ADL Honors Casamo, O'Hara, Schoonover
The National Electronics, Home/Office and Appliance Industries Division of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) raised a record $550,000 for ADL 's fight against prejudice, bigotry and discrimination during a testimonial awards ceremony and dinner dance to honor Bill Casamo, Michael O'Hara and Phil Schoonover.
ADL presented Bill Casamo, president of DirecTV Merchandising Inc. and executive vice president of DirecTV, with its American Heritage Award. Michael O'Hara, senior vice president at Thomson Consumer Electronics, received ADL's S. David Feir Humanitarian Award. Phil Schoonover, vice president of digital technology solutions at Best Buy, received the Patricia Rienzi Legacy Award.
ADL Electronics, Home/Office and Appliance Industries division chairs gather to congratulate this year's honorees. Top row, from left, are Wade Fenn of Best Buy, Eric Schulenburg of Thomson Consumer Electronics, Michael London of Best Buy, Jim Meyer of Thomson, Joseph Clayton of Global Crossing and Jeff Belson of Lapine Associates. Seated, from left, are the dinner's Vice Chair Lois Whitman of HWH Public Relations, American Heritage Award recipient Bill Casamo of DirecTV, S. David Feir Humanitarian Award recipient Michael O'Hara of Thomson, Patricia Rienzi Legacy Award recipient Phil Schoonover, and ADL dinner Chair Saul Gold, industry consultant and former executive director of NATM Buying Group.