NEW Honors C-store Exec for Diversity Efforts

SAGINAW, Mich. -- The Network of Executive Women has awarded its 2005 Hedy Halpert Diversity Awareness Award to Daniel Abraham, president and c.e.o. of convenience store operator Garb-ko, Inc., based here, and past president of the National Association of Convenience Stores.

NEW, a national group that promotes diversity and networking in the retail and consumer products industries, recognized Abraham for being "an ardent supporter of women in the convenience retailing channel."

Abraham has been president and c.e.o. of 7-Eleven operator Garb-Ko since his family acquired the firm in 1983. He is an active supporter of women in the industry. He established a Women's Forum within his own company to provide mentoring and other resources.

The Hedy Halpert Diversity Awareness Award was created to honor the late Hedy Halpert, a founding member of the Network of Executive Women and a publisher of several industry publications, including several previously owned by VNU.
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