Jason Kinsey Award

The Jason Kinsey Award Winner is selected by the Executive Leadership each year for outstanding service to the Association.

2021 Jason Kinsey Award Winner

Bernard Badiali

Award Information

BACKGROUND
From its earliest days, Jason Kinsey served NAPDS tirelessly as the conference coordinator with the University of South Carolina’s conference planning unit. He handled association and annual conference logistics and arrangements gracefully and efficiently, always available by phone or email to address concerns from members and officers. Upon his untimely death in 2015, the NAPDS leadership team established an award in his honor for individuals who have made important contributions, over time, to the organization.

SELECTION CRITERIA
The criteria for the Jason Kinsey Award are intentionally vague, as the organization recognizes that contributions may take many forms. The essential qualification is that the individual to be honored must have served to advance the mission and goals of NAPDS in a significant and enduring way.  Honorees do not have to be members of NAPDS.

PRESENTATION OF AWARD
A Jason Kinsey Award plaque will be awarded at the Annual NAPDS Conference. The Awards Committee will make arrangements for the honoree to be in attendance without revealing the award to the honoree in advance, if possible. Following the conference, the Awards Committee will prepare a press release for dissemination by the honoree, as desired.

Past Award Winners

2021
Bernard Badiali

2020
Karen Hassell

2019
Billy Dixon

2018
JoAnne Ferrara

2017
Renee Middleton

2016
Jason Kinsey