April 12, 2022

IOA Honors Professional Leaders at 2022 Conference

At its annual conference last week, the
International Ombuds Association debuted a new award and also recognized several outstanding retired members. Both awards show appreciation for significant contributions to the Organizational Ombuds profession and the association. IOA's first Trailblazer Award was given to Chuck Howard, for his lifetime of leadership and contributions, including serving as IOA's first Executive Director and writing two books.

IOA also recognized four new Distinguished Emeritus Members. This award comes from peer nominations and is given only to retired Ombuds with a record of significant service. This year the honor was given to:
  • Jenna Brown, Retired, University of Denver, member since 2000;
  • Isabel Calderon, Retired, Mars, Inc., member since 2006;
  • Glenda Dickson, Retired, Clemson University, member since 2000; and
  • Willem Kweens, Retired, Mars, Inc., member since 2009

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