Call for Nominations: 2019 SHSMD Leadership Excellence Award

The SHSMD Leadership Excellence Award, formerly the Award for Individual Professional Excellence (AIPE), honors the best and brightest health care marketers, planners, and public relations/communication practitioners—individuals who are truly exemplars of the strategy professions. Awards will be presented at SHSMD Connections 2019 in Nashville, TN, September 8–11.


Nomination Deadline: April 30, 2019


Eligibility and Criteria
Nominees must be SHSMD members in good standing and should have ten or more years of experience in planning, marketing or public relations/communications, including at least five years in the health care industry. Nominees may not be currently serving on the SHSMD Board; however, past SHSMD Board members may be nominated.

Nominees’ career achievements will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Innovation (20%)
    Demonstrates creativity, diversity of thought and nimbleness to exceed the rate of change (identified in Bridging Worlds: The Future Role of the Healthcare Strategist) through innovative use of solid marketing, public relations and/or planning techniques including—but not limited to—new product development, product line management, sales, community relations, environmental analysis, strategic partnerships, competitor assessment, needs assessment, forecasting or network development
  • Enhancement of the Profession (30%)
    Participation in professional organizations, publication in the professional literature, teaching or instructional experience, professional public speaking and/or enhancing credibility of the profession.  Provide examples of how the nominee has shared knowledge and contributed to the development of healthcare strategy functions.
  • Career Achievements and Progression (25%)
    Demonstrated significant career progression, documented results and work that is reflective of the implications identified in Bridging Worlds
  • Exceptional Leadership Abilities (20%)
    Exemplifies SHSMD values: integrity, ability to work with diverse groups, motivating/mentoring others, exemplifying the values of our profession to people in other disciplines/other fields. Please provide examples of how the nominee has inspired or encouraged others to improve performance and/or instilled a sense of purpose in his or her teams.
  • Community Service (5%)
    Demonstrated mentorship, volunteer experience and/or community involvement by the nominee at the local community, regional or state level. These activities should be independent of the professional organization or employer.

Nomination Process
Self-nominations will not be considered. The nominee’s professional resume or CV is required at the time of nomination.

To nominate a colleague, please complete the online nomination form no later than April 30, 2019. NOTE: It is recommended that this downloadable form be used to conduct any pre-work before completing the online nomination form.