One of the well established traditions of the Charleston Conference is the presentation of the Vicky Speck ABC-CLIO Leadership Award, which honors the late Vicky Speck, who was Editorial Director at ABC-CLIO until 2005. The award is given each year at the Charleston Conference to a leader who has made a lasting contribution to the Conference’s mission. It consists of a plaque and a cash award.
This year’s recipient is Leah Hinds, Assistant Conference Director, and is very richly deserved. The award was presented by Vincent Burns, Vice President, Editorial at ABC-CLIO