Flottman Company's Ed McMasters To Receive the Spirit of Cincinnati USA Award
Ed McMasters of the Flottman Company was be honored with a coveted Spirit of Cincinnati USA Award bestowed at the 2013 Cincinnati USA Convention and Visitors Bureau's Annual Meeting on Wednesday, March 6, 2013. The award is designed to recognize "individuals and organizations which effectively capture and communicate what makes Cincinnati great". McMasters and his wife Eva Schott McMasters, a German teacher in the Oak Hills Local School System (Cincinnati, Ohio) will be part of the 2012 World Choir Games volunteers being honored for going above and beyond during the games and serving as fantastic representatives of Cincinnati.
The McMasters worked diligently for two weeks last summer with the 2012 World Choir Game; titled the largest international event ever to grace the Cincinnati USA region. Eva served as a German translator and choir host. Ed contributed to social media, media relations and photography—four of Ed's pictures can be seen in the commemorative photo book 2012 World Choir Games, A Photographic Retrospective. Both Ed and his wife were core members of the support team that attended the 2010 World Choir Games in Shaoxing, China. The couple plans to attend a precursor to the 2014 World Choir Games, the European Choir Championships this summer in Graz, Austria and continue to promote Cincinnati.
"The Spirit of Cincinnati USA Award is the highest honor one can receive from the Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau," said Tom Flottman, CEO of the Flottman Company. "We are excited for Ed and his wife and proud to have Ed as an employee. He is such a big advocate of Cincinnati and this is a very fitting tribute to his efforts, not just with the World Choir Games but day in and day out in promoting Cincinnati."
Ed McMasters and his wife Eva Schott McMasters will join an amazing list of Spirit of Cincinnati USA Award winners—first awarded in 2001—which includes Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati Museum Center, Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Famer Bootsy Collins, former Cincinnati Police Chief Thomas Streicher, Chef Extraordinaire Jean-Robert de Cavel, Mayor Mark Mallory, Cincinnati Reds COO Phil Castellini, Bengals Head Coach Marvin Lewis, and the late businessman and philanthropist Carl Lindner, Jr.