For more than 50 years, Indiana governors have used the Sagamore of the Wabash award to recognize those who have rendered distinguished service and made outstanding contributions to society. Among those who have received Sagamores have been U.S. presidents, astronauts, ambassadors, and university chancellors. Now, you can add the Religious Conference Management Association's executive director, DeWayne Woodring, CMP, to the list of honorees.

He was presented with the award at the 35th Anniversary World Conference and Exposition, held in January in Louisville, Ky. When accepting the award, Woodring, whose association is based in Indianapolis, compared RCMA's membership to that of his high school class in Gary, Ind. “We were a diverse lot. Perhaps that's why this organization [RCMA] means so much to me, because of its diversity. I feel very privileged to know you all.”

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