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EXHIBITOR Magazine Editor Travis Stanton Honored with Greg Carey Leadership Award
EXHIBITOR magazine’s editor, Travis Stanton, was honored with the Greg Carey Leadership Award at last week’s Publishing Excellence Awards gala, hosted by the Minnesota Media and Publishing Association (MMPA). The award is named after Greg Carey, a former vice president of North American Media Group, who served on the MMPA board of directors from 1995 to 2000 and was president of the organization in 1998. Carey was particularly responsible for engineering the MMPA Publishing Excellence Awards, founded in 1997, and his dedication and leadership was crucial in helping the association grow. The annual award recognizes outstanding leadership in the Minnesota publishing industry, and each year’s winner is selected by the MMPA Board of Directors. Previous Greg Carey Leadership Award recipients have included Gayle Golden, senior lecturer at the University of Minnesota’s Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communications; Kevin Dunn, vice president of client strategy at MSP Communications; and Mary Jo Larson, publisher and vice president of Franchise Times and Restaurant Finance Monitor.
Stanton was presented the award by MMPA executive director Steve Hedlund. “Travis was on the MMPA board of directors from 2008 to 2011 … and he was instrumental in developing the original Magazine of the Year Award criteria,” said Hedlund. In announcing the award, Hedlund noted that Stanton has “represented his company, our publishing community, and the kind of ‘jump in’ effort that it takes for MMPA to thrive.”
In addition to his work with MMPA, Stanton serves on the American Society of Business Publication Editors’ Young Leader Scholarship Subcommittee, and he is secretary/treasurer of the ASBPE Foundation, which champions educational programs that serve the business-to-business publishing industry. With nearly 20 years’ experience as a writer and editor, Stanton and his work have been honored with numerous awards, including the 2007 Young Leader Award from ASBPE, back-to-back Best Editorial awards from Trade Association and Business Publications International, the 2010 MMPA Innovator Award, and both the 2011 and 2017 MMPA Magazine of the Year Awards.
“Through the Publishing Excellence Awards he helped create, Greg Carey unknowingly impacted my life in pretty significant ways,” said Stanton, noting that his transition from the business world to the publishing industry was driven, in part, by his work being entered into the MMPA’s annual competition in 2002. “I very humbly thank MMPA for this honor — for which I feel wildly undeserving — but I’d like to dedicate it to Greg; to everyone who, like me, has benefitted from the Publishing Excellence Awards; and, most importantly, to all of the young professionals in our industry who may or may not have won awards tonight,” said Stanton in his acceptance speech. “Because just being here and having your work considered means that somebody thinks you and your work are worthy. And I — and I would like to think Greg Carey — happen to agree with them.”
In addition to the Greg Carey Leadership Award, EXHIBITOR Magazine and its team was proud to accept 23 additional MMPA awards at the annual gala, including nine gold awards in the following categories: Best Feature Article, Best How-To Article, Best Profile Article, Best Technical Article, Best Cover Design, Best Single Page or Spread Design, Best Feature Design, Best Typography, and Best Overall Design. For a full list, click here.
Minnesota Magazine & Publishing Association (MMPA) was formed in January 1995, following meetings of members of the Minnesota Department of Trade and Economic Development and forward-thinking publishing executives. MMPA exists to foster a strong media and publishing community through networking, education and recognition of excellence. Rooted in integrity, leadership, excellence and service. Learn more at www.mmpa.net.
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MMPA Honors EXHIBITOR Magazine at its 23rd Annual Excellence Awards
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