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Every year, the International Cost Estimating and Analysis Association recognizes the outstanding contributions of our members to improve cost estimating and analysis in government, industry, and academia.

2017 Association Award Nominations are being accepted until Monday, April 10.

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Award Categories

  • Association Service Award – recognizing individuals (or a team) who have shown unparalleled dedication to ICEAA and ICEAA Chapters, having made significant and sustained volunteer contributions that have made a positive impact on the association and our members for a number of years.
  • Educator of the Year Award – intended for individuals (or a team) who have made outstanding education and training contributions over the past year by advancing the skills and knowledge of cost estimating and analysis through teaching, writing, editing and/or publishing educational materials used to further the professional development of current and future cost professionals.
  • Technical Achievement of the Year Award – recognizing the individual who has made outstanding contributions to the profession in the past year through significant achievement in technical work and/or by playing an instrumental part in the development of technical products.
  • Management Achievement of the Year Award – acknowledging the outstanding management contributions an individual has accomplished over the year. These contributions can range from creating a productive and encouraging work environment for staff or colleagues, to developing and maintaining standards of proficiency and performance, to overall effective project management competence.
  • Team Achievement of the Year Award – this new award recognizes a team effort in the past year that had a significant impact on the relevant mission or influenced a crucial decision through the use of cost analysis.
  • Junior Analyst of the Year Award – this new award highlights the accomplishments of an individual with 5 or less years of experience. This person will have utilized principles from CEBoK in their work throughout the year while their professionalism and dedication to ICEAA’s principles forecasted a bright future in the community.
  • Frank Freiman Lifetime Achievement Award – honoring an individual making lifetime outstanding accomplishments in cost estimating and/or parametric analysis. It is presented to a person who has demonstrated exceptional dedication and made an outstanding contribution (theoretical or applied aspects) to the cost estimating and analysis community during his or her lifetime. This individual’s skills have been honed over years of effort, and their passion will leave an indelible legacy for years to come.

Award Criteria

Association Service Award: This award recognizes individuals (or a team) who have shown continuing dedication to the interests of ICEAA and who have made significant and sustained volunteer contributions to the ICEAA organization for a period of years. Contributions should be of a highly significant nature and contribute positively to the advancement of ICEAA and/or an ICEAA Chapter. A few examples of such contributions would include:

  • Uncommon and sustained volunteer service to the association.
  • Assistance with conferences and other ICEAA events.
  • Providing forums and media through which experiences with the principles and techniques of cost estimating and analysis may be reported, discussed and published in furtherance of public interest (e.g. editorial, publications, symposium leader, etc.).
  • Cooperating with other organizations and individuals, having common or related purposes that contribute to the cost estimating and analysis community of practice.
  • Significantly advancing ICEAA’s professional status and making significant personal commitments to ICEAA such as long-term service in a leadership role at either the national level or chapter levels.
  • The individual recipient or key team member(s) must be current ICEAA members in good standing.


Educator of the Year Award: This award recognizes individuals (or a team) who have made outstanding education and training contributions to the profession. It recognizes and honors educational and/or teaching achievements, over the previous year. The recipient must have advanced the skills and knowledge of cost estimating and analysis through teaching, writing, editing, and/or publishing educational materials used to train and educate present and future cost professionals. A few examples of such contributions would include:

  • Promoting a Common Body of Knowledge as a standard for individual excellence.
  • Promoting and providing training in support of ICEAA Cost Estimator/Analyst Certification.
    Developing educational programs.
  • Mentoring new cost estimators.
  • Disseminating knowledge and developing the next generation of successful cost estimators and analysts.
  • Building proficiency and performance in cost estimating capabilities of ICEAA members.
  • The individual recipient or key team member(s) must be current ICEAA member(s) in good standing.


Technical Achievement of the Year Award: This award recognizes the individual who has made outstanding technical contributions to the profession of cost estimating and analysis over the past year. Technical excellence may be accomplished through significant achievement in technical work and/or by playing an instrumental part in the development of technical products. A few examples of such contributions would include:

  • Performing research in developing new knowledge and advancing theory in cost estimating and analysis.
  • Innovative use of cost models or development of new models.
  • Promoting integration and synergy among cost estimating and analysis and other disciplines.
    Developing and maintaining standards of proficiency and performance.
  • Establishing standards in the terminology, conduct, and application of cost estimating and analysis.
  • Using new approaches and techniques to conduct cost estimates/analyses or parametric databases/analyses, develop CERs, databases, and/or models.
  • Expert application of statistical procedures for CERs.
  • The individual recipient must be a current ICEAA member in good standing.


