Professional Contributions Award

MACCA Leaders

(Nominations for this award are made by and voted upon by ALL members)

This is awarded to a MACCA member to recognize excellence and significant contributions to the career development field through leadership activities, innovative programming, or contributing articles/books. Past recipients have included Fulbright Scholars, noteworthy authors, and accomplished leaders in the field of career development.

2017 Recipient ~ Shahrzad Arasteh

Shahrzad Arasteh, author of Nourish Your Career: Shahrzad Arasteh, author of Nourish Your Career, is a holistic career

counselor and trainer specializing in working with social good professionals and organizations. Her organizational clients

have included The World Bank, The Foreign Service Institute’s Career Transition Center, and the University of Maryland

Alumni Office. In addition to helping clients create "What’s Next” she offers consulting and training services to fellow career

professionals. Her love of the career field and those in it led her to serve MACCA in several roles, including Conference Co-

Chair and President. Shahrzad has an M.A. in Clinical Psychology and is a Certified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®

Practitioner, Global Career Development Facilitator, and Certified Professional Résumé Writer.

Previous Recipients

  • Rowe Leathers (2016)
  • Kristen Carter (2015)
  • Paula Brand (2014)
  • Barry Davis (2013)
  • Karol Taylor & Janet Wall (2012)
  • Barry Davis (2011)
  • Peter Oscsodal (2010)
  • Joyce Henderson (2009)
  • Cristina Damiao (2008)
  • Joyce Henderson and Connie Egelman (2007)
  • Linda LeNoir (2006, 2005)
  • Cheryl Bonner (2004, 2003, 2002)
  • Marcia Merrill (2001)


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