The Annual Awards Ceremony started on a high note with the introduction of Randall
Kopfer, SR/WA, Chair of the International Nominations & Elections Committee (INEC).
To begin, Randall congratulated the winners of the 16th Annual Mapping Competition.
Randall then invited INEC Vice Chair Jenni Kriner, SR/WA, to announce the Student
Scholarship Awardees. The SARPA Scholarship was awarded to Brooke Whelpley and the
Canadian Scholarship was awarded to Bridget Willemse.
“The awards presented today symbolize the best of the IRWA and the professionals
in this industry,” Randall said. “Every recipient and finalist should be proud of their
TOP: Winner of the Employer of Year Award with
less than 20 employees was Bohannan Huston.
The Young Professional of the Year
Award was presented to Derrick W.
BOTTOM: The Alan D. Wurtz Young Professional
Scholarship Award was presented to Amanda Vande
TOP: Trevor J. Martens, SR/WA, was named the
W. Howard Armstrong Instructor of the Year.
BOTTOM: For the Employer of the Year with more
than 20 employees, the award went to HDR Inc.
Tamara Benson, SR/WA, and Janet Walker, SR/WA,
were the recipients of The Louise L. & Y. T. Lum Award.