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The Barry Thoma Memorial Award

Nominations are Open!

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Each year we request nominations for the Barry Thoma Memorial Award. This is the highest award given by our State Association in recognition of furthering our business through service to the association.

If you would like to nominate a member, complete the Barry Thoma nomination form and email to wahu@asi-seattle.net, fax to 206-575-9255 or mail to WAHU; PO Box 58530; Seattle, WA 98138-1530.

Please respond today!!  

The parameters of the award
The Board of Trustees of the Washington Association of Health Underwriters established the Barry Thoma Memorial Award to recognize those members who contribute significant amounts of time and talent to further the health insurance industry; who display the character traits and style of leadership; and who promote principals of professionalism and idealism.

The Board of Trustees has further named this award after its first recipient, Barry Thoma, RHU, who set an example for the members of the Washington Association of Health Underwriters.

Nomination Criteria

  1. A chapter/state president can be nominated two years after completing their term of office
  2. A previous award winner may be nominated five years since receiving the award
  3. Made significant contributions of time and talent to further the health insurance industry.
  4. Must display the character traits and skills of leadership.
  5. Promotes the principles of professional idealism.
  6. Be an active member of the Washington Association of Health Underwriters.

    

The Barry Thoma Award recipients

1994 - Barry Thoma, RHU
1995 - Spencer Lehmann, RHU
1996 - Patti Smith, RHU
1997 - Jay Grant, RHU
1998 - Trudy Bleiler, RHU
1999 - Jan Chapman, RHU
2000 - Carol Costello
2001 - Barbara Fives
2002 - Hugh Hendrickson, RHU
2003 - Randy Flem
2004 - Bob Bentley
2005 - Greg Seifert, CLU
2006 - Dean Byus
2007 - Marsha Tellesbo
2008 - Mark Newbold
2009 - Josh Nace
2010 - Sandra Powers-Booth
2011 - No awards
2012 - JoAnn Koll
2013 - Bill Perkins
2014 - Dan McMahon
2015 - Chris Free
2016 - Bob Holland
2017 - Al Pierce


The Landmark Award

Washington State Health Underwriters (WAHU) awarded the Landmark award for 2006.

The Landmark Award honors state association for outstanding achievement and excellence in association. Winners are recognized for achievements that have placed then in the forefront in all areas of association activities. NAHU awards a total of nine Landmark Awards each year based on the membership size of the association. WAHU was one of three given the award in the 400 to 749 members category.


The State Legislative Achievement Award

 Marsha Tellesbo awarded the State Legislative Achievement Award for 2006.

The State Legislative Achievement Award recognizes members who have performed special service in state legislative affairs during a single association year ore over an extended period of time. This honor is presented to members making significant contributions and performing outstanding service in connection with state legislative matter by developing and implementing methods to strengthen and improve NAHU's stance in the industry.

     


NAHU State Chapter Certification

 

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Congratulations, Washington AHU received Gold Certified! 

WAHU met 9 of the 14 criteria for the chapter in 2017 and has been verified as Gold Certified.

     

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Congratulations, Washington AHU upgraded to Gold Certified! 

WAHU met 9 of the 14 criteria for the chapter in 2016 and has been verified as Gold Certified.  This is a new level of chapter certification and a first for WAHU!

   

NAHU Silver Certification 2015

Congratulations, Washington AHU received Silver Certified! 

WAHU met 6 of the 14 criteria for the chapter in 2015 and has been verified as Silver Certified.

    

NAHU Silver Certification 2014

Congratulations, Washington AHU received Silver Certified! 

WAHU met 6 of the 14 criteria for the chapter in 2014 and has been verified as Silver Certified.  This is the first time WAHU has been certified as a chapter.

   

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