Susan Miller Viray of The Bloc named 2016 New York SmartCEO Brava Award Winner

NEW YORK, Aug. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Susan Miller Viray, Founding Partner at The Bloc, was honored as a high-impact female business leader at the SmartCEO’s Brava Awards Ceremony, held on July 27th 2016.

As a SmartCEO Brava Award Winner, Susan was recognized for exemplifying a relentless entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for giving back to the community.

“It thrills me—but does not surprise me—that our very own Susan Miller Viray has received this honor,” said Jennifer Matthews, President and Managing Partner at The Bloc. “Her tireless commitment to grow, mentor, and impact our company, as well as communities beyond our doors, is worth celebrating. Susan sets a tremendous example of success as a female leader, mentor, and businesswoman,” Matthews added, “and we are lucky to continuously learn and grow in the wake of her irreplaceable vision.”

Susan Miller Viray launched The Bloc with her husband, Rico Viray, in 2000. Despite fierce competition in the healthcare communications industry, The Bloc remains an independently owned and operated agency whose identity is rooted in the freedom to continuously adapt, evolve, and disrupt.

“I am humbled and honored to accept this award,” said Miller Viray, “and to continue setting an example for aspiring female leaders within the healthcare industry and the business world at large. It is a delight to lead The Bloc, our clients, and our communities toward a compassionate pursuit of growth and positive influence,” she adds, “and I look forward to continuing to rise to the challenge of empathetic entrepreneurship day after day.”

The Brava Awards program celebrates high-impact female business leaders in three categories: CEOs, Executive Directors of Nonprofits, and C-suite executives. Each year, an independent committee of local business leaders selects winners based on company growth, community impact, and mentoring.

About The Bloc: The Bloc is a leading health creative engagement agency based in New York. Founded in 2000 by Susan Miller Viray and Rico Viray, The Bloc is also a founding member of Indigenus, the largest independent global network of entrepreneurial healthcare communication companies.

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