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Congratulations to Our 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

Thursday, June 13, 2019   (3 Comments)
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Congratulations to our 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Patricia Leyden, CDFA from the SDA New York Chapter Here are a few excerpts from her nomination:

"Pat is the blueprint for the ideal SDA member. If we have a question about any issue of design firm administration, we ask Pat. If we need help on a committee, we ask Pat. If we need someone to mentor a member of our chapter, we ask Pat. Pat is the SDA 'role model' for up and coming members at both Chapter and National levels."

In her nomination speech for National Treasurer, Pat said “I have been a member of SDA since 2004, and have served in many capacities in the SDA. I value my SDA membership, connections, and learning opportunities. For me, SDA is a primary resource and a spark for creativity and self-esteem. I believe that SDA has made me wiser, more adaptable, and better able to work in a team with diverse personalities. The association of a group of professionals who perform the same functions AND in the same industry is unique and extremely valuable."

Our jury was impressed with her well-rounded experience and contributions to SDA both locally and nationally, including her Canstruction efforts.  "Her strong mentoring efforts should be a model to all members" said one juror.  And another juror stated "Pat's enthusiasm for SDA and the industry shines through in all that she undertakes."

We agree with our jury and with Pat's sentiments about being a member of SDA. Congratulations Pat on being chosen as our 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award winner!



Elena Gutierrez says...
Posted Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Warmest congratulations on your achievement Pat!
Janet Bucholdt, CDFA says...
Posted Monday, June 17, 2019
Congratulations Pat. Well deserved!
Amy Nanni, CDFA says...
Posted Thursday, June 13, 2019
Congratulations, Pat!

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