McLean, VA - Jan 20, 2010 - American Women in Radio and Television (AWRT) has named the recipient of the 2009 AWRT Achievement Award: Chickie Bucco, president of Katz Direct Marketing. The Achievement Award, which is bestowed annually, honors an AWRT member who has helped strengthen the role of AWRT within the industry and contributed to the betterment of the electronic media industry. The 2009 Achievement Award will be presented at AWRT's Annual Women's Media Forum to be held in Washington, DC, March 5-6, 2010.
Bucco has been a long-standing member and supporter of AWRT the national and local levels. She is an active member of the AWRT New York City chapter and past chapter president. During her involvement with AWRT, she has been one its greatest advocates and mentored and inspired countless women.
Bucco has served in many official roles for AWRT, including chair of the national board of directors for AWRT and the Foundation of AWRT and chair of the Gracies Gala Planning Committee. Under her leadership, AWRT developed a mentor program and launched AWRT's Making Waves magazine.
Bucco was nominated for the 2009 Achievement Award by her long-time friend and colleague Bonnie Press, who is executive vice president of Katz Media Group.
The 2009 AWRT Achievement Award will be bestowed during the opening keynote luncheon at the AWRT Women's Media Forum, which will be held at the Embassy Suites DC Convention Center Hotel March 5-6, 2010. The AWRT Women's Media Forum is an annual gathering of professionals and leaders for information exchange, professional development and networking.