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What is it?

The digitalNow Leaders of Distinction program is designed to introduce up-and-coming association leaders to the digitalNow community by awarding them a complimentary digitalNow registration and facilitating their integration into the community through mentoring and networking support during the event.

Who is eligible?

Any association CEO who has been appointed from 2012- 2017, or any emerging association executive is eligible to be nominated for this award.

What is the nomination process?

Candidates may be nominated by a member of the digitalNow Advisory Group or a peer or colleague. You may also nominate yourself, provided you meet the eligibility criteria. 

What are the selection criteria?

In addition to meeting the eligibility requirement of being a newly appointed association CEO (within the past five years), or an up-and-coming executive, each nomination must be accompanied by a statement about why the nominee is a good fit for the digitalNow community. Those who nominate themselves may create their own statement(s) or may include quotes or recommendations from a colleague.

What is the process to apply?

Simply fill out the nomination form below.

What is the deadline to submit a name?

All nominations must be in by March 16, 2018. Candidates will be selected and announced by April 2, 2018.


For technical issues or questions about the submission process, contact Julie McKown.

For questions about the nomination or selection criteria, or to learn how you can support this program as a Patron, contact Don Dea.


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Program Terms and Conditions

Please note that Leaders of Distinction are awarded a complimentary digitalNow registration, but are responsible for their own travel and lodging expenses.
Leaders of Distinction agree to participate in sharing their digitalNow experience through social media posts, interviews, and press stories to be determined.