SOURCE: The Stevie Awards

April 23, 2007 09:00 ET

Top Executives to Participate in Final Judging for 2007 American Business Awards

Entry Deadline for 5th Annual Competition Is April 30

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 23, 2007 -- More than 20 top executives have joined the Board of Distinguished Judges & Advisors of The American Business Awards to participate in final judging for the fifth annual "business Oscars."

Hailed as "the business world's own Oscars" (New York Post, April 27, 2005), The American Business Awards honor organizations of all types -- public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small -- in categories ranging from Best Executive and Most Innovative Company to Best Mixed Media Ad Campaign and Best Blog.

Details on how to enter the ABAs are available at The final entry deadline is April 30.

Among the top executives who will participate in this year's final judging are:

--  Joe Crump, Executive Creative Director, Avenue A | Razorfish
--  Naveen Jain, CEO & Founder, Intelius
--  Yuchun Lee, CEO & Chairman, Unica Corporation
--  Howard Lewis, President & CEO, Family Heritage Life Insurance Company
    of America
--  Champ Mitchell, Chairman & CEO, Network Solutions
A complete list of members of the Board of Distinguished Judges & Advisors of the ABAs is available at The new judges join long-time advisory board members such as Tom Peters, Anthony Robbins, and Donald Trump.

Nicknamed the Stevie® for the Greek word "crowned," the awards, designed by the same company that makes the Oscar and Emmy, will be presented at a gala and nationally broadcast ceremony in New York City on June 11, 2007.

Premier Sponsors of The 2007 American Business Awards include EMCOR Group and ValueVision Associates. Presentation sponsor is the German State of Bavaria's U.S. Office for Economic Development. Supporting sponsors include Harris Corporation, High Performance Technologies Inc., John Hancock, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, and Ultimate Software. Media sponsors include Chief Executive, CIO Decisions, CRMAdvocate, and Human Resource Executive. The Business TalkRadio Network will host the live radio broadcast of the June 11 awards ceremonies, and HB Group will videocast the ceremonies worldwide.

Contact The Stevie Awards by phone (703) 547-8389; fax (703) 991-2397; or email

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 Selling Power Sales Excellence Awards Honoring companies 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

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