The 2017 MWAA Industry Achievement Award

This year MWAA chose four recipients for the Industry Achievement Award.  These were the four founders of the regional shows WSAA, MWAA, SEAA and NEAA.  Congratulations to Jim McCormick, John McCormick, Jaques Breton, and Sherry Friedrichsen.

On behalf of our 2017 Award Recipients, MWAA made a cash contribution to the charity of their choosing, Rainbow Village.

Rainbow Village has been providing neighborhood homes for people with developmental disabilities in the St. Louis area for more than 40 years.  Rainbow Village currently houses more than 300 residents in 85 homes in neighborhoods throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area. Whether on their main campus or in one of their neighborhood homes, living in a Rainbow Village home is even more than an address and a place to call home--it's the chance to be a part of the community. By maintaining their homes to the highest standards and constantly monitoring them to assess each individual's needs, we are able to provide safety, comfort, and independence for our residents.

Become a part of their Rainbow and donate here.

Congrats again to Jim McCormick, John McCormick, Jaques Breton, and Sherry Friedrichsen.  Thank you for your contributions to our Industry, the regional shows and for your kind choice of charities.


Past Recipients

2003  - Robert O. Carr, Heartland Payment Systems - The inaugural MWAA Industry Achievement Award.

2004 - Paul Green, The Greensheet

2005 - John Rante, President of Online Data Corp

2006 - Dick Draper,  PeriPheron Technologies

2007 - Mike Ponder, Integrity Payment Systems

2008 - Kim Fitzsimmons, First Data Corp

2009 - Donna Embry, Payment Alliance International

2010 - Linda Perry, ISTS Worldwide

2011 - Dan Neistadt, Electronic Merchant Systems

2012 - Mark Dunn, Field Guide Enterprises and Treasurer of the MWAA

2013 - Biff Matthews, Owner of CardWare International

2014 - Bob Jenisch, Digital Transactions

2015 - Gerry Wagner, Discover Financial Services

2016 - Deana Rich, Rich Consulting