NASBA Awards Committee Chair Janice L. Gray (OK) encourages all Boards of Accountancy to discuss and identify deserving NASBA members to be considered for NASBA’s 2021 Awards. Online nominations are currently being accepted for the following award categories:

  • William H. Van Rensselaer Award – Since 1988, recipients of 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.
  • NASBA Distinguished Service Award – Since 1999, recipients of this award are individuals who have demonstrated unswerving commitment and dedication to enhancing the mission of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy.
  • Lorraine P. Sachs Standard of Excellence Award – Since 2008, recipients of this award are state board executive staff leaders who have shown excellence in regulating and made a positive impact on the accounting profession.

Officially announced in April, the Call for Nominations will remain open through June 30, 2021 (11:59 pm CDT). Board of Accountancy members are encouraged to submit a nomination(s), including an explanation of why the nominee(s) should receive NASBA’s highest honors, using the online nomination form, which can be found at Please direct questions regarding the awards process to Awards Committee Liaison and Associate Director, Communications, Cassandra Gray, at

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