Jacobson, Kodak Polychrome Graphics
Kathy Maguire, News America, Inc.
Barry Meinerth, Time Inc., AOL Time Warner
Brad Mintz, McCann-Erickson
Betty Ewens Quadracci, Milwaukee Magazine
Frank Stillo, Sandy Alexander Inc.
Wanda Ziembinski, Hachette Filipacchi Magazines
Dora Braschi Cardinale, Martha Stewart
Living Omnimedia, Inc.
Lori Carrabba, Bates Healthworld
Melvin A. Ettinger, Business Technology Solutions, Inc.
Barbara Stark, Condé Nast Publications Inc.
Tracy T. Windrum, G+J USA Publishing
Eve Asbury, Saatchi & Saatchi
John B. Dougherty, Hachette Filipacchi Magazines
Valerie Plue Eriquezzo, Grolier Book Clubs
Betty Maul, FrontEnd Graphics, Inc.
Edward Morgan, Forbes, Inc.
Lee Epstein, Mailmen Inc.
Ann Marie Bushell, World Color
Sharon Hogue, Quad/Graphics
Philip V. Lentini, Condé Nast Publications
Judy A. Schaefer, Quebecor
Victor Basile, D’Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles
Glenda Shasho Jones, Shasho Jones Direct
Frank C. Scott, Time Inc.
Dr. Arnold Spinner, New York University
Howard Daniel Sullivan, Perry Judd’s Incorporated
Paula S. Hayden, Condé Nast
Nicholas J. Patrissi, Imation Enterprises Corporation
Judith S. Rotker, BMG Direct
Bernard T. Sendor, Infiniti Color Graphics
Mortimer S. Sendor, Applied Printing Technologies, Inc.
Roberta Thomas, Cowles Business Media
Belinda Butti, DOTS
Ellen Faith Hurwitch, Micro Warehouse, Inc.
John Nallen, Newsweek
Linda Palladino, William Morrow & Co.
Roy Zucca, Young & Rubicam
Michele Duffy, Book-of-the-Month Club
Melene Follert, The Banta Digital Group
Nancy Kaminsky, Victoria’s Secret Catalogue
Roy Nelson, McKee Vocational & Technical High School
Pamela H. Older, The New Yorker
John W. Dreyer, Pitman Company
Theodore R. Geipel, McGraw-Hill, Inc.
Janet McCarthy Grimm, Lindenmeyr Book Publishing Papers
Rusty P. Hannon, Random House, Inc.
Klaus F. Schmidt, Klaus F. Schmidt LTD., Inc.
Bonnie Axthelm, 3M Media Networks, Inc.
Mac Byrd, Eastman Kodak Co.
Peter A. McLean, 3M Printing and Publishing Systems Division
Richard Sasso, Scientific American
Rosemary P. Sullivan, Lang Communications
Gerardo D’Elia, Hearst Magazines
Ira Finkelstein, Della Femina McNamee, Inc.
Catherine Merolle, New York Times Magazine Group
Burt Morgan, Burt Morgan, Ltd.
John James Romeo, Forbes
Dottie Butler, USA Today
George P. Davidson, Ballantine Del Rey/Fawcett div. Random House
Mary N. Davis, Time, Inc.
Jerry Greer Fales, Hearst Magazines
Joseph Pedone, Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising
Vito Colaprico, Family Circle, Inc.
Donald Demarest, Young & Rubicam
Judith C. Kula, Maxwell Communication Corp.
Peggy Ryan, Welsh Publishing Group
Marjorie M. Scardino, Economist Newspaper Group
Printing News Publishers and Staff
Harry V. Quadracci, Quad/Graphics, Inc.
Leonard B. Schlosser, Lindenmeyr Paper Company
Kit Taylor, Times Mirror Magazines
Rochelle Udell, Condé Nast
Thomas J. Cochrane, J. Walter Thompson Co.
Irving Herschbein, Condé Nast
Diane Romano, Applied Graphics Technologies
Rita Waterman, Meredith/Burda
Ilene Berson Weiner, ABC Consumer Magazine