Category: Schwartz Award Winners

2012: Barbara Iverson

Barbara Iverson (1976) is the president of Weber Shandwick’s financial services industry practice group. She works with company offices worldwide to provide service to well-known financial services clients including the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

2011: John Arends

His experiences at Greenlee helped to shape his career, which was why John Arends found himself astonished when he learned that he was the recipient of the Jim Schwartz Award. Receiving the award in the presence of nine former recipients, Arends joke that he planned to try and earn the award moving forward.

2010: David Kurns

David Kurns (1982) director of business development for Meredith Corporation, helped build a profitable online enterprise for Meredith. He has created content across media platforms and digital marketing programs for national clients.

2009: Christine Romans

Christine Romans is a financial journalist for CNN, the Cable News Network. Romans graduated from the Greenlee School in 1993 and was the editor of the Iowa State Daily.

2008: Everett M. Rogers

Everett M. Rogers is internationally known as the scholar who published the “Diffusion of Innovations”, which examines the process by which people adopt new ideas or products.

2007: Richard Doak

Richard Doak held many positions throughout a distinguished career at The Des Moines Register, including editor of the editorial pages, business editor, and news beats that included the Iowa Legislature, education, and city government.

2006: Patricia Dean

Patricia Dean (1968) is the Associate Director of the School of Journalism, Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California.

2005: Wayne P. Davis

Wayne P. Davis (1988) was a weekly newspaper publisher at The Seymour Herald in southern Iowa for more than 30 years before joining the Iowa State Center public relations staff, where he became an assistant director, responsible for marketing, public relations and sales. For ten years following his master’s degree, Davis was on the faculty of Iowa State’s Department of Journalism and Mass Communication.

2004: Karol Nickell

Karol DeWulf Nickell (1979) began her publishing career at Better Homes and Gardens and later became the founding editor-in-chief of several Meredith Corporation magazines

2003: Bill Monroe

Bill Monroe (1969) worked as publisher of the Spencer Daily Reporter and editor of the Cedar Valley Daily Times in Vinton, Iowa before becoming the executive director of the Iowa Newspaper Association in 1982.