The awards recognize “pivotal officials for outstanding government service to the business information industry.”
This year’s winners are: Cindy Braddon, VP-governmental affairs at McGraw-Hill Cos.; Keith Crain, chairman of Crain Communications Inc. and chairman of the ABM Government Affairs Committee for the past nine years. (Crain Communications publishes Media Business.); Rae Evans, president, Evans Capitol Group; Rafe Morrissey, senior VP-government relations, Evans Capitol Group.; David Straus, ABM’s Washington counsel and partner with Thompson Coburn; Bob Walker, a former congressman and member of President Bush’s Postal Reform Commission, and partner in public affairs firm Wexler and Walker.
The ABM also named Peggy Walker, president-COO of Vance Publishing Corp., as the 2007 McAllister Top Management Fellow.
Walker, the 14th recipient of the award, will spend about a week as an advisor to the Medill Magazine Project at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. The fellowship honors Donald McAllister Sr., former chairman of the executive committee at Geyer-McAllister.