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
In 2013, TechAmerica was 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.
Kiva.org, the world’s first and largest crowdfunding platform for social good, was honored in 2013 with the first-ever Socially Conscious Leader of the Year Award. Premal Shah, President of Kiva.org accepted the award on behalf of the organization.
Dan Rosenweig, President and CEO of Chegg, was honored as TechAmerica’s 2013 Entrepreneur of the Year 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 was held on November 7, 2013 in Menlo Park, CA at Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club. This year’s winners, past honorees and leading technology executives gathered to honor Lowell McAdam and celebrate the spirit of innovation embodied by his work, and the winners of the 2013 Innovator Awards.
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. If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities for the 2014 Medal of Achievement & Innovator Awards Gala Dinner, contact contact Pamela Strother at email@example.com or 202-486-5990.
|2012||Reid Hoffman||Greylock Partners|
|2011||Ray Lane||Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers|
|2009||John W. Thompson||Symantec Corporation|
|2008||Paul S. Otellini||Intel Corporation|
|2007||William T. Archey||AeA|
|2006||Chuck Geschke||Adobe Systems|
|2006||John Warnock||Adobe Systems|
|2005||Thomas J. Engibous||Texas Instruments, Inc.|
|2004||Richard M. Levy||Varian Medical Systems|
|2002||Edward W. Barnholt||Agilent Technologies|
|2001||W. J. Sander III||Advanced Micro Devices|
|2000||Charles R. Trimble||Trimble Navigation Limited|
|1999||Lewis E. Platt||Hewlett-Packard Company|
|1998||Dr. Irwin M. Jacobs||QUALCOMM, Inc.|
|1997||Ray Dolby||Dolby Laboratories, Inc.|
|1996||James F. Gibbons||Stanford University|
|1995||J. Richard Iverson||American Electronics Association|
|1994||Gary L. Tooker||Motorola|
|1993||Gordon E. Moore||Intel Corporation|
|1993||Andrew S. Grove||Intel Corporation|
|1992||Malcolm R. Currie||Hughes Aircraft|
|1991||Ian Ross||AT&T Bell Laboratories|
|1990||John Young||Hewlett-Packard Company|
|1989||Thomas J. Watson, Jr.||IBM Corporation|
|1988||Robert W. Galvin||Motorola|
|1987||Thomas J. Davis, Jr.||Mayfield Fund|
|1987||Arthur Rock||Arthur Rock & Company|
|1986||H. Ross Perot||Electronic Data Systems|
|1985||E. E. Ferrey||American Electronics Association|
|1984||An Wang||Wang Laboratories|
|1983||John G. Linvill||Stanford University|
|1982||Frank T. Cary||IBM Corporation|
|1981||Kenneth H. Olsen||Digital Equipment Corporation|
|1980||William J. Perry||U.S. Department of Defense|
|1979||William C. Norris||Control Data Corporation|
|1978||C. Lester Hogan||Fairchild Camera & Instrument|
|1977||Arthur A. Collins||Collins Radio|
|1976||John M. Fluke||John Fluke Manufacturing|
|1975||William H. Pickering||Jet Propulsion Laboratory|
|1974||Robert N. Noyce||Intel Corporation|
|1973||John S. Foster||U.S. Department of Defense|
|1972||Patrick E. Haggerty||Texas Instruments, Inc.|
|1971||William R. Hewlett||Hewlett-Packard Company|
|1969||John R. Moore||Rockwell International|
|1969||Lee A. DuBridge||California Institute of Technology|
|1968||Alexander M. Poniatoff||Ampex Corporation|
|1967||Lawrence A. Hyland||Hughes Aircraft|
|1966||Sigurd Varian||Varian Associates, Inc.|
|1966||Russell H. Varian||Varian Associates, Inc.|
|1965||Charles B. Thornton||Litton Industries, Inc.|
|1964||Howard Vollum||Tektronix, Inc.|
|1963||Frederick E. Terman||Stanford University|
|1962||Daniel E. Noble||Motorola|
|1961||Arnold O. Beckman||Beckman Instruments|
|1960||David Packard||Hewlett-Packard Company|
|1959||H. Leslie Hoffman||Hoffman Radio|
|1959||Richard L. Paullus||WEMA|
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