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Rising Stars Shine at the 2014 Marketing EDGE Dinner

On June 3, Avalon had the honor of both sponsoring and attending the Marketing Edge Rising Stars dinner at 583 Park Avenue, in New York. Avalon’s Jamie Natelson, Kristen Shank Finn, and I attended this exceptional evening dedicated to celebrating innovators who reach above and beyond in their quest for marketing excellence, and we were proud to have been a part of this outstanding event.


I became involved with Marketing EDGE a few years ago because of this wonderful nonprofit’s commitment to engaging college students in the field of marketing. Its sole mission is to expand the pool of trained, workforce-ready marketers, and it does a terrific job.


I also served on the dinner planning committee and was thrilled to assemble a lively table full of thriving members from the direct marketing community. I’ve included some photos of the event below, and you can read more about the dinner and the seven Rising Star honorees at the Marketing EDGE website.



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From the top left: Allison Porter (Avalon Consulting Group), Mina Stanard (National Parks Conservation Association), Colin Bickley (Donor Services Group), Kristen Shank Finn (Avalon Consulting Group), Dane Grams (Human Rights Campaign), Emily Kouterick (National Audubon Society); Bottom left: Kim Postulart (Democratic National Committee), Bryan Terpstra (Robbins Kersten Direct), Valerie Vierengel (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), and Donna Tschiffely (Direct Marketing Association of Washington).


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From left: Allison Porter and Mina Stanard.