Darlene Townsend

The Darlene Townsend Memorial Award was created by Third Door Media in 2018 in memory of our friend and colleague who passed away after a courageous battle with cancer.

This award honors Darlene, comforts those she left behind, and recognizes a current team member for exceptional service to our clients, colleagues, and partners.

Third Door Media employees base their nominations on the following qualities. The recipient:

  • is a reliable team member who is enthusiastic and has a positive attitude even in the face of adversity.
  • supports co-workers by being considerate, empathetic, and flexible.
    embraces innovation and change.
  • goes the extra mile in service of our audience, customers, partners, and colleagues.

This year, the sixth annual Darlene Townsend Memorial Award was presented to Danae Camillos, Digital Production Manager, (pictured below), at a recent company-wide gathering.

Danae Camillos

Danae’s contributions to the Third Door Media team span numerous departments, from supporting the editorial staff with daily newsletter deployments, to collaborating with the sales and marketing services teams on complex production and reporting for clients, to bringing the programming and event ops work to life by building the training agendas that power Third Door Media’s digital events. 

“I am honored… I feel so happy to be recognized,” said Danae after receiving the award.

Those who nominated Danae highlighted the specific qualities that would make Darlene proud:

“Day in and day out, Danae works across our organization and with our highly valued customers. And she does it with grace, amazing attention to detail, and with endless curiosity to make improvements to the process as she goes on.”

“Danae always comes from a place of ‘yes’.”

“Danae routinely goes the extra mile for our audience, partners, and colleagues. And she does it with a smile and a can-do attitude.”

In addition to well-earned recognition, praise, and a cash prize, Danae also received $1,500 to donate to a charity of her choice in honor of Darlene. She chose to support the 2024 Jimmy Fund Walk via the Charlie Capalbo Fund, which you can learn more about here.