Nicsa Award Winners

Celebrate Industry Innovators

Each year, Nicsa recognizes industry leaders for innovation and leadership across a number of categories within the asset management industry.

Join us at the General Membership Meeting and Strategic Leadership Forum to recognize and celebrate industry thought leaders.

Lifetime Achievement Award

The prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award honors distinguished executives (or recent retirees) who, during their lifetimes, have made impactful contributions of outstanding leadership to the field of asset management. This visionary has shown an extraordinary personal commitment to the industry across multiple areas over a significant period of time.

2021 Honoree

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Michael (Mike) DeNofrio 

BNY Mellon

Outstanding Service to the Fund Industry Award

Robert L. Gould Award

The Outstanding Service to the Fund Industry Award recognizes outstanding achievement by an individual who has helped the fund industry better serve its investors by improving the quality of customer service.

2021 Honoree

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William (Bill) Galvin
Invesco

Strategic Leadership Award

The Strategic Leadership Award recognizes individuals or organizations that have demonstrated excellence through cutting-edge thought leadership and business solutions with a wide scope of influence across the global asset management industry.

2021 Honoree

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Chuck Booth
Citi Fund Services

Industry Innovation Awards

Industry Innovation Awards recognize visionary firms in the global asset management industry that have developed or implemented ground-breaking technology, process efficiency, product development, and/or distribution and servicing models that deliver outstanding business transformations as well as benefits to investors.

2021 Honorees

Innovation in Distribution | BNY Mellon: Growth Dynamics Application

Innovation in Product Development & Marketing | ProShares: Bitcoin Strategy ETF

Innovation in Technology
| Equity Data Science: Cloud-based Digital Infrastructure

Operational Excellence
| TIAA: National Contact Center

Emerging Leader Awards

Emerging Leader Awards recognize investment professionals under the age of 40 demonstrating excellence in performance innovation with outstanding contribution to the development of the global asset management industry.

2021 Honorees

David Byrne


David Byrne
JP Morgan






Sarah Digirolamo


Sarah Digirolamo
Deloitte

Alex Dressman


Alexandra Dressman
Citi Fund Services

Matthew Fronczke


Matthew Fronczke
SS&C Technologies

Andrew Jones


Andrew Jones
Foreside

Allie Walsh


Allie Walsh
Nicsa

Volunteer of the Year Awards

The Nicsa Volunteer of the Year Awards recognize volunteers from Nicsa committees whose sustained contribution over the past year helped drive Nicsa’s mission to develop, share, and advance leading practices.

2020 Honorees

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Alternative Investments Committee
Dawn Rohde, Wells Fargo

 

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Compliance & Risk Management Committee
Stephanie Tyler, Franklin Templeton

 

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Content Committee
Michael Collins, Broadridge

 

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Data Analytics Committee
Laura Lutton, Morningstar

 

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Diversity Project North America - Benchmarking Committee
Diane Gallagher, American Century

 

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Diversity Project North America - Industry Engagement Committee
Maggie Sullivan, Fiera Capital

 

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Diversity Project North America - Next Practices Committee
LeAnn Trejo, Capital Group | American Funds
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-Fund Administration Committee
-General Membership Meeting Committee
Gary Casagrande, Confluence

 

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Fund & Investor Services (Formerly TA) Committee 
John Keating, BlackRock
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NextGen Committee
Alex Woodcock, SS&C ALPS

 

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President's Award
Dan Moorman, Wells Fargo Advisors

 

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President's Award
David Rosen, Morgan Stanley

 

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President's Award
Lynette Turner, BNY Mellon

 

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Product & Distribution Committee
Mark Thomas, PIMCO

 

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Retirement Committee
Amy O'Leary, Capital Group | American Funds

 

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SMA Working Group Committee
Greg Weiss, BlackRock

 

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Strategic Leadership Forum Committee
Jon Maro, BlackRock

 

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Technology & Innovation Committee
Sach Diwan, Northern Trust

 

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UIT Committee
Beth Bull, First Trust Portfolios

 

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Unclaimed Property Committee
Dave Calvani, Fidelity

 

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Webinar Advisory Committee
Michelle Carlow, Accenture