Hall of Fame – Call For Nominations

Pick the Category (listed below) in which you are nominating a person. Include in the narrative, why you think this individual belongs in the NMEDA Hall of Fame and what significant contributions they have made to the Automotive Mobility Industry. Tell us where and during what time frame they were active and what their current status is in the industry today. This person(s) is not necessarily required to have been a NMEDA member and you can nominate more than one person. Also, keep in mind that just because a person is nominated doesn’t guarantee admittance to the Hall of Fame and if they are not chosen one year they can be re-nominated in subsequent years.

Download Nominations Form

All nominations must be received no later than October 31.
Fax your nomination to 813.962.8970 or email webmaster@nmeda.org.
The earlier the better to help avoid any last minute work load increases. 

NMEDA Hall of Fame – Dealer Criteria

  1. To be eligible for the NMEDA Hall of Fame, a candidate must have served at least 10 years in the Automotive Mobility Industry. More specifically the candidate must have served in the capacity of providing services to people with disabilities.
  2. Any individual becomes eligible for nomination to the Hall of Fame if they are now or have been active in and/or made a contribution to the automotive mobility industry.
  3. A candidate for the NMEDA Hall of Fame must have been well known in the industry and would have been recognized as an industry leader by their peers.
  4. A candidate for the NMEDA Hall of Fame would have been an innovator and trend setter in automotive mobility industry, and would have had a direct and significant impact on the industry. Evidence of this legacy and the significance of its impact must be chronicled in the nomination form.
  5. A candidate must receive a minimum affirmative vote of 60% (5 out of 7) of the members of the NMEDA Hall of Fame Committee.

NMEDA Hall of Fame – Allied Category Criteria

  1. Individuals who are allied to automotive mobility industry, specifically, manufacturers, driving rehabilitation specialists, related health care fields, government personnel working with rehabilitation services, among others can also become candidates for the NMEDA Hall of Fame.
  2. An individual becomes eligible for nomination to the Hall of Fame if they are now or have been active in the automotive mobility industry.
  3. A candidate for the NMEDA Hall of Fame must have been well known in the automotive mobility industry and would have been recognized as an industry leader.
  4. A candidate for the NMEDA Hall of Fame will have been an innovator and trend setter in their respective field of endeavor, and would have had a direct and significant positive impact on the automotive mobility industry. Evidence of this legacy and the significance of its impact must be chronicled in the nomination form.
  5. A candidate must receive a minimum affirmative vote of 60% (5 out of 7) of the members of the NMEDA Hall of Fame Committee.

Selection Limitations

  1. No more than three individuals meeting the criteria for membership in the Hall of Fame (dealer category) will be selected to the Hall of Fame in a single year with the exception of the first two years, where the maximum per year will be five. No more than one person meeting the criteria for Hall of Fame (Allied Category) will be selected per year with the exception of the first two years, where the maximum per year will be two.
  2. There is no limit to the number of times a person may be considered for the Hall of Fame.
  3. There is no lower limit to the number of inductees that must be selected.

Nomination Process

  1. Anyone in the automotive mobility industry may submit nominations to the NMEDA Executive Director.
  2. In order to be eligible for nomination, a Hall of Fame nomination form must be completed and returned to the Executive Director, or a member of the Hall of Fame Sub-Committee. These forms may be secured by request or on the NMEDA website.

Announcement and Recognition of Inductees

  1. The announcement of those selected for induction into the Hall of Fame shall be made in a special release to the Mobility news media by the Executive Director.
  2. All selections will be presented at the NMEDA Annual Conference.

Hall of Fame Sub-Committee:

  • Mike Bruno
  • John Bussani
  • Dale Carpenter
  • Bob Kitts
  • Tom Lorentz
  • Michael McGowen
  • Peter Ruprecht