Awards and Recognition
Every year, the luncheon held in conjunction with the Room Show also serves as UMAPP's annual meeting of members. This is because we have the most members in one place, sitting down, at one time. During this meal, UMAPP's president gives a State of the Association address, important updates or announcements, and also presents deserving individuals with a Lifetime Achievement Award, Volunteer of the Year Award, and the Hall of Fame Award. Of course, the membership must do their part as well by nominating individuals for these awards.
NEW! UMAPP is posting the awards nomination forms online for use during the year. So, whenever you think of someone to nominate, visit this page, fill out the form, save it on your computer (important), and then email it as an attachment to [email protected]. The deadline every year for all nomination forms will be December 31. The award nominations will be reviewed and the recipients chosen. The nominator will be notified and can then inform their candidate themselves, or ask UMAPP to notify them. The awards will be presented at the annual meeting of members luncheon held every year in conjunction with the Room Show.
HALL OF FAME AWARD EXPLANATION AND NOMINATION FORM - Fill-in PDF
SUPER STAR AWARD EXPLANATION AND NOMINATION FORM - Fill-in PDF
VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD EXPLANATION AND NOMINATION FORM (to be completed by a UMAPP Board or Committee Member)
Congratulations to the 2020 award winners:
To give recognition to outstanding promotional product individuals who have demonstrated long‐time and successful commitment to their careers and communities. These individuals have made a strong impact through enthusiastic dedication in the promotional products industry over their lifetime.
Scott Hareid, Hareid Marketing (2020)
Previous Winners of the Lifetime Achievement Award:
Virginia Lemmer - 2019
Sue Tobias | 2017
Melinda Marr | 2016
Gary Haley | 2015
Al and Phyllis Hohenwald | 2013
Dick Donlin and Al Badiner | 2012
Eric Johnson and Eileen Reasland -1st year | 2011
Hall of Fame
UMAPP Hall of Fame Award is given to a person that has achieved outstanding honors within UMAPP Regional Association for their contributions.
Steve Meyer, RiteLine (2020)
Sue Selseth, Executive Director of UMAPP. Sue has been the Executive Director for over 20 years. The UMAPP Board decided to surprise her with a Hall of Fame award for her years of past and for future service to the Association.
Melinda Marr | 2019
Tom Donlin | 2018
Sue Kennedy, MAS | 2017
Joe Durand, MAS | 2015
Phil Sibinski | 2008
Mike Fey, MAS | 2006
Barb Gerlach, CAS | 2005
Sue Tobias, MAS | 2003
Jim Moore, MAS | 2001
Brian Trowbridge, CAS | 2000
Super Star AWard
To recognize a person within their company who has proven to be invaluable and consistently goes above and beyond what is expected. These people are often invisible to the industry outside of the company and UMAPP would like to give member companies an opportunity to show support for these heros. Examples could include someone in the support staff area, customer service, accounting, factory, etc.
|Rick Poferl, Storm Creek||Ben Mosey, Fields Manufacturing||Nikki Rothstein, Dubow Textile|
Michelle Gunderson, Fields Manufacturing | 2019
Devin Martin, Advance Corporation | 2018
Volunteer of the Year Award
A UMAPP volunteer who has shown exceptional dedication.
Sabrina Franz 2019
Melinda Marr 2007
Jamie Kuklok 2008
Scott Hareid 2009
David Hawes 2010
Rena Ashfeld 2011
Bill Benolken 2012
Dawn Lucchesi 2013
Scott Mueller 2014
Todd Pottebaum 2015
Tom Donlin 2016
Gary Haley 2017
Kim Hamlin 2018