Industry Honors Individual Recognition Awards


Person of the Year

The Person of the Year Award is given to a CMAA member who has a record of leadership and service to the program and construction management profession, to the association, and whose contributions have advanced the mission of CMAA:  To promote, support, educate, and develop professionals who lead the delivery of programs and projects within the built environment.  

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

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Distinguished Owner Award

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.

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Leader in Environmental Stewardship

The CMAA Leader in Environmental Stewardship recognizes industry-leading program and construction management professionals working as individuals, teams, or organizations for the use of best practices in sustainability and resilience to guide and aid owners in defining and meeting objectives for resiliency, sustainability, health and wellness, or environmental stewardship throughout a project’s lifecycle.

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Mark Hasso Educator of the Year

The Mark Hasso Educator of the Year Award emphasizes excellence in teaching. The award recognizes and celebrates a full-time educator for a commitment to program and construction management education, as well as for outstanding professional accomplishments.

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Distinguished Service Provider Award

The CMAA Distinguished Service Provider Award recognizes an individual, service provider member whose consistent actions and demonstrated record over a number of years, have made meaningful or extraordinary contributions to the advancement of the program and construction management profession.

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Distinguished Young Professional Award

The CMAA Distinguished Young Professional Award recognizes and celebrates a full-time, individual member, for outstanding professional accomplishments and a commitment to the industry early in their career.

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Award for Diversity and Inclusion

The CMAA Award for Diversity and Inclusion recognizes a CMAA member or member organization (owner or service provider) with a demonstrated commitment to promoting, developing, and educating professionals to build and sustain teams and work cultures that are diverse, welcoming, and inclusive.

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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 soon.

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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.