(Corpus Christi, TX.) January 19, 2015 – SMG Corpus Christi Senior Director of Sales Donna Cannatella received the highly regarded 2015 NAACP National President’s Award. The Corpus Christi NAACP Chapter held their 46th annual NAACP banquet on January 17, 2015, which honored area residents who were presented with the President’s Award. Donna Cannatella was one of the honorees to have be selected from a group of individuals who embody the principals of the NAACP; those who are committed to fight for freedom and equality and are the voice for the ones who cannot speak. Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest nonpartisan civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities. The mission of the NAACP is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.
“I have been working with the Corpus Christi Chapter President (Terry Mills) of the NAACP to bring their annual Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Fund Banquet to the American Bank Center for six years now. I feel so fortunate and inspired to be working with such a wonderful organization and person such as Terry, who gives so much to the community.”
“Donna is the first SMG employee to have ever received this award,” Terry Mills said, “Her stewardship in working with our organization has been recognized and I am proud that our national committee has chosen her to receive our highest national honor. There is extensive research that we do before we consider someone for this award. She builds strong relationships and friendships with her clients. She is the reason that we come back year after year after year.”
“Thank you NAACP for this prestigious award,” Donna said. “I am honored to have been recognized by the NAACP national committee members and the president of the local chapter of the NAACP. It absolutely takes a team to keep such a high profile event such as this one here annually, and for it to run as smooth as it does,” Donna said. “This event would not be a success if it weren’t for our team of SMG professionals with whom I work on a daily basis, for this I am truly blessed.”