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IFAI president and magazines recognized with MMPA Excellence awards

November 8th, 2019 / By: / News, Press Release

The Minnesota Media and Publishing Association recognized IFAI president and CEO Steve Schiffman with the Hedley Donovan Award at its Annual Awards Gala. In addition, three IFAI magazines received Excellence Awards at the November 7th event.

The Hedley Donovan Award, created in 1999 by the MMPA, recognizes individuals who have shown outstanding lifelong dedication and have made exceptional contributions to Minnesota’s magazine industry. Schiffman, with more than 30 years of media experience, has had a leadership role at IFAI for six years, initially as vice president of media sales. He became IFAI’s president and CEO in 2018.

Geosynthetics magazine, led by senior editor Todd Berger, won a Bronze Award for “Yeager Airport: Deconstruction and reconstruction of the side of a mountain.”

Marine Fabricator magazine, led by senior editor Elisa Bernick, won a Bronze Award and a Silver Award for how-to articles, “Seam finishing for marine cushions and covers” and “Zipper basics and helpful sewing techniques.” 

Specialty Fabrics Review magazine, led by senior editor Galynn Nordstrom, received a Bronze Award for a feature article, “Going to Extremes.” The associate editors of Specialty Fabrics Review are Elisa Bernick, Sammi Jones and Jill Lafferty.