IAEE Pinnacle Award

The IAEE Pinnacle Award was established in memory of the late Founder and Past President of IAEE (formerly NAEM) William Hunt Eisenman, and is presented by IAEE in recognition of extraordinary achievement in the exhibitions and events management field. The award recognizes an individual who, over the years, has furthered IAEE’s objectives of advancing exhibitions and events management through the promotion of education, the dissemination of knowledge and the introduction or development of innovative techniques, and who has been dedicated to the perpetuation of the highest ideals, trust and professionalism in this highly specialized field.

Eligibility and Rules:

  • The nominee must be an active member of IAEE or currently employed by an IAEE member company in good standing, or have been a member of IAEE for at least 5 years.
  • The nominee must be or have been directly involved in, or associated with, the exhibitions and events management field for at least 20 years.
  • This award may be made posthumously.
  • The nominee’s personality and popularity is considered only in the context of how these qualities assisted in making contribution(s) which shaped the industry. The final selection is based on merit.
  • Self-nomination is not permitted. Nominations submitted without supporting documentation will not be eligible for consideration.

An important qualification of this leader is that the industry would not be what it is today without their contributions. Therefore, it is essential that the individuals nominated be of such caliber to maintain the integrity of this prestigious award.

Examples of Qualifying Data:

  • An important qualification of this leader is that the industry would not be what it is today without his/her contributions. Therefore, it is essential that the individuals nominated be of such caliber as to maintain the integrity of this prestigious award.
  • The nominee is a pioneer who helped to shape the industry, and whose efforts continue to contribute to the overall industry.
  • The nominee must be a role model for the industry. Examples of accomplishments include but are not limited to:
    • Founded an organization to benefit the industry.
    • Developed new techniques for use in the industry.
    • Served as spokesperson to advance the industry.
    • Opened new marketplaces or established a creative vision that resulted in the growth of the industry.
  • The contributions made by the nominee can be documented.

Nominations Deadline: 30 June 2017
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Past recipients of the IAEE Pinnacle Award:

 

1981
Donald S. Vaughn

1986
Jeanne W. Hayes, CEM

1988
George F. Schuyler, CEM

1989
William W. Mee

1991
Donald J. Walter, CEM

1993
Douglas L. Ducate, CEM, CMP

1994
Edward P. Greeley, CEM

1995
Janet H. Wright, CEM

1996
Richard K. Swandby

1999
Galen Poss, CEM

2001
Gerald G. Kallman, Sr.

2002
Gary Shapiro

2004
Peter Nathan, CEM
Chuck Schwartz, CEM

2005
Tom Corcoran

2007
Edward J. Krause III

2008
Robert Dallmeyer, CEM

2009
Sandy Angus

2012
Patricia Farias Barlow, CEM

2013
Rossi Ralenkotter

2014
Vinnie Polito

2016
Dennis Slater

2017
Charles McCurdy