Established Leader

The Established Leader award recognizes CIP Society members who have achieved sustained success through their demonstrated leadership qualities and the significant impact they have made on their organizations, their communities and the industry:

Personal Qualities

Team leader: Engages and leads others and treats everyone with respect.
Mentor: Provides guidance and advice to others.
Good communicator: Communicates complex thoughts and ideas.

Professional Commitment and Accomplishments

Professional: Passionate about and dedicated to his/her profession.
Bold: Has the confidence and experience to make tough decisions.
Impactful: Directly impacts the success of his/her organization.
Educated: Passionate about lifelong learning.

Industry Contributions

Committed: Contributes personal time to the success of the industry.
Influential: Makes a significant contribution to the industry that is both long-term and wide-reaching.
Visionary: Has a unique ability to understand what the future of the industry will hold and to move in the right direction.

Community Contributions

Altruistic: Shows compassion and care towards others.
Dedicated: Contributes personal time, expertise and resources to his/her community.
Mobilizer: Demonstrates leadership and galvanizes efforts to address issues in his/her community.


Established Leader award nomination form [PDF, 252 KB]
Established Leader award nomination form [Word, 118 KB]
Nomination guide [PDF, 901 KB]