Person of the Year
The Person of the Year Award is given annually to an industry leader who has made significant contributions on behalf of the construction management industry. This industry advocate possesses unparalleled leadership, high quality workmanship, and has an outstanding record of accomplishment. Nominations will open in early 2022.
Lisa C. Sachs, CCM FCMAA, FAIA, Managing Principal, Cumming, is the 2021 CMAA Person of the Year. She was nominated by Sandy Hamby, AIA, CCM, FCMAA, President, MOCA Systems.
Person of the Year winners include:
2021 - Lisa C. Sachs
2019 - Linda M. Phillips
2018 - Sam Sleiman
2017 - Antoinette Turnquist
2016 - Thella Bowens
2015 - Mark Webb
2014 - Richard Sage
2013 - Richard A. Davey
2012 - Bill Lacher
2011 - The New York City Construction Industry working on Ground Zero site
2010 - Charlie Thornton
2009 - Gov. Ed Rendell
2008 - George Lea
2007 - Jeff Dailey
2006 - James T. Ruddell
2005 - James A. McConnell, Jr.
2004 - Mysore L. Nagaraja and Richard D. Thorpe
2003 - Robert C. Hixon, Jr.
2002 - Walker Lee Evey
2001 - Christopher Gordon
Distinguished Owner Award
The CMAA Distinguished Owner Award recognizes an owner member who understands the value of a professional Construction Manager (CM) on the job and whose consistent actions, with a demonstrated record over a number of years, have made meaningful/extraordinary contributions to the advancement of the construction management profession, such as mentoring, advocating, promoting, and selecting professional CMs. Nominations will open in early 2022.
Michael Mendick, PE, CCM, District Engineer, Connecticut Department of Transportation, received the 2021 CMAA Distinguished Owner Award. He was nominated by the CMAA Connecticut Chapter.
Leader in Environmental Stewardship
The CMAA Leader in Environmental Stewardship recognizes individuals, teams or organizations, for outstanding leadership in innovation or best practices in guiding and aiding owners, as they seek to define and meet their objectives for environmental stewardship throughout a project’s life cycle. Nominations will open in early 2022.
Mark Hasso Educator of the Year
The CMAA Educator of the Year Award emphasizes excellence in teaching. The award recognizes and celebrates a full-time educator for outstanding professional accomplishments and a commitment to construction management education. Nominations will open in early 2022.
Ossama Salem, PhD, PE, George Mason University, received the 2021 Mark Hasso Educator of the Year honor. He was nominated by the National Capital Chapter.
Distinguished Service Award
The CMAA Distinguished Service Award recognizes a service provider member whose consistent actions, with a demonstrated record over a number of years, have made meaningful/extraordinary contributions to the advancement of the CM profession, such as mentoring, advocating, promoting, and selecting professional CMs. Nominations will open in early 2022.
Distinguished Young Professional Award
The Distinguished Young Professional Award recognizes and celebrates a full-time professional for outstanding professional accomplishments and a commitment to the construction management industry early in his/her career. Nominations will open in early 2022.
Austin Chaffee, CMIT, Assistant Project Manager, Jacobs, received the 2021 CMAA Distinguished Young Professional Award. He was nominated by the CMAA New England Chapter.
Chair's Award for Diversity and Inclusion
The CMAA Chair's Award for Diversity and Inclusion recognizes a CMAA member or member firm (owner or service provider) with a demonstrated commitment to equity, inclusion, social justice, or community and social responsibility and a record of acting on that commitment. This commitment is not limited to a single project or the practice of construction management and may be expressed in any area of the nominee’s life or work. Nominations will open in early 2022.
Oscar Zavaleta, The Montez Group, Inc., received the 2021 CMAA Chair’s Award for Diversity and Inclusion. He was nominated by the CMAA Northern California Chapter.
Chair's Award for Safety
The CMAA Chair’s Award for Safety recognizes a CMAA member firm (owner or service provider) with a record of commitment to safety and a culture of safety education on all projects during the past calendar year. Nominations will open in early 2022.
Mehdi Heydari CCM of the Year
The Mehdi Heydari CCM of the Year award recognizes a CCM who demonstrates exceptional achievement, high professional standards, community involvement and contributions to the construction management profession. Nominations will open in early 2022.
Power of Community Award
The Power of Community Award recognizes a project or program team that has demonstrated special engagement with the community on a project requiring special sensitivity or understanding of unique community norms. The winning team will have identified community concerns, demonstrated constructive involvement with the community over time, established strong, reciprocal relationships, and showed compassion and a dedication to open communication. Nominations will open in early 2022.