NAGC Communicator of the Year
2013 Communicator of the Year: Carl A. Fillichio
Carl A. Fillichio, Senior Advisor for Communications and Public Affairs at the U.S. Department of Labor, has been named NAGC's 2013 Communicator of the Year. The award was presented at the 2013 NAGC Communications School.
“NAGC is proud to honor the U.S. Department of Labor's Carl Fillichio as its Communicator of the Year,” said NAGC President Glen Thomas. “Among his many accomplishments was establishing groundbreaking new policies and procedures for releasing sensitive economic data to the public. Fillichio successfully navigated a number of challenges throughout this process, and established himself as an industry leader in government communications.” Download the NAGC news release to learn more.
Each year, NAGC awards a government communicator who has helped instill public trust by effectively presenting accurate, timely and meaningful information, sometimes under exceptional circumstances. The award is presented at the annual NAGC Communications School, which will take place this year in Arlington, Virginia, in the shadow of the nation’s capital.
NAGC recently asked for nominations of outstanding individuals whom you believe to be the most effective in delivering a government organization’s message. This person will join a long list of past honorees, including:
- Judy Gish, Public Information Officer for the California Department of Transportation's (Caltrans) District 7, who coordinated communications for the “Carmeggedon” closing of I-405 in Los Angeles during a mid-July weekend.
- U.S. Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen (Ret.), National Incident Commander during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico
- Linda Wilson, I-64 Community Relations Manager, Missouri Department of Transportation, for handling the closing down of a major interstate highway to 2.5 million residents of a metropolitan region to replace 10 miles of Interstate 64 in St. Louis
- David Walker, former Comptroller General of the United States, for sounding the warning about government finances
- Max Mayfield, Director of the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida