DFWAE Awards

We’re pleased to announce that DFWAE will have nine awards in 2020 to celebrate our members. The criteria for each award are listed below. Winners will be announced at A-Day and/or in July at our Awards Luncheon.

Nominations for theses awards are closed and awardees will be notified in the coming weeks.

The following DFWAE awards have an open annual nomination process which invite nominations from the DFWAE membership and submitted to the Awards Committee.

  • DFWAE Executive of the Year Award — The DFWAE Executive of the Year Award is presented annually by MultiView at Association Day, to recognize an association CEO member of DFWAE who demonstrates excellence and leadership.
    • Eligibility: To be eligible, an individual must be a current DFWAE member who is employed full-time by an Association. Members of the Awards Committee are not eligible.
  • The CAE of the Year Award — This award is presented annually to the DFWAE member who supports, recruits, and encourages association executives to successfully challenge the Certified Association Executive (CAE) exam.
    • Eligibility: To be eligible, an individual must be a Certified Association Executive and current DFWAE member who is employed full-time by an Association, association management company, CVB, or Association Associate Member.  
  • Distinguished Association of the Year Award —This award recognizes the contributions of an association to the success of DFWAE. These contributions, include but are not limited to encouraging, promoting, and sponsoring the most employee members, supporting employees to contribute to and support the efforts of DFWAE, offer meeting space, or other contributions that successfully put forward the work of association executives and DFWAE.
    • Eligibility: To be eligible, the association must have made valuable contributions to DFWAE that ensures the continuation of programming, support of the mission of DFWAE, and contributes to the ongoing education of associations and their staff in North Texas. 
  • Distinguished Associate Member of the Year Award — This award recognizes the contributions of an Associate or Convention and Visitors Bureau or Destination Management Organization Members or Associate Companies to the success of DFWAE.
    • Eligibility: To be eligible, the company must have made valuable contributions to DFWAE that ensures the continuation of programming, support of the mission of DFWAE, and contributes to the ongoing education of associations and their staff in North Texas. 
  • Young Professional Award —This award recognizes the contributions of person under 35 years of age to the success of DFWAE.
    • Eligibility: Nominations will be solicited from the DFWAE membership and submitted to the Awards Committee. The Awards Committee Chair is appointed by the President

 

The remaining DFWAE awards have an internal nomination process managed by the DFWAE Board of Directors and Committee Members:

  • Award of Excellence — The DFWAE Award of Excellence is presented annually to an eligible DFWAE member for outstanding contributions made to DFWAE.
  • DFWAE Presidents Award — This award is presented annually by the immediate past president to the individual he or she believes contributed the most to the society during his or her presidency in the previous year.
  • Wayne James Award — This award is presented annually to the DFWAE member who recruits the most new members to the society. It is named for past president Wayne James who consistently held this title.
  • The Star Award  — This award is presented annually by Committee Chairs for the most outstanding committee member. Each committee chair may choose the most outstanding volunteer in your group.