Management Achievement of the Year Award: This award recognizes the individual who has made outstanding management contributions to the profession of cost estimating and analysis over approximately the previous year. Management excellence may be accomplished through significant administration of cost estimates and analyses. The Award recognizes the individual who provides the most effective demonstration of his/her project management competence. A few examples of such contributions would include:

  • Creating a productive work environment as well as the drive and impetus to enable co-workers or employees to accomplish achievements.
  • Exhibiting a balance of management skills, juggling different views and perspectives, backgrounds and personalities.
  • Maintaining focus ensuring his/her team’s performance is efficient and the project’s objectives are met.
  • Rewarding achievement through an appropriate program of recognition and endorsement.
    Promoting standards of proficiency and performance.
  • Providing forums and media through which experiences with the principles and techniques of cost estimating and analysis may be reported, discussed and published in furtherance of public interest.
    Developing and maintaining standards of proficiency and performance.
  • The individual recipient must be a current ICEAA member in good standing.


Team Achievement of the Year Award: This award recognizes a team demonstrating significant accomplishments during the year through analysis for their organization (or an organization supported by their work). Achievement should have significant resultant impact on the mission of the organization, or by influencing an important decision through the use of cost analysis.

  • Demonstrating an outstanding accomplishment within the field.
  • Promoting high impact on the organization or chapter supported by the work.
  • Exemplifying how cost analysis work provides decision support by influencing the management vision, goals, and objectives.
  • Key team member(s) must be current ICEAA member(s) in good standing.


Junior Analyst of the Year Award: This award recognizes an individual with 5 or less years of experience who has contributed to significant cost analysis work during the course of the year. This individual should demonstrate a bright future through job-related work and education in the field. Work-related activities can be performed individually or as part of a larger group. This individual demonstrates the use of CEBOK principles within his/her cost analysis work.

  • Demonstrating work toward proficiency in the field through job related activities and education.
  • Demonstrating an upward trajectory on increasing levels of skill and impact to cost field.
  • The individual recipient must be a current ICEAA member in good standing.


The Frank Freiman Lifetime Achievement Award: This award recognizes an individual making lifetime outstanding accomplishments in cost estimating and/or parametric analysis. It is presented to an individual who has demonstrated exceptional dedication and made an outstanding contribution (theoretical or applied aspects) to the cost estimating and analysis community during his or her lifetime. This individual is passionate about their work, skilled in the art of cost estimating, and has/had practiced these fundamentals for a significant amount of his or her career. A Lifetime Achievement Award candidate is expected to have left a legacy to the profession (fifteen years or more) and can receive the award only once in a lifetime. A few examples of such contributions would include:

  • They have demonstrated commitment to the profession over time.
  • Have qualified as meeting many of the criteria for other award categories over career.
  • Shown outstanding and unique capabilities in support of the cost estimating and/or parametric analysis.
  • Has provided a body of work that has benefited cost estimating and analysis.
  • Has consistently endeavored to enhance the professional image of cost engineering over an extended period of time.
  • Has applied cost modeling principles to unique, highly complex problems.
  • Has successfully applied cost estimating and analysis to brand new market segments.
  • Outstanding example(s) of advancing the state of the art and/or practice of cost estimating and analysis beyond its current bounds.
  • The individual recipient must be a current ICEAA member in good account standing.

 

Additional Awards Criteria

For greater clarity, all awardees are eligible only if they are current members of ICEAA in good standing. For group awards, this means that at least one members of the team must be a member in good standing. Greater weight shall be given to teams where a significant contribution was made by one or more ICEAA members.

Only one plaque shall be awarded per award. For teams, a single plaque will be awarded and a certificate given to each team member who is an ICEAA member in good standing.

 

ICEAA Annual Association Awards

Do you know of an outstanding ICEAA member who has made a difference in the profession? An individual or team whose work is leaping beyond the forefront? An emerging superstar with a blindingly bright future, or a pillar of the cost community whose years of dedication have strengthened everyone around him or her? These people are ideal candidates for the ICEAA Association Awards.
  • Nominee Information

    Tell us about the ICEAA Member whom you would like considered for one of our Association Awards:
  • Review category criteria and previous winners at www.iceaaonline.com/awards
  • The document should include items such as the nominee's current such as job description, professional affiliations and certifications, published articles and publications, awards, and most especially their contributions to ICEAA (or previously ISPA/SCEA). Please limit summaries to two pages or less, preferably a .doc or .pdf.

