2013 NCIA Awards

2013 NCIA AWARDS

The National Correctional Industries Association (NCIA) is dedicated to the professional growth and development of individuals who work in Correctional Industries. Each year at the Enterprise National Training Conference, NCIA recognizes these individuals who have dedicated themselves to the integrity of the unique field that is Correctional Industries.

2013 Rodli Award Recipient:
Andrew S. Farquhar, PhD (AL)

2013 McLaughlin Award Recipient:
Leonard Greenstone (posthumous) (CA)

2013 Marketing & Sales Award Recipient: 
Jessica Berg (MN)

2013 National Staff Award Recipient:
Cheri Kraus (KY)

2013 Annual Report Award Recipient: 
PRIDE Enterprises

2013 Staff Award Recipient, Southeast Region: 
Cheri Kraus (KY)

2013 Staff Award Recipient, Central Region:
Robin Stinson (MI)

2013 Staff Award Recipient, Western Region:
Kevin Mickelson (MT)

2013 Staff Award Recipient, Northeast Region:
Paul Rosenblatt (MD)

2013 Staff Award Recipient, South Central Region:
Donna Walker (MS)

2013 NCIA Honor Roll:
Charles Chalmers (VA)
James Clinton (IL)
Jeremy Elder (NE)
Rick George (WV)
Mary Hall (TN)
David Hartley (UNICOR/FPI)
Lyle Hedrick (AL)
Janet Kieser (IN)
Cheri Kraus (KY)**
Ann LeFevre (PA)
Itena Lynch (NC)
Kevin Mickelson (MT)*
Becky Munoz (IA)
Steve Neff (NE)
Raymond Parks (FL)
Rick Reichert (MN)
Alan Reiter (IA)
Michael Ringler (UNICOR/FPI)
Claude Roberson (UNICOR/FPI)
Paul Rosenblatt (MD)*
Robin Stinson (MI)*
Alvin Vaclavik (TX)
Nicholas Ventetuolo (RI)
Donna Walker (MS)*
Jason Worhach (UNICOR/FPI)

*Regional Winner
**National Winner

The 2013 NCIA Award Winners will be recognized at the NCIA Awards Banquet on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 during the NCIA Enterprise 2013 National Training Conference in Charlotte, NC.  Please join us in congratulating and recognizing the achievements of these individuals and organizations at the Awards Banquet.

Register for the Enterprise 2013 National Training Conference.

NCIA Award descriptions and criteria are as follows:

The Rodli Award
The Rodli Award honors Gib and Bob Rodli, who worked tirelessly to assist the National Correctional Industries Association for many years. This award, established in 1978, recognizes a Correctional Industries Administrator/Director of Industries (former or current) who has made sustained, outstanding contributions to the Correctional Industries field and/or the NCIA during the course of his/her career. The following criteria apply:

  • Candidates must be working or have worked in correctional industries for a minimum of five years.
  • Candidates must be NCIA members for a minimum of three years prior to nomination (agency or practitioner membership applies).
  • Candidates can be nominated by an NCIA member of any membership category.

The McLaughlin Award
In 1994, the NCIA Board of Directors created the McLaughlin Award to recognize significant national contributions by an individual or organization not working directly in correctional industries who has contributed to enhancing the field’s image, development and professionalism. The award was named in honor of James A. McLaughlin. Mr. McLaughlin had a long and distinguished career with the Canadian Penitentiary Service. He served as the Assistant Commissioner for Industries and Training and was instrumental in the changing of prison work from an activity designed to occupy prisoners, to a well-managed program of job training. The following criteria apply:

  • Candidates are not required to be NCIA members, but are required to have supported the field of correctional industries on a national level for a sustained period of time.
  • Any entity or individual that currently or previously has been financially supported in part or in whole by the field of correctional industries may not be nominated for this award to eliminate any direct, indirect or perceived financial gain as a result of the nomination.

