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.
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