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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.

Leslie Kirsch is the 2019 IDEA User of Excellence!

See How She Uses IDEA

Past Recipients of the IDEA Users of Excellence Award

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


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