NCMA recognizes the outstanding efforts of members, leaders, and chapters. We’ve even awarded some non-members for extraordinary work.

Descriptions of the NCMA awards and nomination/application deadlines are listed below. Email or call 800-344-8096 with any questions.

Lifetime Achievement Award

This award is presented annually to a nationally renowned and distinguished NCMA member who has made a significant contribution to contract management and NCMA. It recognizes individuals with a remarkable reputation for professionalism and exception achievement in contract management. It is NCMA’s highest award.

  • Must be an NCMA member
  • Worked in the CM profession a minimum of 20 years
  • Previous award winners are not eligible (includes Dana, Keen, Roback winners)
  • Current NCMA National board members are not eligible

2021 Recipient

Terry Raney

Terry Raney, PhD

CACI International 







Fellow Award

The Fellow designation recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of contracting and to NCMA. It is the second-highest award given by the Association. The first three Fellows (Stuart Davidson, Bert DuMars, and Sy Gottlieb) were approved by the Executive Council on January 9, 1967. Although the specific criteria have evolved over time, the broad categories of service required for selection as an NCMA Fellow have remained the same. (members-only)

2021 Recipients

Headshot_AndersonClara A. Anderson, CPCM, CFCM, CCCM

Huntington Ingalls Industries






Headshot_Campbell-MaherJoann Campbell-Maher, CPCM, CFCM, CCCM

SRC, Inc. 






Sheralyn Fallon, CPCM, CFCM

MIT Lincoln Laboratory 




Headshot_GraganDavid P. Gragan

DC Office of Contracting and Procurement



Headshot_KittrellDemetrius D. Kittrell

US Department of Health and Human Services OS/ASPR/ORM





Headshot_MattinglyMarcus H. Mattingly, CPCM, CFCM

502D Contracting Squadron 




Headshot_RandallSherrie N. Randall, CFCM

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Financial Resources, Office of Acquisition Services 






Headshot_RinaldiAlbert A. Rinaldi, CFCM

Innovative Concepts Division, US Army Contracting Command- New Jersey 





Headshot_RobertsonAllison R. Robertson, CFCM

Chenega Corporation 





Headshot_ThibodeauxSusan B. Thibodeaux, CFCM

Caliburn International, LLC 









Headshot_ThompsonAmanda S. Thompson, CFCM

JJR Solutions, LLC 






Colleen Timmer, CFCM, GDIT 








The purpose of this award is to recognize outstanding NCMA Fellows, stimulate continuous contributions to NCMA and the contract management profession by Fellows, and recognize accomplishments at the Chapter and National levels.

2021 Recipients

Po Collins Headshot 2Po Powell Collins, CPCM, C.P.M., Fellow

Fermi Research Alliance, LLC





Headshot_Don_ShannonDonald E. Shannon, CPCM, CFCM, Fellow

Government Contracts and Proposal Consultant



Janice Smets HeadshotDr. Janice Smets, CPCM, CFCM, Fellow

DoD Retired, e-Learning Professor





Elmer B. Staats Contracting Professional Excellence Award

The Procurement Round Table, in cooperation with the National Contract Management Association, will award $5,000, at the 2021 NCMA World Congress conference, to a federal acquisition professional who has contributed significantly to contracting operations or acquisition policy. Learn more.

2021 Recipient

Michelle Rand HeadshotMichelle Rand







Best Contract Management Magazine Article Award

This award recognizes the best articles published in NCMA’s Contract Management magazine for the past calendar year. It was established in 1971 by NCMA Life Member and Fellow Norman Singer to provide an added incentive to NCMA members to submit well-written, relevant articles for publication in Contract Management Magazine.

2021 Recipient

Headshot_Longo3Dennis P. Longo; "Protest Prevention: Four Factors of Effective Market Research"

Army Contracting Command





Innovation in Contracting Award

The Innovation in Contracting Award recognizes successful applications of innovative or leading-edge contract management practices in ways not previously demonstrated to achieve a mission or organizational goals and results.

2021 Recipient

PIL_Logo_noshadow_2021DHS Procurement Innovation Lab (PIL) Team 

Team Members:

  • Polly Hall
  • Sandra Oliver Schmidt
  • Scott E. Simpson
  • Nicolette Viering
  • Trevor Wagner


Advancing Professionals Award

This award recognizes rising stars and top performers coming into their own as leaders in contract management and in NCMA.

**Application period is now open**
Download your application today. Submit your applications to by August 31, 2021.

Chapter Excellence Award

This award is designed to recognize the most outstanding Chapters based on set criteria for determination.

**Application period is now open**
Download your application today. Submit your applications to by August 31, 2021.


Outstanding Chapter Volunteer Award

This award recognizes NCMA Chapter members who demonstrate dedicated service to the NCMA community through volunteerism.

**Application period is now open**
Download your application today. Submit your applications to by August 31, 2021.