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PIUG Service Awards

PIUG Service Awards were established in 1998. The PIUG Service Award is presented at the PIUG Annual Meeting to individuals who have made a major or sustained contribution to the organization. Any Active Member of PIUG who is not a current member of the Board of Director is eligible for a PIUG Service Award. Candidates for Service Awards can be suggested by any member of PIUG, and the recipients are selected by the Board of Directors.

Pat Dorler

In Recognition of Pat's 10 years of service to the PIUG as Treasurer from the founding of the PIUG in 1988 through May 1998

June 1998

Nancy Lambert

In Recognition of Nancy's 6 years of service to the PIUG as Secretary from the founding of the PIUG in 1988 through May 1994

June 1998

Barbara Burg

In Recognition of Barbara's 3 years of service to the PIUG organizing the PIUG Northeast Workshops in 1996, 1997 and 1998

April 1999

Adrienne Shanler

In Recognition of Adrienne's 3 years of service to the PIUG organizing the PIUG Northeast Workshops in 1996, 1997 and 1998

April 1999

Elyse Turner

In Recognition of Elyse's 12 years of service to the PIUG in championing & facilitating Electronic Communications (PIUG Bulletin Board, Electronic Communications Chair, PIUG Web Mistress)

May 2000

Bill Murray

In Recognition of Bill's 2 years of service to the PIUG as Email Sysop

May 2000

Suzanne Elsoffer

In Recognition of Suzanne's 13 years of Service to the PIUG: 
Founding Member of PIUG in 1988 
PIUG Chair 1994-1996 
PIUG Newsletter Editor 1997-1999 
PIUG Newsletter Advisor 2000-2001

April 2001

Melissa Dicker

In Recognition of Melissa's Service to the PIUG: 
Organizing the 1st West Coast Workshop (2000, San Francisco) 
Preliminary Planning and Site Selection for the 1st West Coast PIUG Annual Meeting (2002, San Francisco)

April 2001

Dr. Sandra S. Unger

Special Recognition Award in appreciation of her superb leadership and countless contributions above and beyond the call of duty, which have done so much to make the PlUG a preeminent force in the world of Patent Information: 
Director 2000-2002 
Chairperson 1998-2000 
Vice Chairperson 1996-1998 
Discussion List Sysop 1995-1998

April 2001

Elaine Campbell

PIUG Treasurer and Membership Chair 1998 to 2000 
Redesigned the PIUG Webpages to add graphics 1998 
Designed the PIUG Logo 1998 
Participated in the Incorporation of PIUG 
Co-signed on PIUG's first Credit Cards

April 2002

Tom Stanton

In Recognition of Tom's Service to the PIUG as 
Chairman of the PIUG Annual Conference Registration and 
Associated Workshop Registrations from 2001 to 2003

May 2003

Ruth Umfleet

In Recognition of Ruth's Service to the PIUG championing the capture of PIUG Annual Meetings on videotape and managing the distribution of the videotapes to PIUG Members from 2000 to 2003

May 2003

Elvin Hoel

In Recognition of Elvin's Service to the PIUG managing of the PIUG Email Archives, Monitoring Performance, and Troubleshooting Problems from 1998 to 2003

May 2003

Tommy Ebe

In Recognition of Tommy's Service to PIUG in maintaining and updating PIUG's Webpages, 1996 to 2003

May 2004

Ken Koubek

In Recognition of Ken's Service to PIUG as Membership Chairman during a period of extraordinary growth in our membership from 2001 to 2004

May 2004

Nancy Lambert

In Recognition of Nancy's Service to PIUG as Director and Producer of the IFFI Players from 1999 to 2005

May 2005

Rodney Cruise

In Recognition of Rodney's Service to PIUG as Webmaster Extraordinaire from 2002 to 2005

May 2005

Lucy Akers

Special Recognition Award in appreciation of Lucy's Tireless Service to PIUG during a time of extraordinary growth and international expansion as Chairperson

May 2005

Richard Kurt

In Recognition of Richard's Service to PIUG: 
Analyzing and Evaluating the PIUG Salary Survey, 1999, 2001, 2004 
Chairing a Session at the PIUG Annual Meeting, 2006 
Chairing the Derwent Committee, 2003--2006

May 2006

Marty Goffman

In Recognition of Marty's Service to PIUG: 
Chairing the PIUG NE workshop, 2005 
Championing Membership Benefits 
Chairing the PIUG email list

May 2006

Helen Yun

In Recognition of Helen's Service to PIUG: 
Co-Championing the Membership Directory, 2003 
Co-Chairing the Membership Labels Team, 2003-2005

