Awards - 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.

Darrin Scheid, CAE (left) accepts the 2019 Wayne James Award from 2018-2019 DFWAE President Kris Williams, CAE (right).

Nomination Process

The Wayne James Award recipient is drawn from the DFWAE database annually based on referrals.


To be eligible, an individual must be a current DFWAE member in good standing.

DFWAE Wayne James Award Winners

2021 Cathey Wise, CAE
2020 Darrin Schied, CAE, Shawna Strickland, PhD, CAE, Shasta Foy CAE
2019 Darrin Scheid, CAE