Martyn L. Schorr gained a lifetime achievement award for his service at a number of automakers, including GM's Buick division, and as a magazine editor and owner of Performance Media Public Relations (PMPR).
"Twenty Five years ago, Marty Schorr, then representing Buick Motor Division, was instrumental in the formation of NEMPA, http://www.nempa.org/, the Boston, MA based New England Motor Press Association," said John Lawlor, NEMPA Founding Member and a regular on CAR TALK , National Public Radio's top rated show. "And that's why the organization is honoring him tonight, an event that's been 25 years in the making.
"Marty Schorr is the recipient of the 2012 Charlie Dole High Road Award, named for the Christian Science Monitor's Automotive Editor (1960s-1980s)," said Keith Griffin, NEMPA President. "Charlie was a consummate gentleman and mentor who truly never said a negative word about anyone, always finding the good. Marty Schorr is a most deserving recipient of the 2012 High Road Award."
The award was presented on Friday evening, May 11 2012, at a dinner at MIT's Sloan School of Management Faculty Club, Cambridge, MA. Hosted by Wayne Carini of Chasing Classic Cars (Discovery Velocity Channel), the annual event also celebrated NEMPA's quarter-century as a professional association comprised of automotive journalists, public relations specialists and industry executives.
An author and automotive media relations & marketing communications consultant, Marty Schorr lives with his wife, Sharon, in Sarasota, Florida.