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ANSI Receives Cyber Space Award from NYSAE

New York, Apr 16, 2003

Award receipients at the NYSAE luncheon on April 16

"Awards are a celebration of excellence,” said David L. Belden, Ph.D, PE, chairman of the New York Society of Association Executives (NYSAE) Board of Directors. His remarks during the NYSAE’s annual awards luncheon held earlier today in New York City acknowledged the significant achievements and accomplishments of the not-for-profit community.

Of seven awards presented during the ceremony, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) walked away with first place honors for its website, ANSI Online ( The 2003 NYSAE Cyber Space Award recognizes members' associations for their outstanding websites. Selection committee chairman Ralph Badagliacca explained that more than 380 sites had been considered this year, up from 70 sites considered in 1999 – the first year the award was presented. The criteria for this award are: immediacy of overview; ease of navigation; aesthetics; consistency; timeliness of content; internal search capabilities; usefulness; interact-ability; originality; and internet vision.

Second place honors went to the Museum of Modern Art (; the third place prize was awarded to the Greater New York area association of BOMA International - the Building Owners and Managers Association (

Accepting on behalf of the Institute, Bob Feghali, ANSI vice president of business development and chief information officer, thanked NYSAE for its recognition and acknowledged the significant contributions and input that had been received from the Institute’s members and staff. “We are honored that ANSI’s website has been recognized as ‘setting the standard’ for cyber-excellence,” joked Mr. Feghali.

Other awards presented including the outstanding association executive, outstanding associate member, outstanding committee chair and the distinguished service award.

ANSI Online project team members attending the NYSAE awards luncheon include (l to r) Stacy Leistner, Bob Feghali, Ken Peabody, Leanne Lowry, Bob Hager, Joe Feldmann. Not pictured: Matthew Deane and Lisa Rajchel

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