The National Staff Award and NCIA Honor Roll
The Staff Award was originally established in 1980 to recognize the quality of correctional industries personnel. In 2004, the NCIA Board of Directors revised the award to encourage submissions of staff award nominations from every state. NCIA regions are encouraged to solicit candidates from every state within their region (all of whom become a member of the NCIA Honor Roll for that year) and then select a final candidate to represent the region in the competition for the National Staff Award. The NCIA Board of Directors then selects the National Staff Award winner from among the five Regional Staff Award winners. This award recognizes superior performance and supervisory excellence of a correctional industries staff member, other than the industries director/administrator, who has made a significant and sustained contribution to a correctional industries program. The following criteria apply:

  • Candidates must be working or have worked in correctional industries for a minimum of three years.
  • Candidates must be NCIA members for a minimum of one year prior to nomination (agency or practitioner membership applies).
  • Candidates should excel in the utilization of human resources, effectiveness in meeting goals and objectives, and quality of service or contribution.

Marketing & Sales Person of the Year Award
This award recognizes an individual in the marketing and sales area of correctional industries who inspires trust and knows how to build relationships with customers, support, and manufacturing personnel. The following criteria apply:

  • Candidates must be working or have worked in correctional industries for a minimum of three years.
  • Candidates must be NCIA members for a minimum of one year prior to nomination (agency or practitioner membership applies).
  • Candidates should display a “can-do” attitude when it comes to solutions and sustaining the business under the most confining selling environment; a constant display of powerful and positive excitement presenting the correctional industries message and product line to the customer base; dedication to being an expert in their area of correctional industry business; and be considered by their customers to be a resource that can be relied upon to meet their needs.
  • Candidates can be nominated by an NCIA member of any membership category.

Jail Industries Award
This award recognizes superior performance and supervisory excellence of a jail industries staff member who has made a significant and sustained contribution to a jail industries program. The following criteria apply:

  • Candidates must be working or have worked in jail industries for a minimum of three years.
  • Candidates must be NCIA members for a minimum of one year prior to nomination (agency or practitioner membership applies).
  • Candidates should excel in the utilization of human resources, effectiveness in meeting goals and objectives, and quality of service or contribution.
  • Candidates must have the endorsement of their supervisor and jail industries administrator.

Corporate Member Award

This award recognizes significant contributions by a corporate member to NCIA and/or the field of correctional industries that result in the technological, professional and/or legislative advancement of the field. The following criteria apply:

  • Candidates must be working or have worked as a supplier or service provider to correctional industries for a minimum of five years.
  • Candidates must be NCIA members for a minimum of three years prior to nomination (corporate or corporate plus membership applies).

The Annual Report Award of Excellence

This award honors the Prison or Jail Industry that demonstrates excellence in design, content and in-house printing of their annual report. Inmate contributions in the design, layout and writing of the report is encouraged. Winning reports will be displayed at the NCIA Annual Conference.

  • The Annual Report Submitted must have been published within the proceeding twelve (12) months form entry date
  • The Annual Report mush have been printed utilizing Correction Industries resources/inmate labor. Printing may be outsourced to another Correctional Industries Print Shop.
  • Completed entry tags must be taped securely to the back of each report.

Distinguished Service Award

This award recognizes distinguished service outside of the realm of the above awards. Candidates are not required to be NCIA members, but are required to have demonstrated significant efforts in the support of Correctional Industry Programs. A nomination for this award must be initiated and submitted by a Board member.

General Criteria (applicable to all awards):

  • The nominator and nominee submitted for an NCIA award must be an NCIA member in good standing with the exception of the McLaughlin and Distinguished Service Awards.
  • The nomination for an award must be initiated and submitted by a qualifying individual in accordance with the above noted criteria.
  • Nominations for awards cannot result in financial gain or interest to the nominee or nominator.
  • All nominations, except for the National Staff Award, will be forwarded to the Awards Committee for review and approval prior to the names being placed on the ballot. The National Staff Award is an exception because this award is generated through the regions.
  • The NCIA Board of Directors votes on the ballot of names submitted by the Awards Committee for each award.
  • Each award will be evaluated annually for a recipient.