The FCS created the Jamie E. DePeau Leadership Award to recognize an FCS member whose performance as a leader, in and beyond the workplace, has a transformative impact.
This annual award seeks to recognize an individual who, through personal and professional contributions to their community, serves as a living example of the selfless, inspirational leadership that Jamie DePeau embodied during her career.
Since the onset of the pandemic and throughout its ongoing impact on our daily lives, many in our community have stood up to demonstrate leadership – regardless of remote restrictions – to have a positive influence on their colleagues, communities and families.
We invite you to nominate a colleague or client, in recognition of the leadership he or she demonstrates – whether by volunteering, mentoring, participating in company service programs… or any other role in which the lives of others are enhanced by the skills and commitment of your nominee.
Together, we want to honor an FCS member whose leadership inspires and educates others to think big, to break down barriers, and to perform at their highest potential.
Simply complete the Award Nomination Form no later than Thursday, November 11. Nomination forms will be reviewed in confidence by our panel of judges.
The winner will be announced on November 18, at FCS New York in-person luncheon, with the Award presented on Wednesday, December 1 during our in-person Awards Gala, when we will also celebrate the winner and runners-up of the 16th Annual FCS Financial Marketer of the Year Award.
Questions about the Award should be directed to FCS CEO Kevin Windorf.
2020 Renée Baker, Raymond James
2019 Russell Findlay, Hiscox
2018 David Bernstein, Captivate; Fly A Kite Foundation
2017 Caroline O’Connell, BNY Mellon
2016 Berta Aldrich, FS Investments
About Jamie E. DePeau
Jamie DePeau, Corporate Chief Marketing Officer, Lincoln Financial Group, was a true friend of the FCS and very supportive of our mission of community, education and philanthropy. She was an active member in the FCS Marketing Leadership Roundtable since its founding in 2012. That year, she participated in our Annual Education Summit, serving on a panel with fellow CMOs. In 2013, she served as one of our guest presenters at the 19th Annual FCS Portfolio Awards. When she was SVP, Marketing at TIAA-CREF, she presented at our monthly luncheon at the New York Yacht Club in December of 2007.
Jamie passed away in February of 2016. In April of that year, her work at Lincoln was recognized posthumously as her marketing team and their agency won seven trophies at the 22nd Annual FCS Portfolio Awards. In addition to her own participation, Jamie encouraged her Lincoln colleagues to get involved with the FCS.
Outside of work, Jamie was very active at her community church, where she held senior roles in the parish’s lay leadership, as well as performing in its choir. She was a volunteer for the Ridgewood Baseball and Softball Association and for other Ridgewood youth sports groups.
In addition to her roles as mother and wife, boss and colleague, Jamie is remembered as a mentor and friend, and always a leader.
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