SME Rock Star

The SME Rock Star is awarded in appreciation of outstanding service to the organization. Outstanding service includes, but is not limited to, attendance, professionalism, performing beyond normal job responsibilities and/or an extraordinary contribution to the organization.

All SME staff, excluding the executive director, are eligible. Nominations are submitted by SME staff, and the winner is selected from the nominees by the Rock Star Award Committee, consisting of the three latest SME Rock Stars. The award is presented in October and April every year.

Sheryl Ramirez
Sheryl Ramirez - April 2021
Hirbo Hirbo
Hirbo Hirbo - October 2020
Jackie Dorr
Jackie Dorr - April 2020

Past SME Rock Stars:

  • October 2022 - Shalea Hardison
  • April 2021 - Sheryl Ramirez
  • October 2020 - Hirbo Hirbo
  • April 2020 - Jackie Dorr
  • October 2019 - Tim Brown
  • April 2019 – Tomara Ahearn
  • October 2018 – Cori Knasinski
  • April 2018 – Emma Salditt
  • October 2017 – Chee Theng
  • April 2017 – Steve Kral
  • October 2016 – Ken Goering
  • April 2016 – Justin Courtney
  • October 2015 – Nicole Bencomo
  • April 2015 – Kaley Hollarn
  • October 2014 – Paul Hoiberg
  • April 2014 – Lorie Laessig
  • October 2013 – Theo Warrior
  • April 2013 – Gregg Riggs
  • October 2012 – Liz Jones
  • April 2012 – Nate Hurianek
  • October 2011 – Gwen Lipkie
  • April 2011 – Sandi Swayne
  • October 2010 – Jan Samuelson
  • April 2010 – Beverly Mead
  • October 2009 – Raven Johnson
  • April 2009 – Kendra Elrod
  • October 2008 – Heather Gravning