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Spirit of Excellence Awards

ILEA’s annual Spirit of Excellence awards recognize ILEA chapters which excel in chapter communications, administration, membership retention and growth programs.

2017-2018 Spirit of Excellence Award Recipients

By earning one of the chapter awards below, your chapter has demonstrated their expertise and excellence in all forms of their operation. Being part of an award-winning association sets our members apart from the competition and highlights to new members the benefits of being a part of our exclusive group of creative event people.

The 2018 Chapter of the Year Award is Minneapolis-St. Paul!

Excellence in Membership Recruitment: Tiffanie Rosier, ILEA Hampton Roads

Excellence in Membership Growth: ILEA Greater Cincinnati 

Excellence in Membership Retention: ILEA Greater Cincinnati

Excellence in Chapter Communications: ILEA Indiana

Excellence in Programming and Education: ILEA Edmonton

Excellence in Special Projects: ILEA Greater Washington DC

Excellence in Industry and Chapter Engagement: ILEA Minneapolis - St. Paul

Affiliate of the Year: ILEA Canada

Chapter of the Year: ILEA Minneapolis - St. Paul

J. Robert Graves Award: Lisa Marks, CSEP and Dustin Westling, CSEP, ILEA Canada

Mettle Attitude Award: Jill Spear, ILEA South Florida/Caribbean Chapter

Volunteer of the Year: Sarah Cissna, CSEP, ILEA Greater Washington DC

ILEA Chapter Awards

Chapter of the Year Award
Region/Affiliate of the Year Award
Excellence in Communications Award
Excellence in Education & Programming Award
Excellence in Special Projects Award
Excellence in Membership Retention Award
Excellence in Membership Growth Award
Excellence in Membership Recruitment Award (individual chapter member)

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Individual Leadership Awards

It's no secret that ILEA members are among the best and brightest. To recognize their outstanding service and achievement, ILEA awards several honors. These individual awards are presented at the ILEA Annual Meeting each August.

Volunteer of the Year Award

Given to the ILEA volunteer who goes above and beyond the call of duty, is constantly available to assist in any way, and who has performed his/her job in a tremendous and professional manner.

Mettle Attitude Award

Given to the ILEA volunteer who is always willing to help and who gets the job done even under trying circumstances.

J. Robert Graves Pioneer Award

Presented to individual(s) for striving and reaching new heights, with the vision to see past the obstacles and the determination never to look back.

Klaus Inkamp Lifetime Achivement Award

This prestigious award is presented to a leader in ILEA and the live events industry. The criteria are:

  • Lengthy contribution to ILEA and the industry
  • Well-respected individual
  • Individual has given selflessly to the industry
  • Individual is highly ethical and above reproach
  • Individual maintains participation in the industry

For more information, contact Monique Jeffrey, Spirit of Excellence Awards Committee Chair or Marlee Honcoop at ILEA Headquarters.