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Idealliance & PIAlliance Announce 2016 Luminaire Award Honorees

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Press release from the issuing company

Alexandria, Virginia - Idealliance® and Printing Industries Alliance have announced three 2016 Luminaire Awards honorees, recognizing outstanding professionals in advertising, publishing, printing, and integrated media. A Franklin Award for Distinguished Service, the Zenger Community Service Medal and Innovation Excellence Award will also be presented during the Franklin Luminaire Awards event, honoring the Best in Communications, October 19, 2016 at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers, New York, NY. 

The Luminaire Award is presented to an individual in recognition of their positive contribution and service within the media and graphic communications industries. The Luminaire Award has recognized excellence in media production in publishing, advertising, print production, marketing, emerging digital media, art direction, education, printing, finishing, paper, and equipment supply.

The 2016 Luminaire Award honorees are:

Chris Dunn
Director, Global 
Business Operations 
American Express

Jerry Faust
Vice President Print 
and Distribution
Time Inc.

Steve Zenger
President and CEO
Zenger Group

“The Franklin Luminaire Awards offers our industry the welcome opportunity to recognize the outstanding achievements of our dedicated industry leaders. We offer these three worthy honorees our heartfelt appreciation for their positive influence, creative excellence, and personal commitment to the betterment of the graphic communications industry,” said Steve Drew, sales executive at RR Donnelley and Co-Chair of the 2016 Franklin Luminaire Awards.

Proceeds from the Franklin Luminaire Awards support the next generation of media professionals, offering student scholarships, education and career promotional activities through the Graphic Communications Scholarship Foundation (GCSF), PIA Graphic Communications Foundation, and the Idealliance DEER Foundation. In addition to the Luminaire Awards presentation, the 2016 Franklin Luminaire Awards inaugurates a new award of distinction – the Innovation Excellence Award. The Innovation Excellence Award is granted to a company or individual in graphic communications that is pioneering, pacesetting, and advancing new technologies. The gala event also honors an individual who has demonstrated exceptional community service with the 2016 Zenger Community Service Medal.

For information on sponsorship or attending the 2016 Franklin Luminaire Awards, please download the event flyer or contact David Steinhardt of Idealliance at 703.837.1066 or Tim Freeman of PIAlliance at 716.691.3211.


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