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Sylvia’s Achievements

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  • Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award, NYU, 1994
  • Outstanding PR – Vapor Trails Magazine, 1985, 1986, 1994
  • Three dozen advertising/public relations awards (JASPER), 1985-2003
  • Outstanding Logo Design – National Corporate Identity Program, 1988
  • Pyramid award, 2000
  • Crystal Beacon Award, 2003, Business Advocate of the Bayshore
  • 2003 Governor”s Conference on Travel & Tourism Gold award
  • 2003 CAMA Gold award Highlands” event marketing program
  • Downtown New Jersey Awards: Highlands 2001, Keyport 2004
  • 2005 International Festivals and Events Hall of Fame
  • 2006 ATHENA Award
  • 2007 Garden State Women Owned Business of the Year
  • 2007 Humanitarian of the Year award
  • 2007 Top 50 Women in Business in NJ award
  • 2008 Senior of Distinction Award SCAN
  • 2009 Girl Scouts Woman of Distinction award
  • 2009 MDA Visions of Hope award
  • 2010 New Jersey Governor”s Award for Volunteerism
  • 2010 Top 100 in the Energizer Keep Going Hall of Fame
  • 2010 Holmdel Journal Business of the Year
  • 2011 AFP Philanthropist of the Year.


  • New York University, Management Institute: Adjunct Associate
  • Professor of Marketing and Program Advisor (20 years)
  • International Institute for Research: Workshop Leader (12 years)
  • International Festivals and Events Seminar Leader (13 years)
  • National Main Street Program: Workshop Leader (13 years)
  • Brookdale College: How to Build a Successful Consulting Business (18 years)
  • Speaker NJ Governor”s Conference 2005; 2006
  • New School for Social Research: Adjunct Assistant Professor
  • Radio Advertising Bureau (10 years)
  • National Association of Broadcasters (2 years)
  • Developed Sports, Entertainment and Events Marketing program for Rutgers, New Jersey”s State University
  • Seminars for The Asia Forum, moderator and presenter 2005; 2006; 2007; 2008; 2009
  • Countless Main Street State conferences: New Jersey, Iowa, Illinois, California; Michigan; Oklahoma; Indiana
  • Countless professional associations including Florida Festivals and Events Association, Michigan
  • Festivals and Events Association, California Festivals and Events Association, International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions, National Park and Recreation Association, Mississippi Main Street, New Jersey Society of Association Executives, Michigan Society of Association Executives, New Jersey Education Assn., American Society of Association Executives


  • Developed marketing, public relations, advertising and sponsorship programs for a diversity of clients including Qwest Dex, AT&T, Silver Fox Club, the Garden State Arts Center, Pan American Sports, Riverfest, and numerous New York and New Jersey Downtown Improvement Associations.
  • Wrote and delivered over one thousand seminars on marketing and sponsorship throughout the world.


  • Author : A Manager”s Guide to Audio Visuals (McGraw-Hill)
  • Author : How to Prepare a Production Budget for Film & Videotape (McGraw-Hill)
  • Author : How To Be Successful At Sponsorship Sales
  • Author : How To Be Successful At Sponsorship Sales for Radio Advertising Bureau
  • Author : A Woman”s Guide to Sales Success
  • Contributing author : The Non-profit Handbook (Fundraising)
  • Contributing writer: Event Management News; Brandweek, Sponsorship Opportunities Newsletter; Fund Raising Management; Sales and Marketing Strategies News; Sport Travel; Radio Ink; Main Street News; RAB Newsletter; Franklin Covey Sports Line; R&R; Events; Radio & Records
  • Publisher: The Sponsorship Newsletter (7 years)
  • Author of numerous magazine and newspaper articles about marketing, management and sponsorship
  • Publisher: HOMETOWNNEWSONLINE (12 years)
  • Regularly quoted in SELLING POWER magazine


  • Co-founder, Women in Sports and Events (WISE)
  • Past President, Jersey Shore Public Relations and Advertising Association
  • Past President, Tower Hill Choir
  • Chair, Marketing Advisory Committee, Family and Children”s Service
  • Board Member, Monmouth County Arts Council
  • Chair, Sponsorship Committee, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
  • Treasurer, Mid-Atlantic Festivals and Events Association
  • Past member, Business Advisory Committee, Guggenheim
  • Past member, Advisory Board, National Sports Marketing Network
  • Board of Directors, Bike New York, Inc.
  • President, Asbury Park Repertory Theatre Company
  • Founder and President, Sylvia”s Children, Inc.
  • Chairperson, Mission Committee, Holmdel Community United Church of Christ
  • Board member, Assn. for Promotion of Tourism in Africa


  • MA, Empire State College, Culture and Policy, Cum Laude
  • BA, University of Minnesota, Speech/Theatre Arts