NPAworldwide Announces 2015 Chairman’s Award Recipient

April 1st, 2015 by Veronica Blatt

Contact: Dave Nerz, President
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GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, USA – April 1, 2015 – Rick Corey of Rochester, New York (USA), is the recipient of the 2015 Chairman’s Award, presented by NPAworldwide. The Chairman’s Award, established in 1996, recognizes a current or former NPAworldwide owner, manager, recruiter, or staff member, whose contributions and service to the network represent substantial and lasting benefit. Nominations are sought from the NPAworldwide membership, and the board of directors selects the recipient by secret ballot.

Mr. Corey was previously the owner of OpticsProfessionals, LLC, as well as a longtime employee with Weterrings & Agnew, both located in Rochester. He served on the NPAworldwide board of directors for 14 years, including terms as director, secretary/treasurer, chairman-elect, chairman, and immediate past-chairman. Mr. Corey was also heavily involved on numerous committees and was a tireless advocate for the organization.

“Rick Corey was a steady hand at the wheel during some difficult times for the industry and challenges for the NPAworldwide network. Rick is the father of our current conservative-but-optimistic budgeting process that has kept the network on solid financial ground for many years,” commented NPAworldwide president Dave Nerz. “You never feel like you are working for Rick; you are just a member of his team. The Chairman’s Award is a fitting tribute to his many years of service and leadership.”

“It is a great honor to be awarded the Chairman’s Award,” stated Mr. Corey. “Being a member on various committees and on the Board of Directors has been a privilege and a great connection to members worldwide. Being involved in NPAworldwide has been a great experience, both personally and professionally.”

The Chairman’s Award was presented during a special luncheon as part of the NPAworldwide Global Conference.

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