May 2006

Cynthia Yang

In Recognition of Cynthia's Service to PIUG: 
Co-Championing the Membership Directory, 2003 
Co-Chairing the Membership Labels Team, 2003-2005

May 2006

Doreen Alberts

In Recognition of Doreen's Service to PIUG as: 
Annual Conference Sponsorship Committee Chair, 2005-2006 
Strategic Planning Committee Chair, 2006-2007

May 2007

Kartar Singh Arora

In Recognition of Kartar's Service to PIUG as: 
Annual Conference Exhibits Committee Chair, 2004-2006 
Annual Conference Program Committee Co-Chair, 2007

May 2007

Ric Snead

In Recognition of Ric's Service to PIUG for creating webpages for PIUG NE Workshop, 2002-2006 and PIUG Annual Conference, 2003-2007

May 2007

Stephen Adams

Special Recognition Award in appreciation of Stephen's Tireless Service to PIUG 
Ten Years of Excellent Patent Searching Workshops 
PIUG Board of Directors 2002 to 2006 
Voted Favorite Speaker Countless Times

May 2008

Donna Cooper

In Recognition of Donna's Service to PIUG as Newsletter Editor from 2003 to 2004, Annual Meeting Brochure Editor 2002 to 2008

May 2008

Mark Hutcherson

In Recognition of Mark's Service to PIUG as Newsletter Editor Extraordinaire 2004 to 2008

May 2008

Denise Fobare-Deponio

In Recognition of Denise's Service to PIUG as
Annual Conference Sponsorship Committee Member, 2005-2007
Annual Conference Sponsorship Committee Chair, 2008-2009

May 2009

Qin Meng

In Recognition of Qin's Service to PIUG as
PIUG Boston Biotechnology Meeting Founder and Planning Committee Chair, 2007-2009

May 2009

Tom Wolff

In Recognition of Tom's Service to PIUG as
Webmaster, 2006-2009
Discussion List Moderator, 2006-2008
Wikimaster, 2008-2009
Electronic Communications Committee Chair, 2008-2009

May 2009

Robert Austin

In Recognition of Rob's Service to PIUG as
Popular Workshop Presenter and Speaker at PIUG Meetings Since 1999
Advisor for the First Boston Biotechnology Meeting, 2007
Boston Biotechnology Meeting Program Committee Member, 2007-2009

May 2010

Terri Dockter

In Recognition of Terri's Service to PIUG as
Annual Conference Program Committee Member, 2000
Annual Conference Session Chair, 2002-2003
Annual Conference Program Committee Co-Chair, 2004-2006

May 2010

Martha Yates

In Recognition of Martha's Service to PIUG as
Annual Conference Gifts Committee Co-Chair, 2005-2007
Annual Conference Workshop Committee Chair, 2008-2010

May 2010

Susanne Hantos

In recognition of Susanne's service to PIUG as Education and Training Task Force - Certification Working Group Chair, 2008-2011

May 2011

Kristine Atkinson

In recognition of Kris' service to PIUG as Education and Training Task Force - Training Working Group Co-Chair, 2008-2011

May 2011

John Zabilski

In recognition of John's service to PIUG as Education and Training Task Force - Training Working Group Co-Chair, 2008-2011

May 2011

Zhifu Shu

In recognition of Zhifu's service to PIUG for his contributions to the PIUG Northeast Conference including as member of the Program Committee (2005 - 2007), Planning Committee Co-chair (2008 - 2009) and Planning Committee Chair (2010 - 2011)

May 2012

Jane Thompson

In recognition of Jane's service to PIUG for her contributions to the PIUG Annual Conference including at the Registration Desk and participation in the Sponsorship Committee as a member (2008 - 2009), Co-chair (2010) and Chair (2011)

May 2012

Rick Williams

In recognition of Rick's service to PIUG for his contributions to the PIUG Biotech Meeting Program Committee, by taking responsibility for web pages (2008 - 2012) and funding and workshops (2012) and organizing of dinners for PIUG members in the Boston area

May 2012

Christine Geluk

In recognition of Christine's service to PIUG for her contributions as founding member of the PIUG Biotechnology Meeting Planning Committee responsible for registration, sponsorship, workshops and public relations for all of the PIUG Biotechnology Meetings since their inception and for evaluations for PIUG 2013 Biotechnology Meeting

April 2013

Monica Weiss-Nolen

In recognition of Monica's service to PIUG for her contributions to the PIUG Biotechnology Meeting as Program Committee Chair (2011-2012), Workshop Committee Chair (2013), and Planning Committee Co-Chair (2014)

