2012 CM Award Recipients Announced
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Posted by: Drew Koch
ICPM Announces 2012 CM Award Recipients
Congratulations are extended to ICPM’s 2012 CM Award recipients who were selected for their leadership in enhancing the competency of managers worldwide and their commitment to advancing the management profession through the CM certification. The 2012 award recipients are:
CM of the Year: Alonzo G. Johnson, CM
Alonzo is the Corporate Director of Frias Management, LLC’s risk management division where he is responsible for insurance procurement, risk management, liability claims, workers’ compensation and safety. Prior to this role, Mr. Johnson was the Regional Risk Manager for Veolia Transportation-Las Vegas region. His career in insurance began in 1994 with Accident Fund Insurance Company of America in Lansing, Michigan.
Mr. Johnson holds an MBA from the University of Nevada, a BS degree in Organizational Management from Central Michigan University, and the CM certification. Alonzo encourages his staff to further their education by regularly providing information on educational opportunities. He leads the way by personally taking classes and participating in and providing leadership to a number of professional groups.
CM Instructor of the Year: Michael Kolacz, CM
Michael Kolacz, Ed.D has been a professor of management with Davenport University (DU) in Livonia, MI since August 2003. Prior to his affiliation with Davenport, he served in higher education at Baker College and Owens Community College in positions to include department chairman and Dean of Business Administration. In the business sector, Mike was employed with Amerace Corporation, British Petroleum and Kawneer Corporation in the functional areas of human resources, manufacturing management, and marketing.
Dr. Kolacz holds an EdD in Educational Leadership from Eastern Michigan University, an MA in Higher Education from the University of Michigan, and an MBA in Management from Indiana University. He also holds four certifications which include the Certified Manager (CM) certification. "Professor Kolacz is an innovative and conscientious instructor who approaches his CM instruction with enthusiasm and a focus on quality. Dr. Kolacz always has the students’ best interests in mind and is a credit to the DU CM Program.”
CM Training Partner of the Year: Milestones, S.A.R.L.
Milestones is an international management consultancy based in Beirut, Lebanon with a distinguished reputation for delivering high quality certification training to management professionals and corporate clients. Under the leadership of managing director, Dr. Albert Bamboukian, PhD, MSM, Milestones has been an ICPM Authorized Training Partner from 2007--2012, successfully administering the CM certification for five years. Dr. Bamboukian has been instrumental in introducing the CM certification in Lebanon and in promoting it throughout the MENA region to include Syria, Kuwait, Qatar, and Turkey. As a valued training partner, Milestones has provided certification training to over 200 professional managers and to corporate clients which include Pfizer-Fattal (pharmaceuticals) and Masraf Al Rayan (banking).
If you are interested in becoming involved with the CM® certification, as a CM program facilitator, or applicant, contact Melody Branner, ICPM Manager of Customer Relations, at 540-568-3247 or email@example.com.