The Janice Laureen Outstanding Service Award recognizes individuals for the exemplary service to the association.
Member at Large
Sue Radwan has shepherded ASP’s Certification Program over the past five years during which time she helped improve the application process and the process of communication back to the test writers. In addition, Sue spearheaded an item writing campaign leveraging the talents of ASP members to improve the quality of the exam questions. While leading the Certification Operations Committee, Sue conceived of and launched ASP’s Certification Commission putting ASP on track to have its certification program fully accredited. In her role as Commission Chair, Sue has been forward thinking and impacting the ASP brand. In addition to her dedication to certification and helping professionalize the strategic planning profession, Sue has been instrumental in enhancing ASP’s governance.
Member at Large
Jen has been an active Board Member and Committee Chair over the last 4-5 years. As Technology Committee Chair, she helped with the migration over to our current association management software. Most recently, she led the SPS partnership on behalf of ASP working alongside fellow Board members and SPS. Jen has been an integral part of the ASP Board of Directors by sharing her knowledge and by leading and executing projects that move the association forward.
Member at Large
Tom has provided consistently outstanding support to ASP for more than 10 years. In addition to being part of the original planners of the Certification program and exam, Tom has played a yeoman’s job of keeping watch over ASP’s financial assets. He has helped ASP navigate through fiscal turbulence on a number of occasions and his counsel has helped ASP achieve the best bottom line in our 18 year history. Tom is thoughtful, strategic, and always seeks collaborative decisions with respect to ASP.
Laurie has led the Communities Committee, comprised of over a dozen communities. Laurie has worked hard to get the network of leaders to collaborate regularly as well as drive specific initiatives forward such as a Chapter Library, centralized banking and defined Chapter strategies. Laurie has been successful in listening to the growing needs of Chapters and delivering them reusable resources they can use to grow and thrive.
Member at Large
Ahmed Samy has been an active member of the ASP Board of Directors over the last few years. Ahmed is the Chair of ASP's International Committee and has helped successfully implement three international chapters in the last year. He has also helped drive ASP Certification at the international level.
National Capital Area Chapter
Jim Stockmal has been an active member of the ASP Board of Directors. In the last year, he has been the Vice President, chaired the Conference 2015 committee and is the President of the National Capital Area Chapter.
Member at Large
Ahmed Samy has been an active member of the ASP Board of Directors. Ahmed created and Chaired ASP’s new International Committee (ASPIC) helping ASP to expand into many countries.
San Diego Chapter
Member at Large
Beth and Sue merit this outstanding service award dedicated to the memory and service of long-time Executive Director Janice Laureen because of the leadership and tireless effort they dedicated to the success of the 2014 Annual Conference.
As conference co-chairs, they assembled and led a strong team, developed the program and worked with staff the assure a meeting of the highest value. Their efforts produced a "winner" for ASP, for which they certainly deserve this recognition.The results achieved by these committee leaders will have a vital impact as a successful conference is critical to the financial success and public image of the ASP. In addition to organizing this conference, the committee has talked difficult issues such as pricing, long term scheduling, free attendance policies and in general defining a repeatable and sustainable process for future conference leaders.
President & CEO, iBossWell, Inc.
Denise McNerney has been a key leader of the ASP Non Profit Community of Practice, which has been studying strategic planning in nonprofit organizations. Denise led the primary research to determine successful practices in non-profit strategic planning. She designed a survey questionnaire, working with many ASP members and non-members, which went to 25,000 nonprofit participants and was distributed to several Linked In Groups. Denise led the team in analyzing over 900 survey responses. She gave persistent effort in completing this data analysis, and assured that there was a system in place to protect proprietary information. She then developed a full marketing plan for the release of the research findings. In order to ensure academic rigor, Denise singlehandedly found an academic sponsor for the project. Denise McNerney's efforts have put ASP on the map to attract the non-profit sector's strategic planners and CEOs. Her countless hours of effort and effective actions have positioned ASP as a credible research agency and made a significant contribution to those involved in Strategic Planning for Non Profit organizations.
