Distinguished Young Professional Award

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Selection Guidelines

The CMAA Distinguished Young Professional Award recognizes and celebrates a full-time professional for outstanding professional accomplishments and a commitment to the CM industry early in his/her career.


  • Nominees must be under the age of 35, an early career professional, and a CMAA member in good standing.
  • Individuals who have received this award in the past are not eligible.
  • Recipients may not be a serving member of the Association’s Board of Directors or Board of Governors.


Nominations should include:

  • A succinct overview of how the nominee has committed his/her career to learning the profession of construction management.
  • Detailed examples of how this nominee has helped educate others on the importance of a professional construction manager (e.g., returned to their university to teach, talk, recruit).
  • Examples of the nominee's involvement with CMAA and carrying out of CMAA's mission.
  • Previous awards or recognitions.
  • A letter of support from nominee's supervisor.
  • Is this nominee a CMIT.

Nominations Process

Individuals cannot nominate themselves, but can be nominated by any CMAA member, chapter, or committee. A written nomination must include a full bio of the person being nominated and specific reasons for the nomination. Nominations are accepted year-round.

Selection Process

The Selection Committee consists of members of CMAA’s Executive Committee. After careful consideration and deliberation, the Selection Committee will provide CMAA’s Chair and President & CEO with a recommendation. Upon selection, CMAA will notify the recipient of the award and the chosen individual will be honored at an upcoming CMAA National event.

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