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The 14th Best of Direct

1201 15th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005 United States
National Housing Center

Special Note: Best of Direct is the same evening as the 100th Anniversary of the National Christmas Tree Lighting. Please be aware that several streets in DC will begin closing as early as 1:00PM. to arrive at Best of Direct on time for all the festivities, please be sure to plan your travel accordingly! Check the National Christmas Tree Lighting website for up-to-date details.

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 (4:30 PM - 7:30 PM) (EST)
Event Details

The 14th Best of Direct
Wednesday, November 30, 2022
1201 15th Street, NW, Washington, DC  20005
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Best of Direct is a fantastic recognition award event, and a great kick-off party 
for the holiday season! 
It’s a phenomenal way to celebrate the year-end with colleagues and friends, 
as well as looking forward to a new year!

Our 2022 Awardees are:

DMAW Hall of Leaders
Tracy Lea, CFRE, Vice President, The Harrington Agency

DMAW Educational Foundation 
O'Hara Leadership Awardee
Dr. Dae-Hee Kim, Associate Professor of Marketing
Luter School of Business
Christopher Newport University

DMAW-DMAW Educational Foundation
Industry All-Star Awardees

Elise Buck, Client Services, MailSmart Logistics
Teri Taylor, Director of Client Services, MailSmart Logistics

Volunteer of the Year
Sara Coggins, Senior Account Manager, Production Solutions

Partner of the Year
RKD Group

Rising Star of the Year
Jamie Graves, Director of Business Development, Membership Marketing Services
Jessica Stober, Senior Digital Strategic, Integrated Direct Marketing, LLC

Emerging Leaders Award
The Founders of the YDMAW
Joseph Goetz, CFRE, Senior Director of Direct Marketing, NRCC
Rebecca Rich, Sales Coordinator, Nova Label
Marcus Shibler, Vice President, Political, Wiland

Jonah Gitlitz Board Appreciation Award
Dr. Marilyn Liebrenz-Himes, Associate Professor Emeritus
of Global Marketing
George Washington School of Business

The Board of Directors Superheroes Award
Meg Ferguson, CFRE, Business Development Director, Production Solutions
Marie Kosanovich, Vice President, Accounts, Lautman Maska Neill & Company
Polly Papsadore, Senior Vice President of Business Strategy, Production Management Group (PMG)
Rebecca Shapalis, Vice President, Avalon Consulting

Be a Partner with Best of Direct!

Check out the opportunities here: DMAW Partner with Best of Direct

This year our nonprofit who will benefit from the generosity of our members is:

This year, we've selected Nick's Place, a local nonprofit that has a connection to DMAW. 
Our donations to Nick's Place will have impact! DMAW members proudly make a difference 
all the time!
Together we can make a difference – 
Donate Now... or at Best of Direct!
If you would like to donate a gift card, we will 
also collect gift cards the evening 
of Best of Direct !

Nick's Place founder is Rhea McVicker, Nick's mom and former DMAW member. Nick’s Place is in honor of Nicholas Cristarella, who lost his battle with the disease of addiction and alcoholism. Founded in 1999, Nick's Place for young men ages 20-26, is a structured Recovery Residence with a safe, sober, and affordable home with life-management programs to support their recovery from the disease of addiction.




Young Professionals Partner





Thank you to our Sponsors

Diamond Sponsor

The Harrington Agency

Exclusive Emerald

Nova Label Company Inc
Planet Direct


RWT Production


AMH Print Group
Production Solutions
Action Mailers Inc.
Tidewater Direct, LLC


Fuse Fundraising
Lauterbach Group Inc
National Graphics, Inc.
K2D Strategies
Tri-State Envelope Corporation
Allied Printing Resources
Additional Information
Event Contact:
Ann Walsh
Contact Organization:
Direct Marketing Association of Washington (DMAW)
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