Gerald W. Hathaway Award

John Osborn

Ann Hutchison, Fort Collins Area (CO) Chamber presents John Osborn, Vice President of Marketing & Events, Las Vegas Metro (NV) Chamber with the 2013 Hathaway Award that recognizes the top chamber staff person.

In memory of Gerald W. Hathaway, a 25-year veteran of the chamber management profession, and CACCE president in 1971, who died of leukemia in 1978.  The award is given to an outstanding chamber staff member for contributions made to specific chamber goals, and/or for personally designing innovative new systems that have contributed significantly to the chamber development, this award includes a scholarship to next year’s W.A.C.E. Conference.

Below is Ann Hutchison's presentation to John Osborn:

I'd like to tell you a bit about our winner...he is responsible for all Chamber events including membership mixers, upper level member receptions, Women Executive events,  Young Professional mixers, Eggs & Issues, Look North Breakfasts, New Member Breakfasts and the Chamber's two signature events:  Preview and Business Expo.

Our winner also oversees the Chamber's Customer Service Excellence Program, honoring nearly 5,000 local employees annually, two leadership programs and a Military Affairs Council.

Our staff member of the year has innovated nearly every Chamber program for which he is responsible, including completely rebranding the organization, TWICE.  He elevated marketing and communications and raised standards of excellence in design and editorial content while bringing new expertise in brand promotion to the organization.

According to his President & CEO Kristin McMillan, our winner brings the highest levels of integrity and passion to the Las Vegas Metro Chamber, and gives tirelessly to the community.   In her words, John Osborn is an insightful leader and a caring mentor, and represents the very best in a chamber of commerce professional.

Congratulations to our Gerald W. Hathaway Staff Member of the Year, the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce Vice President of Marketing and Events, John Osborn.

2013 Hathaway Staff Person of the Year Award 

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