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Regional Director of the Year

Deadline for nominations: April 17

The Regional Director of the Year Award honors individuals serving as an SPJ regional director for outstanding service to the region and the national organization during the preceding year. Only one award may be presented in any given year.

Submit your nomination online

Click here to submit your nomination online.

2015 Honoree
Michael Koretzky, Region 3 Director
Read press release

Previous winners
2014 Andy Schotz, Region 2 Director
2013 Brian Eckert, Region 2 Director
2012 Dana Neuts, Region 10 Director
2011 Brian Eckert, Region 2 Director
2010 John Ensslin, Region 9 Director
2009 Darcie Lunsford, Region 3 Director
2008 Ann Augherton, Region 2 Director
2007 Ron Sylvester, Region 7 Director
2006 Carl Corry, Region 1 Director
2005 Dave Aeikens, Region 6 Director
2004 Dave Aeikens, Region 6 Director
2003 Holly Fisher, Region 3 Director
2002 Irwin Gratz, Region 1 Director


Nominees must be an SPJ regional director.


Nomination form should be accompanied by a letter(s) of recommendation that addresses why the nominee is deserving of this national recognition. Selection is based primarily on recommendation letters but will also include the quality of annual reports in the nominee’s region. Self-nominations are not permitted.

Winner Announcement and Presentation

Winner will be announced and honored at President’s Installation Banquet at the SPJ National Convention.


All entries should be submitted no later than April 17.

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