OAHU Awards Program

At the OAHU Annual Meeting, a few OAHU members will be receiving special recognition for the value they have added to their community and their association. We are looking for nominees for the following awards:

Distinguished Service Award: To be awarded to an OAHU member who represents professionalism in our association and has distinguished him/herself with the time and service they have unselfishly provided to our association during the past year.

Community Service Award: To be awarded to an OAHU member who has made a significant contribution in the past year or for their ongoing support to the community or a community agency.

Educator of the Year: To be awarded to an OAHU member who has done the most within the organization, other organizations or within the community to educate about OAHU, healthcare issues and the role of the agent.

Lifetime Award: To be given to an individual from OAHU who has done the most within the organization, to further the mission of OAHU, healthcare issues and the role of the agent.

Please submit your recommendation for a nominee and the reason that person should be chosen to the OAHU office.

Click here for more information on OAHU Awards criteria.

NAHU Chapter and Individual Awards Program

The following awards are available through NAHU:

Emerging Leader Award: Honors NAHU members with less than five years in the industry who have contributed significantly above and beyond what is normally called for in connection with association volunteer service at the local, state, and/or national level.

Landmark Award: Honors state chapters for outstanding achievements and excellence in serving their members and the industry.

Pacesetter Award: Honors local chapters for outstanding achievements and excellence in serving their members and the industry.

Distinguished Service Award: Presented to members who have contributed significantly above and beyond what is normally called for in connection with association volunteer service.

Media Relations Award: The Media Relations Award honors state and local associations for outstanding media relations.

Presidential Citation Award: Presented to all state and local associations that have strengthened their membership and public outreach programs.

NAHU's Professional Development Award-Robert W. Osler Award: Presented to a state or local chapter for outstanding achievement in promoting continuing education.

NAHU's Public Service Award-William F. Flood Award: Presented to a state or local chapter for excellence in public service activities.

NAHU's Public Speaking Award-William G. Wetzel Award: Honors members who have demonstrated excellence in public presentations. 

The State Website Award and Local Website Award are presented to the state and local chapters with the most effective and easily used websites. These award applications are only available as online applications. 

Past OAHU Award Winners
Awards presented at annual meeting in May

 Distinguished Service Award

2016-2017   Sarah Richardson
2015-2016   Kevin Conrad, RHU
2013-2014
  Ingrid Martin
2011-2012
  Denny Recker
2009-2010
  Kathy Lee
2008-2009
  Randy Klein
2007-2008
  Ken Statz
2006-2007
  Darlene Kaczmarek

Community Service Award

2016-2017   Benjamin Otley
2015-2016   John McConnaughey
2014-2015
  Sandra Moody Gresham
2013-2014
  Debbie Boop
2011-2012
  Lee Nathans
2010-2011
  Stephen Brubaker
2009-2010
  Lee Nathans
2008-2009
  Lee Nathans
2007-2008
  John McConnaughey
2006-2007
  Kathy Pietz

 Educator of the Year Award

2015-2016   John Woods
2013-2014
  Sam Fiorentino
2012-2013
  Barb Gerken 

Lifetime Award

2016-2017   Frank Novy
2015-2016   Rep. Barbara Sears
2014-2015
  David Kross
2013-2014
  Bob Lackey
2012-2013
  Carol Conway
2011-2012
  Linda Erlenbach

Legislative Award

2013-2014
  Larry Link
2007-2011
  Ken Statz 
2009-2010
  Ingrid Martin