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BISG Industry Awards Celebration
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Earlier this year, BISG announced three recipients of its annual industry awards, normally presented at the annual meeting. This special online recognition will combine video and live participation to bring together people who know the honorees well with those we are celebrating: former Baker & Taylor CEO David Cully (Lifetime Service Award); retired Lindenmeyr Book Papers VP-Sales Janet McCarthy Grimm (Industry Champion), and Macmillan Learning's Rachel Comerford (Industry Innovator).

When: Friday, September 11, 2020
1:00 PM
Where: Online via GoToWebinar
Contact: Brian O'Leary
(646) 336-7141

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The 2020 BISG Industry Award Honorees

The Sally Dedecker Lifetime Service Award will be presented to David Cully

David CullyNamed for one of BISG’s longtime volunteers and advocates, the award recognizes the tireless and persistent efforts, often unseen, of an individual working on behalf of the book industry. At the meeting, Cully’s award will be co-presented by Aman Kochar, Executive Vice President & General Manager at Baker & Taylor, and Joe Gonnella, Vice President, Publisher Relations, at Barnes & Noble.



The Industry Champion Award will be presented to Janet McCarthy-Grimm

Janet McCarthy Grimm

BISG's Industry Champion Award honors an individual whose efforts have advanced the publishing industry as a whole. Janet McCarthy Grimm's work on behalf of book publishing includes service on the boards of the Book Manufacturers’ Institute, the Book Industry Guild of New York, Poets & Writers, and BISG, as well as volunteer service in many other organizations.


The Industry Innovator Award will be presented to Rachel Comerford

Rachel ComerfordThe Industry Innovator Award recognizes an organization or individual who boldly reimagines what publishing is and can be. Over the past several years, Rachel Comerford’s team at Macmillan Learning revamped workflows to reliably deliver accessible learning materials. In 2019, Benetech named Macmillan Learning its first Global Certified Accessible Publisher. Dave Cramer, Rachel's colleague on the BISG Workflow Committee, will present the Industry Innovator Award.






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