In 2016, 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 his/her community, serves as a living example of the selfless, inspirational leadership that Jamie DePeau embodied during her career.
In 2016, the inaugural year of the Award, the recipient was Berta Aldrich, CMO of FS Investments. In 2017, Caroline O'Connell, CMO, Investments, BNY Mellon, was recognized with the Award. Last year, David Bernstein, National Sales Director, Captivate, was our honoree, in recognition of his volunteerism and personal mission in founding the Fly A Kite Foundation with his wife Deena.
Nominations are accepted from across the financial marketing industry. Nominees need not serve in corporate leadership positions, but nominees are expected to be involved in the FCS in any capacity, including as participants or guests at our events. Nationally, our 50+ events a year attract nearly 1,800 guests; we know there are many worthy leaders in our community who warrant recognition.
To nominate your colleague, your client, or even yourself, please visit our dedicated Awards page.
The deadline for nominations is Friday, November 1st. Nomination forms will be reviewed in confidence by our panel of judges.
The winner will be announced on November 12th with the Award presented on November 21st at our Awards Gala Dinner in New York City, where we will also celebrate the winner and runners-up of the 14th Annual FCS Financial Marketer of the Year Award.
Questions about the Award or the Gala should be directed to FCS CEO Kevin Windorf.