Distinguished Marketing & Sales Awards

Presented by SME Cleveland

Introducing the 2020 Business Executive of the Year:

Micki Byrnes
President & General Manager
WKYC Cleveland

The Distinguished Marketing and Sales Awards (DMSA) is the profession’s premier honor to acknowledge excellence and provide community recognition for outstanding sales and marketing achievements. Selection criteria is based on the demonstration of the highest business, professional and ethical standards.

Join the 2020 Business Executive of the Year Micki Byrnes, President & General Manager WKYC Cleveland and other outstanding award recipients at the 59th Annual Distinguished Marketing and Sales Awards gala banquet, Thursday, February 20, 2020 at Executive Caterers at Landerhaven.

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2020 Business Executive of the Year

Micki Byrnes

President & General Manager

WKYC Cleveland

Micki Byrnes currently serves as President & General Manager of WKYC Media, overseeing all operations of the broadcast station and its digital platforms. She joined Channel 3 in 1997 as Director of Marketing and was named Vice President, Advertising and Promotion in 2000, and Station Manager in 2014.

Byrnes has held broadcast management positions in Boston, San Francisco, Atlanta and Orlando. She is a past Chair and Director of PROMAX, International, the television industry’s premiere marketing association. Byrnes has also served on the marketing advisory boards of CBS Television, ABC Television and Fox Broadcasting and is the past Chairperson of the NBC Affiliate Promotion Committee.

Micki was a member of the 2005 class of Leadership Cleveland and continues to serve on their Selection Committee. She helped create the US Marshal of Northern Ohio’s Posse for Community Outreach and was a member of the FBI Citizen’s Academy class of 2012. She currently serves as a board member of the Cuyahoga Community College Foundation, In Counsel with Women, the Greater Cleveland Chapter of the American Red Cross, The Cleveland Leadership Center, Destination Cleveland, the Ohio Association of Broadcasters and Coats for Kids.

Micki has won numerous regional Emmy, Telly and Addy Awards. She was inducted into the Cleveland Association of Broadcasters’ Hall of Fame in 2013 and was named a 2016 YWCA Woman of Achievement and a 2016 Crain’s Woman of Note. She was also named 2016 General Manager of the Year by Broadcasting & Cable magazine.

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2020 DMSA Recipients

Tyler Adams
Tyler Adams
Director of Resort Sales & Marketing | Cedar Point
John Banks
John Banks
Sales Director | The Shamrock Companies
Ross Binnie
Ross Binnie
Chief Brand Officer | The Cleveland Orchestra
Mike Detling
Mike Detling
Director of Event Sales & Services | Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Annie Dorsey
Annie Dorsey
Director of Marketing| Petitti Garden Centers
Taylor Evans
Taylor Evans
President | Rust Belt Recruiting
Judy Ghazoul Hilow
Judy Ghazoul Hilow
Executive Director | Malachi House
Sarah Johnson
Sarah Johnson
Vice President, Marketing & Communications | Greater Cleveland Partnership
Dara Krueger
Dara Krueger
Senior Marketing Director | Cleveland Clinic
Jennifer Malcolm
Jennifer Malcolm
CEO & President | Jennasis & Associates
Adam Mandell
Adam Mandell
VP of Sales | Cleveland Jewish Publication Company
Mike Mulhall
Mike Mulhall
Vice President Business Development | Greater Cleveland Sports Commission
Allison Peltz
Allison Peltz
Vice President, Social Media & Content Marketing | KeyBank
Mary Ann Stropkay
Mary Ann Stropkay
Independent Consultant | Bridgeforce LLC
James Tusoch
James Tusoch
Financial Advisor | Merrill Lynch
Michael Varvaro
Michael Varvaro
SVP, Creative and Media Director | KeyBank
Sean Wenger
Sean Wenger
Executive Vice President | Fathom

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