April 2013

Suzanne Robins

In recognition of Suzanne’s dedicated service to PIUG as PIUG Treasurer (2000-2004), Vice-Chair (2004-2006), Chair (2006-2008), Immediate-Past-Chair (2008-2010), Member of the Biotechnology (2007-2008) and Northeast (2011-2012) Conference Program Committees, Strategic Planning Committee Member (2011-2012), and PIUG Member Relations Committee Chair (2012-present) April 2013

Ron Kaminecki

In recognition of Ron’s service to PIUG for his contributions to the Annual Meeting as Program Committee Member (2009), Program Co-Chair (2011-2012), Closing Speaker (2010-2013), and to the future of PIUG as a Strategic Planning Committee Member (2011-2012). April 2014

Shelley Pavlek

In recognition of Shelley’s service to PIUG for her contributions to the Northeast Conference as Planning Committee Co-Chair (2011-2013), Workshop Chair (2011-2013), Registration Chair (2013), and local PIUG representative for site visits. April 2014

Heidi Stone

In recognition of Heidi’s service to PIUG for her contributions to the Annual Conference as Hospitality Chair (2003), Registration Co-Chair (2004), Planning Committee Co-Chair (2005-2008), Planning Committee Co-Mentor/Advisor (2009-2011); PIUG Board Vice Chair (2006-2008); PIUG Board Director-at-Large (2008-2012); and the PIUG Member Relations Committee (2013-to-date). April 2014
Jim Brown In recognition of Jim’s service to PIUG for his contributions to the Annual Conference as Annual Planning Co-Chair (2013-2014); PIUG Board Secretary (2010-2012); PIUG Board Vice Chair (2012-2014), and PIUG Board Liaison to the Biotech Conference Planning Committee (2013-2014). May 2015
Andrea Davis In recognition of Andrea’s service to PIUG for her contributions to the Annual Conference as Program Committee Co-Chair (2013-2014). May 2015
Ruben Diaz In recognition of Ruben’s contributions to the PIUG Biotechnology Conference since 2009 as member of the Program and Planning Committees, panel discussion participant, and organizer and gracious site host for the two conferences held at Genentech in South San Francisco, California, in 2011 and 2015. May 2015
John Arenivar In recognition of John’s work with the Member Relations Committee on multiple PIUG Salary Surveys, his Chairmanship of the PIUG Bylaws Committee, his presentations at PIUG conferences, and his exceptional talent as thespian extraordinaire in PIUG’s IFFI Player productions for so many years. May 2016

Dominic DeMarco

In recognition of Dominic's service on the PIUG Board as a Director-at-Large from 2011 to 2014 and for his efforts and service as a key faculty member of both the PIUG Freedom to Operate and the PIUG Fundamentals courses.

May 2016

Alison Taylor

In recognition of Alison's 10 years of dedication to PIUG Biotechnology Conference for which she has co-chaired the Program Committee, has been a speaker and panelist, and has provided Meeting Book support for 8 years.

May 2016

A.J. D'Ambra

In recognition of AJ's many contributions to PIUG including service as Webmaster (membership matters) and Wiki Co-administrator (2008-2017); member of the Electronic Communications Committee (2008-2017) and Member Relations Committee (2012-2017); PIUG Annual Conference Presentation Logistics Coordinator (2008-2013) and Hospitality Chair (2009-2010); and PIUG NE Conference Program Chair (2006-2007).

May 2017

Diane Webb

In recognition of Diane’s 13 years of preparing the meeting books for all PIUG Annual, Biotech, and Northeast Conferences. May 2017

Tom Wolff

As the first two-time PIUG Service Award winner, in recognition of Tom's continuing contribution to PIUG as Webmaster (2006-2017), Wikimaster (2008-2017), Electronic Communications Committee Chair (2008-2017).

May 2017

Greg Roland

In recognition of Greg’s service to the PIUG Biotech Conference since 2012. He hosted the conference at Merck in 2013 and has been on the program committee from 2014-2018. May 2018

Edlyn Simmons

In recognition of Edlyn’s long service to PIUG. She has been on the board twice from 1990-1992 and then from 2000-2010. She has been chair of the Brian Stockdale Memorial Award since 2002.

May 2018

Donald Walter

In recognition of Don’s service to PIUG as part of the Northeast Conference organizing commitees since at least 2006, including chairing the Program Committee from 2014-2016. May 2018

John Zheng-Wu

In recognition of Zheng’s advocacy of PIUG in China since 2009. He has been instrumental in our relationship with IPPH/CPAC.

May 2018

Christopher S. Baldwin

In recognition of Chris's service to PIUG as a behind-the scenes support of operational activities since 2017.   May 2019

Cynthia Gallagher

In recognition of Cynthia's contributions to the PIUG Partnerships and Patent Offices Committee May 2019

Yun Yun Yang

In recognition of Yun Yun's many contributions to PIUG Conferences. May 2019




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