ASBPE awarded seven young professionals for this year’s awards.
For 19 years, the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) has honored up-and-coming leaders in the B2B publishing industry with the Young Leader Scholarship (YLS) program.
To receive the scholarship, applicants must be 30 years old or younger, have spent at least two years in the B2B industry and plan on continuing in the industry for their career.
“ASBPE is proud to honor our outstanding winners for their achievements in the B2B media industry,” says Amy Fischbach, president of the ASBPE Foundation, which sponsors the scholarship competition. “They have a bright future ahead of them, and we are honored to recognize them as our Young Leaders.”
The winners were selected by a team of judges including Fischbach, field editor for T&D World magazine of Endeavor Business Media; Travis Stanton, former YLS winner and editor of EXHIBITOR magazine, which won the 2020 Magazine of the Year competition in the over $3 million category; and Paul Heney, vice president and editorial director for WTWH Media and president of Trade Association Business Press International (TABPI).
Congratulations to the YLS winners for the 2020 competition:
Andie Burjek of Workforce at Human Capital Media in Chicago
Burjek is a Workforce associate editor and primarily writes about benefits and health. She attended journalism school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and she has been writing for Human Capital Media for four years. Some topics of interest for her are health data and data privacy; genetic testing and genetic discrimination; and mental health care in employer health plans.
Lauren Del Ciello of Water Quality Products magazine at Scranton Gillette Communications in Arlington Heights, Illinois
Del Ciello is managing editor for Water Quality Products. Del Ciello graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University with a B.A. in English Writing and Francophone Studies in 2016.
Sarah Webb of Landscape Management, Golfdom, Athletic Turf at North Coast Media in Cleveland
Webb has served as the associate editor of Landscape Management (LM), Golfdom and Athletic Turf (AT) for nearly 2.5 years. She graduated summa cum laude from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio, where she studied journalism and Spanish. Before joining the LM, Golfdom and AT brands, she worked as a freelance copy editor and spent nearly six months in Spain teaching English as a second language.
Jordan Scott of USGlass magazine at Key Media & Research in Stafford, Virginia
Scott graduated from Virginia Tech in 2014 with B.A. degrees in English and international studies. She began her career as the county government reporter for the Tullahoma News in Tennessee, where she won two Tennessee Press Association awards. She then worked as an associate producer for ABC2’s “Good Morning Maryland” in Baltimore. She serves as assistant editor for USGlass magazine and editor for Architects’ Guide to Glass & Metal. ASBPE awarded her the 2019 National Gold Award for a webcast series. Scott has been with Key Media & Research since July 2017.
Nicole Stempak, Freelance Writer
Stempak was most recently editor of Hemp Grower magazine. She also served as editor of Physicians Practice and senior editor of I Advance Senior Care. She occasionally freelances for business publications and other area news outlets. She earned her bachelor’s degree in magazine journalism and her master’s degree in user experience design from Kent State University.
Claire Meyer of Security Management at ASIS International in Alexandria, Virginia
Meyer is the managing editor of Security Management, where she covers a variety of topics from active shooters to travel security to the opioid crisis. She manages a team of editors who produce award-winning articles that serve to inform and inspire a diverse readership. Security Management recently won the 2020 ASBPE Magazine of the Year competition in the less than $3 million category. Meyer graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and minors in French and fine arts. She has worked in B2B media within the security industry since 2012.
In addition, ASBPE partnered with TABPI to present an international scholarship for this year’s competition to Luiza Augusto.
Luiza Augusto of The Scientist at LabX Media Group in Midland, Ontario
Raised in Campinas, about 90 kilometers north of São Paulo, Augusto always had an interest in art. In 2010, she entered the design program at the Federal Technological University of Paraná in Curitiba, Brazil. In 2013, she won a spot in a national program, Science Without Borders, to study abroad for one year. Augusto chose to join the Digital Futures program at OCAD University in Toronto. In 2015, she married her partner and moved permanently to Ontario, by the shores of Georgian Bay.
The winners each received a special certificate and were honored during ASBPE’s virtual “Toast to the Winners” July 23.