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ACT-IAC Awards

 

As a volunteer driven organization that depends upon the commitment of many individuals from government and industry to achieve the organization’s mission, ACT-IAC is fortunate to have many dedicated members who make significant contributions on a regular basis.  Each year ACT-IAC recognizes some of the most exceptional volunteers for their contributions.  Major awards are as follows:

Janice K Mendenhall Spirit of Leadership Award

The Janice K. Mendenhall Spirit of Leadership is awarded to an individual from government or industry who has made significant contributions to improving government and ACT-IAC over an extended period of time.  The award is named for Janice K. Mendenhall, a highly respected former senior government executive who exemplified the best of public service.  The award is presented at the Executive Leadership Conference.

Previous winners:

2016 - Andy Robinson, Robbins-Gioia
2015 – Herb Strauss, HHS/Social Security Administration
2014 – Kay Kapoor, AT&T
2013 - Mark Forman, Government Transaction Services
2012 -- Anne Reed, ASI
2011 –  Craig Luigart, Veterans Health Administration
2010 – Deirdre Murray, Qwest Communications
2009 – Robert Woods, Topside Consulting
2008   Deirdre Lee, Compusearch
2007 - Ellen Glover, ICF International
2006 - Renny DiPentima, SRA
2005 - Marcella Banks, GSA
2004 - Kevin Carroll, Army
2003 - Howard Ady, Bearing Point
2002 - Sandra Bates, GSA
John J. Franke Award

The John J. Franke award is bestowed annually at the Management of Change (MOC) conference to recognize a government employee who has made extraordinary and long-term contributions to creating a more effective, innovative and responsive government.  John J. Franke was a long time senior executive who was committed to the idea of a government that truly and effectively serves the public and was known for his respect for the individuals with whom he worked, regardless of their position or title.

 Previous Winners

2016 -   Robert Suda, Suda and Associates
2015 -   Martha Dorris, General Services Administration
2014 -   Mary Davie, General Services Administration
2013 -   Dave McClure, General Services Administration
2012 -   John Okay, Department of Agriculture and Lisa Schlosser, OMB
2011 -   Roger Baker, Department of Veterans Affairs
2010 -   Jim Williams, General Services Administration
2009 -   John Johnson, General Services Administration
2008 -   Karen Evans, Office of Management and Budget
2007 -   Kevin Carroll, Department of the Army
2006 -   David Wennergren, Department of Defense
2005 -   John Gilligan, Department of the Air Force
2004 -   Sandra Bates, General Services Administration
2003 -   Ira Hobbs, Department of the Treasury
2002 -   Dave Borland, General Services Administration
2001 -   Jim Flyzik, Department of the Treasury
2000 -   Marty Wagner, General Services Administration
Ginny McCormick New Heights Award

The Ginny McCormick New Heights Award is presented to an individual who has made a key difference in helping ACT-IAC achieve its mission during the past year and has done so behind the scenes in a manner unlikely to be widely known.  Ginny McCormick was a former GSA government employee who served as the driving force behind ACT-IAC during its earliest days.  The award is presented at the Executive Leadership Conference.

Previous Winners

2016 -  Dee Delaney, AT&T
2015 – Steve Krauss (GSA) and Bob Clarke (Monster)
2014 – Rabiah Sutton, FWDThink
2013 – Darlene Meskell, General Services Administration
Individual Contributor of the Year

The Individual Contributor of the Year award is presented to individuals from government and industry who have had significant involvement in ACT-IAC over the past year and have made a difference.  The award is presented at the Executive Leadership Conference.

