PAVE Presents the 2016 Rising Star Award at 2016 PAVE Gala

Hollywood, Fla. (November 16, 2017)—The Planning and Visual Education Partnership (PAVE) is pleased to announce the three finalists for the 2017 Rising Star Award. The award was created in 2007 to recognize the achievements of individuals who have demonstrated talent, vision, and implementation in the retail environments industry. These emerging leaders anticipate client needs, motivate a team, transform the simple into the extraordinary, and inspire the consumer.

2017 Rising Star Award Finalists

Andrew Lee, Senior Designer – MNA
Amelia Falco, Design Director – Gensler
Chad Spencer, Senior Director of Global Retail & Environmental Design – Fossil Group, Inc.  

The award presentation and announcement of the winner will take place Wednesday, December 6, 2017 during the 21st Edition of the PAVE
Annual Gala.


2017 Rising Star Award Judges

Jennifer Acevedo, Editor-in-Chief, VMSD
Bill Goddu, Chief Brand Officer, Fleetwood
Jeffrey Hutchison, Owner, Jeffrey Hutchison & Associates
Nancy Jackson, President, Architectural Systems Inc.
Brad Somberg, President, B+N Industries  

About PAVE,

Founded in 1992, the Planning and Visual Education Partnership's (PAVE) objective is to encourage students to study in the field of retail design and planning and visual merchandising. Additionally, PAVE seeks to encourage retail management, store planners, visual merchandisers, architects, and manufacturers to interact with and support design students. These objectives are accomplished through competitions, projects, seminars, workshops, and grants and scholarships funded by the annual Gala and other fundraising activities. PAVE is a 501(c)(3) educational foundation.