The winners of the 2020 Individual Association Excellence Awards were announced during the 2021 Association Management Conference in Minneapolis.
Katie Hanning, Bob Penrose, Joel White and Mike Carpenter were honored in four distinct award categories for their career achievements and dedication to the home building industry. View the previous winners.
Congratulations to this year’s special award recipients. Each of you are honored and admired by your members, your fellow EOs, NAHB and the entire industry.
Small Office Honor Award
In honor of the late executive officer Rachel Manley of the Arrowhead BA in Minnesota, this award is traditionally presented to an executive officer from a small association who is judged to have made exceptional accomplishments despite limited resources.
This year’s Small Office Honor recipient is Katie Hanning of the HBA of Great Falls (Mont.).
New Executive Officer Award
This award, in honor of the late David Lloyd, executive officer of the HBCA of Palm Beach, is presented to an EO who has served no more than three years in an association management position, but who is judged to have made major contributions to the profession during that time.
This year’s New Executive Officer Award recognizes Bob Penrose of the HBA of St. Joseph Valley (Ind.).
Executive Officer of the Year Award
This award honors a dedicated EO whose actions, commitments and accomplishments in a single year have been truly exceptional. In addition, the EO promoted the goals of the EOC and assisted in the advancement of his or her peers. This award is in memory of Gary Komarow, former chief legal counsel of NAHB and a very dear friend of the EOC.
This year’s winner of the Executive Officer of the Year Award is Joel White of the HBA of Spokane (Wash.).
Career Achievement Award
The Career Achievement Award is in honor of Seldon Hale, a former executive officer who served as a field representative for NAHB, helping local associations better serve their diverse membership. The award pays tribute to EOs who exemplify the highest level of dedication, loyalty, and commitment and is the highest recognition that can be awarded in the EOC.
This year’s Career Achievement award honors Mike Carpenter HBA of North Carolina.