Previous Winners:  Government Contributor of the Year

2016 -- Dan Morgan, Department of Transportation
2015 – Johan Bos-Beijer, General Services Administration
2014 – David Santangelo, DHS
2013  - David Curtis, Nuclear Regulatory Commission
2012 -  Rory Schultz, U.S. Department of Agriculture
2011–  Rick Holgate, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
2010 – Mary Davie, General Services Administration
2009 - Casey Coleman, General Services Administration
2008 - Mike Carleton, Department of Health and Human Services
2007 - Peter Tseronis, Department of Education; and Ed Roback, Department of the Treasury
2006 - Ira Hobbs, Department of the Treasury
2005 - Scott Hastings, US-VISIT Program Management Office at the Department of Homeland Security
2004 - Ed Meagher, Department of Veterans Affairs and Tamie Lyles Santiago, Department of Defense
2003 - Dan Chenok, Office of Management and Budget
 

Previous Winners: Individual Contributor of the Year:

2016 -  Chip Block, Evolver
2015 – Lou Kerestesy, GovInnovators
2014 – Allen Ashbey, Sapient
2013 – Kavita Kalatur, NetImpact Strategies
2012 – Tom Suder, Mobilegov
2011 -  Anne Reed, ASI Government
2010 – Onelia Codrington, Performance Value Corporation
2009 – Dan Chenok, Pragmatics
2008 - Mike Mullen, INDUS
2007 – Faye Farah, SAIC
2006 – John Okay, Topside
2005 – Tricia Iveson, SI International and Anne Altman, IBM
2004 – Venkatapathi Puvvada, Unisys and Rick Slifer, Broadwing
2003 - Leslie Barry, Computer Associates, Joe Draham, GTSI and Chuck Viator, Jr., Cetacean Networks, Inc.
Rookie of the Year Award

The Rookie of the Year award is presented to an individual who is new to ACT-IAC within the past two years and has already made a significant contribution.  The award is presented at the Executive Leadership Conference.

Previous Winners

2016 - Matt Sexton (Tista Science & Technololgy) and Zach Buss (Booz Allen Hamilton)
2015 Catherine Ives (Citizant) and Derry Goberdhansingh (E3 Federal Solutions
2014 – Jared Townshend, Deloitte
2013 – Victor Koo, K3 Solutions
2012 – Rabiah Sutton, FWDthink
2011 – Michael Donovan, HP
2010 – Habib Nasibdar, USMAX Corporation
2009 – N/A
2008 - Joel Horwitz, AEGIS.net, Inc.
2007 - Janis Keating, Constellation
2006 - Carey Bandler, fSONA Systems
2005 - Sharon Payne, SPSS
ACT-IAC Leadership Awards

Beginning in 2008, the ACT President and IAC Chair each selected an individual to receive an award --  IAC Chair’s Award and ACT President’s Award.  The recipients of these awards are selected by the IAC Chair and ACT President.  In 2014 the ACT President and IAC Chair consolidated these two separate awards into a single ACT-IAC Leaders’ Award in recognition of the strong partnership between ACT and IAC.

ACT-IAC Leaders’ Awards -        

2016 - Tony Scott, OMB
2016 - Richard Spires, LearningTree International
2015 – Wayne Davis, CenturyLink Government
2015 -  Dan Chenok, IBM
2015 – Rick Holgate, Gartner
2014 – Kimberly Purlia, Purlia-Parris
2014 – John Grant, GSA
 
ACT President's Award -    2013 – Mary Davie, General Services Administration
IAC Chairman's Award -     2013 – Margie Graves, Department of Homeland Security
ACT President's Award -    2012 – Kathleen Turco, General Services Administration
IAC Chairman's Award -     2012 – Molly O’Neill, CGI Government
ACT President's Award -    2011 – Martha Przysucha, General Services Administration
IAC Chairman's Award -     2011 – Jim Obendorfer, IBM and Anne Armstrong, 1105 Government Information Group
ACT President's Award -    2010 – Dave Wennergren, Department of Defense
IAC Chairman's Award -     2010 – Ed Meagher, CSC
ACT President's Award -    2009 – Darren Ash, Nuclear Regulatory Commission
IAC Chairman's Award -     2009 – Roger Baker, Department of Veterans Affairs and Mark Forman, KPMG
 

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