Member of the Year 2016-11-15T12:53:01+00:00

The Member of the Year Award is the highest award that can be bestowed upon an NMA member.  It was designed for the member in a chapter or council who has demonstrated exceptional support for his/her chapter and/or council over the previous 12 months.  We encourage you to nominate him/her for this prestigious MEMBER OF THE YEAR AWARD.  Chapters and/or councils must submit nominations for this award on the official nomination form to National by June 1 each year.

This award is presented annually at the Association’s Annual Conference that is held in the fall each year.  The recipient receives a $500 cash award, plus a plaque similar to the plaque above.  All nominations must be sponsored by an NMA chapter or council and approved by at least two officers of the sponsoring organization.  The Recognition Committee is responsible for the review of all nominations and makes the final selection for Member of the Year. 

To assist you in preparing your nominations, a “Guidance for Writing Successful Nominations” has been prepared for you.  This was written by a couple of “award winning” nomination authors.

DOWNLOAD OFFICIAL MEMBER OF THE YEAR NOMINATION FORM

DOWNLOAD “GUIDANCE FOR WRITING SUCCESSFUL NOMINATIONS

NMA Member of the Year Recipients

Year

Name

Chapter

City/State

1977 Robert D. Johnson Textron Aerostructures Nashville, TN
1978 Joe Brothers Hardin County Kentucky Elizabethtown, KY
1979 George P. Ferri Rockwell Columbus Columbus, OH
1980 Larry Castonguay Lockheed MSC Bay Area Sunnyvale, CA
1981 Hugh S. Bryant Stockham Valves & Fittings Birmingham, AL
1982 Norman J. Rutherford G.D. Convair San Diego San Diego, CA
1983 James d. Bowman, CM Jones & Laughlin Steel Youngstown, OH
1984 Dent Williams Rockwell Columbus Columbus, OH
1985 Leo W. Parker, Jr. Lockheed Georgia Marietta, GA
1986 James W. Ulm, CM Rockwell Huntsville Huntsville, AL
1987 Lawrence S. Pechter Rockwell Anaheim Anaheim, CA
1988 George R. Owens ACIPCO Birmingham, AL
1989 H.T. Tom Bentley, III Arnold Chapter Tullahoma, TN
1990 Dr. Edward E. Sutton Arnold Chapter Tullahoma, TN
1991 Shar Sylvester Lockheed MSC Bay Area Sunnyvale, CA
1992 Jerry W. Davenport Arnold Chapter Tullahoma, TN
1993 Philip L. Medley, CM Arnold Chapter Tullahoma, TN
1994 Wayne L. Louck, CM Yakima Valley Chapter Yakima, WA
1995 Avis French Unisys/Unipro Chapter Mission Viejo, CA
1996 Judie A. Winters Westinghouse Hanford Chapter Richland, WA
1997 Richard Lyle Plautz, CM PGDP Lockheed Martin Chapter Paducah, KY
1998 Paul L. Williams, CM Lockheed Martin Management Assoc. Marietta, GA
1999 Janet L. Hunt Lockheed Martin Management Assoc. Marietta, GA
2000 David B. Williams Lockheed Martin Fort Worth Chapter Fort Worth, TX
2001 Donald N. Williams Lockheed Martin Leadership Association Palmdale, CA
2002 Michelle Lewis, CM Lockheed Martin Leadership Association Marietta, GA
2003 Elaine Fafilek Boeing Aerospace Leadership Chapter Huntington Beach, CA
2004 Edward Schwier, CM Hanford Chapter Richland, WA
2005 Roger Alexander, CM Lockheed Martin Leadership Association Marietta, GA
2006 Joyvonne Bragg-Erickson Boeing Aerospace Leadership Chapter Huntington Beach, CA
2007 Cathy Culver Lockheed Martin SSC Leadership Assoc. Sunnyvale, CA
2008 Michael Dowding BCBSM Leadership Development Assoc. Detroit, MI
2009 Victor Koman Boeing Aerospace Leadership Chapter Huntington Beach, CA
2010 Alix Peck, CM United Space Alliance Leadership Assoc. Cape Canaveral, FL
2011 Shirley Weaver Lockheed Martin Leadership Association Marietta, GA
2012 Daniel Kaz Boeing Aerospace Leadership Chapter Huntington Beach, CA
2013 Angela Hollis NMA Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Leadership Association Detroit, MI
2014 Arianne Overholtz The Blues – A Chapter of NMA Lansing, MI
2015 Heather Brazee The Blues – A Chapter of NMA Lansing, MI