RTDNA Executive Director Mike Cavender will be honored by our partner organization to the north, RTDNA Canada, at its national convention in May.
The organization announced today that Cavender will receive the 2017 RTDNA Bill Hutton Award of Excellence. Formerly known as the “Friend of RTDNA Canada Award” the award was renamed in 2009 to honor the late Bill Hutton, RTDNA Canada’s first president. The award is given to individuals or organizations, who have shown a true commitment to RTDNA and the betterment of broadcast journalism in Canada.
In announcing the award, RTDNA Canada President Ian Koenigsfest said, “During the many years of his service, Mike has ensured that the cross-border ties between our two associations have remained strong and relevant.” Koenigsfest added, “ Not only has Mike been a terrific ambassador for RTDNA, he has become a true and trusted friend of RTDNA Canada and that is why this award is so fitting.”
The Bill Hutton award will be presented at the President’s Reception on May 26, during RTDNA Canada's 2017 National Conference & Awards Gala in Toronto.