Recognizing Outstanding Contributions to the Association
The following awards are presented annually to individuals who play a significant role in growing and shaping our organization.
Darrell Fouts Award
The M&A Source was founded in 1992 by Darrell Fouts, under the guidance of Tom West, founder of the IBBA. Before the association, Darrell led IBBA courses to help Main Street brokers make the transition to larger transactions. In 2001, the association established an award in his name to recognize and honor the selfless vision and leadership he generously gave to the profession. The Darrell Fouts Award is a prestigious award given to M&A Source members who have made outstanding contributions to the association. Those who are considered for this award display visionary leadership or accomplishments that uplift and expand our vision or the profession.Access the Darrell Fouts Nomination Form
A.T. “Fred” Zirkle
Fellow of the M&A Source
Fellowship is a lifetime award that is one of the highest honors bestowed by the M&A Source. The Fellow Award recognizes and honors M&A Source members who have made sustained and significant contributions to the Association. The key words for this award are “sustained and significant.” The Fellowship is awarded to members who distinguished themselves sufficiently to warrant prestigious recognition. The criteria for consideration are membership in the M&A Source for 10 consecutive years or longer and making significant contributions to the Association. Candidates must also be an M&AMI (Merger & Acquisition Master M&A advisor) in good standing or served at least one full term as Chairperson of the M&A Source.Apply Now
Service of at least one three-year term on the Board of Directors.
Service of at least one full year as a Committee Chairperson (as defined by the Board of Directors).
Service as a Chairperson of a Task Force (as defined by the Board of Directors).
Presenter of at least two (2) M&A Source conference workshops/panel discussions.
Instructor of at least two (2) M&A Source educational courses.
Lead Subject Matter Expert (LSME) in writing an M&A Source educational course.
Completion of the 2nd M&AMI recertification period, or is in at least the 7th year of being an M&AMI.