Mira Zivkovich, Heritage Marketing Leader and Philanthropist, is Conferred the Title of Dame Commander of the Order of Merit of Savoy

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On March 17th, 2007 in Geneva Switzerland, Mira Zivkovich was conferred the title of Dame Commander (Dama di Commenda) of the Order of Merit of Savoy at the Convocation of the Dynastic Orders of Savoy for her many personal and professional achievements and charitable contributions. Mira Zivkovich was recognized for her leadership in heritage and multicultural marketing and for her advocacy of social responsibility awareness for various organizations and multicultural communities.

Mira Zivkovich, a leader in heritage and multicultural marketing, has used her abilities and resources as President and CEO of MZI Global Marketing to promote social responsibility and philanthropy for various organizations and multicultural communities. She was conferred the title of Dame Commander (Dama di Commenda) of the Order of Merit of Savoy at the Convocation of the Dynastic Orders of Savoy in Geneva, Switzerland for her many personal and professional achievements and charitable contributions.

The Order of Merit of Savoy is a Dynastic Order of the Royal House of Savoy bestowed by the current Grand Master, Prince Victor Emmanuel, Duke of Savoy, upon individuals whose special and particular achievements in various fields of endeavor have made them worthy of recognition or who have worked to benefit the House of Savoy and its institutions. The Order of Merit of Savoy stems from the Civil Order of Savoy, founded by King Charles Albert of Sardinia in 1831.

Ms. Zivkovich's roots can be traced to the Krajina territories of Hapsburg Austria during the Ottoman Empire conflicts in the Balkan region where her great-grandfather held the title of Baron Jovan Zivkovic during the Austro-Hungarian period. Her diverse family history and background instilled a love of culture and a deep understanding of the powerful role that heritage and customs play in people's lives. That understanding turned into a lifelong quest to bridge cultural divides--a quest that culminated in the founding of MZI Global Marketing http://www.mziglobal.com.

Zivkovich grew up in Belgrade, Serbia in the former Yugoslavia and immigrated to the United States as a teenager in the late 1960s. She was eager to launch a successful career and fulfill the American dream. Zivkovich established her own marketing firm which she currently directs as President and CEO.

Zivkovich has successfully transferred her leadership experience at her firm to assist critical social issues. "Our pro bono work allows us to help others and reaffirms our core company values. We believe good business should be meaningful, which is why MZI is committed to improving communities around the world," says Mira Zivkovich. She directs this philosophy in everything she does by speaking for the voices that cannot be heard and for donating the time and energy to various compelling causes over the years.

Her work includes web development http://www.savoia.org and she recently published two books (print and online) for the American Delegation of Savoy Orders: "Royalty & Remembrance" and "The Dynastic Orders of Knighthood and Merit of the Royal House of Savoy" http://www.savoydelegation-usa.org/book.html.

People Ms. Zivkovich has worked with are quite taken with her expertise in marketing and even more by her ability to care. Carl J. Morelli, Chairman of the American Foundation of Savoy Orders and Partner in the law firm, Morelli & Gold states, "She (Mira) has charisma and an emotional power that moves and influences people for the benefit of humanity in any form, and above all she has a marketing talent for 'painting the story that needs to be told' in such a compelling way that no matter what charity it is, she touches the "heart and soul" of its community."

In addition to the honor bestowed by the Royal House of Savoy, Zivkovich will be honored as a recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor at this year's ceremony on Ellis Island on Saturday, May 12, 2007 in New York City. Zivkovich will join the honored ranks of past recipients such as former American presidents--Bill Clinton, George Bush, Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter, and Gerald Ford as well as other famed individuals such as Frank Sinatra, Donald Trump, Lee Iacocca, and Barbara Walters.

