Two Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) employees have been named as finalists for the 5th Annual NextGen Public Service Awards. Director of Development for Voice of America Joan Mower and Director of Mobile Development in the Office of Digital and Design Innovation (ODDI) were honored for their superior public service and achievement.
The award recognizes public servants who have exemplified dedication to improving and invigorating government. Thirty finalists in five categories were selected from more than 100 public servants nominated for the award.
Joan Mower is a finalist in the “NextGen Advocates” category. Mower leads a team of international media trainers and has instructed hundreds of journalists in countries all over the world. These trainings have ranged from basic journalism skills, to advanced health, investigative and corruption reporting. Mower has also played a key role in developing valuable health programming on Voice of America and coordinating inter-agency events.
Will Sullivan is a finalist in the category of “NextGen Innovators.” While at the BBG Sullivan led the team responsible for developing and distributing mobile apps that deliver content to audience in multiple languages around the world, to users with smart phone as well as those with feature phones. These apps have been downloaded more than two million times.
The NextGen Public Service Awards Ceremony will be held on Sunday, July 19.