Awards

2019 Awardees

We are pleased to announce the awardees for the 5th Annual Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Awards, that were presented during the 2019 Annual AFERM ERM Summit on October 29, 2019.

Each award honors a federal professional who has made a lasting impact on his or her organization as a part of extraordinary contributions to advancing ERM in the federal government.

The Leader of the YearProfessional of the Year and Volunteer of the Year awards apply to work that has been accomplished over the past year, but one does not have to have had achievements during his or her entire career to earn either of these two awards. The ERM Hall of Fame award showcases achievements over an entire career.

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


Award Information

ERM Leader of the Year

The 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.

ERM Professional of the Year

The award honors federal professionals who have demonstrated exceptional initiative, professional development, achievement, and leadership potential early in their career.

ERM Hall of Fame

The award honors those federal professionals that have made extraordinary contributions to advancing the enterprise risk management discipline within the federal sector.

ERM Volunteer of the Year

The award honors those federal 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.


Past Awardees

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