2003 WOTY Behind the Scenes

This year's WOTY was a clear reflection of the HBA's respected status as a national association run with consummate professionalism. "Everything ran on schedule," said Rosemary Azzaro, Marketing Communications Consultant (Carlstadt, NJ) and member of the 2003 WOTY committee. "In fact, we were even a bit ahead of schedule."

According to other attendees, the "well oiled machinery" of WOTY made this year's luncheon a pleasure to attend. "I didn't have to look at my watch. Everything just flowed so smoothly and the speakers and the video clips were absolutely riveting," noted one senior-level agency executive. "The entire program was 'on message.' I feel inspired to make a difference," noted another attendee.

The credit for WOTY's continued success goes to many individuals but most of all it goes to the 2003 WOTY Committee: Mary E. Cobb, Committee Co-Chair, PACE, Inc., a Lowe Healthcare Company; Daria Blackwell, Committee Co-Chair, White Seahorse, Inc.; Sharon Callahan, WOTY Fundraising Chair, SummitGREY; Nancy Larsen, PROmedica Communications, Inc.; Barbara Pritchard, The Pritchard Group; Teri P. Cox, Cox Communications Partners; Sarah S. Harrison, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP; Donna Ramer, HealthMed Communications; Susan Youdovin, B&Y Communications; Lisa Mele, Advantage Healthcare, Inc.; Ilyssa Levins, GCI Healthcare; Debra L. Newton, NewtonGravityShift; Gayathri Koundinya,CV Therapeutics; Sharon Simons Cammisa, Osprey Communications, Inc.; Shellie Caplan, Caplan Associates, Inc.; Rosemary Azzaro, Marketing Communications Consultant; Jan Pritchard, Innovex LP; Meryl Zausner, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; Chris Pentz, CMP, PENTZ Group Communications; Eve Dryer, SIGNOVA; and Mary Anne Sabogal, Alliance Marketing Services Group.

Special thanks to:
Carol Davis-Grossman and The Charles Group, Inc., for their logistical and managerial support of this event.