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BMA announces 2011 G.D. Crain, Jr. Award winner

Mike Hensley of gyro Honored with Prestigious Award for Career Achievement

December 1, 2011 - The Business Marketing Association (BMA) today announced Mike Hensley, Executive Vice President of gyro, has been named this year’s winner of the G.D. Crain Award for Excellence in business-to-business (B-to-B) marketing and service to the association. The award was presented by David Klein, vice president/group publisher, Crain Communications, at the monthly BMA luncheon meeting in Chicago. The annual award recognizes a BMA member for career achievement in business-to-business marketing and exceptional service in the advancement of the Association at the national level.

With over thirty years at gyro, Hensley has helped to build creative and service teams to meet the global needs of some of the agency’s largest accounts, including GE, Kodak, and BP. Hensley brings a wealth of perspective, insight and knowledge to his position, serving as creative director, account director and account planner at the agency. He has been a member of BMA for 26 years and has served as president of the Cincinnati chapter and International Chairman of the association.

“Mike deserves our gratitude and recognition for all of his efforts to support business marketers around the world through BMA,” says Al Maag, National Chairman, Business Marketing Association.  “We congratulate him on this honor and offer him our thanks for his continued efforts.”

All recipients of the Crain Award are also elected into the prestigious BMA Hall of Fame. In addition, Hensley will receive a commemorative plaque and an honorarium from the G.D. Crain Foundation in recognition of his hard work and dedication.

Entering its 42nd year, The G. D. Crain Award is named in honor of Gustavus Dedman Crain Jr., the founder of Crain Communications and a founder of BMA.  

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