The NPA awards for professionals demonstrate the best balance of professional responsibilities including technical competency, ethics and a proper professional, education and industry credentials, community and industry contributions, leadership, professional affiliation.
Best Networking Professional Career Achievement Award
Debra Rowe – Knowledge Management Lead for the Operations Group, Information Technology Directorate, Air Traffic Organization of the Federal Aviation Administration, West Columbia, South Carolina.
Best Mentor Award
– President, Tech Brainy Consulting, Aliso Viejo, California
Professional Excellence and Innovation Award: Corporate Fortune X
Michael Morris – Technical Team Lead and Network Architect – IT Communications Engineering, NetApp, RTP, North Carolina
Professional Excellence and Innovation Award: Government
James E. Atkinson – Budget Analyst, Special Operations Command Europe, Stuttgart, Germany
Professional Excellence and Innovation Award: Education
Bill Maynard – CIO/COO, NetCom America, Carlsbad, California
Top of the Mark — Volunteer Award
Adnan Rafik – Principal Consultant, IT Selekt Consulting and Solutions, United Arab Emirates (Dubai)