  • Nominator Information

    Please provide your contact information:

Previous Award Winners:

2016 Winners:

Frank Freiman Lifetime Achievement Award: Shu-Ping Hu
Team Achievement of the Year: PRICE Cost Research Team –  Joe Bauer, Anthony DeMarco, Grady Noll, Gurney Thompson
Educators of the Year: Gregory Mislick and Dan Nussbaum
Management Achievement of the Year: Vrenti Ghergari
Technical Achievement of the Year: Adam James
Junior Analyst of the Year: Derreck Ross

Read more about the 2016 ICEAA Association Award Winners (PDF)

2015 Winners:

ICEAA Service Award: Andy Nicholls
Annual Achievement, Management: Dave Morana
Annual Achievement, Technical: Erin Barkel
Parametrician of the Year: Peter Frederic
Educator of the Year: Melissa Teicher
Lifetime Achievement Award: Jim Hayes
Freiman Award: Ricardo Valderdi

Read more about the 2015 ICEAA Association Award Winners (PDF)

2014 Winners:

ICEAA Service Award: Peter Braxton
Annual Achievement, Management: Richard Beavers
Annual Achievement, Technical: James Glenn
Parametrician of the Year: Greg Kiviat

Read more about the 2014 ICEAA Association Awards Winners (PDF)

2013 Winners:

ICEAA Service Award: Awarded to the 10 members of the “Jointness Committee”
Annual Achievement, Management: Robyn Kane
Annual Achievement, Technical: Robert Nehring
Educator of the Year: Eric Druker
Lifetime Achievement Award: Brian Flynn
Freiman Award: Alf Smith

2012 Winners:

ISPA Awards:
Freiman Award: Arlene Minkewicz
Clyde Perry Parametrician of the Year: Peter Frederic
Keith Durbridge Service Award: Jason Dechoretz

SCEA Awards:
Lifetime Achievement Award: William Haseltine
Technical Achivement: Virginia Stouffer
Contributions in the Field of Education: Kevin Cincotta
Service to the Society: Eleanor Bassett
Contributions in the Field of Management: Tom Dauber

2011 ISPA Awards

Clyde Perry Parametrician of the Year: Dr. Roy Smoker
Keith Burbridge Service Award: Kurt Brunner, Sherry Stukes
Frank Freiman Award: Sherry Stukes

2011 SCEA Awards:

Lifetime Achievement Award: Joe Dean
Techincal Achivement: Blake Boswell
Contributions in the Field of Education: Michael Mahoney
Service to the Society: Dan Nussbaum
Contributions in the Field of Management: Ken Hunt

2010 ISPA Awards

Clyde Perry Parametrician of the Year: Tom Coonce
Keith Burbridge Service Award: Hank Apgar, Madeline Ellis
Frank Freiman Award: Neil Albert

2010 SCEA Awards:

Lifetime Achievement Award: Steve Book
Techincal Achivement: Tim Anderson
Contributions in the Field of Education: Bethia L. Cullis
Service to the Society: Mike Thompson
Contributions in the Field of Management: Rick Collins

2009 ISPA Awards

Clyde Perry Parametrician of the Year: Christian Smart
Keith Burbridge Service Award: George Stratton
Frank Freiman Award: Dale Shermon

2009 SCEA Awards:

Technical Achievement: Eric Druker
Contributions in the Field of Education: Hollis Black
Service to the Society: Christina Brims
Contributions in the Field of Management: Jeff Moore

2008 ISPA Awards

Clyde Perry Parametrician of the Year: Hérve Joumier
Keith Burbridge Service Award: Diana Patane

2008 SCEA Awards:

Lifetime Achievement Award: Dick Coleman
Techincal Achivement: Gregory Bell
Contributions in the Field of Education: H. Samuel Cooke
Service to the Society: Robyn Kane
Contributions in the Field of Management: Debra Walter

2007 ISPA Awards

Clyde Perry Parametrician of the Year: William Brundick
Keith Burbridge Service Award: Quentin Redman
Frank Freiman Award: Humbolt Mandel

2007 SCEA Awards:

Lifetime Achievement: Frank R. Flett
Management: Dianne E. Butler
Education: Peter J. Braxton
Technical Achievement: Michael E. Popp
Service to the Society: Paul Marston

2006 ISPA Awards

Clyde Perry Parametrician of the Year: Richard Stutzke
Keith Burbridge Service Award: Georges Teologlou

