Awards

HUD: 2023 Secretary’s Award Winner for Excellence in Healthy Homes Announced

Awardee’s efforts in Wisconsin homes focus on reducing lead paint hazards and enhancing asthma education, ensuring a healthier environment for children. Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced Wisconsin’s Healthy Housing Initiatives Portfolio (WHHIP) as the winner of the 2023 HUD Secretary’s Award for Excellence in Healthy Homes. Healthy housing is the…

SBA: Boots to Business Instructors of the Year Announced to Recognize Those Who Help Set Up Veteran-Owned Small Businesses for Success

Five Award Recipients Will be Recognized During National Veterans Small Business Week, Oct. 30 to Nov. 3 Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) named five recipients as “Boots to Business (B2B) Instructor of the Year” award winners. SBA representatives and its partner networks receive feedback about Boots to Business instructors throughout the year and honor those…

ABA: Next Generation of Bank Leaders Recognized with 2023 Emerging Leader Awards

The American Bankers Association today announced the 2023 recipients of its annual ABA Emerging Leader Awards. These awards recognize the next generation of bank leaders who are committed to the highest standards of achievement and service to both their industry and their local communities. “The 2023 ABA Emerging Leader Award recipients are a talented and diverse…

ABA: Rhode Island Banker Wins Distinguished Service Award

The ABA Foundation has named Paola Fernandez, senior vice president of community development for Centreville Bank in West Warwick, R.I., the winner of its 2023 George Bailey Distinguished Service Award. Fernandez was recognized for her dedication to building and leveraging relationships to support underserved communities throughout Rhode Island and northeastern Connecticut. She will be honored…

ABA: Eight Banks Win 2023 Community Commitment Awards

The American Bankers Association Foundation today named eight banks as 2023 Community Commitment Award winners. The annual awards recognize banks for extraordinary corporate social responsibility efforts in seven specific categories ranging from affordable housing to economic inclusion. The winners will be recognized at ABA’s Annual Convention in Nashville, Tenn. on Oct. 10. The selection committee, made up of…

ABA: Banker and Professor Receive Top Ag Banking Awards

The American Bankers Association today announced the recipients of its annual Bruning and Blanchfield Awards, the association’s premier awards presented for significant contributions to agricultural banking. ABA will honor Leonard Wolfe, president and CEO of United Bank and Trust based in Marysville, Kan. with the Bruning Award and Robert Craven, associate director of the Center…

ABA: Inaugural Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award Winners Announced

The American Bankers Association recognized inaugural winners of its new ABA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion awards today at the virtual 2023 DEI Summit. These awards celebrate ABA member banks for their internal-facing programs, leadership and activities focused on improving diversity, equity and inclusion within their workplace. “We congratulate all of the winners and honorable mentions of these inaugural…

SBA: Call for Nominations Announced for 2024 National Small Business Week Awards

Today, Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the voice for America’s 33 million small businesses in President Biden’s Cabinet, announced the call for nominations for the 2024 National Small Business Week (NSBW) Awards. The NSBW Awards recognize the outstanding achievements, triumphs, contributions, and resilience of SBA-assisted small businesses that help to drive the American economy. “Small businesses…

HUD: Secretary’s Award for Excellence in Healthy Homes Launched During National Healthy Homes Month

Seeking nominations best exemplifying programs and practices in health equity and maximizing healthy homes community impacts The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is accepting nominations for the 2023 HUD Secretary’s Award for Excellence in Healthy Homes in honor of National Healthy Homes Month (NHHM). Healthy housing is the foundation for strong, vibrant communities…

ABA: Joanne Campbell and Jim Bedsole Receive ABA Distinguished Service Awards for Risk and Compliance

Joanne Campbell, executive vice president of enterprise risk management and chief risk officer for Camden National Bank in Camden, Maine, and Jim Bedsole, senior vice president and chief compliance and risk officer for BankSouth in Greensboro, Ga., today received the 2023 American Bankers Association’s Distinguished Service Award for Risk and the Distinguished Service Award for…