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McGraw-Hill Construction's Laura Viscusi Honored at min's "Sales Executive of the Year" Awards
June 28, 2012 - New York, NY

McGraw-Hill Construction, part of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP), today announced that Laura Viscusi, Vice-President Integrated Media for McGraw-Hill Construction, and Publisher, Architectural Record, has won min's "Sales Executive of the Year" Award in the Sales Team Leader, Single Title, B2B category. The award ceremony took place at the Marriott Marquis in New York City. The event honors the most successful and innovative sales professionals in magazine media.

"I'm thrilled about this award and honored to be recognized among such a distinguished field of industry professionals," said Viscusi. "It takes an environment of support, vision and trust to help us ensure our customers' success in this rapidly evolving marketplace. I'm happy to say we have that environment at McGraw-Hill Construction."

In announcing Viscusi's award, presenters noted that Laura knows the importance of staying adaptable and connected to her audience, advertisers and sales team. Her commitment to excellence and inclusiveness, coupled with her natural creative talents have served her and her company well.  She has increased business across all three of the publications for which she has sales responsibility, including Architectural Record, GreenSource, and SNAP, with Architectural Record continuing to drive the highest volume of new customers in its competitive set.

"We celebrate Laura's success and congratulate her on this award. Her tenacity for achievement and enthusiasm for the customers and industry she serves is well-known to all who call her a friend, mentor, colleague or competitor," said Keith Fox, president of McGraw-Hill Construction. "She has strengthened Architectural Record's leading position and market share by marrying our reach and engagement with innovative programs that work for architects and for our customers. Like our media brands, she delivers."

The Sales Team Leader of the Year Award is the latest in a string of awards for Architectural Record and its staff.  In 2012, the magazine and website have received BtoB's Media Power 50 award, the Grand Neal Award, ABM's top Neal Award for overall excellence, and awards for the Best Use of Social Media, Best Integrated Package for "New York: The Death and Life of a Great American City," and Best Single Issue of a Magazine for its September 2011 issue about 9/11, Ten Years Later. Record's recent launch of its new Continuing Education app is seeing thousands of downloads, and it has surpassed 320,000 followers on Twitter.

For more information, visit http://construction.com/.


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About McGraw-Hill Construction:
McGraw-Hill Construction connects people, projects, and products across the construction industry. For more than a century, it has remained North America's leading provider of project and product information, plans and specifications, and industry news, trends, and forecasts.  McGraw-Hill Construction serves more than one million customers in the global construction industry through Dodge, Sweets, Architectural Record, Engineering News-Record, GreenSource, and SNAP.  To learn more, visit www.construction.com or follow @mhconstruction on Twitter.

About The McGraw-Hill Companies:
McGraw-Hill announced on September 12, 2011 its intention to separate into two public companies: McGraw-Hill Financial, a leading provider of content and analytics to global financial markets, and McGraw-Hill Education, a leading education company focused on digital learning and education services worldwide.  McGraw-Hill Financial's leading brands include Standard & Poor's Ratings Services, S&P Capital IQ, S&P Indices, Platts energy information services, and J.D. Power and Associates.  With sales of $6.2 billion in 2011, the Corporation has approximately 23,000 employees across more than 280 offices in 40 countries.  Additional information is available at http://www.mcgraw-hill.com/.

Media Contact:
Kathy Malangone, Senior Director, Marketing Communications,
McGraw-Hill Construction, +1 212-904-4376, kathy_malangone@mcgraw-hill.com

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