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Congratulations to Frank Ottolino, managing director of Digital People-Chicago, for receiving the Pat Wheelless Mentor of the Year Award!

Each year, the Chicago Association of Direct Marketing (CADM) recognizes a member who has made an outstanding commitment to being a positive influence in the life and career of others. The award is named for Pat Wheelless, retired president of The Wheelless Group who was president of the CADM in 1996-97. Pat was imbued with a generous spirit that made her the mentor par excellence.

Letters nominating Ottolino were full of praise and admiration for his patience, ability to support, encourage and empower his team, and willingness to communicate his considerable knowledge. The following is an excerpt from his nomination: “Frank exemplifies the qualities that make up a genuinely objective mentor.  The most important way Frank embodies mentorship is his willingness to share his knowledge. He walks through issues with his team, taking the time to listen and consider it from all angles. He provides valuable counsel, and instills the importance of mentoring and sharing knowledge with more junior team members.”

Congratulations, Frank, on this well-deserved honor!

About CADM
The Chicago Association of Direct Marketing (CADM) serves its members, Chicago’s multichannel response marketers. CADM provides a high-quality and collaborative forum for the exchange of ideas; fosters member development through business, educational and social opportunities, and acts as an industry advocate.