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The Industry Advisory Council presented its annual awards this week to members of the federal government and vendor community who made the biggest contributions to the partnerships fostered by the council.

The ceremony, held Nov. 4 at IAC's 12th annual Executive Leadership Conference in Hershey, Pa., included the second Spirit of Leadership award honoring Janice Mendenhall, a former General Services Administration employee who spent many of her 32 years in government strengthening the relationship between government and industry. Mendenhall died July 23, 2001.

This year's Spirit of Leadership award went to Sandra Bates, commissioner of GSA's Federal Technology Service, for her leadership at FTS in working with contractors and mentoring information technology and acquisition professionals.

Other award recipients included:

* Dan Chenok, director of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs' information policy and technology branch at the Office of Management and Budget, as individual government contributor of the year.

* Mitzi Mead, director of business development for Mercury Interactive Corp., as individual industry contributor of the year.

* Emory Miller, director of the Professional Development Division of GSA's Office of Governmentwide Policy, as individual government communicator of the year.

* Tim Long, vice president of strategic markets for ChoicePoint Inc., as individual industry communicator of the year.

* GTSI Corp. and Indus Corp. as corporate large and small contributor of the year, respectively.

* O'Keeffe and Co. as corporate communicator of the year.

* Carl Peckinpaugh, corporate counsel for DynCorp and a Federal Computer Week columnist, received the Chairman's Award.

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