Annual Awards


Lois A. Markovich Innovation Award

Are you and your company Innovative?  If so than let your SITE colleagues know.  SITE is calling for applicants for the Lois A. Markovich Innovation Award for 2018.  Now is the time to be recognized for your hard work and accomplishments.  Simply follow the steps below.  But hurry!  Applications must be in by MAY 25, 2018

The SITE Board of Directors is pleased to invite nominations for the Lois A. Markovich Innovation Award to recognize the accomplishments of our members. The Innovation Award is presented each year in conjunction with the annual conference.

The winner will be recognized at our 2018 Conference in Spokane, WA. The award recognizes organizations for new and innovative training programs as well as commitment to continued improvement through innovation. Examples of projects that have received past awards include:

  • Train senior examiners to handle intellectual property claims to respond to a growing number of intellectual property loss exposures.
  • Interactive employee onboarding program.
  • The project was to create an interactive and engaging virtual learning space for all employees and leaders.

 Submissions should be limited to two pages in the format of your choice and should contain the following information:

1. The purpose of the initiative

2. People and resources involved

3. Dates of implementation

4. What was done (i.e. training, consulting, research, development, facilitation, etc.)

5. What was innovative about the approach

6. Results achieved

7. Other pertinent data may also be attached

Only SITE members who lead or were involved in the initiative are eligible to win. You may nominate your own organization.

This is an excellent way to reward those “concealed trainers” and subject matter experts who do an excellent job. Gaining this elite recognition for your company at the 2018 Conference in Spokane, WA will enhance your standing as well. If you are selected for this year’s award, SITE requires that you share the results of your initiative with SITE membership by writing an article for our communications and by either conducting a concurrent session at the 2019 Annual Conference in Memphis, TN or present/participate in a SITE webinar during 2018.

Please send your submissions to Deborah Davenport, Immediate Past President, at no later than May 25, 2018.


Henry C. Drewes Loyalty Award

This award is the highest and most prestigious among the SITE awards. It is given to someone who has demonstrated strong commitment to SITE, worked to strengthen SITE as an organization and has represented SITE in a positive manner, contributing to SITE’s purpose and mission. The award is named after Hank Drewes, an honorary, life member of SITE and the first SITE executive director.

The President’s Award

The SITE President’s Award recognizes the individual who provided the most help, support, and advice to the SITE president during his or her term.

Corporate Award

The Corporate Award is given to the member firm that has provided outstanding support to SITE.

Lois A. Markovich Innovation Award

The award recognizes organizations for new and innovative training programs as well as commitment to continued improvement through innovation. The award was rechristened the Lois A. Markovich Innovation Award in 2007 to honor the outstanding service and commitment of SITE’s retired executive director, Lois Markovich.

Past Recipients

*10 year history included. For prior years click on the tab below the tables 

Henry C. Drewes Loyalty Award


2017        Barb Gavitt



2016       Tammy Alsene


2015       Christine Marciano


2014       Kate Manthey & Sharon Koches


2013       Brad Gutcher


2012       Ken Swymer & Paul Balbresky


2011       Sandy Masters


2010       Arthur Carvajal


2009       John Jackson


2008       Kevin Goyke


2007       Pat McCarthy



The President’s Award

2017       Elise Quadrozzi

2016       Brad Gutcher and Art Carvajal


2015      Teresa Headrick & Paul           Balbresky


2014       Deborah Davenport & Mark Fine


2013       Brenda Davis


2012       Chris Behymer


2011       Cindy Davidson


2010       Sandy Masters


2009       Karen Scott


2008       Sandy Masters



Corporate Award

2017      Nationwide



2016       WebFX


2015       Alliant Insurance Services, Inc.


2014       State Farm Insurance


2013       Liberty Mutual Insurance


2012       Germania Insurance


2011       Keir Educational Resources and Vale Training Solutions


2010       The Institutes


2009       Allstate Insurance Company


2008       Selective Insurance


2007       International Insurance Institute (III)

Lois A. Markovich Innovation Award

2016       Maricopa County Community College District 


2015       Nationwide


2014       “Levers!” (State Farm Insurance)


2013       Nautilus Insurance


2012       Blue Shield of California


2011       “State Farm University” (State Farm Insurance)


2010       "Horace Mann P&C Claims" (Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts)


2009       “Customer Connection Corps” (Farmers Insurance)


2008       “New Hire Associate Training Model” (Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts)


2007       “Quoting Accuracy Initiative” (Allstate)


2006       “Inter-Plan Business Modules” (Health Care Services Corp.)



Click here for prior years history