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
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!