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:
ACT-IAC Industry Executive Leadership Award
Each year an industry executive who has made significant and continuing contributions to improving government and to ACT-IAC over a sustained period of time is recognized with the ACT-IAC Industry Leadership Award. The award is presented in the spirit of Janice K. Mendenhall, a highly respected former senior government executive who exemplified the best of public service.
2016 - Andy Robinson, Robbins-Gioia
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
ACT-IAC Government Executive Leadership Award
Each year ACT-IAC recognizes a government employee who has made extraordinary, impactful and innovative contributions to the government community over a sustained period of time. The award is presented in the spirit of John J. Franke, 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.
ACT-IAC Education Award
The ACT-IAC Education Award is presented to individuals from government and industry who have made significant contributions in educating, sharing knowledge and bringing awareness towards a more effective and efficient government. The award is presented in the spirit of Ginny McCormick. Ms. McCormick was a long-time government employee who spent 46 years with GSA before retiring. Through her work with the Federation of Government Information Processing Councils (FGIPC, now ACT) and the ADP Council of the Southeastern States, Ginny helped define the government-industry partnership we know today.
2016 - Dee Delaney, AT&T
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.
Previous Winners: Government Contributor of the Year
2016 - Dan Morgan, Department of Transportation
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
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.
2006 - Carey Bandler, fSONA Systems
2005 - Sharon Payne, SPSS
ACT-IAC Leadership Award
Beginning in 2008, the ACT President and IAC Chair each selected an individual to receive an award who has made significant contributions but has not otherwise been recognized. Initially there was an IAC Chair’s Award and ACT President’s Award. 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.
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2018 ACT-IAC Collaboration Awards
This year’s awards were presented to several teams from government and/or industry who have made a positive difference in the federal community through collaboration and acted in the spirit of the ACT-IAC mission, while driving new methods and approaches and creating a more effective, innovative and responsive government over the last 5 years. The award recognizes the collaborative, extraordinary, impactful, and innovative contributions to ACT-IAC and the federal community.
The ACT-IAC Collaboration Award was presented to the following teams:
The ACT-IAC Government Innovation Community Advisors which included Alexis Bonnell (USAID), Arianne Miller (OPM), Nagesh Rao (SBA), and Jim Thompson (State Dept.);
The HHS Buysmarter Team which included John Gentile (HHS), Lori Ruderman (HHS), Kenneth Thomson (Nationwide IT Services), Christos Steadas (HHS), Ginny Aristorenas (HHS), Sisley Chung (Nationwide IT Services), Lisa Harper (Data Federal), Stephen Woodring (The Clearing), Sean Follin (The Clearing), Deneen Brent (Nationwide IT Services), Margo Thomas (The Clearing), Jose Arrieta (HHS), Oki Mek (HHS) and Clarence Randall (HHS);
The OPM HR Line of Business Team which included Anita Murray (OPM), Marcel Jemio (OPM), and Jeffrey Pollack (OPM)
The ACT-IAC Management and Modernization COI Leadership Team which included Stu Hammer (Perspecta), Daniel York (GSA), Vera Ashworth (CGI), Eric Stogoski (Earnst & Young), Melvin Brown (DHS), and Colleen Law (SIE Consulting);
The ACT-IAC Emerging Technology COI Blockchain Playbook Team which included Sandy Barsky (GSA), Sherri Sokol (DISA), Star Vanamali (Sapient), and Venkat Kodumudi (CGI).