McDaniels, Gray win outstanding sales professional awards

Molly Gray

The Outstanding Sales Professional of the Year Award was presented to Helene McDaniels of Hermes Publications Saturday night at the annual meeting of the Virginia Press Association in Roanoke. 

"Helene serves as the only ad director for three newspapers and is able to provide professional customer service with a personal edge connecting with each of her customers," says Evan Jones, publisher of the Dinwiddie Monitor, the Sussex-Surry Dispatch and the Prince George Journal. "Helene knows which clients prefer a lighter approach with a joking demeanor and those who expect a more refined business style, and in every case she delivers on point."

The Outstanding Young Sales Professional of the Year Award was presented to Molly Gray of The Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk. 

"Fueled by passion, Cliff bars and sugar-free Red Bull, Molly's desire to win on behalf of her customers has been her magic ingredient for successfully reigniting one of the toughest territories" says Kelly Till, Advertising Director at The Virginian-Pilot.  
Her colleagues state that she "is a breath of fresh air each and every day and truly loves what she does and that makes all the difference."

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