WILLIAM H. VAN RENSSELAER PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD

Since 1988, candidates for this award are individuals who have earned recognition through their contributions in the development of a new program or improvement of a current program for boards of accountancy, or who influenced passage of rules or statutes to improve accountancy regulations and laws.

Criteria

Outstanding achievements in state regulation of the accounting profession, demonstrated excellence as a leader of a state board or NASBA, significant accomplishments that have enabled NASBA or state boards to meet their objectives, contributions that have enhanced the effectiveness of state boards, and contributions that have enhanced the image of state boards.

Restrictions

The following individuals are not eligible to receive the William H. Van Rensselaer Public Service Award:

  • Individuals who have served on the NASBA Board of Directors in the last five years.
  • Current members of the NASBA Awards Committee.
  • Paid consultants or employees of NASBA.

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

Since 1999, candidates for this award are individuals who have demonstrated unswerving commitment and dedication to enhancing the mission of NASBA.

Criteria

Demonstrated excellence as a participant in NASBA activities, facilitated significant accomplishments that have enabled NASBA to meet its stated goal, contributed to the enhanced effectiveness of state boards, and promoted achievements in state regulation of the accounting profession.

Restrictions

The following individuals are not eligible to receive the NASBA Distinguished Service Award:

  • Former NASBA Chairs or Presidents.
  • Former Van Rensselaer Award winners.
  • Current members of the NASBA Awards Committee.
  • Paid consultants or employees of NASBA, NASBA-related agencies/organizations or state boards of accountancy.

LORRAINE P. SACHS STANDARD OF EXCELLENCE AWARD

Since 2008, candidates for this award are current executive directors (or similar title such as chief administrative officer) at the time of nomination that have shown exemplary, dedicated and outstanding service and commitment to improving the effectiveness of accounting regulation both locally and nationally.

Criteria

Demonstrated competence, diligence and outstanding service to his/her board of accountancy, earned the respect of accountancy regulators and the professional accountancy community, demonstrated excellence as a participant in NASBA activities, facilitated significant accomplishments that have enabled other boards of accountancy and NASBA to meet their goals, engaged in continuous development and progress to keep pace with the public’s expectations of regulatory boards.


Annual Call for Nominations

Historically, the call for nominations is announced at the end of the first quarter of each year, with nominations accepted between the March-May time frame. During this time, all NASBA members and supporters are strongly encouraged to nominate any outstanding persons who you believe possess a genuine passion toward enhancing the effectiveness of state boards and the accounting profession.

> Download 2014 Nomination Form

Questions and completed nomination forms should be submitted via email to Awards Committee Liaison and NASBA Communications Manager, Cassandra Gray, at cgray@nasba.org. Deadline for submitting nominations is Tuesday, July 1, 2014.