2024 ISACA Awards Working Group

< return to list
Signup Deadline: 05 Dec, 2023
Starts: 03 Jan, 2024
Ends: 30 Nov, 2024
Location: Online Opportunity


The ISACA Awards Working Group is responsible for all policies and procedures related to the ISACA Awards Program and ensuring that there are sufficient quality nominations by sourcing potential candidates and nominators. The working group will evaluate the effectiveness and recommend additional ways to enhance the processes and prestige of the program. In addition, the working group is responsible for providing a secondary review of all scores from volunteer award reviewers and making the final recommendation of the 2025 recipients and citations.

ISACA recognizes outstanding contributions that advance our professional community and exemplify our purpose and leadership. By acknowledging the individuals and achievements that have a positive impact on our global society, ISACA seeks to inspire future generations of business and technology professionals.

There are four categories of awards administered by ISACA Global recognizing separate levels of achievements:

  • Global Achievement Awards: These are the highest awards presented by ISACA for distinguished service, exemplary achievements and contributions to advancing technology worldwide.
  • Hall of Fame: Recognizes members who have shown exemplary dedication to advancing ISACA's purpose through volunteer service and/or member engagement activities.
  • Chapter Awards: These awards recognize outstanding contributions by chapters and individual chapter leaders in fulfilling the needs of ISACA and its professional community.
  • Certification Top Scores: The top scores for the CISA, CISM, CRISC, CGEIT and CDPSE exams worldwide will be recognized annually.

Learn more about the ISACA Awards Program.

Anticipated Outcomes:

  • Timeline
    • January – February: Promote voting by ISACA Members to select the Eugene Frank Founders Award recipient – the highest volunteer award.
    • March: Test nomination system prior to opening the 2025 call for nominations.
    • May – August: Identify potential candidates and nominators and conduct individual research and outreach. Promote ISACA Awards Program and generate more nominations from the membership for appropriate contributions to the organization and industry.
    • September – November: Judging and selection of the 2025 recipients.
  • Working Group members may not submit nominations or endorsement letters for any ISACA Awards but are expected to help promote the nomination process for all ISACA Awards to their chapters and other ISACA members as well as to industry and academic networks.
  • Review recipient recommendations from award reviewers for Global Achievement, Hall of Fame and Chapter Awards. Meet virtually to discuss/approve recipients. 
  • Maintain confidentiality of all nomination content including candidates who have been nominated.
  • Recommend possible enhancements to the ISACA Awards Program and processes.
  • Review ISACA Awards policies to ensure proper governance over the program.

Volunteer Criteria:

  • Expansive professional and ISACA networks to identify prospective candidates and nominators for all awards.
  • Knowledge of ISACA frameworks, products, certifications and services.
  • ISACA Membership required.
  • Geographic area representation considered.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of all nomination data and communication related to the candidates and recipients.
  • Fair minded and unbiased approach to evaluating the nominations and selecting recipients.
  • Availability for virtual meetings approximately bi-monthly (scheduled as needed). No travel is required.
  • Preferred: previous experience with awards programs
  • Preferred: previous experience as an ISACA Award Reviewer

 Volunteer Benefits:

  • Up to 20 CPE credits (max 20 annually) in the area of Working on ISACA Boards/Committees/Working Groups upon successful completion of the term.
  • Help recognize outstanding professional achievements, volunteer service and thought leadership across our industry and select a class of recipients to inspire future generations of practitioners.

All volunteers must have an ISACA Participation Agreement on file. To see if your agreement is active, visit your volunteer profile. Access all volunteer policies here.


Global Community

Volunteers Needed:

9 (0 open slots)

Experience Required:

4 - 6 Years Industry Experience

Engagement Points:


CPE Credits:


Staff Facilitator:

Melissa Swartz
Director, Membership and Community Operations

ISACA's Philosophy on Volunteer Engagement

ISACA encourages the active participation of our dedicated professional community in relevant, compelling and innovative activities at both the regional and international levels. With appreciation for the talent, expertise and experience each person contributes, volunteers and staff work collaboratively to fulfill ISACA's purpose and promise, while benefiting from incredible experiences and accomplishments that instill confidence in our professional and personal growth.