Awards and Honors


Individual Awards and Honors

Fellows Award

The following chapter members are NCMA Fellows. To learn more about the Fellow program and to apply, see our Fellows Program page.

  • Chris Cecka, CPCM, CFCM, Fellow
  • Heather Dallara, CFCM, Fellow
  • Keith Dill, Fellow
  • Kathleen Hines, Fellow
  • Daniel Jacobs, CPCM, Fellow
  • Marie Jatsko, CFCM, Fellow
  • Robert Johnson, Fellow
  • Daniel O’Brien, Fellow
  • Suzanna Owens, Fellow
  • Robert Ross, CPCM, Fellow
  • Kimberly Rupert, CPCM, CFCM, Fellow
  • Joseph Skowronski, CPCM, Fellow

Advancing Professional Award

Jessica Grant (click here for story)

President’s Circle Club

Natalie Baird (click here for story)

Top Professionals Under 40 in Contract Management Award

  • Heather Dallara (click here for story)
  • Misse Parzow (click here for story)

Chapter Awards and Honors

Chapter Excellence Award

The NCMA Chapter Excellence Award replaced the Graalman Award starting in the 2015-2016 Program Year. The award celebrates chapter volunteers who demonstrate dedicated service to NCMA and its members. Chapters are evaluated in four areas: Chapter leadership, Chapter operations, member involvement, and member services.

Following is a list of program years in which the chapter was awarded a Chapter Excellence Award along with the officers and directors for that program year that worked to earn the award for the chapter.

Program Year 2015-2016 (Gold – Large Chapters)
  • Michael Shingledecker
  • Matt Koetter
  • Cindy Beard
  • Tyler Marquardt
  • Melissa Favorito
  • Heather Dallara
  • Sharonette Foster
  • Yvonne Montgomery
  • Jessica Grant
  • Eileen Brown
  • Karen Williams

Graalman Award

The Graalman Award recognizes chapters that provide the best value to members, taking into account the demographics and unique aspects of the chapter. The Graalman Award serves as recognition for chapter excellence and the demonstration of effective chapter operations. Gold is the highest level achievable by a chapter.

Following is a list of program years in which the chapter was awarded a Graalman along with the officers for that program year that worked to earn the award for the chapter.

Program Year 2014-2015 (Gold)
  • Jessica Grant
  • Heather Dallara
  • Michael Shingledecker
  • Tyler Marquardt
  • Melissa Parzow
  • Susan Crummett
Program Year 2013-2014 (Gold)
  • Heather Dallara
  • Michael Shingledecker
  • Jessica Grant
  • Allison Robertson
  • Melissa Parzow
  • Susan Crummett
Program Year 2012-2013 (Gold)
  • William Kirkwood
  • Marlene Trapp
  • Heather Dallara
  • Michael Shingledecker
  • Jessica Grant
  • Sue Egloff
Program Year 2011-2012 (Gold)
  • Allison Robertson
  • Marlene Trapp
  • Heather Dallara
  • Shannon Griffin
  • Anne Schuster
  • Sue Egloff
Program Year 2010-2011 (Gold)
  • Allison Robertson
  • Susan Greenberg
  • Anne Schuster
  • Heather Dallara
  • Emily Porter
  • Pamela Lowe
  • Chris Cecka
Program Year 2009-2010 (Gold)
  • Joseph Molina
  • Susan Greenberg
  • Allison Robertson
  • Sue Egloff
  • Sherry Carmichael
  • Emily Porter
Program Year 2008-2009 (Gold)
  • Maria Gauthier-Love
  • Susan Greenberg
  • Casey Louder
  • Myles Eldreth