Recognize Excellence Within Your Community or Industry

The highest recognition of individual achievement is the Excellence Awards Program, which pays tribute to individuals in eight categories.

By nominating someone for an NTCA Excellence Award, you help NTCA provide national recognition for those who have shown commitment to their community and our industry. You also promote awareness of rural achievements and highlight positive impacts on your community. Recipients receive recognition in NTCA publications, on social media and on our website.

Nominations are accepted annually in August and are sent to the Awards Committee for review prior to the Fall Conference. Winners are honored during a ceremony at the Rural Telecom Industry Meeting & Expo (RTIME) among 2,400 industry leaders.

CATEGORIES

Associate Member Outstanding Achievement
Recognizes outstanding personal and professional accomplishments to honor associate members who, in conjunction with their NTCA membership, have performed extraordinary service for the benefit of the telecommunications industry. This award is presented to an individual currently employed by, or recently retired from, an associate member company.

Director Life Achievement
Presented to one director to honor a lifetime of service in rural telecommunications that best exemplifies the ideals of all rural telecommunications systems.

Heroism
Recognizes examples of true humanitarianism in which an individual acts without self-regard to come to the aid of others in a life-threatening situation, on or off the job.

Key Employee
Recognizes significant contributions to a company’s growth and success. This award underlies the efforts of a key employee, other than a manager or director, in such areas as engineering, data processing, subscriber relations and general administration.

Manager Life Achievement
Presented to one manager to honor a lifetime of service in rural telecommunications that best exemplifies the ideals of all rural telecommunications systems.

Management Innovation
Recognizes outstanding and innovative management achievement of a telecommunications manager (not limited to general manager). This award honors excellence in overall administrative management and groundbreaking efforts in specific areas, such as financial management, outside plant management, customer service management, company culture and collaboration.

Outstanding Marketing Achievement
Recognizes outstanding and innovative marketing achievement of a telecommunications employee (not limited to manager). This award honors excellence in overall marketing and groundbreaking efforts in specific areas, such as campaign planning and execution, positioning of new products and services and sales performance.

Special Achievement
Recognizes an employee of a telecommunications provider, other than a general manager or director, who exhibited above and beyond commitment in areas not related to their employer or the telecommunications industry. This award might include special achievement in public service, community service or community collaboration efforts.

 

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