I.C.E. Call For Awards Now Open

The 23rd Annual I.C.E. Awards are scheduled to be presented at the I.C.E.’s Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, October 19 in Savannah, Georgia.

I.C.E. seeks to recognize individuals who demonstrated innovative leadership in the field of professional credentialing, and outstanding commitment or service to I.C.E.

Deadline Extended to August 15, 2022.

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I.C.E. will accept nominations for the following categories:

  • Lifetime Achievement
  • Credentialing Industry Leadership
  • Mary Macomber Service
  • Research
  • Next Gen Professional
  • Innovator (individual or organization)

Recognition

All awards decision will be sent to the nominator and the nominee by the the end of August 2022. 

All award winners will receive recognition from I.C.E. on the website and in Credentialing Insights online journal, and an invitation to make comments at the Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, October 19, 2022. Award winners will also be considered for presenting the basis for their award in an educational format in 2022 (i.e. webinar, conference session, CEO Conversation, Podcast, etc).

How to Submit a Nomination

I.C.E. welcomes all nominations, including self-nominations. All nominations are submitted online. Nominees need an I.C.E. profile in order to submit a nomination.

  • Complete the contact information for each nomintee, to be entered in an online form
  • Brief bio of the nominee (approximately 175 words for inclusion in the conference program, if selected), a .doc or .pdf to upload
  • Resume, a .doc or .pdf to upload
  • One letter from a professional colleague and/or the nominator affirming the nominee’s contribution(s) to the credentialing field or to I.C.E., a .doc or .pdf to upload
  • Response to Questions (provided under each award description below), a .doc or .pdf to upload 

Please note: Individuals currently serving on I.C.E.'s Board of Directors or on I.C.E.'s Accreditation Services Components (NCCA, ACAC, ASC) will not be considered for receipt of any I.C.E. award until after the individual’s term of service is complete.

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Questions or need support or requests for accomodations?

Contact Grace Calloway via e-mail at info@credentialingexcellence.org.

2021 Award Recipients

Click to Watch the 2021 I.C.E. Exchange Award Ceremony

Lifetime Achievement Award

I.C.E.’s most prestigious award, recognizing long-standing, extraordinary contributions to the credentialing industry, whose vision, efforts, commitment and contributions advanced the credentialing profession.

Denise Fandel headshot, with short hair and dark glasses wearing a turtleneck.

Denise Fandel, MBA, CAE

A headshot of Larry Fabrety with short grey hair parted to the side wearing a blazer and a striped button up shirt.

Lawrence J. Fabrey, PhD

Credentialing Industry Leadership Award

The Credentialing Industry Leadership Award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated innovative leadership in the credentialing and/or licensure industry by developing, implementing and researching programs or practices.

Headshot of BIll Ellis with his short, grey hair parted to the side wearing a navy blazer with a light blue shirt, and a yellow tie with a blue stripe.

William Ellis, RPh, MS

The Mary Macomber Service Award

The Mary Macomber Service Award recognizes an individual who has displayed exemplary service and commitment to the community of I.C.E. and the organization, has been instrumental in facilitating the achievement of the I.C.E.’s goals, and has demonstrated a history of volunteer service in I.C.E.

Heashot of Linda Waters, with shoulder-length light brown hair curled up at the ends, wearing a bright pink button-up shirt with a black shirt underneath.

Linda Waters, PhD

I.C.E. Next Gen Professional Award

The I.C.E. Next Gen Professional Award recognize individuals who are in the early development of their credentialing career. These individuals demonstrates commitment to developing skills necessary for success in the credentialing profession, a desire to create a career path in credentialing, and a willingness to mentor others within their organization.

A woman smiling with her head tilted to the left, with long wavy dark hair.

Danielle Geddes

A man smiling in a dark suit, white shirt, and dark striped tie, with the Lincoln Memorial in the distance

Brian Lawson, PharmD

I.C.E. Research Award

This award recognizes an individual or organization that conducted credentialing-related research of particular significance to the I.C.E. community, recogniziing best practice in research as well as the impact on the credentialing community

 

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American Board of Pediatrics

Past Recipients

Lifetime Achievement Award 

I.C.E.’s most prestigious award, recognizing long-standing, extraordinary contributions to the credentialing industry, whose vision, efforts, commitment and contributions advanced the credentialing profession.

2019

James Henderson, PhD

2018 Cynthia C. Durley
2017 Joan E. Knapp
2016 Carol Hartigan
2015 David Swankin
2014 Paul Grace
2010 William Hogan
2000 Ben Shimberg
1999 Dennis Faulk

Credentialing Industry Leadership Award

Innovative leadership in the credentialing and/or licensure industry by developing, implementing and researching programs or practices

2020 Todd Galati, MA
2019

Rory E. McCorkle, PhD, MBA, CAE, PMP, SPHR, NPDP

2018 Cary List
2017 Lawrence J. Fabrey
2016 Denise Fandel
2015 Ray Infante
2014 Karen Plaus
2013 Denise Humphrey
2011 Cynthia Miller Murphy
2009 Lynn D. Anderson
2008 Melissa Murer Corrigan
2007 Lenora G. Knapp
2006 Susan H. Eubanks
2005 I. Leon Smith
2004 Gary Smith
2003 Mary Smolenski
2002 Paul Grace
2001 James Henderson
2000 Tom Clawson

The Mary Macomber Service Award

Displayed exemplary service and commitment to the community of I.C.E. and the organization, has been instrumental in facilitating the achievement of the I.C.E.’s goals, and has demonstrated a history of volunteer service in I.C.E.

 
2020

Rebecca LeBuhn

2019

Michelle Nolin, CPLP

2018 John Wickett
2017 Christopher Butcher
2016 Linda Lysoby
2015 Jefferson Glassie
2014 Sandra Greenberg
2013 Paul Grace
2012 James Henderson
2011 Johnna Gueorguieva
2010 Francine Butler
2009 Lawrence J. Fabrey
2008 Cynthia Durley
2007 Richard A. Goldberg
2006 Larry Early
2005 Joan Knapp
2004 David Swankin
2003 James Hogan
2002 Maralyn Turner
2001 Michael Martin

 

Innovator Award 

Recognizes an individual or organization who/which created an innovative approach to a product, policy, process, or system that transforms or achieves a new level of success in a unique and innovative wayy and also is transformative and replicable for other individuals/organizations.

   
2019

Jerry B. Reid, PhD

2018 NBCOT

 

NextGen Professional Award 

Indivduals in the early development of their credentialing career, who demonstrates commitment to developing skills necessary for success in the credentialing profession, a desire to create a career path in credentialing, and a willingness to mentor others within their organization.

 
2020

Jason Fine

Amin Saiar, PhD

2019

Ashley Bardsley

Norah Duffy

2018 Cynthia Sena Kusorgbor-Narh

 

Research Award

An individual or organization that conducted credentialing-related research of particular significance to the I.C.E. community, recognizing best practice in research as well as the impact on the credentialing community.

2020 American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
2019 National Board of Certification and Re-certification for Nurse Anesthetists