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Cary Sherburne named 2009 Tom McMillan Award Winner

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Video: Watch Cary Sherburne accept The McMillan Award and comment on her accomplishment

CHICAGO -- At PRINT 09 this week, the Tom McMillan Foundation presented its 11th Annual Tom McMillan Award for Editorial Excellence to Cary Sherburne, senior editor for WhatTheyThink.com and contributing writer for Printing Impressions and Printing News.
The award is presented annually to the editor or writer who, according to their peers, exhibits the highest standards of journalistic integrity and professionalism; understanding of the industry, including its technologies and applications; and performs their duties in such a way as to act as a role model for other journalists. Hundreds of industry journalists and communications professionals vote to select each year's winner.

Background and Experience
Cary Sherburne is a well-known author, journalist and marketing consultant whose practice is focused on marketing communications strategies for the printing and publishing industries. Sherburne has written six books, including Digital Paths to Profit, published by NAPL; and most recently, No-Nonsense Innovation: Practical Strategies for Success, written with Bill Lowe, the 'father of the IBM PC' and available on Amazon.  In addition to her role as senior editor at WhatTheyThink.com, a leading online news and analysis resource for the printing and publishing industry, Sherburne writes regularly for Printing Impressions and Printing News, as well as by-lined editorial for private clients.
Cary Sherburne's Contribution
"Cary Sherburne is an exemplary  professional journalist and industry expert whose tireless presence and work is well respected and admired in the industry," agreed Tom McMillan Foundation board members, Helene Smith, Craig Kevghas, John Hebert and Irv Press.
"Printers, designers, print buyers and vendors alike have come to respect Cary for her unique insights and expertise. Her prolific reporting, books, research and marketing strategy helps to keep us all on top of the latest news, trends and future developments that have a critical impact on our industry.
"Additionally, Cary brings unique spark, energy and enthusiasm to her work.  Her natural ability to make everyone she interviews feel comfortable while she reports her stories is clearly evidenced in her renowned online videos."We are therefore quite pleased to present the 2009 Tom McMillan Award for Editorial Excellence to Cary Sherburne."
McMillan Foundation and Award
The Tom McMillan Foundation was formed in 1999 to support the former editor in chief of Electronic Publishing magazine in his fight against ALS. For more than 15 years, McMillan served the graphic arts industry as a writer and magazine editor devoted to journalistic excellence specializing in electronic publishing and computer graphics technology. McMillan was diagnosed early in 1998 with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), better known as Lou Gehrig's disease, which he fought until his death the following year at age 47.

Each year, founding members of the Foundation present an annual award for editorial excellence in McMillan's name to a well-deserving industry journalist who has been chosen by graphic arts community peers.

Past Winners
The McMillan Foundation is honored to have presented McMillan
Awards to 10 previous winners:
    •    Tom McMillan (Electronic Publishing, 1999);
    •    Steve Edwards (Seybold Publications, 2000);
    •    Earl Wilken (Graphic Arts Monthly, 2001);
    •    Jill Roth (American Printer, 2002);
    •    Keith Hevenor (Electronic Publishing, 2003);
    •    Mark Michelson (Printing Impressions, 2004);
    •    Bill Esler (Graphic Arts Monthly, 2005);
    •    Katherine O'Brien (American Printer, 2006);
    •    Lisa Cross (Graphic Arts Monthly, 2007);
    •    Patrick Henry (WhatTheyThink.com, 2008).
For more information visit: www.mcmillanaward.org.

Tom McMillan Scholarship
In addition, the Foundation solicits funds for an industry scholarship, established with the help of the Print & Graphics Scholarship Foundation (a division of Printing Industries of America), to aid promising students pursuing a career in the graphic arts.

Interested parties can support the PGSF by sending a check to:

Bernie Eckert
c/o Print & Graphics Scholarship Foundation
Attn: Tom McMillan Foundation
200 Dear Run Road
Sewickley, PA 15143-2600

Fully 100% of the funds donated are contributed directly to the scholarship for use in helping fund tuitions and other educational expenses of students pursuing graphic arts-related degrees. All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Neither the Foundation nor its founders receive monetary compensation.