San Diego Chapter
Jeri Denniston has given many, many hours of service to the ASP and has helped the Association both find and keep members through the leadership she has shown as the co- founder and chair of the Social Media Team (SMT). Jeri has led the team through documenting our SMT initiatives, leading bi-weekly meetings, and ensuring our many projects are deployed. These projects have included: the initial organizing, overseeing and implementation of communications for our conferences, video contest, boot camps, and certification program in such formats as Twitter, Linked in, the ASP Newsletter and press releases. She has been instrumental in working to track the analytics of the ASP social media activities by maintaining an Excel Analytics spreadsheet, and promoting ASP through QR codes on the promo pieces, updating the ASP Facebook Fangate, writing the Social Media Tips Chapter in the Handbook, and creating the ASP Social Networks schedule. In addition, Jeri has helped lead our successful Video Contest initiative.
Dr. Joyce Reynolds-Sinclair
Northern California Chapter
Dr. Joyce Reynolds-Sinclair is recognized for outstanding work as Chair of the Certification Applications Team and as a member of the Operations Team. A tireless advocate for the success of the Certification candidates, she had a significant impact on the entire end-to-end process -- from the point of application to approval of candidacy. She led a careful review and improvement of the application process (including several pages of the online application form) and significantly revised the candidate handbook. She starred in a candidate webinar supporting Certification, and developed a study process to assist candidates for whom English is a second language.
Chuck Cone is recognized for his involvement on national committees and his continued thought leadership in developing strategies for helping ASP enjoy sustained growth going forward. His service came in a variety of roles -- as a member of the 2011 Nominating Committee, a member of the Revenue Task Force, and as a key member of the committee that planned and executed the 2012 ASP national conference in Chicago. He served as the conference Treasurer, as well as in a variety of other support roles for the event, all while remaining active at the chapter level by serving as Secretary of the Chicago Chapter.
Los Angeles Chapter
Jennifer Beever has actively participated in ASP's growth and development almost since its inception in 1999. From the onset, when she became involved and served as President of ASP - Los Angeles. As a National Board member, Jennifer utilized her expertise and knowledge of marketing communications, branding and strategy to help ASP to provide consistent marketing materials, including email, brochures, logo development and more recently, the development of ASP's e-newsletter, The Strategic Edge. It is her work and dedication to the e-newsletter for which she is honored this year. Jennifer was the driving force behind the "look and feel" of the monthly editions, and has been instrumental in suggesting valuable content to appeal to ASP's diverse marketplace. An expert in new media, she has incorporated several trends such as social media and branding to the e-newsletter. Her eye for combining design, content and marketing has solicited international recognition for ASP. After reading the e-newsletter, many people have joined the organization, attended programs and conferences, enquired and/or enrolled in the Certification program, and reached out to others for information and networking. She is always seeking ways to improve and enhance The Strategic Edge. Her contributions to this effort alone are truly an asset to ASP.
San Diego Chapter
Eric Denniston has been a tireless leader and inspiration to all at ASP. Starting as Treasurer of the San Diego Chapter over six years ago, Eric immediately jumped in with ideas and recommendations for streamlining our Chapter Treasury Reports resulting in better systems and a brighter future for those following as Treasurers in any chapter. Then, as President of San Diego ASP for more than three years, has succeeded in creating the cohesiveness and outstanding financial stability that every ASP chapter dreams of. Eric has a responsible and collaborative leadership style that keeps all his busy board members organized and pro-active so that meetings run smoothly. Eric is a supportive and active Chapter Council member. He consults with his San Diego team and brings their ideas to the Council. He has been involved in the ASP annual conferences as a participant and volunteer moderator for five years. Eric leverages his vast connections to attract talented and committed board members who add value and expertise to the group.
Dr. Tina White Potter
Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter
Dr. Tina White Potter's strategic outlook, ability to multi-task and enthusiasm to help others has propelled ASP to the next level. Her contributions to the organizations are many and great. For the past two years, she has served as Co-Chair for the ASP annual conference and under her direction, excellent programs and speakers have been developed, not to mention strong procedures for future conferences. As a National Board member Tina has contributed to various new initiatives such as Conflict of Interest documentation and strategic planning for the organization. Tina has been a most valuable member of the ASP - DFW chapter board for several years in addition to all that she has contributed as a member of the national board and her work on the national meetings. Tina ably handled the job of Treasurer for the chapter. She handles the details of arranging our chapter meetings. She's arranged for speakers. She's always a friendly greeter for newcomers.
