Joe Rickman Presented Kirk L. Brimley Distinguished Service Award at ISA International Sign Expo 2011 Alexandria, VA - May 17, 2011
Joe Rickman of Atlantic Sign Media in Burlington, N.C., was presented the Kirk L. Brimley Distinguished Service Award from the International Sign Association at the recently completed ISA International Sign Expo 2011.
Rickman's dedication to the sign industry is marked by a rich history of service. He was chairman of the International Sign Association in 2001 and was a founder of the Signage Foundation, serving as its chairman from 2003-2010. He remains on the Signage Foundation Board of Directors, where he is involved in the foundation's research efforts.
"Joe has made the sacrifices of his time and his own business to advance the interests of all in the on-premise sign industry," said John Allen, chairman of the ISA Board of Directors. Allen presented Rickman with the award during Expo, held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. "Any time there has been a sign-related issue in the Carolinas, Joe has been there as a strong advocate on behalf of the sign industry."
In accepting the award, Rickman expressed gratitude to his family and his fellow Signage Foundation board members. "Thank you for the honor, and mostly for your friendship."
The Distinguished Service Award is presented annually as part of ISA International Sign Expo, honoring a member who has shown dedication and service to the on-premise sign industry for many years. ISA International Sign Expo is the sign industry's largest trade show. The 2012 event occurs March 21-24 in Orlando, Fla.