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2007 CATS Distinguished Service Award Winner

Gary Palmer
Media Production Specialist
San Francisco State University

Gary Palmer image Gary Palmer is being recognized for his outstanding contributions to the CATS community. For more than 5 years, Gary has played a key role on the CATS Conference Planning Team. Conference attendees have come to rely on the banners and signage that he designs, produces and implements to get them to the Conference venues and then to the right rooms for sessions. Gary also coordinates name badge identifier ribbons and the organization and set-up of the registration area to ensure that each Conference participant is appropriately recognized for their roles and contributions. In addition, several years ago he began designing and building unique table centerpiece systems for the annual Conference banquet.

Through his ongoing involvement with CATS, Gary has demonstrated that participation in the Community can come in many forms, and that often the behind-the-scenes actions and projects which may seem invisible to many, are critical to the smooth operation of the Conference and ultimate success of the Community.