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Member of the Year
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Member of the Year

The Member of the Year Award recognizes overall outstanding commitment to - and involvement in - ASP during the previous program year.
Award Winners



2017 Winner

Chris Hafner

Member at Large


Since joining the Board, Chris has added immense value to ASP. He has been instrumental in making the 2017 Conference a success, leading both the director for the conference and attracting speakers.


Chris has been instrumental in bringing the SPS under the ASP fold from concept to due diligence to Board decisions, from both organizations, making ASP more of a global force in strategy.



2016 Winner
Alejandro Paredes

ASP Honduras President

Alejandro is the President of the first International Chapter, ASP Honduras, adding value to the region and creating a trustful network of individuals. He has served as a member of the ASP International  Committee and help guided our 2020 strategic plan. Alejandro also served as a member of the Executive Management Committee of the World Strategy Summit and paid a valuable contribution to the team.



2015 Winner
David Willden


David has worked hard to serve ASP in many capacities last year and this year. As a member of the ASP Board of Directors; member of the Social Media Committee; Co-Chair of the Marketing and Membership Committee and the new Business Model Group, David's efforts have strengthened ASP and its value proposition. In addition to the following, David provided extraordinary leadership as World Strategy Week 2014 Chair, taking the event from a concept to a successful execution.

Jen Bigos2014 Winner
Jen Bigos
Phoenix-Metro Chapter


Jen teamed up with Laurie Bacopolous to lead ASP's technology team.  Her project management skills have been essential in researching, organizing, directing and working "hands on" in our conversion to the association management system platform.  Jen has been a consistent voice for wise decision making and her concern for excellence in execution has served us well in the past year. Her contributions have certainly stood out, as she will be joining ASP's Board of Directors for 2014-2015.


Jennifer von Briesen2013 Winner
Jennifer von Briesen
Boston Chapter

Jennifer has clearly and consistently been one of the most active and professional ASP members. As president of the Boston chapter, Jennifer created a number of innovative activities. For example, she forged strong relationships with other local organizations to promote mutual program attendance. She has also been a very active member of the ASP board, especially in her leadership of the Membership Committee. In this role, she organized and hosted monthly meetings with chapter representatives to address membership issues, and did so with collegial style and leadership. She developed a total process for membership with a flow process chart. She also served on the ASP Nominating Committee for the last two years, and is on the Individual Dues Task Force which helping plan a revised Corporate Membership program.


Dr. Tina White-Potter2012 Winner
Dr. Tina White-Potter
Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter

Dr. Tina White-Potter is recognized for her high level of commitment to -- and involvement in -- ASP during the 2011-2012 program year. Tina was active at both the chapter and national levels, serving as Treasurer of the Dallas Chapter and coordinating their meeting logistics throughout the year. She served on the Nominating Committee and on the ASP Awards Committee, and had a significant role during the year in two ASP conferences. She served as chair of the 2011 ASP national conference in Dallas, widely considered to be the most successful conference in ASP history, and served as a member of the committee that planned and executed the 2012 national conference in Chicago.


Don Ricketts2011 Winner
Don Ricketts
LBL Strategies, Denver Chapter

Don accomplished more in the last year than most ASP leaders have done in several years. He served as ASP Treasurer, was an active member of the Executive Committee and ASP Board, took on key committee leadership roles, and was instrumental in the growth and successful activities of the Denver chapter. As Treasurer Don led a restructuring of the Association's financial recordkeeping, including identifying and retaining an external organization to assume responsibility for bookkeeping for ASP. Working with the external agency and based on his past experience, he implemented strong reporting structures that facilitate comprehensive future planning and monitoring of expenses. His consistent participation in Executive Committee and Board meetings helped provide the leadership essential to a volunteer organization such as ASP. Don took the initiative to lead the development of a Code of Ethics for the Association, focusing on issues related to avoiding perceived or actual conflicts of interest by ASP leaders. As a founding member of the ASP Denver chapter, Don remained active this year in a key chapter leadership position. His determined and assertive actions helped the chapter grow from a startup activity to a fully functioning ASP chapter with a growing membership, strong programs and more recognition in the Denver business community.


Pamela Johnson2010 Winner
Pamela Johnson
Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare, Florida Chapter

Pam Johnson was recognized as Member of the Year at ASP's 2010 annual conference for her leadership of two consecutive conferences, during a time of severe economic stress for the nation and for the strategic planning community. Her outstanding leadership made these conferences extremely successful venues for professional networking, communications and growth. The degree of commitment to ASP that she has exhibited is exceptional. Pam led complex teams that managed programming, logistics, finance, marketing and numerous other details that culminated in memorable and, in some senses, historic conferences. Her personal involvement, dedication and professionalism during this past year have been outstanding and merit this recognition.


Alan Leeds2009 Winner
Alan Leeds
Northern California Chapter

Alan has been ASP's most dynamic member this past year. He has served on the national Board of Directors, taking on numerous roles and special projects, while at the same time he has been a consistent bulwark for the Northern California Chapter. As a long-time ASP Board member, Alan has worked tirelessly to help the Executive Director develop a program to meet the needs of current and prospective Corporate Members. He has been active in planning the future of the Association, applying modern strategic planning principles to ASP's decision making processes. He has supported research projects with partner organizations. Finally, Alan stepped up to help create a social network-based means to facilitate ASP's Communities of Practice. In addition, as a member of the Northern California chapter, Alan has consistently provided professional perspectives to helping the chapter grow into one of ASP's most dynamic and successful organizations. He is currently the chapter's co-program chair, finding and ensuring that speakers, topics and presentations fit the chapter's membership needs. Alan's continuing support has helped strengthen ASP for many years. In the past year, his initiatives to develop programs for Corporate Members has helped the Association attract several new members and more fully satisfy our current members. His support for Communities of Practice will create a new mechanism to better serve the needs of our individual members. His active participation on the ASP Board has helped sustain effective decision making and creativity during an especially dynamic period for the Association. Finally, Alan's support this year for the Northern California chapter has helped sustain effective programs and strategies, he has been instrumental in increasing attendance at chapter events.


2008 Winner
David Goldstein
Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter

During the 2007-2008 program year, Mr. Goldstein made major contributions to ASP in many areas. As Chair of the National Systems Committee, he oversaw the development and implementation of new back-office software systems that were needed to support ASPs operation as a national organization. The implementation of the new back office system links all Association operations, from membership management to meeting registration. As Treasurer of the Dallas Area (now Dallas/Ft Worth) Chapter, he led the creation and development of one of the Associations most dynamic elements. The Dallas/Ft Worth Chapter has become a nucleus for local area executives, managers, and consultants to interchange best strategic planning practices. In addition these demanding roles, David served as Director of Operations for the ASP 2008 Conference, Mr. Goldstein was instrumental in ensuring the success of this critical ASP event, and conference attendees benefited from his tenacity, ingenuity and attention to detail.
In all the areas that Mr. Goldstein contributed to ASP this year, he made monumental contributions. ASP congratulates Mr. Goldstein on the inaugural Member of the Year Award.


Award Judging
Nomination: Any ASP member may nominate an ASP member in good standing.
Selection: All current ASP Board members and chapter presidents vote; winner must receive at least 51% of all votes.
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