About the Award
The Marianne Dekker Mattera Mentor Award has been established this year in honor of the long-time chief editor of RN Magazine and Medical Economics and managing editor of MedPage Today. In the course of her more than 40-year career in business media, Decker won 18 Neal Awards, more than any other individual editor in B2B media. In 1997, she received SIIA's G. D. Crain Jr. Award for lifetime achievement in B2B journalism.
Beyond her personal achievements, Dekker, a former teacher, was a dedicated mentor to dozens of young or less experienced colleagues whose technical skills she helped sharpen and whose careers in B2B media she helped advance. It is for her lifelong devotion to educating, developing, and mentoring others that this award has been instituted in Marianne Dekker Mattera's name.
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