Distinguished Owner Award

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The CMAA Distinguished Owner Award recognizes an individual, employed by an owner organization, who understands the value of program and construction management professionals and whose consistent actions, demonstrated over a number of years, have made meaningful or extraordinary contributions to the advancement of the profession. 


  • Nominees must be an individual, owner-employed, CMAA member in good standing. 

  • Current members of the CMAA Board of Directors and the CMCI Board of Governors are not eligible. 

  • No individual may receive the award more than once. 


  • A record of the individual’s contributions to the growth and development of the program and construction management profession.  

  • A record of the individual’s contribution(s) to the professional practice of PM/CM within their organization.  

  • A record of mentoring, advocating, and selecting PM/CM professionals to meet the objectives for programs and projects. 

  • A record of promoting the value of CMCI credentials and the use of credentialed personnel on their programs and projects. 

Nomination Materials 

  • A 1,200-word narrative that describes how the individual meets the criteria listed above. Be specific and provide examples.  

  • Three letters of support: 

  • One from the nominator submitting and supporting the nomination 

  • Two from CMAA members in good standing with knowledge of the nominee. 

Nominations Process  

Nominations may be submitted by any CMAA member in good standing.  The nominating individual may be representing a group, i.e. CMAA Chapter, but only one nominating individual may be listed.  Nominations must be submitted through the CMAA Individual Awards Portal and may be revised or updated up until 11:59 p.m.  (EDT) on the award submission deadline.  Incomplete submissions, or those not following the submission instructions cannot be included for consideration.  

Selection Process  

The Selection Committee consists of members of CMAA’s Executive Committee. Upon selection, CMAA will notify the recipient of the award and they will be recognized at CMAA’s fall conference.  

Submit Your Nomination