Member News: 4 Emerging Leader Finalists Named From SIPA Companies

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Welcome New Members

We are excited to welcome the following new members to the SIPA community this month:

DataJoe LLC
HB Litigation Conferences LLC
January Spring
Matthew Maley
Structured Credit Investor

4 Finalists from SIPA Companies Named for Emerging Leader Awards

Congratulations to the 10 finalists in all and the four from SIPA member companies for the 2017 SIIA Emerging Leader Awards. These recognize the rising stars age 35 and under who work at SIIA member companies. 

The four are (pictured left to right):

  • Joseph Coleman, Vice President of Production, Coleman Report
  • Christina Karabetsos, Executive Vice President, QCSS
  • Ryan McKnight, Creative Director, Industry Dive
  • Egon Smullyan, Vice President, Commercial Operations, Money-Media, a Financial Times Company

Joseph Coleman

Christina Karabetsos

Ryan McKnight

Egon Smullyan

The 10 finalists will be honored and five winners announced at the official Awards Luncheon at the 4th annual Business Information & Media Summit (BIMS) in Fort Lauderdale on Tuesday, Nov. 14. Join us for this popular summit dedicated to serving the needs of the publishing and media industry and network with 250+ professionals during speed networking, roundtables and a dinner on the beach. To see all 10 finalists, click here.

Diversified Communications Acquires Drone World Expo

Diversified Communications has acquired Drone World Expo from JDEvents to create the largest and most important commercial drone event in North America. 

Diversified continues to acquire within their areas of expertise, expanding their existing portfolios. Earlier this year the company acquired two events in Australia – Naturally Good and Luxperience. This most recent acquisition in the United States builds upon their recent launches in the UAS (Unmanned Aircraft System) market.

"We continue to invest in the rapidly growing UAS market," said Theodore Wirth, Diversified Communications' president and CEO. "Diversified launched Commercial UAV Expo in 2015 and since developed an online platform and launched Commercial UAV Expo Europe in Brussels to provide the necessary domestic and international reach and frequency of news and information. This acquisition is an exciting next step to further facilitate efficient and effective business opportunities for this industry."

OPIS Introduces a New Set of Online Tools 

The Oil Price Information Service (OPIS) has launched OPIS RetailSuite, a collection of five web-based products aimed at helping users compete more effectively in the retail fuel market.

OPIS RetailSuite provides interactive access to this data so users can compare performance against local competitors and national brands. It consists of these tools:

  • PricePro for protecting fuel margins and volumes
  • AnalyticsPro for tracking retail fuel trends
  • MarginPro for measuring fuel profitability
  • DemandPro for benchmarking fuel volumes
  • MarketSharePro for increasing brand power

Elementary and Middle School Honors Progressive Business Publications for its 20 Years of Sponsorship 

On June 20, the Cook-Wissahickon School Community gathered to honor its business sponsor, Progressive Business Publications, for 20 years of effective Corporate Social Responsibility. The award-winning CW Choir opened the celebration with a medley of songs dedicated to "Our wonderful Sponsor, Mr. Satell."

CW Principal Mike Lowe presented Ed Satell with a special plaque, saying, "We can't imagine what CW would look like without PBP. You've given us wings. You've made us great. We are deeply grateful." The PBP employees present were especially thanked for their commitment to the Mentor Program.

More than two decades ago, Satell, PBP's founder and CEO, heard General Colin Powell speak on Independence Mall in Philadelphia. The General called on businesses across the nation to rally for "America's Promise" by supporting schools, providing Mentors, and sponsoring after-school care programs plus a myriad of other valuable activities school districts no longer could afford.

Satell rose to the challenge, pledging that PBP would sponsor a failing city school in Philadelphia. Cook-Wissahickon, then a 600 student K-5 elementary in the shadow of the infamous East Falls Housing Projects, was selected. And so, a vibrant 20-year partnership was born.

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Ronn Levine began his career as a reporter for The Washington Post and has won numerous writing and publications awards since. Most recently, he spent 12 years at the Newspaper Association of America covering a variety of topics before joining SIPA in 2009 and SIIA in 2013 as editorial director…