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Optica Treasurer's Award

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Optica Treasurer's Award

Recognizes an Optica staff member who makes significant contributions to organizational excellence, promotes and enacts innovative solutions or exemplifies inspirational leadership.

The award was established in 2016 to honor the dedication, efficiency, innovation and leadership demonstrated by the Optica staff.  

 

2023

Stewart Wills

Stewart Wills

For demonstrating excellence in writing, editing and managing content for Optica’s premier monthly magazine, Optics and Photonics News.

2022

Kari A Apter

Kari A Apter

For her service as a selfless leader and respected ambassador to Optica’s most valuable resource, its global community of volunteers and members.

2021

Kelly Cohen

Kelly Cohen

For her strong leadership, ingenuity, and resourcefulness in leading many successful OSA Publishing initiatives.

2021

Terence Patrick Rooney

Terence Patrick Rooney

For providing a world-class experience to Student Chapters through his genuine energy and thoughtful innovation.

2020

Mary E Wheeler

Mary E Wheeler

For exemplifying the type of leadership that promotes excellence amongst her coworkers, and outstanding support of the Society’s digital strategies

2019

Jessica Pagonis

Jessica Pagonis

For exceptional leadership, the ability to manage parallel and conflicting components of a conference with strategy and focus, and for cultivating an enjoyable work environment

2018

Naomi R Chavez

Naomi R Chavez

For outstanding and innovative leadership, on a continued and sustained basis, of the Optical Society’s meeting and conference portfolio

2017

M. Scott Dineen

M. Scott Dineen

For excellence in publishing technology and development of new tools essential for maintaining and enhancing OSA’s publishing leadership. PRISM and the OSA Publishing platforms are prime examples of his abilities

2016

Deborah C. Herrin

Deborah C. Herrin

For outstanding leadership, impeccable standards and visionary contributions to the development of systems and technical solutions to support OSA's myriad programs

* Deceased

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