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Learning In Practice Award Winners Announced

Rancho Mirage, Calif., Sept. 30, 2013 —The winners of the 2013 Learning In Practice Awards were announced Monday by Chief Learning Officer magazine, during the Fall 2013 Chief Learning Officer Symposium. Established a decade ago to recognize transformational and visionary leaders in enterprise education, the coveted awards honor industry professionals who have demonstrated excellence in the design and delivery of employee development programs.

During a special awards dinner, gold, silver and bronze Learning In Practice Awards were presented in two categories. Practitioner awards went to chief learning officers and qualified senior learning executives for their leadership in developing and executing enterprise education initiatives. Provider awards were given to qualified service providers, vendors and consultants for their work on behalf of a client organization.

In addition, each year one outstanding learning executive is singled out to receive the prestigious CLO of the Year honor — the industry’s equivalent of a lifetime achievement award. For 2013, the top honor went to Rob Lauber, vice president of Yum! University at Yum! Brands Inc., the largest restaurant company in the world. Selected by a blue-ribbon panel of his peers — the nine previous CLO of the Year winners — Lauber was singled out for leading the evolution of a global corporate university charged with training and developing 1.4 million employees in more than 130 countries and territories.

The 2013 Learning In Practice Award winners are:

CLO of the Year Award
Rob Lauber, Yum! Brands Inc.

The Business Impact Award
Division 1: 10,000+ employees
Gold
Dhamayanthi N, HCL Technologies Ltd.

Silver
Wendy Kouba, Merck

Bronze
Ken Powell, SunGard

Division 2: Less than 10,000 employees
Gold
Jenny Dearborn, SuccessFactors, an SAP Company

Silver
Duane LaBom, Rackspace

Bronze
Kimberly Stewart, First Citizens Bank

The Collaboration Award
Division 1: 10,000+ employees
Gold
NAO Learning, Iron Mountain

Silver
Organizational Development and Learning, University Hospitals

Bronze

NetApp University, NetApp

Division 2: Less than 10,000 employees

Gold

Retirement Services Training, MassMutual Financial Group

Silver

Professional Development Department, Hogan Lovells US LLP

Bronze
Performance Excellence, Lash Group

The Global Learning Award
Division 1: 10,000+ employees

Gold
Nancy Singer, Merck/MSD
Sharon Moshayof, Merck/MSD

Silver
Hariraj Vijayakumar, Cognizant Technology Solutions

Bronze
Rob Lauber, Yum! Brands Inc.

Bronze
Chuck Battipede, Hewlett-Packard

Division 2: Less than 10,000 employees
Gold
Birgitte Ellersgaard, LEO Pharma

Silver
Andrea McMullen, Life Technologies

The Innovation Award
Division 1: 10,000+ employees
Gold
Kate Day, Cisco Systems Inc.

Silver
Winnie Larsen, Hilton Worldwide

Bronze
Steve Stone, USAA

The Innovation Award
Division 2: Less than 10,000 employees
Gold
Adri Maisonet-Morales, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of North Carolina

Silver
David Van Meter, Infinite Campus Inc.

Bronze
Pat Golden, Deltek

The Strategy Award
Division 1: 10,000+ employees
Gold
Wendy Kouba, Merck

Silver
Dhamayanthi N, HCL Technologies Ltd.

Bronze
William Magagna, Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics

Division 2: Less than 10,000 employees
Gold
Deborah McCuiston, Virgin America

Silver
Tara D. Gray, Chevron

Bronze
Ann Marie Sidman, Gen Re

The Technology Award
Division 1: 10,000+ employees
Gold
Helen Zarba, Bright Horizons Family Solutions

Division 2
Gold
Douglas Clayton, SES

Silver
Conrad Cone, The Active Network

Bronze
Adri Maisonet-Morales, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of North Carolina

The Trailblazer Award
Division 1: 10,000+ employees
Gold
Kim Dorer, Spectrum Health

Silver
David Koll, ConAgra Foods Inc.

Bronze
Gary VanderLind, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.

Division 2: Less than 10,000 employees
Gold
Jenifer Johnson, Cleveland Airport System/City of Cleveland

Silver
Diane Simmons, Healthcare Financial Management Association

Provider Awards
Excellence in Academic Partnerships Award

Gold
Rutgers University School of Business-Camden Executive Education

Silver
University of Phoenix

Excellence in Blended Technology Award
Gold
Seertech Solutions

Silver
InfoPro Learning Inc.

Bronze
Origin Learning

Excellence in Community Service Award
Gold
Cornerstone OnDemand

Silver
Bellevue University

Bronze
University of Phoenix

Excellence in Content Award
Gold
Enspire Studios

Silver
AchieveGlobal

Bronze
EBSCO Information Services

Excellence in E-learning Award
Gold
Ivy Planning Group

Silver
Saba Software

Bronze
WeejeeLearning

Excellence in Gaming and Simulations Award
Gold
Carney Inc.

Silver
Enspire Studios

Bronze
C� Technologies Inc.

Excellence in Social Learning Award
Gold
Saba Software

Silver
Interactyx Ltd.

Excellence in Vendor Partnership Award
Gold
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Silver
GP Strategies Corp.

Bronze
Skillsoft

For more information about the Learning In Practice awards, please visit CLOmedia.com/awards.