NY/IABC Names 2004 Communicator of the Year Award (COY)

Mike Barwell, former communications director of St. Paul's School in Concord, N.H., gets the nod for his handling of communications and media relations during the controversial
election and confirmation of Gene Robinson as Episcopal Bishop for New Hampshire in June 2003. Robinson's nomination generated many headlines and sparked furious debate throughout
the world because he is the first openly gay person with a partner to be chosen as a bishop within any Christian community. The COY prize will be presented to Barwell at NY/IABC's
annual Awards for Communications Excellence (ACE) program, scheduled for September 22 in New York City. For more information on the COY award, contact Suzanne Gannon,
917.902.5352 or visit the NY/IABC Web site,