Awards

Congratulations to the 2020 Awardees!

At the 2020 AFERM ERM Summit Training on September 10, the 6th Annual ERM Awards were announced for these dedicated leaders for their contributions to AFERM and advancing ERM in the federal government.

ERM Leaders of the Year

Marianne Roth, CFPB
Curtis McNeil, Architect of the Capitol

ERM Professional of the Year

Andy Tiedman, USDA

AFERM Volunteers of the Year

Edward Hau, ASR Analytics
Meredith Stein, National Institutes of Health


Award Information

ERM Leader of the Year

This award honors leaders in the federal sector that have demonstrated outstanding and sustained leadership, while making exceptional contributions to advancing the enterprise risk management discipline within the federal sector. This award is available to current federal sector employees.

ERM Professional of the Year

This award honors federal professionals who have demonstrated exceptional initiative, professional development, achievement, and leadership potential early in their career.  This award is available to current federal sector employees.

ERM Hall of Fame

This award honors those professionals that have made extraordinary contributions to advancing the enterprise risk management discipline within the federal sector. This award is available to current or former federal sector employees.

ERM Volunteer of the Year

This award honors those professionals committed to the advancement of enterprise risk management within the federal government through their service to AFERM, a 100% volunteer-run organization. Providing their time and effort allows AFERM and its members to achieve all that we do and benefits the ERM community with their shared knowledge and skills. This award is available to all AFERM members/volunteers.


Past Awardees

2019

ERM Leaders of the Year

Karen Weber, Department of Treasury
Jessica Southwell, Department of Labor

ERM Professionals of the Year

Kimberly Burnett, United States Air Forces Europe-Air Forces Africa/Financial Management
Neil Starzynski, Department of Labor – Office of the Chief Financial Officer

ERM Hall of Fame

Sallyanne Harper, Brookings Executive Education

AFERM Volunteers of the Year

Paul Marshall, MIL Corporation
Joshua Vogel, GSA

2018

ERM Leaders of the Year

Sherri Berger, CDC
Christine Jones, HHS

ERM Professional of the Year

Mai Shintani, FEMA

ERM Hall of Fame

Tom Stanton, NAPA; Former SES at the FTC

AFERM Volunteer of the Year

Sheri Francis, SIGAR

2017

ERM Leaders of the Year

Roy Wright, FEMA
Montrice Yakimov, Treasury Fiscal Service

ERM Professionals of the Year

Lindsey Coates, NCUA
Nahla Ivy, NIST

ERM Hall of Fame

Dr. Karen Hardy, U.S. Department of Commerce

2016

ERM Leader of the Year

Ken Fletcher, TSA

ERM Professional of the Year

Debra Elkins, HHS

ERM Hall of Fame

Doug Webster, USAID

2015

ERM Leader of the Year

Nancy Potok, Bureau of the Census

ERM Professional of the Year

Cynthia Vitters, DoED