The Healthcare Convention & Exhibitors Association (HCEA) is accepting nominations for its Distinguished Service Award.

Each year HCEA honors an individual with the HCEA Distinguished Service Award. This lifetime achievement award was established to acknowledge individuals who made a significant contribution to HCEA and/or to the healthcare convention & exhibition industry throughout the years. 

HCEA is thankful to have many volunteers who strive to increase the effectiveness and quality of healthcare conventions and exhibitions as an educational and marketing medium. The Distinguished Service Award is presented to a nominated individual who has at least 10 years’ experience in the healthcare convention and exhibition industry. The individual will be recognized during HCEA’s Annual Meeting, HCEAConnect, August 17-20, 2019. 

Nominate an Individual by May 31, 2019

About Last Year’s Winner:
Congratulations to Christine Farmer, Vice President of Commercial Planning & Operations at Novo Nordisk, Inc.  for being recognized as the 2018 HCEA Distinguished Service Award.

CHRISTINE FARMER is the Vice President of Commercial Planning & Operations at Novo Nordisk, Inc. She has held worked within the healthcare segment for over 15 years and has held various roles within sales and marketing both domestically and globally. She is extremely passionate about developing cross-functional business solutions designed to harmonized operational processes and maximize efficiencies.
Christine and her team are responsible for providing strategic guidance and operational support across key areas of the Novo Nordisk, Inc. commercial organization including Digital Health, Omni-Channel Marketing, Marketing Operations, Patient Programs, Customer Care, HCP Promotional Engagements, Convention Marketing, and Meeting and Event Management.
Christine proudly served as the President of the Healthcare Convention and Exhibitors Association (HCEA) for the 2015-2016 term and has been involved with the association in various capacities, including member, volunteer, and Board Member since 2001. She is a strong advocate for being engaged in extra-curricular activities and believes that volunteerism helps both the volunteer and organization being served.


HCEA Award for Distinguished Service Winners

1992 Howdy Walther                 2003 Marianne Yeager
1993 Justin M. McCarthy                2004 George Feehan
1994 Don Eichman                2005 Carol Wilson
1996 Ruth Johansen                 2009 Pat Friedlander
1997 Andy Codamo                 2010 Joyce Banister
1999 Don Vaughn                 2012 Geri Shafer
2000 John Wasilewski                2014 Sue Huff
2001 Clare Sullivan                 2016 Diane Benson
2002 Barbara Orr                  2017 Michael Seymour

2018 Christine Farmer