IEC Announces 2022 National Award Winners

Independent Electrical Contractors Announces 2022 National Award Winners 


Arlington, VA, October 18, 2022 – Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2022 IEC National Awards. Presented during IEC’s annual event, SPARK: Power Tomorrow, the awards recognize excellence across the full breadth of IEC member constituencies, including individual achievement, distinction at the chapter level, industry and community achievement, recognition as an emerging leader in the electrical industry, and excellence in safety awareness and protocols. 

The 2022 IEC National Award submissions were judged by an esteemed panel of leaders within the electrical industry that include: Jane Allred, Bryan Beckett, Jack Brown, Warren Clemons, Shawn Corrigan, Steve Denier, Leighland Gutierrez, Todd Hawkins, Brian Hines, Cara Herbstritt, Robbie Jones, Jim MacMurdo, Bret Martin, Jon Martin, Allan Matsuo, Shirlee McArthur, Eric Peralez, Lowell Reith, Natasha Sherwood, Marilyn Stansbury. Barbara Tipton, Michael E Vandergriff, Kristi Wickard. 


The winners of the IEC 2022 National Awards include: 

Achievement Awards 

IEC National Legacy Award: Mike Gunter, IEC Georgia & Atlanta Chapter IEC 

Industry Achievement Award: Philip Russel, Ogletree 

Community Service Award 

Category A (Individual): SECCO Electric, IEC Pennsylvania 

Category B (Team): R.K. Bass Electric, CenTex IEC 

Excellence in Service Award: Page Electric, LLC, IEC of the Bluegrass 


Chapter Awards 

Legislative Chapter of the Year: IEC Rocky Mountain 

Apprenticeship Chapter of the Year: IEC Rocky Mountain 

Instructor of the Year: Billy Townsend, IEC Florida West Coast  

Executive Director of the Year Award 

 Category A (1-30 Contractor Members): Rebecca Barnes, IEC of the Bluegrass 

Category B (31-59 Contractor Members): Matt Hittinger, IEC of Greater Cincinnati 

Category C (60+ Contractor Members): Barbara Tipton, IEC Central Ohio 

 Chapter of the Year 

Category A (Up to 30 Contractor Members): IEC of the Bluegrass 

Category C (61 to 89 Contractor Members): IEC Florida West Coast  

Category D (90 Contractor Members): IEC Rocky Mountain 

IEC Advocacy Award 

Category A (5-30 Contractor Members): IEC Western Reserve 

Category B (31-60 Contractor Members): IEC of Greater Cincinnati 

Category C (61-89 Contractor Members): IEC San Antonio 

Category D (90+ Contractor Members): IEC Texas Gulf Coast 


Individual Awards  

President's Award: Troy Corrigan, Corrigan Electric, IEC of Kentucky & Southern Indiana 

IEC Apprenticeship Alumni Award: Troy Puleo, IEC Florida West Coast  

National Member of the Year Award: Blake Behr, Ridgeline Electrical Industries, LLC, IEC Indy 

Rising Star Award 

Natasha Sherwood, IEC Florida West Coast Chapter 

Richard Mooney, Denier Electric Co., Inc., IEC of Greater Cincinnati 

Adam Bowman, IEC of Greater St. Louis 

Patrick Cush, IEC of Greater St. Louis 

Warren Clemons, IHG Consulting LLC, IEC of Kentucky and Southern Indiana 

Rusty Page, Page Electric, LLC, IEC of the Bluegrass 

Doug Donnelly, Canyon State Electric, IEC Arizona 

2022 Emerging Leader Cohort 

Tyler Hadden, Weifield Group Contracting, IEC Rocky Mountain 

James Sharkey, Current Connections, Inc., IEC Florida East Coast 

John O'Mara, Revolution Electrical Contractors, IEC New England 

Elizabeth McGoldrick, E.C.S.I, IEC Florida East Coast 

Karsen Kredit- Kredit Electric, IEC Montana IEC 

Rebecca Barnes- IEC of the Bluegrass 


 Safety Awards 

IEC Safety Professional of the Year Award: Sean Hendry, APG , IEC Florida West Coast 

IEC Safety Award: 

Category A (1-15 Employees): Collier Electrical Corporation, IEC New England 

Category C (51-125 Employees): R.K. Bass Electric, CenTex IEC 

Category E (301+ Employees): Helix Electric, IEC Chesapeake 


A full list of the 2022 Award Winners recognized at last year’s event can be found at: For more information about IEC, visit


About Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) 

IEC is a merit shop electrical and systems contractor’s trade association. Our core focus is to increase the professionalism of our industry. Through increased educational standards and training, we are dedicated to fostering a positive business climate for all IEC Contractor Members. We offer professional development opportunities, code and safety representation, emerging trends, and multiple conferences throughout the year. There are 52 independent chapters within the IEC that represent over 3,600 member businesses throughout the United States. Each chapter works with local electrical and low voltage contractors to assist in the development of their businesses. IEC contractor member companies are responsible for over $8.5B in gross revenue annually and are composed of some of the premier firms in the industry. We also provide a four-year apprenticeship program approved by the U.S. Department of Labor with over14,700 apprentices throughout the nation. The IEC National office offers opportunities for networking across the nation with forum groups and national meetings designed to help IEC chapters grow their members’ businesses. 


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