About the Awards
Prior to Alberta Mortgage Brokers Association's (AMBA) Annual Conference, the Awards Committee puts out a call for nominees from the membership. Each nominee consents to stand for that nomination. The committee then researches each nomination and narrows the field per award category. The Awards Committee will determine the recipients by secret ballot and the awards will be presented at the Annual Conference Award Gala. AMBA is very proud to be able to celebrate professional and personal excellence in the mortgage industry.
Bill Patton Memorial Award: Nominees for the Bill Patton Memorial Award (previously the President Award) must be a member in good standing with AMBA and have a minimum of ten (10) years working experience as a Mortgage Broker/Associate. Within the scope of this award, the nominee will demonstrate advanced leadership, integrity and outstanding participation in the mortgage industry.
Ambassador Award: Nominees for the Ambassador Award must be a member in good standing with AMBA. While this nominee should possess many of the same qualities listed in the Leadership or Bill Patton Memorial Award criteria, the focus for this award is to recognize an individual who advocates strongly on behalf of the industry to peers and public alike through work or community outreach.
Leadership Award: Nominees for the Leadership Award (previously the Executive Award) must be a member in good standing with AMBA, and have a minimum of three (3) years working experience as a Mortgage Broker/Associate. This nominee should possess competencies that reflect outstanding leadership in the mortgage industry.
Partner Award: Nominees are valued industry partners who are non-broker members in good standing with AMBA. They demonstrate outstanding customer service and are actively involved within the industry working toward its continuing betterment.
An award is not necessarily handed out each year in every category. In addition, in some years special individual awards may be given to volunteers and members who have made a difference either to the association or within our industry. Members of the Board of Directors are not eligible for an award during their term.
AMBA Awards Nominations
Nominations for 2016 have now closed.
Recognizing our award winners
Paul Bojakli – Ambassador Award
Sandra Fisher – Leadership Award
Brian Menges – Bill Patton Memorial Award
Heather Wytinck – Partner Award
Mary Neary – Volunteer Award
Brian Gentles – 40th Anniversary Mentorship Award (Introduced for the 2015 Conference)
Everett Koeller – President Award
Todd Fralic – Ambassador Award
William Charlton – Executive Award
Nancy Kamineski – Partner Award
Ryan Spence – Volunteer Award
Dean Koeller – President Award
Frank Hickey – Ambassador Award
Larry Frondall – Executive Award
Jill Paish – Partner Award
William Watson – Lifetime Achievement Award
Clarence Lee – Ambassador Award
Len Lane – Executive Award
Tracey Robinson – Partner Award
Pat Kelly – President Award
Hayley Whelpton – Ambassador Award
Gay Andrews – Executive Award
Mary Ann Krahulic – Partner Award
Ryan Spence – Partner Award
Ed Dooley – Lifetime Achievement Award
Gary Siegle – President Award
Brian Gentles – Ambassador Award
Karen Blomquist – Executive Award
Bob Hutton – President Award
Michael Cameron – Ambassador Award
Bill Patton – Lifetime Achievement Award
Eric Stewart – President Award
Dave Trithart – Ambassador Award
Tracey Manz – Executive Award
Bob Dubask – Partner Award
Brian Menges – President Award
David McNabb – Ambassador Award