VAL ANDRES AWARD
GMIS Illinois was founded in 1988 by Ms. Val Andres, an Information Technologies professional. Ms. Andres' inspiration was to create and foster a group of technology professionals from within the public sector wherein project concepts could be openly shared.
In 2006 the Val Andres Award was established and awarded to Val on behalf of her unwavering and continuing dedication to the organization and now the award is given annually in her honor.
Every year, just prior to the annual GIANTS conference, a committee chaired by Val Andres and comprised of former award recipients selects a member of the GMIS Illinois organization for this award. Recipients are chosen based on their spirit, dedication and significant contribution to GMIS Illinois.
VAL ANDRES AWARD RECIPIENTS
2006 Val Andres 2014 Joan Middleton
2007 Diane Nelson 2015 Brian Johanpeter
2008 Steve Macygin 2016 Marc Thorson
2009 Victor Ambroziak 2017 Denise Steffen
2010 Chris Westgor 2018 Lori Baker
2011 Glen Liljeberg 2019 Rick Kaczanko
2012 Robert Giddens 2022 James Kastrantas
2013 Sam Ferguson