Member of the Year

The Chris Walker Memorial Member of the Year Award is given annually, by the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of NEFA, to individuals whose service to the Association exemplifies the volunteer driven spirit of Chris Walker.

In 2012, the NEFA Member of the Year Award was renamed to honor Chris Walker who passed away the year prior. Walker was a tireless advocate for all that was good in this industry and a dedicated NEFA Board member. He was a colleague, mentor, and friend to many throughout the industry and it is NEFA’s honor and privilege to continue his legacy by bestowing this honor to worth NEFA volunteers.

2021 MEMBER OF THE YEAR

2021 MEMBER OF THE YEAR

Kristian Dolan, Northteq

Kristian Dolan has always been a strong supporter of NEFA and was a past board member.  Once volunteers have served they have the opportunity to step away from the time commitment but he didn’t hesitate when called upon once again!  When we found out pretty late in the process that we were going to have to cancel our in person event we felt strongly that we needed to provide our members a value offering.  Even though we hadn’t done a full virtual conference prior, we immediately contacted Kristian and asked him if he could help chair a virtual conference – and in short order, he was able to put on a great conference!  He has never wavered from his commitment and  dedication to our organization and he is greatly deserving of the honor!

Past Honorees

2020
Robert Hornby
Chiesa, Shahinian & Giantomasi PC
2019
Bob Hanna
Cohn & Dussi, LLC
2017
Kayla Perlinger, CLFP
Oakmont Capital Holdings, LLC
2016
Robert S. Cohen
Moritt Hock & Hamroff, LLP
2015
Jim Merrilees, CLFP
2014
John Rosenlund, CLFP
2013
Chris Enbom
AP Equipment Financing
2012
Randy Haug
LTi Technology Solutions
2011
Chris Walker, CLFP
GreatAmerica Financial Service
2010
Tara Aasand
LTi Technology Solutions