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.
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.
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.
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
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:
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.
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 -