The TechAmerica Medal of Achievement Award recognizes significant contributions to the advancement of the high-tech industry and for distinguished service to the community, the industry and humankind. This is the highest award that the Association bestows and has a history of honoring those that have shaped the U.S. technology industry and greatly contributed to the industry’s global leadership position.
2013 Honoree – Lowell McAdam, Chairman & CEO of Verizon
TechAmerica is proud to honor Lowell McAdam, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Verizon. Mr. McAdam has been a transformational force in erasing the line between telecommunications and technology. His career has been dedicated to revolutionizing the global wireless industry while leading Verizon’s foray into emerging technologies like M2M, telematics and smart sensors, all of which continue to transform our daily lives.
Mr. McAdam assumed the CEO position at Verizon in August 2011 and the Chairmanship on January 1, 2012. Previously he served as Verizon’s President and Chief Operating Officer as well as CEO of Verizon Wireless. Prior to joining Verizon in 2000, Mr. McAdam served in leadership positions with a number of global telecommunications firms.
Mr. McAdam is a director of the National Academy Foundation, a partnership between business leaders and educators that helps high schools across the country establish and run technical and service academies to prepare students for college and careers. He earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Cornell and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of San Diego. He also spent six years in the U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps and became a licensed professional engineer in 1979.
Mr. McAdam’s full biography can be found here.
We are pleased to award Kiva.org, the world’s first and largest crowdfunding platform for social good, with our Socially Conscious Leader of the Year Award. Matt Flannery, Co-founder and CEO of Kiva.org will be accepting the award on behalf of the organization.
At the 2013 Medal of Achievement dinner, we will also be honoring Entrepreneur of the Year, Dan Rosenweig, President and CEO of Chegg, for his work in changing the landscape of education technology. Prior to his current position at Chegg, Dan served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Guitar Hero and Chief Operating Officer at Yahoo! You can read his full biography here.
The 2013 Medal of Achievement dinner is being held November 7, 2013 in Menlo Park, CA at Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club. This is an opportunity to spend the evening with Silicon Valley’s most forward thinking and innovative leaders. Attire is business casual. For directions to the Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club, Click Here.
The Medal of Achievement & Innovator Awards Gala Dinner provides sponsors with opportunities for executive leadership visibility, technology demonstrations and client hosting. The package of benefits includes visibility through all of TechAmerica’s marketing channels from the day you confirm through post-event coverage. Click here for more information about sponsorship opportunities.
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|1959||H. Leslie Hoffman||Hoffman Radio|
|Richard L. Paullus||WEMA|
|1960||David Packard||Hewlett-Packard Company|
|1961||Arnold O. Beckman||Beckman Instruments|
|1962||Daniel E. Noble||Motorola|
|1963||Frederick E. Terman||Stanford University|
|1964||Howard Vollum||Tektronix, Inc.|
|1965||Charles B. Thornton||Litton Industries, Inc.|
|1966||Sigurd Varian||Varian Associates, Inc.|
|Russell H. Varian||Varian Associates, Inc.|
|1967||Lawrence A. Hyland||Hughes Aircraft|
|1968||Alexander M. Poniatoff||Ampex Corporation|
|1969||John R. Moore||Rockwell International|
|Lee A. DuBridge||California Institute of Technology|
|1971||William R. Hewlett||Hewlett-Packard Company|
|1972||Patrick E. Haggerty||Texas Instruments, Inc.|
|1973||John S. Foster||U.S. Department of Defense|
|1974||Robert N. Noyce||Intel Corporation|
|1975||William H. Pickering||Jet Propulsion Laboratory|
|1976||John M. Fluke||John Fluke Manufacturing|
|1977||Arthur A. Collins||Collins Radio|
|1978||C. Lester Hogan||Fairchild Camera & Instrument|
|1979||William C. Norris||Control Data Corporation|
|1980||William J. Perry||U.S. Department of Defense|
|1981||Kenneth H. Olsen||Digital Equipment Corporation|
|1982||Frank T. Cary||IBM Corporation|
|1983||John G. Linvill||Stanford University|
|1984||An Wang||Wang Laboratories|
|1985||E. E. Ferrey||American Electronics Association|
|1986||H. Ross Perot||Electronic Data Systems|
|1987||Thomas J. Davis, Jr.||Mayfield Fund|
|Arthur Rock||Arthur Rock & Company|
|1988||Robert W. Galvin||Motorola|
|1989||Thomas J. Watson, Jr.||IBM Corporation|
|1990||John Young||Hewlett-Packard Company|
|1991||Ian Ross||AT&T Bell Laboratories|
|1992||Malcolm R. Currie||Hughes Aircraft|
|1993||Gordon E. Moore||Intel Corporation|
|Andrew S. Grove||Intel Corporation|
|1994||Gary L. Tooker||Motorola|
|1995||J. Richard Iverson||American Electronics Association|
|1996||James F. Gibbons||Stanford University|
|1997||Ray Dolby||Dolby Laboratories, Inc.|
|1998||Dr. Irwin M. Jacobs||QUALCOMM, Inc.|
|1999||Lewis E. Platt||Hewlett-Packard Company|
|2000||Charles R. Trimble||Trimble Navigation Limited|
|2001||W. J. Sander III||Advanced Micro Devices|
|2002||Edward W. Barnholt||Agilent Technologies|
|2004||Richard M. Levy||Varian Medical Systems|
|2005||Thomas J. Engibous||Texas Instruments, Inc.|
|2006||Chuck Geschke||Adobe Systems|
|John Warnock||Adobe Systems|
|2007||William T. Archey||AeA|
|2008||Paul S. Otellini||Intel Corporation|
|2009||John W. Thompson||Symantec Corporation|
|2011||Ray Lane||Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers|
|2012||Reid Hoffman||Greylock Partners|
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