Thursday, September 8, 2016

Meet the 2016 Titans!
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Meet the 2016 Titans!



With the Annual Titan Awards just around the corner, we'd like to invite you to get to know the 2016 Titan Award Honorees.



Deanie Wimmer- KSL News Co-Anchor

Nadine Wimmer currently co-anchors KSL News at 5, 6, 6:30, and 10pm. She is also an Emmy award-winning reporter who covers education and leads the station's literacy initiative "Read Today."

Wimmer moved up the ranks in the KSL 5 newsroom as weekend anchor political reporter, general assignment reporter, and producer. She was born and raised in Salt Lake City and began her broadcasting career at KSL Television as a University of Utah intern.

Education has always been important to Nadine. She earned her Master's degree in political communication and bachelor's degree in communication from the University of Utah. She attended a fellows program on education and journalism through the University of Washington.

Because of her commitment to education, she is excited about her involvement in Read Today, KSL's high impact reading program. Read Today aims to boost reading scores by encouraging families to read together and by recruiting community volunteers to read with struggling students in their neighborhood schools. This last school year, a few thousand volunteers helped nearly 5,000 Utah students improve their reading abilities. 

Nadine won a Lifetime Achievement Silver Circle Awards from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Rocky Mountain Chapter.

She also won regional Emmy Awards for education and child safety reporting.

The National Association of Broadcasters recently awarded Read Today with its highest award, the Education Foundation Service to America.

And she recently has the "bucket list" opportunity to interview President Obama and members of his cabinet at the White House.

In her free time, she loves recreating in Utah's mountains. She is often trail running, mountain biking, hiking, Alpine skiing, and skate skiing. She's an avid reader  and studies Spanish.

Her favorite thing is to spend time with family. She's married to Phil Krik, who works in law enforcement. They live with their two boys in Park City.



Ray Pickup- President/CEO, Workers Compensation Fund

Ray Pickup is president and chief executive officer of Workers Compensation Insurance, Utah's premier workers' compensation insurance carrier, providing insurance to more than 20,000 Utah companies.

Ray also currently serves as a member of the Salt Lake Chamber Board of Governors, as a member of the Executive Board and as chair of the finance committee; as a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of the Economic Development Corporation of Utah (EDCU) and as a member of the finance committee; and, as a past and current member of other community boards and committees. Ray is currently President of the American Association of State Compensation Insurance Funds.

Ray and Janet live in South Jordan. They grew up in Provo and graduated from Brigham Young University. Janet is a homemaker and has dedicated  her life to raising their five wonderful children. She is also a Registered Nurse, currently retired. Janet and Ray have four grandchildren.

Ray and Janet enjoy spending time with their family and traveling together. Ray also enjoys fly fishing, cycling, and golf. Janet enjoys gardening, cooking, cycling, and hiking.



Rabbi Benny Zippel- Chabad Lubavich of Utah

Born in Milan Italy, May 5, 1966

JULY 1984 Oxford Institutes, Milan Italy:
ADVANCED DEGREE MODERN LANGUAGES

JUNE 1988: Rabbinical College of America, Morristown New Jersey:
BACHELOR OF RELIGIOUS STUDIES

SEPTEMBER 1989: Central Yeshiva Tomcehi Tmimim Lubavitch, Brooklyn, New York: 
RABBINICAL ORDINATION

Married Sharonne Schochet, February 13, 1990
Moved to Salt Lake City, Utah in July 1992 to establish CHABAD LUBAVITCH OF UTAH
(Utah branch of world's largest Jewish Outreach Organization, Chubad Lubavitch)

DECEMBER 1992:
Founded PROJECT H.E.A.R.T. (Hebrew Education for At Risk Teens)- a weekly outreach endeavor to hundreds of Jewish teens throughout Utah with acute behavioral and life threatening issues.

FEBRUARY 2002:
OFFICIAL Salt Lake Olympics Chaplain JEWISH CHAPLAIN FOR XIX OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES IN Salt Lake City, UT

AUGUST 2006:Gave Invocation at Luncheon at Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah, hosted by US Senator Orrin G. Hatch welcoming US President George W. Bush.

DECEMBER 2007:
Attended White House Chanukah Party in Washington D.C., as guest of US President George W. and First Lady Laura Bush.

MAY 2009:
Accompanied Governor Jon M. Huntsman on his 1st visit to Israel

MAY 2012:
Gave keynote address at National day of Prayer event at Utah Valley University

JUNE 2014:
Received Bronze Minuteman Award by the Utah National Guard at Utah National Guard Fifty-Third Annual Dinner at Little America Hotel in Salt Lake City in recognition for work with Project H.E.A.R.T. throughout the State of Utah.

Father of 6 children (4 boys, 2 girls)

Speaks: Italian, English, German, Hebrew, Yiddish, and Portuguese



If you would like to attend the 2016 Titan Awards, please call 801-566-0344.

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