The International Special Events Society (ISES) has announced its 2013-14 Spirit of Excellence award winners, honoring both chapters and individuals.
Chapters are recognized for excellence in communications, programming and education, membership retention and growth programs, and international engagement. Individual awards go to ISES volunteers for their service.
- Chapter of the year: Austin, Texas. (Honorable mention, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.)
- Communications: Vancouver. (Honorable mention, New England.)
- Programming and education: Austin. (Honorable mention, Vancouver.)
- Special projects: Austin. (Honarable mentions, Calgary and Edmonton.)
- International engagement: Minneapolis-St. Paul Chapter. (Honorable mention, Vancouver.)
- Membership retention: Orlando.
- Membership growth: Seattle.
- Region of the year: Southeast.
- Membership recruitment: Vince Iannaggi, Cleveland.
- Volunteer of the year: Terry Singleton, CSEP, CDMP, Greater Atlanta chapter.
- Mettle Attitude award: Gwen Helbush, CSEP, Northern California chapter
- J. Robert Graves Pioneer Award: Kelly Treadway, Greater Atlanta chapter.