The ALFN has three separate awards that we announce each July at our ANSWERS Conference. Listed below is a summary for each of these awards. You can view the full criteria for all ALFN awards here.
ALFN Industry Achievement Awards
Nomination Period: March 1 - March 29
These individual awards are open to ALFN Members and Mortgage Servicers or GSE’s whose overall achievements and work within the financial services industry has helped provide opportunities in advancing the legal and financial services industries, through education, training, leadership, mentoring or acting as a role model. Award recipients will have displayed the highest level of professionalism and leadership, and who have been a continued advocate for the industry and ALFN for an extended period of time.
Up to 6 ALFN Industry Achievement Awards are given each year at the ALFN ANSWERS Conference in July (including up to 5 awards for ALFN Members, and 1 Servicer or GSE award). Each ALFN Section (ALFN Committee/Group) will submit 1 nomination annually on behalf of their specific group. At large nominations are also accepted by members of the ALFN and mortgage servicers or GSE’s. The ALFN Board of Directors will review all award candidates to determine the final award recipients.
ALFN JPEG Picture the Future Awards – Presented by ALFN’s Junior Professionals & Executives Group “JPEG”
Nomination Period: March 1 - March 29
Annual award given each July at the ALFN ANSWERS Conference to up to 12 young professionals, with award recipients featured in the ALFN’s Picture the Future publication (distributed annually at ANSWERS). Nominees should be under the age of 40, and must be employed in-house by an ALFN member business, mortgage servicer, or GSE. A candidate may either self-nominate or be nominated by another individual with knowledge of the nominee's background, achievements and contributions to the industry. Candidates undergo an initial blind review by our review committee, which is made up of members of the ALFN Board of Directors, ALFN Executive Staff members and select participants from the ALFN attorney-trustee and associate membership classes, and servicer participants. Candidates’ nomination forms are reviewed anonymously and judged solely on the responses and supporting materials provided for each candidate. No indication of firm or organization, gender, location or other demographic information is provided to the reviewers. The ALFN Board of Directors makes the final determination of award recipients based on the review committee’s feedback. Servicer nominees will be judged separately from ALFN member nominees, and a limited number of awards will be given to Servicers. Individuals will be judged based on their support and dedication to the industry and to young professionals, as well as their support of JPEG. We are looking for a few key attributes in our JPEG Picture the Future winners each year, including: Long-term commitment to the creditors’ rights industry; Initiative and willingness to lead, educate, and improve our industry as a whole; Individuals who are service and volunteer leaders, recognized within their organizations, and who bring value to the ALFN; Individuals who are role models for other young professionals and who are actively involved in the advancement of young professionals in our industry. More info. at https://www.alfn.org/jpeg_ptf.
ALFN Member Service Awards
Annual award given each July at the ALFN ANSWERS Conference to the top 2 Attorney-Trustee member companies and the top 2 Associate member companies that have exhibited the highest level of support and participation in the ALFN throughout the past year (August 1 – July 31). This level of support is determined by a member companies’ participation in certain ALFN activities such as leadership positions held, committee involvement, authoring articles, speaking at events, and others. The Member Service award recipients are determined through the ALFN ASSURE Member Rewards Program. More information is available at https://www.alfn.org/assure. For the award eligibility, we count the total number of volunteer credits each member company has achieved over the past year (August 1 – July 31) in the ASSURE Member Rewards Program. This award isn’t based solely on money spent, but the time and effort a member company has spent in supporting ALFN activities.