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2008 Learning In Practice Award Recipients Announced

Coronado Calif., Sept. 25 — More than 40 awards were presented today to the learning industry’s most respected leaders during the Fall 2008 Chief Learning Officer Symposium’s special awards ceremony held at Hotel del Coronado.


“The Learning In Practice awards were established to recognize transformational and visionary leaders in enterprise education,” said Norm Kamikow, president and editor in chief of Chief Learning Officer magazine. “A record number of top learning executives and solution providers were nominated by their peers. The winners are the industry leaders who truly champion innovation and transform it into learning and value for their organizations.”

The awards were broken into seven categories, with two divisions in each award category (Division 1 for enterprises with fewer than 10,000 employees and Division 2 for enterprises with more than 10,000 employees). Special Provider Awards also were presented to distinguished learning solution providers by Chief Learning Officer magazine in eight categories.

The award winners are as follows:


Learning In Practice Award Categories

CLO of the Year Award

Rebecca Ray, Senior Vice President, Global Talent Management and Development, MasterCard Worldwide


The Leadership Award:

Division 1

Gold: Andrea R. Huff, Executive Vice President, Lee Hecht Harrison

Silver: Carol Maietta, Chief Learning Officer, St. Vincent’s Health System


Division 2

Gold: Annette Thompson, Chief Learning Officer, Farmers Insurance

Silver: Phil Morel, Director, Microsoft


The Vanguard Award:

Division 1

Gold: Linda Landry, Senior Director, Global Learning and Development, Nuance Communications

Silver: Kathy Hennessey, Senior Director, NetApp

Steve Wilson, Director, NetApp


Division 2

Gold: Ed Cohen, Senior Vice President and Chief Learning Officer, Satyam Computer Services

Silver: Lucy Dinwiddie, Vice President, Organizational Development, ConAgra Foods


The Innovation Award:

Division 1

Gold: Anthony Codianni, Director, Education and Development, Toshiba America Business Solutions

Silver: Joe Lepore, Senior Manager, Global Technical Training, Applied Biosystems


Division 2

Gold: Andy MacGovern, Head, Talent and Learning, Thomson Reuters

Silver: Chuck Floyd, Chief Operations Officer, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts

Melkhart Rouhana, Corporate Senior Manager, Global Learning

Deborah Howard, Corporate Manager, Guest Relations, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company


The Business Impact Award:

Division 1

Gold: Al Malinchak, Vice President and Chief Learning Officer, ManTech International

John Hovell, Director of Knowledge Management, ManTech International

Silver: Nicole Scheel, Director, InterCall University, InterCall


Division 2

Gold: Fred DePerez, Senior Manager, Sales and Product Training, Chrysler

Silver: Rajul Asthana, Head, Satyam Learning Centre, Satyam Computer Services


The Global Learning Award:

Division 2

Gold: Marianne Langlois, Vice President, Learning Solutions, Convergys Corporation

Silver: Debbie K. Hancock, Vice President, Seagate Technology


The Learning Team Award:

Division 1

Gold: HDS Supply Utilities

Silver: University Health System


Division 2

Gold: Sun Learning Services

Sun Microsystems


Silver: Clarity Education Team

CA Learning


Provider Awards

Excellence in Outsourcing Award

Gold: PerformTech Inc.

Silver: Resolute Learning


Excellence in E-Learning Award

Gold: NIIT USA Inc.

Silver: Allen Communication Learning Services


Excellence in LMS Award

Gold: Saba

Silver: GeoLearning


Excellence in Simulations and Games Award

Gold: Harbinger Knowledge Products

Silver: BTS USA


Excellence in Social Networks Award

Gold: Learning Tree International

Silver: SureSpeak, LLC


Excellence in Content Award

Gold: Intrepid Learning Solutions

Silver: Harvard Business Publishing


Excellence in Customer Service Award

Gold: Meridian KSI

Silver: Expertus


Excellence in Academic Partnerships Award

Gold: Bellevue University

Silver: SMU Cox Executive Education


All of the award winners will be featured in a special report supplement in the December issue of Chief Learning Officer magazine. For more information about the Learning In Practice Awards, please visit http://clomedia.com/learningawards.

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