CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
2021 Hunt SMA Sustained Outstanding Service Award

Nominations for the 2021 Hunt SMA Sustained Outstanding Service Award are due by April 30th, 2021

SMA’s Mission Statement

“We create value for our members, organizations, and society through professional development, high-impact scholarship and teaching, engaging programs, and deliberate, socially responsible acts. We do this while maintaining a sense of community that involves nurturing members, building collaborations, enhancing life-long friendships, and making a difference with our activities.”

In keeping with SMA’s mission, tradition, and Jerry Hunt’s legacy, the 2021 James G. (Jerry) Hunt Sustained Outstanding Service Award (SOSA) seeks to recognize an individual who has provided continued outstanding service to SMA. This honor is awarded based upon; (1) Magnitude/Impact of the Nominee’s contributions to SMA; (2) Variety of Contributions to SMA, and (3) Length of Service to SMA.

The Hunt Award recognizes an individual who has consistently helped SMA reach its goals and mission over a period of years. The individual recognized must have made important, sustained, and current contributions to SMA, including, but not limited to, elected office (e.g., officer leadership rotation, board member, treasurer, secretary), appointed position (e.g., track chairs, committees) and volunteer service (e.g., paper reviewers, session chairs and discussants) as well as extraordinary contributions to SMA (e.g., local arrangements, financial contributions). The winner of this award should be either active or recently active in the Southern Management Association. The award winner will be recognized at the 2021 SMA meeting. A notice with the winner’s photo and contributions will be featured on the SMA webpage.

Previous winners of this prestigious award are:

2003 – Jerry Hunt, Texas Tech University
2004 – Art Bedeian, Louisiana State University
2005 – David Van Fleet, Arizona State University West
2006 – Bob Ford, University of Central Florida
2007 – Jack Duncan, University of Alabama Birmingham
2008 – Pamela Perrewé, Florida State University
2009 – Chet Schriesheim, University of Miami
2010 – K. Michele (Micki) Kacmar, University of Alabama
2011 – Geralyn Franklin, Stephen F. Austin State University
2012 – Mark Martinko, University of Queensland
2013 – Kevin Mossholder, Auburn University
2014 – Mark Gavin, West Virginia University
2015 – Bob Greer, Texas Christian University
2016 – Archie Carroll, University of Georgia
2017 – William L. Gardner, Texas Tech University
2018 – Terri A. Scandura, University of Miami
2019 – Tim Barnett, Mississippi State University
2020 – Jim Combs, University of Central Florida

Nominations will be accepted via email. An acknowledgment of receipt of the nomination will be sent to the primary nominator. Self-nominations are also accepted. All nominees must be SMA members and the award winner must accept the honor in person at the 2021 SMA Annual Conference. Nomination materials must include: (1) a list of the nominee SMA activities and the dates in which they occurred and (2) three letters in support of the nomination (the nomination letter counts as one of the three support letters, unless the candidate is self-nominated).

Nominations must be received on or before April 30th, 2021.

Email nominations should be sent to Jim Combs at: james.combs@ucf.edu

Postal mail nominations should be sent to:

Jim Combs
Della Phillips-Martha Schenck Chair of American Free Enterprise
Department of Management
College of Business
University of Central Florida
12744 Pegasus Dr.
Orlando, FL 32816