The Street Vendor Project announced today that Helena Tubis, Managing Director of the Vendy Awards for the past three years, is stepping down to pursue an opportunity with 2010 Vendy Best Dessert Winner, Kelvin Natural Slush Co.
“Helena grew the Vendy Awards into a national brand,” said Sean Basinski, Director of the Street Vendor Project at the Urban Justice Center, which now holds the Vendys in Philadelphia, Chicago, Los Angeles, and New Orleans in addition to New York. “We thank her for all of her hard work and look forward to collaborating with her in the future.”
In addition to expansion to other cities, Tubis helped grow the Vendys corporate partnerships. In 2013, the Vendys were sponsored by Every Day with Rachel RayMagazine, Tide to Go, and Scope, among others.