COAA recognizes the importance of investing in the future of Owners and the value that younger members provide to the organization. Beginning in 2019, COAA will honor one Emerging Professional who demonstrates outstanding service and contribution to the COAA organization. In addition, this person possesses strong leadership skills, exemplifies The COAA Way, and serves as an ambassador for Owner participation and education.
The winner will be announced at COAA's Fall Owners Leadership Conference, held annually in November. The award recipient will receive a complimentary conference registration to that fall conference, hotel accommodations for up to three nights, and airfare to and from the event.
Applications for the 2019 Emerging Professional Award for (of?) Excellence (EPAFE) may be submitted beginning June 17th, 2019
. All submissions are due by 11:59 EST on August 16.
Applications not received by this time will not be eligible for the 2019 consideration and will need to resubmit the following year.
The EPAFE is open to any COAA Emerging Professional Member 35 years or younger in good standing through the process of applying and acceptance of award.
Final consideration regarding the award will be made August / September 2019 and will be presented for approval to COAA’s Selection Committee. Award recipients will be recognized during COAA’s annual fall conference November 2019.