Leadership Award Honorees

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Recipients of the Mal Dunn Leadership Award, presented by DMCNY

Here is the distinguished list of past recipients of the DMCNY Leadership Award, which in 1994 became known as the Mal Dunn Leadership Award to honor one of the Club’s great figures: Mal Dunn. Honorees are chosen by the Council of Past Presidents to recognize those individuals who exhibit tireless dedication to the DMCNY -- and extraordinary leadership and devotion to education in the field of direct marketing.

1972 - John Caples * 1973 - Lester Suhler * 1974 - Ed Mayer *
1975 - Henry Cowen *  1976 - Ruth Shea * 1977 - Nat Ross *
1978 - Henry R. "Pete" Hoke, Jr. * 1979 - John Yeck * 1980 - James W. Prendergast
1981 - Annette Brodsky * 1982 - Bill Steiner * 1983 - Irv Seiden *
1984 - Lee Epstein * 1985 - Herb Ahrend * 1986 - C. James Schaefer
1987 - Howard Flood * 1988 - Eliot DeY. Schein * 1989 - E. William Carney *
1990 - Lester Wunderman 1991 -  no award 1992 - Emily Soell
1993 - Robert and Bonnie * DeLay    

DMCNY Leadership Award renamed the Mal Dunn Leadership Award.

1994 -  Jerry Pickholz & Bob Castle 1995 - no award 1996 - Jonah Gitlitz
1997 -  no award 1998 - Dave Florence 1999 - Ed Burnett *
2000 - William R. Denhard 2001 - Robert Wientzen 2002 - Gene Del Polito
2003 - JoAnne Monfradi Dunn 2004 - no award 2005 - no award
2006  - Rosalind Resnick 2007  - Matt Blumberg 2008  - Kevin Lee
2009 - Brian Kurtz 2010 - Robert Allen 2011 - no award
2012 - no award 2013 - Jerry Cerasale

  *  Deceased

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