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Stephen D. Bruce, PhD, Honored with the G.D Crain, Jr. Award for Editorial Excellence

Stephen D. Bruce, PhD, Managing Editor of HR Daily Advisor and several other leading BLR publications, will be honored with the prestigious Connectiv G. D. Crain, Jr. Award for a Distinguished Editorial Career. The Crain Award is given annually to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the development of editorial excellence in business media. The award was established by a grant from the G.D. Crain, Jr. Foundation and will be presented by Rance Crain at the 63rd Annual Jesse H. Neal Awards Banquet in New York on March 31.

A prolific and award-winning writer and editor, Bruce has been following and chronicling the human resources scene for over 30 years. Having worked in HR for a Fortune 200 company and having been president of his own publishing company, he brings a broad practical perspective to his writing.

Past positions include Editor in Chief at BLR and President of Ransom & Benjamin Publishers.

At BLR, Bruce manages an editorial team that produces 7 daily newsletters including the popular HR Daily Advisor (circulation 230,000 daily), and a multitude of research projects, webinars, books, and white papers. He hosts BLR’s HR Works Podcast, presents webinars, and records training videos.

Bruce is a past recipient of a SIPAward, 3 Apex Awards, a min award, a Telly Award, and the Georgi Award from the Writers Foundation of America. He has been designated a Top 25 HR Digital Influencer, and Top 50 HR blogger.
In his spare time, he conducts a community chorus and orchestra, hangs out with his wife Abby and their two cats, Allegro and Vivace, and enjoys his sons and their families.

Connectiv is The Business Information Association, a Division of SIIA, the Software & Information Industry Association, the principal trade association for the software and digital content industry.

The Jesse H. Neal Awards are the most prestigious editorial honors in the field of specialized journalism. Named after Jesse H. Neal, the first managing director of Connectiv, the Neal Awards were established in 1955 to recognize and reward editorial excellence in business media. Award-winning content reports on major industry issues of the time. Neal winners have exposed corruption and conflicts of interest and brought attention to major new trends, brilliant leadership, innovative tactics, and key developments in global businesses.

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