The Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC) is thrilled to announce that our Director of Events and Strategy, Angie Silberhorn, is the 2021 winner of the Robert J. “Bob” Donovan Award, presented by the Greater Midwest Chapter of the Professional Convention Management Association (GMC-PCMA).
This prestigious award is presented annually to an outstanding meeting professional who leads by example, inspires volunteerism and is committed to the growth of the industry. It is given to career professionals who have been working and volunteering in the meetings industry for 15 years or more.
“Here at WERC we have long known that Angie is an exceptional meeting professional, and now the secret is out,” said Michael Mikitka, EVP of MHI’s Knowledge Center and WERC Division. “Since joining WERC eight years ago, she has single-handedly overhauled our most important annual event, introducing new technologies and modern conference development processes that have vastly improved our attendees’ experience and our bottom line. We wouldn’t be where we are without her.”
The award will be presented at a small, socially distanced in-person event in Chicago on June 24, 2021. Those not invited to the in-person event can join via livestream. Details and registration information will be posted at greatermidwest.pcma.org
in the coming months.
to view the announcement from GMC-PCMA.
is an international trade association that has represented the material handling, logistics and supply chain industry since 1945. MHI members include manufacturers of material handling equipment including warehousing and logistics, systems integrators, third-party logistics providers, consultants and publishers. MHI offers education, networking and solution sourcing for their members, their customers and the industry through programming and events. The association sponsors the ProMat and MODEX exhibitions to showcase the products and services of its member companies and to educate manufacturing and supply chain professionals.
is a division of MHI and is the only professional organization focused on logistics management and its role in the supply chain. Through membership in WERC, seasoned practitioners and those new to the industry master best practices and establish valuable professional relationships. Since being founded in 1977, WERC has maintained a strategic vision to continuously offer resources that help distribution practitioners and suppliers stay on top in our dynamic, variable field. These include national, regional, local and online educational events; performance metrics for benchmarking; practical research; expert insights; and multiple opportunities for peer-to-peer knowledge exchange.
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