For leadership in statistics at the international level; for leadership of the Risk Analysis and Statistics and the Environment sections and of the Cincinnati Chapter; for service on and leadership of the Accreditation Committee; for service on the ASA Board of Directors, including as chair of the writing group that created the “Preparing Master’s Statistics Students for Success”; and for creating, producing, and performing in the Stats and Stories podcast, bringing “the statistics behind the stories and the stories behind the statistics” to public radio and a broad podcast audience.
Ronald S. Fecso
US Government Accountability Office (retired); ASQ Solutions LLC
For service to and leadership of the Washington Statistical Society as its president and its Council of Chapters representative; for contributions to the ASA made through service on the Deming Lectureship Committee and the SPAIG Committee; for leadership of the Council of Chapters Governing Board over two terms; for many years of outstanding service on the Membership Retention and Recruitment Committee, including three years as chair; and for service on the ASA Board of Directors as a representative of the Council of Sections.
About the Award
The Founders Award recognizes members who have rendered distinguished service to the association. Typically, no more than two awards are granted annually, and the award does not have to be granted every year; however, when warranted, up to five awards may be given each year.
Award recipients are presented with a certificate and engraved crystal bowl.
The individual(s) selected will have served the association for an extended time, usually in a variety of leadership roles wherein effective service or leadership was provided within the ASA or through ASA outreach to other organizations. The individual's contributions will have had significant impact on the association beyond the time of her/his incumbency.
The Founders Award Committee depends on the American Statistical Association membership to submit nominations. The award may not be given to a sitting member of the Founders Award Committee or a sitting member of the ASA Board of Directors.
Award Recipient Responsibilities
The award recipient(s) will be responsible for providing a current photograph for the following year's awards book. Because the element of surprise is our aim in presenting this award, the previous year's recipients are presented for publication each year.
Nominations are due by March 15. The award is presented at the Joint Statistical Meetings in August the same year. Nomination letters should contain a list of people who can be contacted to verify the candidate’s credentials and provide additional information. Email nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please contact the committee chair.