We are thrilled to announce that nominations for the 31st Annual IIDA NE Business Leaders Breakfast Honoree are now being accepted! Nominations will be accepted until 9am on Monday, December 12.The Honoree will be announced via social media in January and will be celebrated at a special reception in the weeks leading up to the event.

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HONOREE QUALITIES

ROLE
 
- Nominees shall be active professionals within the New England design community
 - Hold positions as experienced and talented leaders within their respective companies
 - Nominees shall be dedicated members of the IIDA New England design community and show efforts to enhance the greater design community

EXPERIENCE
 - Nominees shall have a minimum of 10 years of professional experience
 - Nominees shall show a wide range of work and abilities that clearly highlight their dedication to each project being a unique success

LEADERSHIP
 
- Nominees shall be seen within the community as innovative thought leaders
 - Nominees shall be dedicated to the success and growth of the New England design community and make efforts to enrich the education of younger designers through various forms of mentorship

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SELECTION PROCESS
All nominations and details are downloaded by staff and then compiled into a scoring matrix that has been thoughtfully created and designed to measure nominees based on the aforementioned list of criteria. This matrix along with the letter(s) of recommendation received are sent to the Business Leaders Breakfast Committee for individual review, consideration and scoring. Completed matrix's are returned to staff where they are compiled and the top nominee is selected.

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READY TO NOMINATE?
Everyone is invited to nominate others or yourself! There is no limit on how many nominations a person can submit. In addition to ensuring that the nominee meets the aforementioned criteria, you will also need to submit the following:

 - A minimum of one letter of recommendation that shows the Nominee's wealth of knowledge and innovation in the design field as well as detailing how they meet the aforementioned criteria.

 - URL of the Nominee's LinkedIn profile

Still deciding whether you should nominate someone? Let’s raise the stakes! Once you have submitted a nomination, you will be entered into a drawing to win *2* extra tickets to attend the Business Leaders Breakfast! This means take your friend, your partner or maybe even your mom! Don’t let the opportunity pass you by.

PAST HONOREES

2022: Marcus Hamblin
2021: Matt Hyatt
2019: Elizabeth von Goeler
2018: Jeanne Kopacz
2017: Dianne Dunnell
2016: Gable Clark
2015: Marie Fitzgerald
2014: Derek Cascio and Sam Aquillano
2013: Jay Philomena
2012: Howard Thompson
2011: Lois Goodell and Robert Brown
2010: Jennifer Rayburn
2009: Felice Silverman
2008: Rose Marie Botti-Salitsky
2007: Mayor Thomas Menino

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