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BISG’s Industry Champion Award Shortlist Announced
Join the celebration at BISG’s Annual Meeting of Members

BISG’s Industry Champion Award recognizes an individual whose efforts have gone above the requirements of his or her position to advance the publishing industry while embracing BISG’s mission. Congratulations to the four incredible people shortlisted for this award! They are:

  • Peter Balis, VP & Director, Corporate Development, Wiley
  • Graham Bell, Executive Director, EDItEUR
  • Patricia Payton, Senior Manager of Publisher Relations and Content Development, Bowker
  • Fran Toolan, “Chief Igniter” and CEO, Firebrand Technologies

Recipients will be announced at BISG’s Annual Meeting of Members on September 18, 2015 in New York City. 

BISG’s annual awards in four categories recognize extraordinary achievement and service in the publishing industry. Shortlists for the Most Valuable BISG Volunteer Award, and the recipient of the Lifetime BISG Service Award, Tom Clarkson, were announced this week; watch for the Industry Innovation Award shortlist announcement next week.

The Annual Meeting of Members also features a full range of terrific speakers, including Steve Lohr, technology reporter for the New York Times and author of Data-ism:The Revolution Transforming Decision Making, Consumer Behavior, and Almost Everything Else. Click here to preview the line-up and to register.

Bill Kasdorf, 2014 recipient of the Industry Champion Award, applauds the awards “because they make the explosion in innovation and interoperability concrete. Real folks like you and me are working together to develop and advance standards that bridge various parties and sectors in publishing, creating innovative solutions that make our world better. They send the message that hey, you can do that too!”

About BISG

The Book Industry Study Group, Inc. (BISG) is the book industry’s leading trade association for standardseducation, and information. BISG facilitates the connections and conversations that solve common problems, advance new ideas, and more profitably bring published content to readers. For over 35 years, BISG has provided a forum for all industry professionals to come together and efficiently address issues and concerns to advance the book community. Members include publishers, manufacturers, suppliers, wholesalers, retailers, librarians, and others engaged in the business of print and electronic media.