Bemis Awards

The Stephen E. Bemis Memorial Award is unique in that it is jointly sponsored by many of the nation’s major Human Resources associations and is intended to reflect on both the tangible contributions that Steve Bemis provided to our profession AND the open, caring attitude that characterized his personality. It was designed to serve as a perpetual reminder of the qualities that caused his colleagues to admire him.

Steve Bemis was a practitioner who was deeply committed to the principles of merit and fairness. His primary concerns centered on the need to develop tests that were truly job related and did not unfairly discriminate against any group. Steve is most remembered for the friendship he generously gave to his fellow practitioners, encouraging young analysts to acquire more knowledge and motivating those who had been in the field for many years to share their experiences. Steve was also a frequent presenter at PTC-SC and was highly instrumental in founding PTC-Metropolitan Washington, PTC-SC’s first affiliate.

Below is a list of past recipients of the Stephen E. Bemis Memorial Award:

2016 – T.R. Lin
2015 – Dan Putka
2014 – Shelley Langan
2013 – Brian O’Leary
2012 – Rod Freudenberg
2011 – Jeff Feuquay
2010 – Deborah Gebhardt
2009 – Edward Hane
2008 – Kristine Smith
2007 – Carla Swander
2006 – Michael Willihnganz
2005 – Ilene Gast
2004 – Mary Anne Nester
2003 – Dennis Joiner
2002 – Harry Brull
2001 – Paul Kaiser
2000 – Robert Guion
1999 – James Johnson
1998 – Donna Denning
1997 – Doris Maye
1996 – James Sharf
1995 – Richard McKillip
1994 – Wayne Cascio
1993 – Anita Ford
1992 – Nancy Abrams
1991 – Barbara Showers
1990 – Karen Coffee
1989 – Bruce Davey
1988 – Al Maslow
1987 – Ted Darany
1986 – Glenn McClung and Charles Sproule