The most prestigious SDP Award, reserved to those who made indelible contributions over an extended period of time that helps the profession of DA take root, develop its core practices, and extend its utility to new areas.
2018 – Carl Spetzler
2019 - Ron Howard and Jim Matheson
Recruiter of the Year Award
Honoring accomplishments in expanding the SDP member family, or sponsoring organizations.
Awarded for bringing new members through a riveting 2019 DAAG program and for their vision on melding the disciplines of Decision Analysis and Data Science
2019 - Andrew Thrift and Basil Stumborg
Volunteer of the Year Award
Honoring selfless, sincere, and durable contributions to SDP or to advancing societal progress through decision quality in civic, governmental and nonprofit domains.
Awarded for countless, selfless and quiet contributions to DAAG and SDP, a mentor and a friend to many and for his contribution in gamifying decision quality to help young adults.
2019 - Tim Nieman