Awards

Professional Development

In 2008, Verdon was named the 14th recipient of the McAllister Editorial Fellowship at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. Each year, the award is given to one journalist in the country to advance the study of business-to-business journalism.

Bring on the Bling

Awards are an affirmation of editorial quality and teamwork. I am proud to have led multiple editorial teams to win in a variety of different categories–from best news coverage, best single issue of a news magazine to best instructional content. 

 •  2015: Final Judge in national Jesse H. Neal Editorial Achievement Awards. American Business Media, New York, N.Y. (Final judges have represented The New York Times, Forbes, Money magazine, Dow Jones, Fast Company, and other national consumer titles. A Neal Award is considered a Pulitzer Prize for business-to-business media.)

 

• 2014: Winner, Jesse H. Neal Editorial Achievement Award. Medical Economics. Best Instructional Content. American Business Media, New York, N.Y.

 

• 2013: Named chair of prestigious 21-member Editorial Committee. American Business Media, New York, N.Y.

 

• 2013: Finalist, Jesse H. Neal Editorial Achievement Award. Medical Economics. Best Series. American Business Media, New York, N.Y.

 

•  2012: Winner, Jesse H. Neal Editorial Achievement Award. Best Single Issue of Newspaper/Tabloid. DVM Newsmagazine. American Business Media, New York, N.Y.

 

•  2011: Winner, Jesse H. Neal Editorial Achievement Award. Best Single Issue of Newspaper/Tabloid. DVM Newsmagazine. American Business Media, New York, N.Y.

 

•  2010: Winner, Jesse H. Neal Editorial Achievement Award. Best Website (dvm360.com). The award recognized contributions from media titles DVM Newsmagazine, Veterinary Economics, Veterinary Medicine and Firstline; American Business Media, New York, N.Y.

 

• 2010:  Winner, Jesse H. Neal Editorial Achievement Award, Best Single Issue of a News Magazine/Tabloid. American Business Media, New York, N.Y.

 

• 2010: Finalist, Jesse H. Neal Editorial Achievement Award, Best Series. American Business Media, New York, N.Y.

 

•  2010: Silver Award, Eddie Award. Best Online News Coverage-Healthcare/Medical/Nursing. Folio; New York, N.Y.

 

•  2009-2010: Midwest Regional Governor for American Business Media. Duties include chair of the planning committee to design continuing education program for area media professionals

 

• 2009: Winner, Jesse H. Neal Editorial Achievement Award, Best Single Issue of a News Magazine/Tabloid. American Business Media, New York, N.Y.

 

• 2009: Finalist for Best Single Issue of a News Magazine/Tabloid and Best Opinion Column. American Business Media, New York, N.Y.

 

• 2008-2015: American Business Media, Editorial Committee and Neal Awards Committee

 

• 2008: Winner of two Jesse H. Neal Editorial Achievement Awards for Best Subject-Related Series, Best News Coverage. American Business Media, New York, N.Y.

 

• 2006: Winner, Jesse H. Neal Editorial Achievement Award, Best News Coverage. American Business Media, New York, N.Y.