The Gail S. Carter Award recognizes individuals who have made giant contributions to the industry over the course of their long careers.
The Gail S. Carter Award recognizes individuals who have made giant contributions to the industry over the course of their long careers. Each recipient is known for their consummate leadership, their long service, and their active role in the association. Past honorees include Brian McNally, Frank Flynn, Jim Bruorton, Phil Gallagher and Roy Vallee.
Jim Kaplan has had a long career in the industry. For over 50 years he has been a huge advocate for various industry trade associations including the EIA, the ECA and now the ECIA, for which he had a hand in forming. In recognizing Jim, ECIA Chairman Michael Knight said, “We are blessed to know and work with you, grateful for the role you have played in shaping the evolution of our industry, and the tremendous amount of time and energy you have given to industry associations, including this one. We are thrilled to add you to the short roster of Gail S Carter award winners.