PMI Linn Stuckenbruck Person of the Year Award

The PMI Linn Stuckenbruck Person of the Year Award is to recognize one PMI member for outstanding contributions to the development and advancement of the project management profession and contributions to the Project Management Institute completed in the previous calendar year.

Dr. Stuckenbruck served as Secretary on the PMI Board of Directors and received the Distinguished Service Award in 1980. He contributed to management and technical journals, wrote chapters for five published books, and presented papers at many professional society meetings. He also authored books and handbooks, including The Implementation of Project Management: The Professional's Handbook. He also prepared the Index of PMI Papers as published in the Proceedings of the Annual PMI Seminars/Symposia and in the Project Management Journal® 1969-84.

Number of Awards

  • Only one PMI Linn Stuckenbruck Person of the Year Award will be granted annually.
  • PMI reserves the right not to select a winner for a particular year if the evaluations performed indicate that nominations do not meet the stated criteria.


  • The nominee must be a current PMI member in good standing.
  • The nominee may work in any field, such as business, government, nonprofit, academia, research, consulting, training, etc.

Not Eligible

  • Self-nomination is not permitted.
  • Current PMI staff, contractors and/or consultants are not eligible to apply for an award.

Nomination Overview

  • Nominations must be submitted electronically to and must be received by the nomination deadline.
  • The nominee must be nominated by at least four PMI members and not more than six nominators, of which one must serve as the Lead Nominator.
  • Letters of nomination from all nominators must include the following:
    • Length of association with person nominated.
    • Description/documentation of the contribution(s) or achievement(s) in the previous calendar year for which the individual is being nominated.
    • Impact of these contributions on PMI and the profession.
    • Statement of recommendation for the award.

The Lead Nominator must:

  • Review the PMI General Submissions Guidelines.
  • Ensure that the nomination package is complete at the time of submission. Incomplete nomination packages will not be evaluated.

Nomination Package Content

The nomination package, consisting of no more than 20 pages, shall contain:

  • The PMI Linn Stuckenbruck Person of the Year Award Application document addressing each of the criteria that must be met (no more than two pages per criteria).
  • Letters of nomination, of no more than two pages each, from each of the four to six nominators, including the Lead Nominator.
  • PMI Permissions and Release Form (not counted toward the stated page count maximum)
  • PMI Contact Information Form (not counted toward the stated page count maximum)

In the Event of a Successful Nomination

  • The PMI Professional Awards Staff will send the nomination package to a designated panel of evaluators, who are subject matter experts, for evaluation.
  • The nominations, evaluation process, and scores are proprietary to PMI and will not be disclosed to nominators or nominees.
  • The Lead Nominator and Nominee will be notified of the status of the nomination at the conclusion of the evaluation process.
  • Selection and communication of nomination status must take place no later than the third quarter of the year.

In the Event of an Unsuccessful Nomination

  • A new nomination package must be submitted in order for the nominee to be considered in subsequent years.


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