Events: Awards for Professionalism

Awards for Professionalism

NPA Honors Individuals for
Excellence in the Networking Industry

The Network Professional Association® (NPA) together with industry partners each year honors selected individuals for the contribution to excellence in the networking Industry. Read the full details on the Awards for Professionalism web site.


NPA launched the first annual Awards for Professionalism program in Las Vegas – May 8, 2002. Six individuals were recognized that day as the Network Professional Association hosted its first Awards for Professionalism ceremony at Networld+ Interop 2002, which took place at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

“In inaugurating this event, the NPA asked the networking industry to recognize and promote the excellence within it, and the industry has responded with winners,” said Chris Setz, president, NPA Advisory Board. “It is appropriate that the professional body for networking provide the framework for these winners to set ethical and professional standards. It is in the nature of our industry that future winners will continue to raise those standards.”

The Awards for Professionalism honors individuals for their outstanding achievements as professionals within the IT network and IT professionals industry. To date, each year the Awards for Professionalism winners have been announced during Interop Las Vegas.

Each year industry partners join the NPA in support of honors for excellence. The consortium of partners have included Interop, Network Computing, Network World, Pearson Technologies/Cisco Press, GITCA and more.

Awards for Professionalism winners demonstrate the best balance of professional responsibilities including technical competency, ethics and a proper professional, education and industry credentials, community and industry contributions, leadership, professional affiliation.

The winners’ professional profiles and achievements are displayed on the Awards For Proessionalism web site as leading examples of professionalism. Each award winner receives a specially designed personalized trophy and gifts, and is presented to the media through interviews and articles.

Visit the Awards For Professionalism website for full details.

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