Award Recipients and Speeches

NESEA Night 2022

We were delighted to host our annual awards reception, NESEA Night, in New York City for the first time, and to bring our community together to celebrate the award recipients. View the NESEA Night 2022 Photo Album and read more about the awards and past recipients.

2022 Professional Leadership Award, Katrin Klingenberg

The NESEA Professional Leadership Award recognizes an individual who typifies exemplary professional practice coupled with exceptional humanity, and whose body of work has contributed to defining NESEA’s vision.

I am truly honored to be here tonight! Thank you so much for this award, it really means the world to me. Receiving the NESEA Professional Leadership Award is an emotional one for me.

2022 Kate Goldstein Emerging Leader Award, Anna Heath

The Kate Goldstein Emerging Leader Award recognizes a NESEA Member early in their career for their current engagement and their demonstrated potential to continue to meaningfully affect the future of NESEA

Thank you so much for honoring me with this award tonight. I was 35 feet in the air on staging at a jobsite when Flo called to tell me I'd been nominated. She asked if I had time to talk. I said sure!

2022 Distinguished Service Award, Richard Renner

Since 1993, the Distinguished Service Award has annually recognized a NESEA Member who has made a significant contribution of time and service to the organization.

And so I’m deeply honored to receive this award from NESEA, the extraordinary community that has given me so much over the last 25+ years. Thank you so much.

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