Nominations Open for 2020 Advancing Consulting Award

Press Release: March 31, 2020

Recipients to be honored by the Society for Advancement of Consulting in Fall

CLAREMONT, CA—The Society for the Advancement of Consulting® (SAC), a leading association of global consulting professionals, announced today that nominations are now open for its an annual award honoring two consultants who have advanced the profession in the previous year.

The Corrie Shanahan Memorial Consulting Award is given to both an emerging consultant and one with an established practice. It is named in memory of longtime SAC member Corrie Shanahan, who passed away in 2019. Corrie Shanahan was an expert in rapidly strengthening organizational performance, productivity, and corporate culture.

The call for nominations will be open from today, March 31 through June 2, 2020 Nomination forms and applications can be found on the SAC website.

“We are thrilled to be able to offer these awards for the second consecutive year,” said Executive Director Lisa Anderson. “We feel in this unsettled time it is more important than ever to acknowledge excellence in independent consultants.”

To be eligible, individuals must be independent business consultants who generate most of their income by working directly with clients, and they must be members in good standing of SAC.  Factors that will be considered in evaluating applicants will include degree of client success, innovation, advocacy and growth through association, and resilience.

A committee of SAC members, led by chair Pam Harper and representing a variety of consulting specialties and four different countries, will review applications and determine the winners who best meet the established criteria.

The 2019 honorees were Andrew Hollo, Melbourne, Australia, for established consultant, and Amy Segami, Chicago, Illinois, for emerging consultant.

“We had a truly exceptional list of candidates to evaluate last year ,” said SAC Executive Director Linda Popky. “We expect this year’s applicants will be just as qualified, making it difficult to choose just one winner in each category.”

Current plans are for the awards to be presented at SAC’s Annual Meeting, to be held in New York City on October 20 and 21, 2020.

Independent consultants may join SAC between now and May 1, 2020 to be considered for the award.

About SAC

The Society for the Advancement of Consulting (SAC), now in its 17th year, is an international association of consulting professionals who subscribe to an industry code of ethics and have provided evidence of significant consulting results among their clients. SAC members hail from 14 different countries. For more information, please go to, write to or call 909-630-3943.