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Dame Mira Zivkovich with His Royal Highness Prince Emmanuel Philibert of Savoy and Mr. James T. Vallas, Greek-American businessman of Red Bank, NJ, at the American Delegation of Savoy Orders Cocktail Reception in Geneva.Dame Mira Zivkovich with His Royal Highness Prince Emmanuel Philibert of Savoy and Mr. James T. Vallas, Greek-American businessman of Red Bank, NJ, at the American Delegation of Savoy Orders Cocktail Reception in Geneva.Exterior courtyard of the Annecy Castle which dates from the 12th century and includes sections added by Amadeus VIII, first Duke of Savoy, in the 1440?s.Exterior courtyard of the Annecy Castle which dates from the 12th century and includes sections added by Amadeus VIII, first Duke of Savoy, in the 1440?s.Dame Commander Mira Zivkovich experiences history firsthand with the historical tableaux on display at the Savoy Chateau Saint-Michel D?Avully.Dame Commander Mira Zivkovich experiences history firsthand with the historical tableaux on display at the Savoy Chateau Saint-Michel D?Avully.Interior courtyard of the ancient Savoy Chateau Saint-Michel D?Avully.Interior courtyard of the ancient Savoy Chateau Saint-Michel D?Avully.Surrounding grounds of the Savoy Chateau Saint-Michel D?Avully.Surrounding grounds of the Savoy Chateau Saint-Michel D?Avully.Dame Commander Mira Zivkovich enjoying the tour of the Savoy feudal Chateau Saint-Michel D?Avully with its historical interiors and paintings depicting the sovereigns of Savoy, situated on the shores of Lake Leman.Dame Commander Mira Zivkovich enjoying the tour of the Savoy feudal Chateau Saint-Michel D?Avully with its historical interiors and paintings depicting the sovereigns of Savoy, situated on the shores of Lake Leman.Dame Commander Mira Zivkovich in the mantle of the Order of Merit of Savoy, at the Royal Abbey of Hautecombe during the Solemn Mass commemorating Their Majesties King Umberto II and Queen Marie José of Italy on March 18, 2007 in Savoy, France.Dame Commander Mira Zivkovich in the mantle of the Order of Merit of Savoy, at the Royal Abbey of Hautecombe during the Solemn Mass commemorating Their Majesties King Umberto II and Queen Marie José of Italy on March 18, 2007 in Savoy, France.His Royal Highness Prince Victor Emmanuel  of Savoy in the robes of the Grand Master of the Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus at the Royal Abbey of Hautecombe on March 18, 2007 in Savoy, France.His Royal Highness Prince Victor Emmanuel of Savoy in the robes of the Grand Master of the Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus at the Royal Abbey of Hautecombe on March 18, 2007 in Savoy, France.(l to r): Red Bank, NJ Mayor Uff.  Avv. Pasquale Menna, Dame Commander Mira Zivkovich, His Royal Highness Prince Emmanuel Philibert of Savoy with Cav.  di Gr. Cr. Avv. Carl J. Morelli, the American Delegate and Chairman of the American Foundation of Savoy Orders at the Savoy Gala Benefit Dinner and Ball in Geneva Switzerland on March 17, 2007.(l to r): Red Bank, NJ Mayor Uff. Avv. Pasquale Menna, Dame Commander Mira Zivkovich, His Royal Highness Prince Emmanuel Philibert of Savoy with Cav. di Gr. Cr. Avv. Carl J. Morelli, the American Delegate and Chairman of the American Foundation of Savoy Orders at the Savoy Gala Benefit Dinner and Ball in Geneva Switzerland on March 17, 2007.Mr. James T. Vallas of Red Bank, NJ and promoted Uff. Avv. Pasquale Menna, Mayor of Red Bank at the Savoy Gala Benefit Dinner.Mr. James T. Vallas of Red Bank, NJ and promoted Uff. Avv. Pasquale Menna, Mayor of Red Bank at the Savoy Gala Benefit Dinner.Dame Commander Mira Zivkovich at the Savoy Gala Benefit Dinner, accompanied by Mr. James T. Vallas, Greek-American businessman of Red Bank, New Jersey.Dame Commander Mira Zivkovich at the Savoy Gala Benefit Dinner, accompanied by Mr. James T. Vallas, Greek-American businessman of Red Bank, New Jersey.