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IDEA User of Excellence


Honoring Data Analytics Experts


IDEA users are innovative, creative professionals. They excel at using data analytics to help meet tough business challenges, protect profits, mitigate risks and automate processes. Each year, we gather nominations from colleagues, managers, and clients who have worked alongside or benefitted from the imaginative ways data analytics can be used to achieve what others might think impossible.


If you are interested in nominating someone, or yourself, as an IDEA User of Excellence, we accept applications through the spring. Entries are reviewed by the Audimation leadership team and recognized at the IDEA User Conference, held every two years.

2021 IDEA User of Excellence Winners!


Past Recipients of the IDEA Users of Excellence Award

Year IDEA User of Excellence Recipient

Courtney Conner, Schneider Downs | External Audit

Lisa Gertig, CSU System | Internal Audit
2020 Matt Storlie, Wipfli LLP
2019 Leslie Kirsch, WithumSmith + Brown PC
2018 Jennifer Girard, American Red Cross
2017 Kathryn Horton, Daszkal Bolton LLP
2016 Erin Baker, University of Texas System Administration
2015 Alexander Muina, University of Miami
2014 Timothy Smith, LPL Financial
2013 Paul Soos, CBIZ
2012 Matt Sondermann, Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc.
2011 Mark Mayberry, BDO USA, LLP
2010 Leslie Townsend, Edwards Lifesciences
2009 Bethmara Kessler, The Fraud and Risk Advisory Group
2008 David King, UHY Advisors FLVS, Inc.
2007 Jeffrey Woerner, Plante & Moran’s Corporate Restructuring Group
2006 Robert Lindwall, Riskfocus, LLC
2005 Jay Smith, The Rehmann Group, LLC
2004 Kenneth B. Shilson, Shilson, Goldberg & Associates, P.C.
2003 Mark Luciani, CIT Commercial Services
2002 Scott Langlinais, i2 Technologies


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