Each year at the annual conference, APIC bestows awards on a select group of members of the community. These awards are chosen by the APIC Board of Directors and membership.
APIC was founded in 1990…and from its inception at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Tom Gorman was its Executive Director. He helped to bring organization to the APIC concept…helped develop and direct the mission…designed and implemented the operating framework…worked with the volunteers and Board to move APIC from a small group of casual net workers, to a well-established, respected organization. In other words, Tom helped make APIC what it is today. This award is named for Tom and recognizes that same sense of commitment from one of APIC’s volunteers. Today it represents APIC’s highest level of achievement and is given based on the following criteria:
Many professionals have made major contributions to APIC and its membership. The Board felt that we, as an organization, should recognize annually those who have shown consistent and overwhelming support of the APIC mission, initiatives, and culture over the years and advanced our profession. In short, a best friend to APIC.
The APIC Partnership Award was presented for the first time at the 2002 Conference to Norm Nabhan. Some feel that the award should even carry his name for all he has given in promoting our beliefs throughout the firm and the industry.
General Consideration Criteria:
APIC relies on the support of a key set of individuals to help further our mission, provide visibility within the industry, and to enable us to share and grow with others.
The Champion Award higlights the contributions of others to APIC's mission. The individuals who receive this award have gone above and beyond to provide guidance, support and assistance to the organization so that we may continue to strive to
It was approved at the June 2005 Board of Directors meeting to establish the Sandee Smith Leadership Award to be presented annually to a Committee Chair who exemplifies her commitment and leadership to APIC. The honoree will be selected by the current Executive Committee and announced both at the awards ceremony and as a special invitation to the Board dinner prior to the annual conference.
Sandee has served APIC since it’s inception in nearly every role. Her commitment to the organization has rarely been matched if ever. She often did not serve in the most glamorous roles but did the hard jobs that helped build our Associations into a “Community of Colleagues. This award was created to honor those that do the real work of APIC…the committee chairs. Many times the President and the Board of APIC are acknowledged for all of there work. However, it is the committee chairs that keep APIC’s agenda moving forward. This award appropriately has its own moment of acknowledgement away from the conference and its own recognition of the importance these people play in our organization.
The Executive Committee will take nominations from the Board of Directors. Nominations should be based on what Committee Chair has done the most to advance the stated objectives of APIC within the membership and within the firm. Further consideration will be given to acknowledging those that may play a future leadership role with APIC in this process.
In 1997 many of the senior consultants in APIC realized that some analysts in the field were creating innovative applications to help clients, as well as consultants. These innovations included not only quantitative studies, but also ways to assist in the education process. The organization believed that by presenting an award for superior analytical work we could accomplish two things:
Recognize valuable employees for exemplary analytical work, and encourage other analysts to develop and publish their work.
Pat Nicholson was the pioneer of the analyst training and development program for Consulting Group and has made major contributions to CG, APIC, and to APIC members for many years. This award honors his commitment to developing analysts. The award was first presented in 1997.
The award is a $1000 cash prize and free registration and hotel to the APIC Conference the year of the award.
This award is solicited from the membership.