The NEAAPA Awards Committee is currently seeking nominations for the Annual Meeting Awards. You can nominate the employee of a NEAAPA member by completing the online application below. Applications can also be downloaded and printed.
If you have questions, please contact committee chair John Guertin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-754-0200.
All nominations are due by January 31, 2022
Alan E. Ramsay Safety Award: Gary Slade, Amusement Today
Pinnacle Award: Amanda Antonioli, Lake Compounce Theme Park
Paragon Award: Premier Rides, Inc.
Alan E. Ramsay Safety Award: Rimus Grazulis, Edaville Family Theme Park
Pinnacle Award: Carson Natale, Sodexo at Canobie Lake Park
Paragon Award: Quassy Amusement & Water Park
Alan E. Ramsay Safety Award: Bill Cormier, Funtown Splashtown USA
Pinnacle Award: Rachel Morrissey, Canobie Lake Park
Paragon Award: Dippin' Dots
Alan E. Ramsay Safety Award: Marie Provost, Six Flags New England
Pinnacle Award: Frank Hamedl, Quassy Amusement & Water Park
Paragon Award: Six Flags New England
Alan E. Ramsay Safety Award: Don Fleck, CLM Entertainment Group
Pinnacle Award: Christopher Smith, Southwick's Zoo
Paragon Award: Funtown Splashtown USA
Alan E. Ramsay Safety Award
The Alan E. Ramsay Safety Award is presented to an individual that has demonstrated "an unparalleled commitment to safety in the amusement parks and attractions industry." Alan Ramsay, a NEAAPA Past President and Hall of Fame member, was a certified risk evaluator and developed training materials for amusement rides and devices throughout the world. Alan embodied safety in our industry, and this award was created in his honor, as a lasting legacy to his contributions to the industry in New England.
Pinnacle Award for Guest Service Excellence
The Pinnacle Award is presented to a student employee that has demonstrated "peak perfection in guest/customer service." Nominees must be enrolled in a college or university program that is tourism/hospitality in nature.
A $500 cash award is also presented to the winner.
Paragon Award for Marketing Excellence
The Paragon Award is presented to a member that has created outreach or advertising pieces that demonstrate "unequaled excellence in graphic promotion". This can include brochures, flyers, print advertising, social media promotion, etc.