Friday, October 25, 2013

2012 Southwest Fox Speaker Award

Cathy Knight (then Cathy Pountney) was the top-ranked Southwest Fox 2008 speaker, as measured by attendee evaluations. Her friends Toni Feltman and Jody Meyer felt that she deserved an award for this accomplishment, so they created one and presented it to her at the keynote of the 2009 conference. They filled the cup with chocolates because that’s Cathy’s favorite food (not dessert, food).

Since then, it’s been a tradition for the winner to present the award to the next year’s top-ranked speaker, so Cathy presented it to Rick Schummer for being the top speaker in 2009, Rick presented it to me for 2010, and I had the pleasure of presenting the award for 2011 to Rick Borup. At Southwest Fox 2013, the award went full circle when Rick presented it to Cathy for being the top speaker in 2012. Once again, the cup was filled with chocolates.

Congratulations, Cathy! There aren’t a lot of double-award winners out there.

Update: you can watch the award presentation in the streaming video of the keynote starting at 20:00.

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