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Nov 21, 2016

Arlington, VA – November 21, 2016 – Two Meals on Wheels America executives were honored at the 13th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business in New York on Friday, November 19. President and CEO Ellie Hollander was named the winner of a Silver Stevie® Award in the Female Executive of the Year – Government or Non-Profit –11 to 2,500 Employees category, and Chief Marketing and Communications Officer Susan Waldman was named the winner of a Silver Stevie® Award in the Woman of the Year - Government or Non-Profit category.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are the world’s top honors for female entrepreneurs, executives, employees and the organizations they run. All individuals and organizations worldwide are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. The 2016 awards received entries from 31 nations and territories.

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for “crowned,” the Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 160 professionals worldwide who participated in the judging process this year.

Silver Stevie® Award recipient Ellie Hollander joined Meals on Wheels America as President and CEO in 2013 to lead a nationwide network of community-based programs committed to assuring the health, safety and independence of America’s seniors. Under her leadership, the organization has ignited a social movement to assure an America in which all seniors live more nourished lives. In addition increasing the organization’s revenues by 50% and pursuing the very first Pay for Success transaction for senior services, Ellie continues to aggressively pursue groundbreaking research that demonstrates the impact of Meals on Wheels on the health and well-being of seniors, and the corresponding connection to reduced use of costly healthcare services.

Silver Stevie® Award recipient Susan Waldman was hired as Chief Marketing and Communications Officer in 2013 to revitalize and modernize what had become both one of the most well respected, yet most forgotten about-brands in America. After a full organizational rebrand and the establishment of a multi-year Ad Council Campaign, the brand is emerging once again as a vital presence and invaluable service in communities all across America.

“Each year we think the quality of achievements portrayed in Stevie-winning nominations couldn’t possibly get any better, and each year the amazing women who are recognized in this program prove us wrong,” said Michael Gallagher, Stevie Awards founder and president. “We are thrilled and humbled to be able to recognize so many outstanding women in the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and to share the stories of their achievement with the world.”

Details about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of Stevie Award winners are available at


About Meals on Wheels America
Meals on Wheels America is a national organization supporting the more than 5,000 community-based senior nutrition programs across the country that are dedicated to addressing senior hunger and isolation. This network exists in virtually every community in America and, along with more than two million volunteers, delivers the nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks that enable America’s seniors to live nourished lives with independence and dignity. As a result, those seniors are healthier, feel more secure and less lonely, and are less likely to use high-cost healthcare services.

About The Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations 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