2018 PMA Award
Nomination Form

PMA Award Application

Select the award for which you would like to nominate someone (please select one per form) *
You can nominate yourself, an individual from your company or someone from another business.
Deadline: The deadline for nomination submissions is August 10, 2018.
2018 Bryan E. Silbermann Collaboration Award

This annual award will honor one PMA member who has addressed an industry issue and/or challenge through collaboration in her/his work to advance the industries. To promote, recognize, and celebrate outstanding collaborative skills that enhance the fresh produce and floral industries.

Elibility/Criteria:
  • Nominations open to all current PMA members
  • Demonstrated excellence in collaboration that provided solutions to industry issues/challenges and/or advanced specific initiatives, benefitting the industry
  • Delivered value within the global produce and/or floral industry supply chain with integrity, dedication and distinction
  • Advanced the industry through the exemplary use of collaboration by providing motivational and inspirational leadership
  • Defined collaboration for this award: Working with one or more people or organizations, especially those outside the nominee’s own organization, to realize mutually beneficial solutions to an industry issue/challenge
  • Nominations may be made for a single collaboration or for someone demonstrating collaboration excellence throughout a career
The winner of the Bryan E. Silbermann Collaboration Award receives:
  • The prestigious PMA Bryan E. Silbermann Collaboration Award engraved with the winner’s name
  • Special award presentation at the PMA Fresh Summit Convention & Expo in  Orlando, Florida USA (Thursday, October 18, 2018)
  • Press release featuring the winner of the PMA Bryan E. Silbermann Collaboration Award
  • Exposure on PMA website
2018 Robert L. Carey Leadership Award

The annual award will honor one PMA member that has demonstrated outstanding leadership skills and an uncommon commitment to PMA and the produce industry.

Eligibility/Criteria:
  • Nominations open to all current PMA members
  • Current PMA member who has made significant volunteer contributions and demonstrated extraordinary leadership to PMA in service to its members
  • Worked, served and conducted business within the supply chain of the produce industry with integrity, dedication and distinction
  • Provided motivational and inspirational leadership for advancement of the produce industry
The winner of the Robert L Carey Award receives:
  • The prestigious PMA Robert L. Carey Leadership Award engraved with the winner’s name 
  • Special award presentation at the PMA Fresh Summit Convention & Expo in Orlando, Florida USA (Thursday, October 18, 2018)
  • Press release featuring the winner of the PMA Robert L. Carey Leadership Award 
  • Announcement on the PMA website
2018 Floral Marketer of the Year Award

This award will honor one PMA member that has demonstrated outstanding leadership skills and an uncommon commitment to the mass-market floral industry. To honor the creativity, dedication and vision of an individual who contributes to and participates in the advancement of their industry

Eligibility/Critieria:

  • Nominations open to all current PMA members
  • Have served the floral mass market industry with dedication and distinction
  • Have made significant contributions and impact to the supermarket floral retailing
  • Be a proven industry influencer
  • Have shown or provided motivational and inspirational leadership for the floral industry
The winner of the Floral Marketer of the Year Award receives:
  • The prestigious crystal Floral Marketer of the Year Vase engraved with the winner’s name
  • Special award ceremony at PMA’s Fresh Summit in October
  • Press release featuring the Floral Marketer of the Year Winner
  • Complimentary tickets for family members to attend the Friday Floral Reception at PMA’s Fresh Summit (October 19, 2018)
  • Exposure on PMA Website
2018 Nominations Committee
 
The recipients of the Floral Marketer of the Year Award from the past five years serve on the nominations committee.  PMA oversees all phases of the judging process to ensure competence, impartiality and fairness.  The 2018 nominations committee includes:
  • Joe Don Zetzsche, Director of Floral, H-E-B, Chair
  • Sam Ferrara, VP of Sales and Marketing, Passion Growers, LLC
  • Bonnie Armellini, Owner/Partner, Gems Group
  • Michael Schrader, Director of Floral, Schnucks Markets
  • Juan Carlos Hannaford, President/Owner, The Elite Flower