The National Trade Circulation Foundation’s ARV Award is named for Angelo R. Venezian.
Angelo hung his hat for many years at the McGraw-Hill Company. After leaving McGraw-Hill, Angelo set out to run his own list brokerage company. Sometime in the late 70’s he became involved with NTCFI, then known as NBCA.
Along with Art Burns, they took charge of the association and ran everything into the early 80’s. As with everything else, when he became involved he made things happen. Although he was never Chairman/President, he often introduced speakers at meetings and would be official master of ceremonies for a number of years. Since Angelo had no longer been associated with McGraw-Hill, he may have felt the presidency be held by someone directly in publishing. His door was always open to anyone looking for work, encouragement or for advice. After Angelo passed away in 1985, the ARV Award was established in his memory to honor our peers for outstanding contributions to business press circulation.
The first winner was Art Burns, who with the leadership of Angelo, had held NBCA together for so many years. Unfortunately, Art passed away only a few weeks before the ceremony, so his wife and daughter were invited to the 1986 ceremony held in his honor.
The award has been presented every year since 1986, with the exception of 1998. In 1998 the awards presentation was replaced with the 50th anniversary celebration of the association. In 1999 the award reached another milestone, it marked the first time the award was not presented to an individual. The 1999 award went to Circulation Management Magazine for its outstanding coverage and dedication to the circulation profession. 2012 program.
Previous Angelo R. Venezian Awardees
2015 Edelyn Sellitto, Haymarket Media