DataArt SVP of Corporate Communications Named as Finalist in 2009 AMERICAN BUSINESS AWARDS

Vica Vinogradova, Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications at DataArt, was named a Finalist in the Best Communications Executive category in The 2009 American Business Awards, the nation’s premier business awards program. She is among finalists competing for the Communications, Investor Relations, or PR Executive of the Year award.

Vinogradova joined DataArt in 2005 and is in charge of the company’s communications strategy and media outreach in North America and Western Europe. She assured the company’s placement on the map of the U.S. and European media, having secured dozens of feature articles in the industry press, including those in BusinessWeek, CIO Insight, Crain’s New York, and The Deal magazines. She also oversees strategic relationships with key industry analysts and associations. With her help, DataArt has been repeatedly voted the world’s top outsourcing provider by numerous industry watchdogs.

This year, more than 2,600 entries from companies and individuals working in virtually every industry were submitted for consideration in more than 40 categories, including Most Innovative Company, Best Management Team, Best Communications Team and Best New Product. Finalists were chosen by business professionals nationwide during preliminary judging in April through early May. The names of Stevie winners will be announced at the 2009 awards dinner and presentations in New York's Marriott Marquis Hotel on Monday, June 22, 2009.

This is the second final entry for Vinogradova. She was previously nominated and selected a finalist in this category in 2007.

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