Professional Contributions Award

MACCA Leaders

(Nominations for this award are made by and voted upon by ALL members)

This is awarded to a MACCA member to recognize excellence and significant contributions to the career development field through leadership activities, innovative programming, or contributing articles/books. Past recipients have included Fulbright Scholars, noteworthy authors, and accomplished leaders in the field of career development.

2020 Recipient ~ Jessica Campain

Jessica Campain, known to be a bit of a risk-taker, began her career in a deployment to the front in the Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom Campaigns for the U.S. Air Force intelligence community. She later earned her master's in mental health counseling and master level training in reiki healing practice. She currently works for MD Labor as a facilitator and career counselor with the Professional Outplacement Assistance Center. She is founding her own business, Living Intuition, which supports people in accessing their inner wisdom and intuition to support confident life decision making. Her vision is to continue to support MACCA by creating exceptional value to build a community characterized by a sense of connection and belonging.


“She is a powerhouse of ideas and execution. She has spearheaded our member engagement efforts and helped MACCA become a broader community of support and professional exchange, far beyond the reach of the annual conference.”

2020 Recipient ~ Jim Peacock

Jim Peacock is the Principal of Peak-Careers Consulting offering the Facilitating Career Development (FCD) class since 2001, online seminars, and F2F workshops for career practitioners. He is a Certified Career Services Provider (CCSP) and Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF). He is a two-time President of Maine-CDA, 2013-2015 & 2003 - 2004. In 2007 he received the NCDA Outstanding Career Practitioner Award. In 2020 he was honored to receive the Ken Hoyt Career Education Practitioner Award from NCDA. Author of A Field Guide for Career Practitioners: Helping Clients Create Their Next Move.


"I am nominating Jim Peacock again for the Professional Contributions Award. Like last year, I have the same great things to say about him. He is an excellent resource for career professionals and has done a great job of coordinating the MACCA Private Practitioners Group the past few years. He freely shares information through his blog, website and newsletter while also offering workshops and online classes to help career practitioners to stay on top of trends and theories. Last year, he published A Field Guide for Career Practitioners, a wonderful resource for both new and seasoned career professionals. I read it and highly recommend it.

Besides all of these activities, Jim is very involved with MACCA and other professional associations such as NCDA, often presenting at conferences. In fact, he is the 2020 recipient of the Kenneth Hoyt Career Education Practitioner Award. For all of these reasons, I am submitting this nomination and hope you agree that Jim is worthy of this recognition."

Previous Recipients

  • Nancy Fink (2019)
  • Rose Howard (2018)
  • Shahrzad Arasteh (2017)
  • Rowe Leathers (2016)
  • Kristen Carter (2015)
  • Paula Brand (2014)
  • Barry Davis (2013)
  • Karol Taylor & Janet Wall (2012)
  • Barry Davis (2011)
  • Peter Oscsodal (2010)
  • Joyce Henderson (2009)
  • Cristina Damiao (2008)
  • Joyce Henderson and Connie Egelman (2007)
  • Linda LeNoir (2006, 2005)
  • Cheryl Bonner (2004, 2003, 2002)
  • Marcia Merrill (2001)



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