Awards

Chapter History

“Volunteer of the Year” Award Recipients

2019 - Gail Semonian
2018 - Jan Isler
2017 - Sandra Fantini
2016 - Carol Feldman
2015 - Roberta Bauer & Carolyn Hinson
2014 - No Award (Lifetime award given to GInny O'Hare)
2013 - No Award
2012 - Heather Trainer
2011 - Anne Parys
2010 - Cindy Eichmuller

ALA Awards

YearCategoryLevelCommittee Members
2019-2020President’s Award of ExcellencePLATINUMCindy Eichmuller and the PLAA Board of Directors
2018-2019President’s Award of ExcellencePLATINUMJanine Book and the PLAA Board of Directors
2017-2018President’s Award of ExcellencePLATINUMGreg Rush and the PLAA Board of Directors
2016-2017President’s Award of ExcellencePLATINUMCarolyn Hinson and the PLAA Board of Directors
2015-2016President’s Award of ExcellencePLATINUMBetty McGuire and the PLAA Board of Directors
2014-2015President’s Award of ExcellencePLATINUMAnne Parys and the PLAA Board of Directors
2013-2014President’s Award of ExcellencePLATINUMSandra Fantini and the PLAA Board of Directors
2012-2013President’s Award of ExcellencePLATINUMGail Semonian and the PLAA Board of Directors
2011-2012President’s Award of ExcellencePLATINUMPenny Lotz and the PLAA Board of Directors
2011-2012Visibility – Managing Partner Event2nd Place
(Large Chapters)
Penny Lotz and the PLAA Board of Directors
2011-2012Business Partner RelationsHonorable MentionMichael Somerhalder & Roberta Bauer, Chair & Co-Chair – Business Partner Relations
2011-2012Education Excellence – Legal IndustryHonorable MentionTracy Pape, Education Chair
2011-2012Visibility – Bar relationsHonorable MentionGail Semonian, Programs Chair
2010-2011President’s Award of ExcellencePLATINUMRobert Conway and the PLAA Board of Directors
2010-2011Programs Visibility - PLMWHonorable MentionPenny Lotz, Programs Chair
2010-2011ROAR Membership BrochureHonorable MentionStephanie Wagner, ROAR Chair
2010-2011Education Conference / Education ExcellenceHonorable MentionCindy Eichmuller, Education Conference Chair
2009-2010President’s Award of ExcellencePLATINUMCarol Feldman and the PLAA Board of Directors
2009-2010Recruitment & Retention (ROAR)Honorable MentionCindy Eichmuller, Education Conference Chair
2009-2010WebsiteHonorable MentionGreg Rush and the PLAA Board of Directors
2008-2009President’s Award of ExcellencePLATINUMCorinne McCartney and the PLAA Board of Directors
2008-2009NewsletterHonorable MentionPenny Lotz, Chair
2008-2009Recruitment & Retention (ROAR)Honorable MentionTracy Pape, Chair
2008-2009Vendor PartneringHonorable MentionJanine Book, Chair
2008-2009Visibility – Professional Legal Management Week (Sharing a ‘Typical’ Day at the Office)Third PlaceCarol Feldman
2008-2009WebsiteHonorable MentionKevin Driscoll, Chair
2007-2008President’s Award of ExcellenceGOLDKathy Sullivan and the PLAA Board of Directors
2007-2008Community ServiceHonorable MentionLisa Pollice, Chair
2007-2008NewsletterThird PlaceKevin Driscoll, Chair
2007-2008EducationHonorable MentionMark Hill, Chair
2006-2007President’s Award of ExcellencePLATINUMMike Somerhalder and the PLAA Board of Directors
2006-2007Community ServiceHonorable MentionLisa Pollice, Chair
2006-2007NewsletterThird PlaceKevin Driscoll, Chair
2006-2007Membership BrochureHonorable MentionCarol Feldman, Chair
2006-2007Professional Legal Management WeekFirst PlaceJanine Book and Kathy Sullivan
2005-2006President’s Award of ExcellencePLATINUMMary Jo Cieply and the PLAA Board of Directors
2005-2006Activating VolunteersHonorable MentionMary Jo Cieply and the PLAA Board of Directors
2005-2006Community ServiceHonorable MentionDaryl Scott, Chair
2005-2006Education - Communication & General Management for PLAA annual conference "Gangsters, Flappers & G-Men - the Many Roles of the Legal Administrator"First PlaceJoAnn Kaczmarek, Chair
2005-2006Recruitment & Retention - Reach Out & Recruit (ROAR)Third PlaceSandra Fantini, Chair
2004-2005President’s Award of ExcellenceHonorable MentionLynn Chiafullo and the PLAA Board of Directors
2004-2005Community ServiceHonorable MentionCindy Eichmuller, Chair
2004-2005Education - (Includes Informative HR Series)Honorable MentionMike Somerhalder, Chair
2004-2005NewsletterHonorable MentionKeith Cameron, Cathy Gorshin, Donald Toth
2004-2005Vendor PartneringHonorable MentionSandra Fantini, Chair
2003-2004President’s Award of ExcellencePLATINUMJanine Book and the PLAA Board of Directors
2002-2003President’s Award of ExcellenceGOLDColin Smith and the PLAA Board of Directors
2001-2002President’s Award of ExcellenceGOLDDonna Michael and the PLAA Board of Directors
2000-2001President’s Award of ExcellenceSILVERGinny O’Hare and the PLAA Board of Directors
1999-2000President’s Award of ExcellenceSILVERBill Mech and the PLAA Board of Directors
1998-1999President’s Award of ExcellenceGOLDKeith Cameron and the PLAA Board of Directors
1997-1998President’s Award of ExcellenceSILVERJohn Rosicky and the PLAA Board of Directors
1996-1997President’s Award of ExcellenceGOLDMargaret McClave and the PLAA Board of Directors
1995-1996President’s Award of ExcellenceSILVERLucinda Ramsey and the PLAA Board of Directors