Randy Rollinson is a founding member of the Chicago Chapter of ASP, and has been an integral part of the success and growth without exception. In 2010, Randy has participated in the National effort to define the Certification Program; helped lead the Body of Knowledge definition and organization; led the effort for Chicago's educational outreach as the primary contact and facilitator for all ASP Registered Education Provider (REP) efforts; conducted 1-1-15 ASP Strategy sessions prior to each speaker event, monthly; published a book with Dr. Earl Young, "Strategy in the 21st Century"; recruited interns from DePaul's Center for Strategy to work with LBL on behalf of the ASP chapter; helped lead the Mission and Vision exercise for Chicago Chapter, culminating in clear direction and focus; has consistently been an outstanding ASP Ambassador at each event, and in his daily contact with clients and business partners; worked closely with other Chapters to help them define educational initiatives as a REP and as an ASP leader.
Randy has been the sole of Chicago ASP since inception, with his constant self-less effort to further the field of Strategy Planning & Management education and sharing of information.
Managing Partner, Skyline Group
SVP & CAO, Sundt Corporation
An early member of ASP and the San Diego Chapter, Timi has been deeply involved in the chapter's overall development, in particular in guiding the growth of its programs and their content. The chapter enjoys a good reputation for its programs and their format thanks in a large part to Timi's focus on vetting and delivering good and relevant speakers, guiding and supporting the mini-workshop format and supporting and coaching new board members. She has volunteered for tasks at Annual Conferences and attended many of them. Establishing a good programming process truly supports the strategic planning practitioner and helps recruit valuable members to ASP and the local chapter board.
This award is based upon the leadership Steve has provided this year to the ASP Board's project to establish a strategic planning certification process. He has willed this project forward in all its aspects, and without his leadership there is little doubt that this process would have made it as faras it has. The identification of a set of standards and a certification process have the potential to establish ASP as the premier association in this area and in turn establish this area of practice into a well established profession.
Dr. Joyce Reynolds-Sinclair
To qualify for this award, Joyce led the Council of Chapter Representatives, aka Chapter Council, which facilitates chapter interaction with the ASP Board. Under Joyce's co-leadership this year, the Chapter Council accomplished more than ever, and was extremely well organized. Joyce structured every meeting and interchange so as to get maximum effectiveness. She represented the results to the ASP Board, and provided direct feedback from the Board to the Chapter Council members. Without Joyce's leadership, the Chapter Council would not have been as effective in cementing ASP together as a single, unified organization. Her persistent, professional dedication to excellence made the Chapter Council an effective vehicle for ASP success.
Dr. Bill Bigler
Bill Bigler made major contributions to the Association as Co-Founder and President of the Dallas Area (now D/FW) Chapter. Dr. Bigler's leadership was instrumental in the creation of a dynamic, successful chapter in the Dallas- Ft Worth Metroplex, which serves as the ASP anchor organization in the southern part of the country. The chapters successful programs have set an outstanding example for other emerging chapters. Dr. Bigler served as Chair of the Goodman Award Selection Committee from 2006 to 2008 and his leadership was the major factor in establishing this award as the premier for outstanding organizational strategic planning.
In addition, Dr. Bigler introduced the idea of an ASP Research Institute and worked to develop this concept.
Diana Waters served on the ASP Board for three years and was a central figure in the membership development activities. As the Director responsible for Membership, she worked tirelessly with the Executive Director to recruit new members to ASP and to sow the seeds for new chapters. She worked with ASP organizers in several cities around the country, guiding them each through the process of organizing a formal group, planning future programs, and applying for a provisional chapter status. Frequently, she developed lists of potential new members for these chapters. In an effort to strengthen the value of an ASP membership, she developed several new benefits for ASP members that are now available on our website, and worked in tandem with our Executive Director to develop others.
Although the growth and success of ASP has been the result of a team effort by many hard-working people, Ms. Water's leadership in membership development was a significant contribution worthy of this award.
Jim Wilson served as Chairman or Co-Chair of the ASP Annual Conference from 2003 to 2007. Over these years, the conference evolved from a relatively small, local gathering to a major international event. Through Mr. Wilson's contributions, the Annual Conference is now a major forum for professional information exchange regarding strategic planning. The quality and consistency of the Annual Conference under Mr. Wilson's sustained leadership set the stage for all future conferences and created a standard of excellence for all to follow. Mr. Wilson further contributed to the overall success of ASP by serving on the Board from 2003-2005.
Nomination: Any ASP member may nominate any other member.