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 Chris Pavlides Networking for Life Award






TheChris PavlidesNetworking for Life Award, which honors both the memory and ideals of our founder, is given to the GPSEG member who best embodies the principles that Chris championed throughout his life.


The criteria and the process, shown below, are both intended to be quite simple.  Each year, the GPSEG membership is asked to submit nominations for the Award.  Each submission is reviewed by the GPSEG Board of Directors, who select the final award recipient.  The winner is announced and receives the award at an all-member GPSEG event.  Recipients have included Syd Weinstein, Dwayne Patterson, Viktor Ohnjec, Brian Simmermon, Bob Madonna, and Candida Seasock.

   Syd Weinstein, 2015

 Dwayne Patterson, 2014


  • Help to establish GPSEG as the premier membership organization for men and women in top leadership positions in the region.

  • Promote the connection of senior-level contacts and ideas

  • Foster career fulfillment, as well as personal and professional growth.

  • Share knowledge, contacts, resources and best practices.

  • Help to engage the membership in programs and initiatives that benefit all of GPSEG.

  • Facilitate the education of members in their professional and career development.





 Viktor Ohnjec, 2013

Nominating Process


Excluding the Board of Directors, all GPSEG members may nominate themselves or others for this award.  Members of the Board of Directors are not eligible to receive this award.  We will accept only one submission per member.  Nomination submissions must be completed properly within the timeframes allowed.  Submissions must include: 

  • Nominator’s Name 
  • Nominator's email and phone contact information
  • Name of Nominee
  • Reason for Nomination
  • Include a compelling story as to why this person, above all others, should receive this award 


 Brian Simmermon, 2012


 Bob Madonna, 2011
 Candida Seasock, 2010
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