Awards

The 7th Annual AFERM Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Awards were presented at the 2021 AFERM ERM Summit Opening Reception on Monday, October 25.

Congratulations to the 2021 Award Recipients!

ERM Professional of the Year

Melissa Reynard, Internal Revenue Service

ERM Hall of Fame

Larry Koskinen, Department of Housing & Urban Development (Retired)

AFERM Volunteer of the Year

Eric Chism, Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts

Award Information

Each of these four awards honors a professional who has made a lasting impact on their organization as a part of extraordinary contributions to advancing ERM in the Federal Government. All AFERM Awards are limited to AFERM Members who are federal employees, with the exception of “ERM Volunteer of the Year” which can be awarded to an AFERM Member who is not a federal employee. To be eligible for an award you must be nominated by another individual, so. we encourage you to nominate your colleagues for the below categories:

ERM Professional of the Year

Applies to work that has only been accomplished over the past year, so one does not have to have had achievements during their entire career to earn this award.

ERM Leader of the Year

Applies to work that has only been accomplished over the past year, so one does not have to have had achievements during their entire career to earn this award.

ERM Hall of Fame

Showcases achievements over an entire ERM career.

ERM Volunteer of the Year

Honors a volunteer that has provided their time and effort to help AFERM and its members achieve all that we do.


Past Awardees

2020

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

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