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
Boris Jocoy

– 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)

Read more about the Awards For Professionalism.