ANAB has established the Terry Burgess Assessor of the Year Award to recognize outstanding service by its contract assessors. The award was established to honor the memory of a valued ANAB employee.  After serving in the U.S. Air Force and industry, Terry Burgess joined ANAB as an assessor and later became an Accreditation Manager for calibration. She retired from ANAB following a recurring cancer diagnosis in 2016, and she died in October of the same year. During her time with ANAB, she contributed much more than her job required and she was a trusted colleague and friend to the ANAB team and others.

ANAB is seeking nominations for the inaugural award; if you wish to nominate someone, please use the nomination form. Only contract assessors for the management systems SBU and contract lead assessors for the lab-related or forensic SBUs are eligible for the award. All nominations should include a narrative of why the assessor is being nominated and should focus on the following selection criteria: teamwork, going the extra mile, customer service, professional advancement, creativity and innovation, performance excellence, leadership skills, and commitment. Please submit all nominations to nominations@anab.org. Nominations for this year’s award were due November 1, 2017. The award will be presented at ANAB’s January 2018 assessor professional development session.