It is the policy of The Western Michigan
Chapter of CFMA to present to one of its members every year a Member of the Year
Award. This award is given to a
member to recognize their contribution to the leadership, development and/or
promotion of the chapter.
The person selected for the award is chosen by a committee
composed of the current president plus the 4 most recent recipients of the
Award. There are no specific criteria for this Award; it is given at the
discretion of the committee. Past presidents are often
nominated or chosen for the award since the Chapter's Succession Plan in effect
requires that the President have been involved in leadership for several years.
And even though the bylaws do not allow for associate members to be president,
the award has been given to several associate members because we are fortunate
in having many associate members who are very active and supportive of the
In the fall of 2005, the
name of the award was changed to the LaForest Krantz Member Achievement Award in memory of LaForest Krantz.
Forest was active in CFMA both locally and at
the National Level. Forest and his wife died in
an auto crash in April, 2005 while returning from a vacation trip.
This Award has Been
Lori Visser 1999/2000
Robert Frostick 2003/2004
Ellen Zierleyn 2006/2007
Rhonda Huismann 2009/2010
Shanna Reynolds 2013/2014
Steve Huisjen 2014/2015
Todd Hanson 2015/ 2016
Tom VandenBosch 2016/2017
Mike Waalkes 2017/2018