Michael Simon of Publishers Press Is Among the 2015 Luminaire Awards Recipients
NEW YORK—June 17, 2015—The Printing Industries Alliance and Idealliance, the two partner hosts of the Franklin Luminaire Event, have formally announced the recipients of the 2015 Luminaire Awards. The Luminaire Awards are presented to individuals in recognition of their positive contributions to the media and graphic communication industry. This year, Luminaire Awards are being presented in the advertising, printing, publishing and software creation segments.
The 2015 Luminaire Awards Recipients are:
- Veronica Simmons—vice president, director of print production, MMR/McCann
- Michael Simon—executive vice president, Publishers Press
- Meghan Fitzgerald Milkowski—vice president, Production and Circulation, Prometheus Global Media
- Charles Blanchard Jr.—president, CEO, Blanchard Systems
The Luminaire awards will be presented at the annual Franklin Luminaire Event to be held on Oct. 1, 2015, at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers in New York City. The recipient of the Zenger Community Service Award and Franklin Award will be announced in future releases.
For those wishing to honor the industry and recipients with a table sponsorship, a platinum table of 10 is available at $5,500 until July 1, and $6,500 thereafter. A gold table of five is available at $2,750 until July 1, and then $3,250. The Franklin Luminaire Event benefits the educational and training initiatives of the two partner hosts, Printing Industries Alliance and Idealliance and their foundations, as well as the Graphic Communications Scholarship Foundation. The event is guided by a 14-member committee comprised of members from both of the two partner organizations. This year’s Franklin/Luminaire Event co-chairs are Laura Reid of Hearst Magazines and Donna Georgio of HighRoad Press.
Event Co-chair Laura Reid of Hearst Magazines commented, "We are very pleased with our outstanding slate of Luminaire Winners for 2015 and we look forward to honoring them at the Franklin Luminaire Event." Co-Chair Donna Georgio of HighRoad Press added, "Our four Luminaire Award recipients have all distinguished themselves in our industry-at-large and are most deserving of this Award. Please join us in celebrating them and raising money for scholarships on Thursday, Oct. 1, at the Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers."
To register for table sponsorships, individual tickets or more information contact: Kim Tuzzo at (800) 777-4742 or email at ktuzzo@PIAlliance.org.