The CPSE Ambassador Award recognizes an individual who goes above and beyond in their support of accreditation, credentialing, and CPSE as a whole. The CPSE staff makes their selection based on their interactions and observations over the prior year. 

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Chief David Pennington, CFO

Ambassador of the Year

The CPSE Ambassador of the Year Award recognizes an individual who goes above and beyond in their support of accreditation, credentialing, and CPSE as a whole. This year’s award goes to Fire Chief David Pennington, CFO, from Springfield Fire Department in Missouri.

Chief Pennington received his Chief Fire Officer (CFO) designation in 2012. He is a strong advocate for professional credentialing within his department and neighboring communities. Under Chief Pennington’s mentoring and leadership, 25 officers of the Springfield Fire Department have successfully gone through the designation process making his department have more designated officers than any other. In addition, Chief Pennington has served as a peer reviewer for the Commission on Professional Credentialing since 2014.

A proponent of accreditation, Chief Pennington successfully took his department through accreditation for the third time.

Thanks for all that you do to support our mission. Congratulations Chief Pennington!

Previous Recipients

2019 Mike Pritchard, CFO and Carey Waddell, CFO, CTO, FM
2018 Brian Goss, CFO
2017 Josh Waldo, CFO, CTO, FM
2016 No award given
2015 Jerry Nulliner, CFO
2014 Neil Rosenberger, CFO, FM
2013 Todd LeDuc, CFO
2012 Ryan Roberts, CFO, CTO and
Ronny J. Coleman, CFO Emeritus
2011 Bill Killen, CFO
2010 Gary Curmode, CFO, CEMSO

Learn about other CPSE awards or contact CPSE if you have any questions.