ATLANTA, Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PGi (NYSE: PGI), a global leader in virtual meetings for over 20 years, today announced that Tammy Hammond, SVP of Global Product Management and Marketing, received a Gold Stevie® Award for Female Executive of the Year for Business Products in the annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business. This award is the latest of nine Stevie Awards PGi has received this year that also include awards for Most Innovative Tech Company of the Year and Executive of the Year in Computer Software.
Hammond was recognized for her leadership in helping transform PGi from a conferencing services company into a SaaS-solutions leader focused on innovative and forward-looking collaboration software for business. Her 22 years of experience in product and technology contributed to the success of PGi's 2011 launches of iMeet® and GlobalMeet®.
iMeet is PGi's cloud-based collaboration solution that lets people meet face-to-face online from anywhere on any device. iMeet was designed to drive more personal connections in virtual meetings, and it is commonly used for recruiting interviews, sales presentations, corporate training, team meetings and more. GlobalMeet was designed to be the easiest to use, most intuitive web conferencing product on the market, with a simple-to-navigate user interface, scalability for up to 125 users and easy access from the desktop, web, tablets or mobile devices.
"We are extremely proud of Tammy's accomplishments and her recognition by the 2012 Stevie Awards," said Boland T. Jones, PGi founder, chairman and CEO. "It has been an exciting year of innovation and growth for PGi, and her leadership and enthusiasm have helped pave the way. A key to Tammy's success is her ability to build great teams and motivate them to execute on company vision. And with the help of her hardworking and dedicated teams this year, Tammy was able to roll-out PGi's first ever truly global product deployment into international markets. We are fortunate to have her as part of our PGi family."
The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are the world's top honors for female entrepreneurs, executives, and the organizations they run. All individuals and organizations worldwide are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. The 2012 awards received entries from 17 nations and territories.
Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 200 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process this year.
"I'm very pleased that we were able to conclude our tenth year of organizing Stevie Awards programs with a very successful Women in Business event," said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. "This year's Stevie Award-winning women are the most accomplished, impressive group we've ever had. Their stories of success will be an inspiration to women around the globe who dream of starting and growing a business and making a difference in the world."
About Premiere Global Services, Inc. │ PGi
PGi has been a global leader in virtual meetings for 20 years. Our cloud-based solutions deliver multi-point, real-time virtual collaboration using video, voice and file sharing technologies. PGi solutions are available via desktops, tablets or mobile devices, helping businesses worldwide be more productive, mobile and green. PGi has a global presence in 25 countries and an established base of more than 35,000 enterprise customers, including 75% of the Fortune 100™. In the last five years, we have hosted more than 725 million people from 137 countries in over 165 million meetings. For more information, visit us at http://www.pgi.com.
About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about The Stevie Awards at www.stevieawards.com.
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