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VITAL SPEECHES of the day

2015 EDITION 1

THESE VITAL SPEECHES THE BEST OF THE 2015 CICERO SPEECHWRITING AWARDS GRAND AWARD

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2  “Wayne’s Story—Eradicating Poverty in Canada,” written and delivered by Dana Robbins, Vice President and Group Publisher, Metroland Media Group



“ Building a Culture of Health in America,” by Tanya Barrientos for Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, MBA, President and CEO, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

37  “We Are Third,” by Maximillian Potter for John W. Hickenlooper, Governor, Colorado 39  “Building Cities on a Foundation of Cooperation,” by Bill Bryant for Myron Gray, President, U.S. Operations, UPS

CATEGORY WINNERS

42  “Preventing the Boom,” by Antonie van Campen for Tom Middendorp, Chief of Defence, the Netherlands

4  “Disruptive Aging,” by Boe Workman for Jo Ann Jenkins, CEO, AARP

44  “When You Come to a Fork in the Road, TAKE IT!” by Teresa Zumwald for Chad Delligatti, President, InnoSource

6  “The Strength to Dance,” by Ken Askew for Masashi Oka, CEO for the Americas, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ; President and CEO MUFG Union Bank

46  “Forever, Go Blue,” by Kim Clarke for Mary Sue Coleman, President, University of Michigan

9  “Pittsburgh Chemical Day Keynote,” by Jeff Porro for George Biltz, Chief Strategy Officer, Axiall Corporation

47  “Honoring Those on Eternal Patrol,” by Greg Lemon, for Joe Heck, U.S. Representative (R-Nev.)

12  “Manufacturing Leadership: President’s Report,” by Chrys Kefalas for Jay Timmons, President and CEO, National Association of Manufacturers

49  “It’s Our Company Now,” written and delivered by John Santoro, Senior Director and Executive Speechwriter, Pfizer

15  “Fan into Flame Your Writing Gift,” written and delivered by Judith E. Ingram, Author, A Devotional Walk with Forgiveness

53  “Claire Davis Memorial,” by Maximillian Potter, for John W. Hickenlooper, Governor, Colorado

17  “Silver Bullet Playbook: Rewarding Excellence in Clinical Trials,” by John Santoro for Freda Lewis-Hall, MD, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Pfizer Inc.

54  “To Believe We Can Do Anything,” by Kim Clarke for Mark S. Schlissel, President, University of Michigan

19  “Change the Status Quo,” by Teresa Zumwald for Chad Delligatti, President, InnoSource

57  “2014 State of the Society Address,” by Larae Booker for Henry (Hank) Jackson, President & CEO, Society for Human Resource Management

21  “Rap on Trial,” by Barbara Seymour Giordano for Charis Kubrin, Professor of Criminology, Law and Society, University of California, Irvine 23  “The Hispanic Contribution to Oregon: A Story,” by Roy Kaufmann for John A. Kitzhaber, Governor, Oregon 25  “Skills for the Future,” by Marloes Telle for Jet Bussemaker, Minister of Education, Culture and Science, the Netherlands 28  “Solving the Carbon Problem Together,” by Douglas Neff for Roger Sant, Co-founder and Chairman Emeritus, AES Corporation



HONORABLE MENTION

“A New Utility Business Model for a Sustainable Energy Future,” by Zachary Narrett for Ralph Izzo, Chairman, President and CEO, PSEG “Somebody Just Like You,” by Janet Stovall Harrell for Forest T. Harper, CEO, INROADS “Lose and Learn,” by Laurel Kallen for Hazel Dukes, President, NAACP New York State Conference

CICERO 2015

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CICERO SPEECHWRITING AWARDS

GRAND AWARD WINNER “Wayne’s Story—Eradicating Poverty in Canada” Written and delivered by Dana Robbins, Vice President and Group Publisher, Metroland Media Group

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ayne was my best friend through most of my boyhood. He had an easy laugh. And it was effortless to like him. We were the same age, but Wayne was always the leader of our small band, having mastered all the skill