2022 Rising Leaders

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2022 Rising Leaders

The digitalNow Rising Leaders program, formerly Leaders of Distinction, is designed to introduce up-and-coming association leaders to the digitalNow community by awarding them a complimentary digitalNow registration, and honoring their status as a leader to know within the association industry with recognition during the digitalNow Download party on Night 2 of the conference!

Nominations for our 2022 class of digitalNow Rising Leaders are now closed!

Please check back soon to learn about this year’s amazing winners.

2021 Leaders of Distinction

  • Erica Holland
  • Jackie Osafo Price
  • Jodi Talia
  • Kara Brockman
  • Michael Jacobson
  • MJ Jones
  • Robb Lee
  • Scharan Johnson
  • Tia Perry

2020 Leaders of Distinction

  • Mitch Dvorak
  • Phyllis Scott
  • Donté Shannon
  • Johnnie White
  • Denise Froemming
  • Trevor Knoblich
  • Amy Lestition-Burke
  • LaShawn Sidbury
  • Geoffrey Brown
  • Garth Jordan
  • Sharon Newport

2019 Leaders of Distinction

  • Joy Alafia
  • RIta Chen Fujisawa
  • Me’Shell Drigo Sheffield
  • Stephanie Morris
  • Holly Rice
  • Lindsay Holzer
  • Michelle Mills Clement
  • Irving Washington
  • Lakisha Ann Woods
  • Dominic Barrera
  • Darilyn V. Moyer
  • David Jackson

2018 Leaders of Distinction

  • Salma Hedrick
  • Stephen Peeler
  • Matthew Helms
  • Joyce Gilbert
  • Andrea Holovach
  • Stefanie Reeves
  • Jennifer Lipsey
  • John Mudd

What is it?

The digitalNow Leaders of Distinction program is designed to introduce up-and-coming association leaders to the digitalNow community by awarding them a complimentary digitalNow registration, and facilitating their integration into the community through mentoring and networking support during the event.

Who is eligible?

Any association CEO who has been appointed from 2016- 2021 is eligible to be nominated for this award.

What is the nomination process?

Nominees can be an emerging leader or CEO who has been appointed in the last 5 years, or an association executive who has a demonstrated career progression forward to the executive leadership role. Only members of the digitalNow Advisory Group are eligible to submit nominations. All nominations must be submitted by October 8, 2021. Candidates will be selected and announced by October 25, 2021.

What are the selection criteria?

In addition to meeting the eligibility requirement of being a newly appointed association CEO (within the past five years), each nomination must be accompanied by a statement about why the candidate is a good fit for the digitalNow community.

Program Terms and Conditions

Leaders of Distinction will be awarded a complimentary digitalNow registration for the 2021 conference and honored during the Leaders of Distinction breakfast, but awardees are responsible for their own travel and lodging expenses. Leaders of Distinction agree to participate in sharing their digitalNow experience through social media posts, interviews and press interviews as determined by digitalNow staff.

cimitri

Cimatri is the proud presenter of the 2021 class of digitalNow’s Leaders of Distinction.