Great jobBy Kathryn Hebert

Happy New Year! I’m sure most of you are very happy to say goodbye to 2021 and looking forward to launching into 2022 with bright eyes, new opportunities, and a chance to get back to a more balanced daily rhythm.

Josh Cantor and I are very excited to again co-chair the Professional Recognition Awards Committee. These awards are very special, as they recognize and showcase individuals and organizations that have contributed enormously to our industry with incredible initiatives and innovations impacting our communities and organizations. There are so many ways to recognize these incredible individuals and organizations representing customer service, finance, frontline, human resources, innovation, leadership, marketing, management, operation, technology, and much more.

Many times, these jobs are thankless – peppered with complaints and innuendos. It is very important that we recognize these amazing people and organizations that have contributed so much. We learn from everyone. Each application is specifically considered no matter how big or small.

Here are a few important criteria points to keep in mind when submitting:

  1. Be an IPMI member in good standing
  2. Check spelling, grammar and presentation – the submission must be clear and concise and tell the story. Keep in mind, most of us evaluating do not know you and may not know your organization.
  3. We love action photos and videos of you related to your project/program.

I encourage all of you to look at your team(s), friends, colleagues, and yourself and submit a free application. We love giving out these awards; we learn so much from all of you. More information, criteria, application, dates and last year award winners at

Kathryn Hebert is president and CEO of TPMConnect and a member of IPMI’s Board of Directors.