|PFA Award Recipients|
Seymour Lefton Award
Seymour Lefton was not only one of the founders of PFA, but was also a driving force in the early development of the pedorthic profession, and remained so for over 30 years. Seymour passed awayin 2001,but his memory is kept alive bythe Pedorthic Footwear Associationand the profession that he devoted his life to with the profession's most prestigious award – the Seymour Lefton Award - which recognizes outstanding service to the pedorthic profession by an individual.The Seymour Lefton Awardisnot an annual award -PFA hasawarded it to only 19 people in its 24 year history.
Seymour Lefton Award Recipients
PHYSICIAN OF THE YEAR
To recognize the importance that the medical community has played within pedorthics, some years ago PFA established its Physician of the Year Award.Not presented every year, it has been given out only fifteen times in is 30+ year history.
Physician of the Year Award Recipients
Nicholas J. Giannestras, M.D.
VENDOR OF THE YEAR AWARD
Recognizing the critical role that the Vendor/Manufacturer members play within PFA, the Board decided a number of years ago to present a Vendor of the Year Award to a PFA member company exhibiting exemplary service and product selection to meet the patient needs of pedorthists, and for supporting PFA and the pedorthic profession.Like the Seymor Lefton Award, the Vendor of the Year Award is not presented on a regular basis but as determined by the Board.
Vendor of the Year Award Recipients
Apex Health Industries (now Aetrex Worldwide) (2004)
SPONSOR OF THE YEAR AWARD
Recognizing the critical role that Corporate Sponsors play throughout the year with PFA, the Board decided in 2012 to present a Sponsor of the Year Award to a company providing superlative support to PFA throughout the year not only as a Corporate Sponsor (which is a key element of this award's criteria), but also as a Symposium & Exhibition exhibitor, Current Pedorthics advertiser, etc. Like the Seymor Lefton Award, the Sponsor of the Year Award will not be presented on a regular basis but as determined by the Board.
Sponsor of the Year Award Recipient
Dr. Comfort (inaugural awardee in 2012)
New Step Orthotic Lab, Inc. (2013)