Telecom Visionary Bests Field of 13 Finalists During Fifth Annual Stevie® Awards Presentation
Long Beach, CA (June 12, 2007) – Free Conferencing Corporation of America, the leading provider of FREE one-to-many collaborative communications solutions, today announced that its founder, David Erickson, was honored in the “Best Executive - All Other Industries” category at the 2007 American Business Awards last night in New York City at the Marriott Marquis Hotel. Mr. Erickson was selected from a field of 13 finalists that included founders, CEOs and other executives from top companies across the country.
Hailed as “the business world's own Oscars” (New York Post , April 27, 2005), The American Business Awards are the only national, all-encompassing awards program honoring great performances in business. This year's Stevie Awards were presented in over 40 categories including Best Overall Company, Best Executive, and Best Corporate Social Responsibility Program. More than 2,000 entries from companies of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted for consideration.
“It is a true honor to be recognized for such a prestigious award like The Stevies and I commend all the finalists in this category,” said Mr. Erickson, founder of Free Conferencing Corporation of America. “I share this accolade with our entire company as a total team effort in helping our global customers reap all the benefits of our conferencing solutions. Without the encouragement of our customers and the dedication of our Long Beach headquarters staff, this award would not have been possible.”
Mr. Erickson drives the vision and strategic initiatives behind Free Conferencing Corp.'s innovative service model. As a telecom industry thought leader, Mr. Erickson pioneered FreeConferenceCall.com's unique value proposition by forging relationships with local carriers to deliver a powerful PSTN (public switched telephone network). Throughout 2006, Mr. Erickson was a key player in helping the company unveil several new services including, SimpleVoiceBox 2.0, SimpleVoiceCenter 2.0, SimpleEvent, as well as the industry's first free conference recording service. In addition, the company's SimpleTollFree service has become one of the most affordable toll-free services on the market. All of the Free Conferencing Corp. products boast feature rich platforms including online account management tools, automatic RSS or podcast generators, and call detail reports.
Members of the Awards' Board of Distinguished Judges & Advisors and their staffs selected Stevie Award winners who were announced during the annual gala at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City on Monday, June 11, 2007. More than 700 executives from across the country attended the event. The ceremonies were hosted by Larry Wilmore of TV's THE DAILY SHOW with JON STEWART and were videocast on the Internet, and broadcast nationwide on radio.
Stevie Award winners will be announced during the annual gala on Monday, June 11 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. More than 700 executives from across the U.S.A. are expected to attend. The ceremonies will be videocast on the Internet and broadcast on radio, and hosted by Larry Wilmore of TV's THE DAILY SHOW with JON STEWART.
For more information regarding The American Business Awards and the list of finalists, please visit: www.stevieawards.com/aba.
About The Stevie Awards
Hailed as “the business world's own Oscars,” Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, The Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Selling Power Sales Excellence Awards. Honoring companies of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about The Stevie Awards at www.stevieawards.com.
About Free Conferencing Corporation of America
Free Conferencing Corporation of America, with headquarters in Long Beach, California, is the leading provider of FREE, one-to-many collaborative communications solutions. With more than 4 million users per month and more joining daily, the company’s FreeConferenceCall.com flagship solution offers a high-quality, reservation-less conferencing service that is extremely easy to use. As further validation, more than 100 Fortune 500 companies are presently optimizing FreeConferenceCall.com, including public sector agencies. Unlike other competitive offerings from paid and non-paid audio conferencing services, FreeConferenceCall.com’s pioneering all digital network is built on voice routers versus analog-based conference bridges that can be prone to static and other noise. FreeConferenceCall.com uses the PSTN (public switched telephone network) to deliver unparalleled, high-quality audio conferencing. For more information, visit www.freeconferencecall.com or call (844) 844-1322.