For the last 10 years, ASBPE has helped young editors to advance in their B2B careers through the Young Leader Scholarship competition. This year, the association is honoring four up-and-coming editors under the age of 30 with this prestigious award. The winners will receive a one-year membership to ASBPE, free registration to the Boot Camp of their choice and one night of hotel.
“We were impressed with all of the winners this year,” said Amy Fischbach, national president and Young Leader Scholarship committee chair. “They have the enthusiasm and energy to become effective leaders both now and in the future.”
Here are the 2012 Young Leader Scholarship winners.
- Austin Kilgore is the managing editor of Mortgage Technology magazine and a regular contributor to National Mortgage News, American Banker and other SourceMedia publications. He’s served as an editor, reporter and photographer at numerous newspapers, magazines and online publications covering technology, financial services, real estate and public affairs. Kilgore is a native of Texas and attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
- Jenny Laurello serves as senior community manager for the Health IT Exchange, SearchHealthIT’s premier community and online publication, working with some of today’s most influential health leaders to educate members while delving into the robust world of health care social media. Jenny also writes and produces new media content for the Health IT Exchange, covering a wide-range of topics such as electronic health record’s implementation and funding, through mobile health adoption and data privacy and security compliance.
- Tessa Parmenter is the site editor of SearchEnterpriseWAN.com. Working on SearchNetworking.com and SearchMobileComputing.com in prior years at TechTarget since 2006 has given her the technical background to bring pertinent content concerning wide area networks (WANs) to the site. She assigns and edits technical content, works with the news team, interacts with industry experts, and covers most production duties on the site. In addition, Tessa develops and edits newsletters, blogs on Window on WANs, trains new employees at TechTarget and has worked as an SEO representative for her media group.
- Lena Valenty began her writing and editing career after graduating from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. She has since worked as a freelance writer for consumer publications such as Minnesota Bride and is currently the managing editor of EXHIBITOR magazine, where she oversees the publication’s day-to-day operations.