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Outstanding individuals and organizations in the compliance industry are recognized and honored through the SILA Awards program. SILA Awards are presented annually at the National Education Conference. Recipients are nominated by their peers, which makes the awards especially meaningful.

Licensing/Registration Administrator of the Year Award

The winner is a person who demonstrates leadership and initiative in addressing and overcoming difficult and demanding licensing and compliance issues. This respected and coveted award is a meaningful and important career milestone. To preserve the high standards of this award, please be sure your nominee is worthy of such recognition.

Qualifications are as follows:

  • Nominees must have at least two years of experience in insurance licensing or securities registrations, or a related area.
  • Nominees must hold a SILA Association or SILA Fellow designation.
  • Nominees must be active members of SILA.
  • Previous winners are not eligible.

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President's Award

SILA appreciates our committed members who model dedication through active service. The President’s Award recognizes a highly involved and tireless member who sets a high standard of volunteer service over an extended period of time. Qualifications are as follows:

  • Nominees must demonstrate dedication and continuous volunteering and service to SILA over a number of years.
  • Nominees must be active members of SILA.
  • Nominees must have a minimum of two years’ experience in insurance licensing or securities registration-related area.
  • Previous winners are not eligible.

Warren Spruill Regulator Recognition Award

This award is presented to an industry regulator who demonstrates leadership and initiative in the improvement of the relationship between the insurance departments and the licensing/securities industries. Warren E. Spruill was an insurance/securities regulator from Virginia and an active SILA member. We lost Warren due to an accident that took him away much too soon. This award recognizes a regulator who demonstrates Warren’s brilliant spirit of cooperation. Qualifications are as follows:

  • The nomination must include reasons why the regulator should be given the award, such as: improving the relationship between the insurance department and the companies and agencies, through education and awareness of industry changes.
  • Nominees must have at least two years of experience in insurance licensing or a licensing-related area.

The regulator will be recognized at the National Education Conference. Attendance at the Conference is preferred but is not required.

Robert Kennedy Appreciation Award

An individual who has made an outstanding contribution to SILA will receive this honor. Bob Kennnedy was an employee of Marsh USA and a SILA member, who lost his life in the attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Bob was an upbeat, kind, helpful and generous man. He had a wonderful sense of humor, a great laugh and he loved to tell jokes and stories. He was a man who loved and valued his family. Bob was active in SILA, attending New York/New Jersey Chapter meetings and other events. To learn more about Bob Kennedy go to the Marsh Memorial website. The recipient of the Robert C. Kennedy Award must demonstrate dedication in continuous volunteer service to SILA, in addition to the advancement of the SILA objectives and principles. Previously called the “Appreciation Award: Individual”, on February 12, 2002, the SILA Advisory Board voted to change the name to the “Robert C. Kennedy Appreciation Award”. Qualifications are as follows:

  • Nominees must demonstrate dedication and continuous volunteering and service to SILA.
  • Nominees must be active members of SILA.
  • Nominees must have a minimum of two years’ experience in an insurance licensing or securities registration-related area.
  • Previous winners are not eligible.

Organization of the Year Award

This award is reserved for an excellent organization that demonstrates leadership and dedication in continuous service to the insurance and/or securities industries.

Qualifications are as follows:

  • Nominees may be insurers, agencies, chapters and volunteer teams.
  • Nominees must demonstrate dedication and continuous support and service to SILA.
  • Nominees must have at least one active member of SILA.
  • Previous winners are not eligible.

Bruce Saenger Education Award

Bruce Saenger was a long time member of SILA who had a passion for the insurance industry in particular, education and professional development. Bruce actively participated in the SILA Education Committee and was subsequently elected to chair the Committee as Education Director. He shared his talents and passion for education with the SILA Foundation where he led the development of the current SILA Certification Program, a three-tiered program with line-specific concentrations. Bruce also served briefly as SILA President Elect. The award is to be presented to an individual who has demonstrated a passion for insurance and/or securities related education topics: pre-licensing/pre-registration, continuing education, and professional development.

Qualifications are as follows:

  • Nominees must have demonstrated a passion for insurance and/or securities related education topics: pre-licensing/pre-registration, continuing education, and professional development.
  • Nominees must have at least two years of experience in insurance licensing or securities registrations, or a related area.
  • Nominees must have attended at least one SILA Annual Education Conference, or at least 3 Chapter or Virtual meetings.
  • Nominees must have completed the SILA certification (3 course) program or obtained the SILA Designation.
  • Nominees must be active members of SILA.
  • Previous winners are not eligible.
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Nominations

SILA members are encouraged to submit the names of nominees to the Nominating Committee during the month of July annually. The SILA Board of Directors will review the nominations and vote when the nomination period has ended. When completing the Awards Nomination Form, you’ll have the opportunity to indicate the reasons why an individual or company should receive an award.

  • Nominees must be active members of SILA.
  • Nominees for each award will be posted on the SILA website prior to the National Education Conference. One nominee will be selected for each award, and nomination, in itself, is a great honor.
  • Awards are presented at the SILA National Education Conference. Attendance is preferred, but not required.
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