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.


2016 Recipient ~ Rowe Leathers

Rowe Leathers addresses the needs of underserved populations, and has brought to MACCA topics that many shy away from.

In 2014 and 2015, she co-presented, “From Orange to Black: Empowering Career Professionals to Assist People with a Criminal Past Transition Forward” and “Career Coaching the Underserved and Overlooked.” 

Her contributions have been published on websites such as Careers in Government and DC Jobs.  Additionally, she provides workshops for military veterans transitioning into the civilian workforce and coaches at FBI National Academy Associates conferences to assist retiring law enforcement.  Rowe seeks to promote the values that MACCA members exemplify.  

Previous Recipients

  • 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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