Darol Anger, artist/educator
Darrel & Phyllis Adkins, event producers
Jack Tottle, artist/educator
Norman & Judy Adams, event producers
Wayne Rice, radio broadcaster
Any person may suggest an artist or industry leader for consideration for this award. The submission process consists of submitting a letter of recommendation for a nominee using the online Distinguished Achievement Awards nomination form.
All submissions are reviewed by the IBMA Distinguished Achievement Awards Selection Committee. The Committee then selects, by majority vote, at least one person in each of the categories –Music, Media, Business, and General– to be recipients of the award. Category descriptions and awards eligibility and criteria can be found in the IBMA Awards Handbook.