2009 Alumni Achievement Award Luncheon
Friday, December 4, 2009
One Chase Plaza, New York
>> 2009 Honoree Michael Clinton, MBA '83
>> Remarks from Pace University president Stephen Friedman (.wmv)
>> Remarks from Luncheon Steering Committee Chair John Boyd, MS '76 (.wmv)
>> Acceptance speech of honoree Michael Clinton, MBA '83 (.wmv)
>> Acceptance speech of Sam Asbeck, Alumni Achievement Award scholarship recipient, on behalf of all ten student recipients (.wmv)
>> Acceptance speech of Recent Alumni Service Award recipient Thommy Guerrero, BBA '06 (.wmv)
>> streaming video of the entire Luncheon (.wmv)
>> photos from the event
The Lubin Alumni Achievement Award recognizes an alumna/us for outstanding professional leadership achievements and demonstrated contributions in the areas of community service and social responsibility. A Steering Committee, comprised of representatives from the Lubin School faculty, alumni board and advisory board, nominates alumni for this award. The proceeds from the luncheon are used to provide important scholarship support to Lubin students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement, financial need, and service to the University and/or community.
For more information about the Luncheon or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Arleen Johnson, anjenterprises 845-221-9931, firstname.lastname@example.org.
2009 Alumni Achievement Award Scholarship honoree Michael Clinton, MBA '83 (left), with Dean Joseph Baczko
(left to right) Luncheon Steering Committee Chair John Boyd, MS '76; Michael Clinton; university president Stephen Friedman; and Joseph Baczko
Ten Lubin students were proud recipients of the 2009 Lubin Alumni Achievement Scholarship Award
Michael Clinton with 2009 Recent Alumni Service Award recipient Thommy Guerrero, BBA '06
Phil Bleser, BBA '84, MBA '94 (left) and Michael Clinton
Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer and
Publishing Director, Hearst Magazines
His responsibilities include overseeing the publishing side of Hearst titles: Cosmopolitan, Country Living, Esquire, Harper's BAZAAR, House Beautiful, Marie Claire, O, The Oprah Magazine, Popular Mechanics, Redbook, Seventeen, SmartMoney, Town & Country, and Verand.
In addition, Clinton oversees all corporate marketing, sales and brand development for Hearst Magazines.
Clinton joined Hearst in October 1997 as senior vice president, chief marketing officer, and added group publisher responsibility for five titles, including Esquire and House Beautiful, in 1998.
Prior to his time at Hearst, Clinton was executive vice president of Condé Nast Publications, where he oversaw sales and marketing for the company's 15 national titles, including Vogue, Vanity Fair and Architectural Digest. As a member of the company's senior management team, he was also involved in planning long-term strategy, setting sales and P&L goals, and publishing policies.
Prior to that, as Condé Nast's senior vice president of group sales and marketing, Clinton revamped the company's multi-title sales and marketing organization, which accounted for 50 percent of its total revenue.
Clinton spent a total of 10 years at GQ magazine, including six years as publisher - at the time, the company's youngest publisher. He delivered the three most profitable years in the magazine's history up to that time, and oversaw the launch of GQ in the U.K. and Japan.
Before joining GQ as advertising manager, Clinton was at Fairchild Publications, in both editorial and ad management positions.
Clinton has served as chairman of the board of the Volunteers of America, as well as on the boards of The Starlight Foundation and Lifetime Television Network. He has led expeditions to Nepal, Patagonia, and to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise funds for Starlight. He also serves on the acquisitions committee of the International Center of Photography.
In addition, he is on the Board of Directors of the Magazine Publishers of America. The Pitt News, the campus newspaper of his alma mater, honored him by creating the Michael Clinton Award for Distinguished Service in Publishing, in his name.
Clinton is an avid traveler and photographer. He has held a number of gallery exhibitions. He is the author of four books, Wanderlust: 100 Countries, A Personal Journey, a collection of essays and photographs from all seven continents; Global Snaps; Global Faces; and American Portraits from 100 Countries.
Clinton graduated magna cum laude with a BA in economics and political science from the University of Pittsburgh, and earned his MBA from Pace University's Lubin Graduate School of Business.