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Tech Innovation Network

May 17, 2011 08:30 ET

Anyck Turgeon Nominated as Turnaround Executive of the Year for the 2011 American Business Stevie® Award

Texas-Based Female Executive Is Recognized as Finalist for Two Awards Outlining Her Extraordinary Business Contributions in USA and in Canada

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - May 17, 2011) - Tech Innovation Network, a global forum showcasing the latest innovation in areas such as high tech, cleantech, biotech, healthcare, agriculture and energy, is pleased to congratulate Anyck Turgeon for being selected as one of seven top finalists of the very sought-after American Business Stevie Award for Turnaround Executive of the Year as well as one of ten local Hero finalist nominations for Célébrations de Lévis in Canada.

About the TurnAround Executive of the Year Award -- The American Business Awards are the nation's premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. were eligible to submit nominations. Industry visionaries, such as Donald Trump, Sir Richard Branson and Steve Jobs, have been previously recognized with American Business Stevie awards. This year, over 2800 nominations were completed by peers and voted by a network of successful, independent business leaders.

To ensure the highest level of industry standards, the American Business Awards will be overseen by a Board of Distinguished Judges & Advisors including such business luminaries as American self-help author and success coach Anthony Robbins; American business magnate, author, and television personality Donald Trump; and Charles Fombrun, Chief Executive of The Reputation Institute. For 2011, the judges for the Management Category of American Business award will be chaired by Reggie Aggarwal, Founder & CEO, Cvent.

Within 10 categories, these legendary awards are being given in 2011 to public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small companies as well as their executives. According to Manta, there are over 23,882,631 companies in the US. Companies as diverse as Apple, Groupon, General Electric, Procter & Gamble, and The Walt Disney Company are among the recognized finalists announced on May 12, 2011. In the Management Category, five male and two female executives have been recognized finalists:

  • 21st Century Insurance, Wilmington, DE: Anthony (Tony) DeSantis, President and CEO
  • Americas' SAP Users' Group, Chicago, IL: Bridgette Chambers, CEO
  • CoreClean Group, Nipomo, CA: Anyck Turgeon, CEO & CISS
  • Crocs, Inc., Niwot, CO: John McCarvel, President and Chief Executive Officer
  • Merisel, New York, NY: Donald R. Uzzi, Chairman
  • Merisel, New York, NY: Michael Berman, Chief Client Officer
  • Merisel, New York, NY: Victor L. Cisario, CFO

A full list of all finalists by category has been published at

This year's Stevie® Award trophy winners will be announced during the annual gala on June 20 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York. Tickets are now on sale. More than 600 executives are expected to attend. The event will benefit Camfed, which fights poverty and HIV/AIDS in Africa by educating girls and empowering women to become leaders of change. The ceremonies will be broadcast nationwide by the Business TalkRadio Network.

About Ms. Turgeon's Second Finalist Nomination as Hero for Célébrations De Lévis -- In this 150th Anniversary of the region of Lévis, Canadian local leaders are being recognized for their outstanding contributions. Sponsored by large organizations such as Ultramar, Desjardins, the Canadian and Quebec governments, this Anniversary Celebration further outlines the breadth of Ms. Turgeon's accomplishments. For more information, please visit:

About Anyck Turgeon -- Representing the sole 2011 California-based turnaround of an established cleantech conglomerate, Ms. Turgeon is a Texas-based business executive who keeps on accomplishing extraordinary developments. With more than 23 years of technology innovation experience, Ms. Turgeon served as Chief Executive Officer and Chief of Information, Strategy and Security at CoreClean Group, LLC -- which includes CoreAgri, CoreFluids, CoreSulphur and CactusDB1. Within 3 months of her appointment, Ms. Turgeon led the conglomerate turnaround to a profitable business. In addition to her extensive cost reduction efforts, Ms. Turgeon created a strong, new vision of delivering solutions for cleaner air, growth of larger food supplies and preserving the environment through safe technology for recycling toxic and explosive materials worldwide. In addition to expanding CoreClean's customer portfolio of contacts, Ms. Turgeon also worked with senior managers on expanding the conglomerate's product offerings. In essence, while ensuring exceptional corporate growth, Ms. Turgeon and the CoreClean team immeasurably helped to make our planet a better place to live.

In addition to her stellar performance at CoreClean, Ms. Turgeon is the radio show host and founder of the Tech Innovation Network. Her outstanding leadership and business accomplishments have been consistently been recognized by US and international industry. These recognitions include the prestigious 2010 International Stevie Award for "IT Executive of the Year"; the 2010 and 2008 Industry's Most Valuable Performer Awards; the 2011, 2009 & 2008 "Women of the Year in Information Security" award from Who's Who; the 2008 Shaping Information Security People Award; and obtained finalist recognition for the 2009 and 2008 "Best Executive" American Business Award. Prior to joining CoreClean, Anyck served as a fledged senior executive at Crossroads Systems (public data protection & storage company) and was very successful at Oracle's headquarters where she oversaw three strategic departments: Oracle Portal, Oracle Industries and Oracle On Demand/Outsourcing. Anyck has designed, deployed and managed revolutionary solutions for small to large organizations worldwide, including General Motors, Nike, JP Morgan Chase, MasterCard, Nabisco, United Nations, Toronto Stock Exchange and Thompson Newspaper. Anyck holds an extensive educational background, serves on the board of several organizations such as the Firestorm Expert Council™, provides support to numerous charities and is an active member of prestigious associations such as Department of Homeland Security/Stanford Research Institute (DHS/SRI), SINET and High-Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA International).

About The Stevie Awards -- Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at, and follow the Stevie Awards on Twitter @TheStevieAwards. Sponsors and partners of The 2011 American Business Awards include Infogroup, IBM Netezza, American Support, Citrix Online, Epic Media Group, High Performance Technologies Inc., iolo technologies, LifeLock, Merisel, PetRays, SDL, SoftPro, and Vérité, Inc.

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