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AITP Dallas Creates Award for Outstanding Leadership

Monday, October 25, 2004   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Dan Herod, AITP Dallas - Media

Mary D. Farrell honored for 25 years of outstanding service

The Dallas chapter announced the creation of an award for outstanding leadership for those members who provide continuous outstanding and distinguished services to the chapter and the IT community.The award has been named The Mary Farrell Award in honor of its first recipient, Mary D. Farrell, for her dedication and continued leadership of the chapter.

"Mary has faithfully led our Dallas chapter for over the past 25 years in several roles from chapter liaison to president, and inspired our new board to provide a strong focus on providing our IT professionals a solid education and networking venue," said Deborah R. Lovell, president of AITP Dallas. "So when we decided to create this award for continuous, distinguished and outstanding leadership contributions to our chapter, it was a unanimous decision to honor her as the first recipient and name the award after her."

The initial award was presented during the September meeting program, Operation: Team Building, a leadership workshop, which had 74 attendees and was presented by guest speakers from Tactical Tanks, a leadership training organization."Our program topic couldn't have been more appropriate for the time to honor Ms. Farrell for her extraordinary and selfless professional dedication to our chapter," said Bill Fly, AITP Dallas chapter liaison.

The award recognizes individuals who have performed in an outstanding manner in the areas of education, membership, public relations, chapter meetings and participation in chapter-sponsored events.The award requires an individual to be nominated by a member and must meet the award criteria. For more information, contact

About AITP Dallas

The purpose of AITP Dallas is to engage in education and research focused on the development of effective programs for the self-improvement of its membership.AITP encourages high standards of competence and promotes professional attitudes among its members. The AITP Dallas chapter is comosed of local executive leaders, project managers, developers, product specialists and students from UTD, UTA, ITT, DeVry, Midwestern State University and Tarleton State University.

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