The 2015 recipient of the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) Garth Paton Distinguished Service Award is Jim Weese, Ph.D., who serves as the Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences and as a Professor in the School of Kinesiology at Western University.
The Garth Paton Distinguished Service Award recognizes a NASSM member’s outstanding service contributions to the organization. Dr. Weese’s first service contribution was made in 1987 when he served as the Chair of the Conference Organizing Committee for the 2nd Annual NASSM conference, which was held at the University of Windsor. He served on NASSM’s Executive Council in a number of capacities including as a Member-at-Large, President-elect, President and Past President. As President, he championed the creation of the International Alliance, which has helped promoted sport management internationally by formally linking the regional associations throughout the world. Dr. Weese has also served as the Book Review Editor (1993-95) for the Journal of Sport Management, as well as on the review board (1994- 2000). The NASSM organization appreciates Dr. Weese’s loyal and continued service to the organization and the field of sport management.
About the Award:
The Garth Paton Distinguished Service Award annually recognizes a member’s outstanding service contributions to NASSM. The NASSM Distinguished Service Award is intended to (a) be one of distinction within NASSM and the award recipients own academic community, and (b) encourage high standards of service to NASSM and other forms of professional contribution among NASSM's members.
Founded in 1986, the purpose of the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) is to promote, stimulate, and encourage study, research, scholarly writing, and professional development in the area of sport management.