ABM Rings the Opening Bell at NASDAQ in Honor of Women in B-to-B


New York, NY – The American Business Media (ABM) took the B-to-B world to Wall Street when it was given the honor of ringing the opening bell at the NASDAQ stock exchange in Times Square on January 14.

ABM President & CEO Gordon Hughes addressed the audience with remarks recognizing the leading female executives in B-to-B.  Hughes headed a delegation that included Victoria Chu Pao, president of Platts, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, that has for decades published newsletters for the global energy industry.

Chu is one of the women who will  receive the Gertrude Crain Honor at the January 21 Women in Business-to-Business Honors awards banquet held at the Prince George Ballroom in midtown Manhattan. The award is presented annually to leading women executives in the B-to-B sector.

The other 2009 honorees will include Carla Hendra, Co-CEO, Ogilvy North America and Chairwoman of Ogilvy New York; Marion Minor, president & CEO, M2MEDIA360; and Judy Hu, global executive director, advertising and branding, for General Electric.

The Gertrude Crain Honor is named after Gertrude Crain, who in 1973 took over as chairwoman of Crain Communications, Inc., the media company founded by her late husband, G.D. Crain. She ran the company until her own death in 1996. Crain is also a member of the national Advertising Hall of Fame.

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