Carlos Guzman Receives AFCP's DSA Award
Carlos Guzman was named the recipient of the annual Association of Free Community Papers (AFCP) Craig McMullin Distinguished Service Award.

The presentation was made by last year's winner, Tim Bingaman, at the annual conference in Atlanta, Ga. In making the presentation, Bingaman said, "Last year I was honored to receive the Craig McMullin Distinguished Service Award. This year I am honored to make the presentation to the 2012 recipient of this prestigious award.

"This year's recipient has had a successful publishing career. He has provided outstanding leadership to the free paper industry, is devoted to his family, and provides volunteer service to his community. He has served the Association of Free Community Papers as a director and committee member, and is a volunteer on the PaperChain committee - all of which adds to the creditability of this award.

"Over the past years he has been instrumental in the growth and success of AFCP. He served as Conference Co-Chair for AFCP in 1996, and as the primary chair for the 2000 conference in Phoenix. Phoenix was the conference that said we were crazy - no one goes to Phoenix in the heat in June. The success of the Phoenix conference set the industry standard for future conferences. His work increased the attendance and has led AFCP to host the largest trade show in the free paper industry.

"Several years ago he was asked to chair the committee for The Leadership Institute (TLI). The success of this AFCP program has been phenomenal. TLI now has over 40 courses, and has led to the certification of many graduates. TLI is now being used by most of the free paper associations, and probably is one of the major accomplishments of AFCP. By far, it has exceeded the expectations of many members of the AFCP Board. He continues to chair this program.

"Our recipient started his publishing career in 1981 working as a telemarketing sales rep for The Flyer in Miami. While working at The Flyer, he earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Miami in 1983, with magna cum laude honors. He subsequently earned a master's degree in business administration from Harvard Business School in 1988.

"He later worked his way up to the position of regional vice president of sales of the Pennysaver/Shopper/Westside Publications for Harte-Hanks' Southern California business unit. He was responsible for 165 sales employees and $37 million in annual sales.

"In April of 1994, he returned to Miami where he was named president of The Flyer. His accomplishments at The Flyer included launching a profitable expansion to 350,000 new households, bringing the circulation to a total of 1.3 million; setting record revenue income in four successive years; improving readership scores; and launching an online advertising and use site. For his work at The Flyer, he was named the AFCP Publisher of the Year in 2001.

"He joined the Community Papers of Florida Board of Directors in 1995, and later served a two-year term as the association's president.

"In 1996 he received the prestigious CPF Milton & Bernice Beckerman Award for community service. He was honored by the association for his work, which resulted in a federal mandate. The case involved the disappearance of nine-year-old Jimmy Ryce in the Miami area, which attracted national news media attention. Through the efforts of the recipient, 82,000 signed petitions were received in a short time leading to an executive order by the President of the United States requiring all federal buildings to set aside space for posters about missing children. More than 80,000 locations were involved.

"An avid sports fan, he and his wife, Susanna, have four children. He devotes time to his children and their sports activities. He speaks Spanish, and has a working knowledge of French.

"The recipient is a member of the Harte-Hanks Strategic Planning Executive Committee. He is the past president of Harvard Business School Alumni Club of South Florida; he serves on the University of Miami Citizen's Board and the Coconut Grove Playhouse Board; and he has served on the building committee of the St. Edward Catholic Church in Pembroke Pines. Recently he was named AFCP's third vice president.

"In addition to his work as president of the Harte-Hanks operations in Florida, his community service, and his role with his family, he continues to find the time to serve AFCP in whatever capacity we ask of him.

"Please join me in congratulating Carlos Guzmen, the 2012 recipient of the annual AFCP Craig McMullin Distinguished Service Award."


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      • Robert Tomestic. says:
      • Sep 9, 07:17 AM

      Glad to see your doing great,you deserve it.Go for the gold.

      Sincerely, Bob Tomestic

      rtomstic@aol.com


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    • Robert Tomestic. says:
    • Sep 9, 07:17 AM

    Glad to see your doing great,you deserve it.Go for the gold.

    Sincerely, Bob Tomestic

    rtomstic@aol.com


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