DMA Names Perez 2001 List Leader

The Direct Marketing Association's List & Database Council has selected Ben Perez, president of Millard Group Inc., Peterborough, NH, as the 2001 List Leader of the Year, according to an announcement yesterday.

Perez will receive the award at an Aug. 9 banquet at The Sky Club in New York, following the DMA's List Vision 2001 conference at the Grand Hyatt.

“I am very flattered and appreciative and feel it's a reflection on the entire organization,” Perez said. “The reality is that you don't get that type of acknowledgement without having some very good people and a strong company behind you.”

Perez has been with Millard since 1984 and is on the DMA Catalog Council Operating Committee. He also serves on the board of directors as treasurer of the DMA.

Last year's List Leader, Brian Kurtz, vice president of marketing at Boardroom Inc., Greenwich, CT, will present Perez with the award.

The List Leader of the Year award is given to a list professional with a minimum of 10 years in the list industry. The recipient must also be active in one or more of the following list-related areas: ethics, education, list practices and standards, privacy issues, postal reform, communication or environmental concerns.

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