2006 SCEA Awards:

Management: Marc Barden
Education: Richard “Allen” Atwell
Technical Achievement: Candace S. Hendrickson

2005 ISPA Awards

Clyde Perry Parametrician of the Year
Keith Burbridge Service Award: Giancarlo Filippazzo
Frank Freiman Award: Steve Book

2005 SCEA Awards:

Lifetime Achievement: Dr. Lewis Fichter
Education: Martha Ann Spurlock
Technical Achievement: Peter Meisl
Service to the Society: Mary Harmon

2004 ISPA Awards

Clyde Perry Parametrician of the Year: Jairus Hihn
Keith Burbridge Service Award: Clyde Perry
Frank Freiman Award: Joe Hamaker

2004 SCEA Awards:

Lifetime Achievement: Dr. Humbolt Mandell
Management: Terry Johnson
Education: Marge Evriviades
Technical Achievement: Richard Fox
Service to the Society: Robyn Kane

2003 ISPA Awards

Clyde Perry Parametrician of the Year: David Eck
Keith Burbridge Service Award: Gary Constantine
Frank Freiman Award: Darryl Webb

2003 SCEA Awards:

Lifetime Achievement: Neil Albert
Management: William F. Stranges
Education: Michael A. Greiner
Technical Achievement: Craig R. Shanske

2002 ISPA Awards

Clyde Perry Parametrician of the Year: Arlene Minkiewicz, Karen McRitchie
Keith Burbridge Service Award: Tom Brents
Frank Freiman Award: Charles Hopkins

2001 ISPA Awards

Clyde Perry Parametrician of the Year
Keith Burbridge Service Award: Sherry Stukes, Karen Davies
Frank Freiman Award: Dan Galorath

2001 SCEA Awards:

Lifetime Achievement: Robert W. Young
Management: Paul R. Marston
Education: Dr. William “Bud” Bowlin
Technical Achievement: Frank A. “Andy” Prince
Service to the Society: Robert B. Carlton

2000 ISPA Awards

Clyde Perry Parametrician of the Year: Georg Reinbolt
Keith Burbridge Service Award: Paul Lubell
Frank Freiman Award: Don MacKenzie

1999 ISPA Awards

Clyde Perry Parametrician of the Year: William Rutledge
Frank Freiman Award: Dan Ferens

1999 SCEA Awards:

Management: David A. Morana
Education: Bryan D. Turner
Technical Achievement: David L. Peeler, Jr.
Service to the Society: David G. Olsen

1998 ISPA Awards

Clyde Perry Parametrician of the Year: Pierre Foussier
Keith Burbridge Service Award: Ron Larson
Frank Freiman Award: Henry Apgar

1998 SCEA Awards:

Lifetime Achievement: Milton Margolis
Management: Steven D. Sowers
Education: Steven Malashevitz
Technical Achievement: Tina Colarossi
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1997 ISPA Awards

Clyde Perry Parametrician of the Year: Sherry Stukes
Keith Burbridge Service Award: Marilee Wheaton
Frank Freiman Award: Tony DeMarco

1996 ISPA Awards

Clyde Perry Parametrician of the Year: Meinolf Wenzel
Keith Burbridge Service Award: Seb Botta

1995 ISPA Awards

Clyde Perry Parametrician of the Year: Bruce Fad
Keith Burbridge Service Award: Madeline Ellis

1994 ISPA Awards

Clyde Perry Parametrician of the Year: Gary Constantine
Keith Burbridge Service Award: Nina Tahir

1993 ISPA Awards

Clyde Perry Parametrician of the Year
Keith Burbridge Service Award: Charles Mauro
Frank Freiman Award: Peter Korda

1992 ISPA Awards

Clyde Perry Parametrician of the Year: Peter Korda
Keith Burbridge Service Award: Clyde Perry
Frank Freiman Award: Keith Burbridge

1991 ISPA Awards

Clyde Perry Parametrician of the Year: Marilee Wheaton
Keith Burbridge Service Award: Cindy Castellana
Frank Freiman Award: Don Reifer

1990 ISPA Awards

Clyde Perry Parametrician of the Year: Dan Ferens
Keith Burbridge Service Award: Henry Apgar
Frank Freiman Award: Gerald McNichols

1989 ISPA Awards

Keith Burbridge Service Award: Jack Griffin, Seb Botta

1988 ISPA Awards

Clyde Perry Parametrician of the Year: Alan Mayer
Frank Freiman Award: Barry Boehme to the Society: R. R. “Ray” Crum

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