(l to r): Austrian Delegate, Dame Commander Mira Zivkovich and Uff. Avv. Pasquale Menna at the Gala Benefit Dinner and Ball for the Savoy Orders.(l to r): Austrian Delegate, Dame Commander Mira Zivkovich and Uff. Avv. Pasquale Menna at the Gala Benefit Dinner and Ball for the Savoy Orders.Dame Commander Mira Zivkovich with the confreres of the American Delegation of Savoy Orders and the Austrian Delegate during the Savoy Gala Benefit Dinner at the Intercontinental Hotel in Geneva on March 17, 2007. (l to r): Austrian Delegate; Dame Commander Mira Zivkovich; Uff. Avv. Pasquale Menna, Mayor of Red Bank, NJ; Carl J. Morelli, the American Delegate and Chairman of the American Foundation of Savoy Orders; Uff. Avv. David V. Skoblow, President of the American Foundation of Savoy Orders; Comm. Prof. Theodore H. Jacobsen.Dame Commander Mira Zivkovich with the confreres of the American Delegation of Savoy Orders and the Austrian Delegate during the Savoy Gala Benefit Dinner at the Intercontinental Hotel in Geneva on March 17, 2007. (l to r): Austrian Delegate; Dame Commander Mira Zivkovich; Uff. Avv. Pasquale Menna, Mayor of Red Bank, NJ; Carl J. Morelli, the American Delegate and Chairman of the American Foundation of Savoy Orders; Uff. Avv. David V. Skoblow, President of the American Foundation of Savoy Orders; Comm. Prof. Theodore H. Jacobsen.Her Royal Highness Princess Marina of Savoy with Dame Mira Zivkovich at the American Delegation of Savoy Orders Cocktail Reception in Geneva.Her Royal Highness Princess Marina of Savoy with Dame Mira Zivkovich at the American Delegation of Savoy Orders Cocktail Reception in Geneva.His Royal Highness Prince Emmanuel Philibert of Savoy with Dame Mira Zivkovich at the American Delegation of Savoy Orders Cocktail Reception in Geneva.His Royal Highness Prince Emmanuel Philibert of Savoy with Dame Mira Zivkovich at the American Delegation of Savoy Orders Cocktail Reception in Geneva.His Royal Highness Prince Victor Emmanuel personally acknowledges Dame Commander Mira Zivkovich, for her contribution to the Savoy Orders, in particular her publication of ?The Dynastic Orders of Knighthood and Merit of the Royal House of Savoy,? together with the newly appointed Grand Chancellor of the Savoy Orders, Cav. di Gr. Cr. Johannes Niederhauser and His Royal Highness Prince Emmanuel Philibert who now serves as the President of the Orders, the Council and the Giunta.His Royal Highness Prince Victor Emmanuel personally acknowledges Dame Commander Mira Zivkovich, for her contribution to the Savoy Orders, in particular her publication of ?The Dynastic Orders of Knighthood and Merit of the Royal House of Savoy,? together with the newly appointed Grand Chancellor of the Savoy Orders, Cav. di Gr. Cr. Johannes Niederhauser and His Royal Highness Prince Emmanuel Philibert who now serves as the President of the Orders, the Council and the Giunta.Mira Zivkovich approaches the dais with excitement to receive her honor.Mira Zivkovich approaches the dais with excitement to receive her honor.Mira Zivkovich is called to receive her promotion to Dame Commander before the International Delegations and members of the Savoy Orders at the Honors Ceremony in Geneva, Switzerland.Mira Zivkovich is called to receive her promotion to Dame Commander before the International Delegations and members of the Savoy Orders at the Honors Ceremony in Geneva, Switzerland.Mira Zivkovich is conferred  Dame Commander of the Order of Merit of Savoy by Their Royal Highnesses   Prince Victor Emmanuel, Duke of Savoy  and his son Prince Emmanuel Philibert, Prince of Venice at the Honors Ceremony of the Dynastic Orders of the Royal House of Savoy on March 17, 2007 in Geneva, Switzerland.Mira Zivkovich is conferred Dame Commander of the Order of Merit of Savoy by Their Royal Highnesses Prince Victor Emmanuel, Duke of Savoy and his son Prince Emmanuel Philibert, Prince of Venice at the Honors Ceremony of the Dynastic Orders of the Royal House of Savoy on March 17, 2007 in Geneva, Switzerland.