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SAM Magazine—Natick, Mass., Jan. 21, 2020—The nomination period for the 2020 SAMMY Leadership Awards is now open. SAM invites members of the winter sports industry to nominate leaders who they believe deserve recognition. Nominations close March 13, 2020. The SAMMY Leadership Awards honor individuals who, at mid-career, demonstrate the innovation, leadership, dedication, professionalism, and creativity to lead the mountain resort industry into the future. What makes this award truly special is that the candidates are nominated by you, their industry peers.SAMMY HN Web

“Some of the most influential and inspiring leaders in our industry have been nominated by their peers and honored with SAMMY Awards for the past 22 years, and we look forward to recognizing a small group of outstanding individuals again this year," said SAM publisher Olivia Rowan.

Nominations should detail what makes a nominee stand out as a leader and how he or she demonstrates the qualities mentioned above. Submitting a nomination is easy: fill out the online SAMMY nomination form, or e-mail

The winners of the 2020 SAMMY Leadership Awards will be profiled online and in the May issue of SAM. They will be honored in a ceremony during the NSAA National Convention and Trade Show in Amelia Island, Fla.

Check out the full list of honorees from the past 22 years in the SAMMY Hall of Fame.

The SAMMYs are made possible thanks to the longtime support of our sponsors, Leitner-Poma of America and Safehold Special Risk, who have sponsored the SAMMYs since the beginning.