Awards

2020 Nominations Open

We are pleased to announce our 6th Annual AFERM Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Awards that will be presented on Thursday, September 10th, as part of the 2020 AFERM Virtual ERM Summit Training.

There will be four awards:

  1. ERM Professional of the Year
  2. ERM Leader of the Year
  3. ERM Hall of Fame
  4. ERM Volunteer of the Year

Each award 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. The Leader and Professional of the Year Awards could apply 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 these two awards. The Hall of Fame Award should showcase achievements over an entire ERM career. The Volunteer of the Year Award should honor a volunteer that has provided their time and effort to help AFERM and its members achieve all that we do.

Nominations should be submitted on or by Friday, July 31st, 2020 using the below links

See below for more information and nomination forms!


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.
Nomination Form

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.
Nomination Form

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.
Nomination Form

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.
Nomination Form


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