ACT-IAC 2017 ELC AWARDS
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Each year ACT-IAC is honored to recognize individuals in government and industry who have made significant contributions to improving government and to government-industry collaboration. ACT-IAC is now seeking nominations for the following awards.
- Janice K. Mendenhall Spirit of Leadership Award
- Ginny McCormick New Heights Award
- Individual Contributor of the Year – Industry
- Individual Contributor of the Year – Government
- Rookie of the Year
The following awards will be presented at the 2017 Executive Leadership Conference. The specific criteria and nomination form for each award may be located by clicking on the award name.
Recognizes an individual who has been a leader in the government technology community for many years and made significant contributions to government and ACT-IAC.
Awarded to: An individual from industry or government
Criteria: Nominees will be selected based on the following criteria (nominee should have demonstrated a majority of the following qualities, capabilities and beliefs in his/her professional career):
- Government or industry professional who has made substantial contributions to the IT community over a significant period of time
- A history of involvement with ACT-IAC and a supporter of the organization and its mission.
- Serves as a mentor via official and non-official programs
- Serves as a coach to fellow teammates and associates
- Strengthens relationships between government and industry
- Embodies a high sense of integrity
- Strong commitment to the government IT community
- Melding understanding of the human side of business with all aspects of business
- Understands the importance of networking, business relationships and allegiances
- Embodies a strong sense of professional vitality
- Is flexible and actively embraces change
- Serves as a highly ethical professional
- Actively participates in activities that support personal and professional development of themselves and others
- Embodies a selfless attitude in all matters
- Ability to recognize, identify and foster growth in a person who has special talents and gifts
2016 – Andy Robinson - RG
2015 – Herb Strauss, 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
Recognizes individuals who have made a key difference in achieving the organization’s mission of improving government in the last year.
Awarded to: Government and/or Industry
- Active involvement in the organization across multiple activities such as SIG’s, Events, Volunteer Corp, etc.
- Actively participates in activities that support personal and professional development of themselves and others and shows increased responsibility to the organization.
- Individual should show the ability and willingness to share his/her input and ideas for the betterment of the organization.
- Individual should have been a key part of a significant achievement in ACT-IAC over the last year. The achievement should be explicit and demonstrable.
- Embodies a strong sense of professional vitality.
- Is flexible and actively embraces change.
- Serves as a highly ethical professional.
Embodies a selfless attitude in all matters.
- Must be mid-level staff or manager.
- Has taken on challenges beyond his/her job description to make a difference in the IT community
- Has been a key part of a significant achievement in ACT-IAC over the last year.
- Must be an ACT-IAC member.
2016 – Dee Delaney, AT&T
2015 – Steve Krauss (GSA) and Robert Clark (Monster)
2014 – Rabiah Sutton, FWDThink
2013 – Darlene Meskell, General Services Administration
Recognizes individuals who have had significant involvement in ACT-IAC over the past year and have made a difference.
Awarded to: Government and Industry
- Sustained contribution to ACT-IAC over the past year
- Significant level of participation in ACT-IAC activities over the past year
- Noteworthy accomplishments demonstrating leadership, innovation and initiative
- Must be an ACT-IAC member.
Previous Winners: Government Contributor of the Year
2016 – Dan Morgan, Department of Transportation
2015 – Johan Bos-Beijer, General Services Administration
2014 – Charles 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: Industry 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
Recognizes an individual new to ACT-IAC who has already gotten involved and begun to make a difference
Awarded to: An individual from government or a new IAC member company who, along with his or her company, has been involved in the organization for less than two years.
- Individual should have been involved with ACT-IAC for less than two years. If employed by industry, his/her company must be a new member of IAC. New member is defined as less than two years.
- Individual should demonstrate active involvement in the organization across a spectrum of activities.
- Individual should show the ability and willingness to share their input and ideas for the betterment of the organization.
- Must be an ACT-IAC member.
2016 – Matt Sexton, Tista Science and Technology, and Zach Buss, Booz Allen Hamilton
2015 – Derry Goberdansingh (E3 Federal Solutions) and Catherine Ives (Citizant)
2014 – Jared Townsend, 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