PAWCATUCK, CT, June 18, 2019 — Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Andrea Star Konecny Carey with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Ms. Carey celebrates many years' experience in her professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes she has accrued in her field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Ms. Carey retired in 2011 after 28 years as an audiovisual producer and book production consultant for Twenty-Third Publications in Mystic, Connecticut, which later relocated to New London, CT, under new ownership as Bayard, Inc.
Originally hired as a secretary for the organization between 1979 and 1983, she formerly worked in several other fields, including as a superintendent for Factory Square Apartments in Mystic and as a business education teacher at Concord High School in Concord, New Hampshire.
A seasoned producer, during her tenure with the organization, Ms. Carey was responsible for producing 220 videos, 12 audio titles, and 68 filmstrips. She was the executive producer for Stations of the Cross for Children in 1996 and “Bob, The Wandering Lamb” in 1994, which both won Telly Awards, Birdseed Blunder in 1993, which won an International Film Festival Award for Creative Excellence. Over the course of her near 30-year career in the industry, Ms. Carey would often hire outside freelancers to shoot videos, do editing work, cast actors for videos and hire artists when artwork was needed. She also became very versatile in the industry due to constant advances in technology, which included learning how to transition from filmstrips to video, VHS and DVD.
Maintaining a strong presence in her community, Ms. Carey was a tutor for Literacy Volunteers of America in Westerly, Rhode Island, is active with an organization called Horses Healing Humans in Stonington, Connecticut, and often volunteered for disaster services with the American Red Cross in New London County. She also spends time at a local preschool and an adult daycare. At the adult daycare, Ms. Carey notably teaches the adults about the Hawaiian culture, performs the Hawaiian Hula each year and, for her contributions, was recently recipient of a Volunteer of the Year Award.
She also can be frequently found volunteering at the local Westerly, RI, library at their audiovisual aisles, and at the affiliated historic Wilcox Park helping organize the office-end of park events. An alumna of Plymouth State University, NH, Ms. Carey received a Bachelor of Education in business education in 1967. She since earned a Master of Education from Boston University in audiovisual education in 1969. She was a certified teacher in the state of New Hampshire and a member of the International Television Association.
In recognition of outstanding contributions to her profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Andrea Star Konecny Carey has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit www.ltachievers.com for more information about this honor.
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