Each year HCEA honors an individual with the HCEA Distinguished Service Award. This award was established to acknowledge individuals who made a significant contribution to HCEA and/or to the healthcare convention & exhibition industry throughout the years. This is a lifetime achievement award, meaning the nominated individual should have at least 10 years’ experience in the healthcare convention and exhibition industry.

We are currently not accepting nominations for the Distinguished Service Award.  Nominations for the 2017 Award will open in Q2 of 2017.

Congratulations to Diane Benson for winning the 2016 Distinguished Service Award!

HCEA Award for Distinguished Service Winners

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