FORT LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwire - Oct 5, 2012) -  Sheryl Cattell, founder and former president of the South Florida Interactive Marketing Association, was recently named a Golden Mouse Award Honoree in the Association Marketing category by the Florida chapter of Women in Ecommerce. The award was created by the local chapter to recognize women for their achievements in leveraging the Internet to promote business.

Cattell, director of internet marketing at Cross Country Home Services, has a long and storied career in Internet marketing with big-name brands like Travelocity, Bank of America, BlueGreen and others. Under her leadership, SFIMA has hosted nationally recognized brands and speakers to South Florida at its monthly educational programs. Cattell was also the creator of SFIMA's Nautical Networking Cruise -- a coveted invite-only event luring the cream of the Internet marketing crop from companies like Google, Microsoft, Bing, Yahoo! and others to South Florida each October. In 1998, Cattell founded the Dallas Fort Worth Interactive Marketing Association, a highly successful organization that continues to this day.

"Sheryl's influence has been the cornerstone of SFIMA's success and she is so deserving of this award," said Joan Sparks, president of SFIMA. "We are very proud of her and pleased that Women in Ecommerce have recognized what we also know: Sheryl has had a lasting impact on the world of Internet marketing in South Florida."

The Golden Mouse Awards recognizes women in areas such as Social Media Marketing, Association Marketing, Mobile Marketing, and others. This year's event benefitted Tomorrow's Rainbow, a local non-profit that helps children who have experienced the death of a loved one. For more information about the Golden Mouse Awards, visit

The South Florida Interactive Marketing Association is a forum dedicated to professionals specializing in interactive marketing. This year's Nautical Networking Cruise sets sail on Friday, October 19. For more details, visit, @SFIMA.

For more than eleven years, Women in Ecommerce™ has been helping women do business on the web by providing educational events, seminars, webinars, conferences and tele-classes. For more information about the Golden Mouse Awards, visit

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