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Award - Leo B. Moore
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Leo B. Moore Award

Dr. Moore was Professor Emeritus of Management at the Sloan School of Management of MIT. He received his formal education at MIT in Chemical Engineering and Management. Army service in World War II interrupted his career. He rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and served as Deputy Director of Signal Intelligence in the European Theater of Operations. After returning from service in 1946 he joined the staff at MIT, and became a member of A. H. Mogensen's staff at his Work Simplification Conferences held in Lake Placid, New York, and Sea Island, Georgia. Between that year and his retirement in 1984, Dr. Moore developed and taught courses on Industrial Standardization.  Dr. Moore passed away in 1993.


This award is presented by invitation of the Board of Directors upon the recommendation of the Awards Committee to recognize for highest achievement, extraordinary contribution, and distinguished service in the field of standardization, and its professional advancement through original research and writing, creative application and development, or professional and public service. Any individual is eligible.

2016 Leo B. Moore Award Recipient:

Recipient: Roy Swift, Ph.D., Executive Director of Workcred– 

Dr. Roy Swift has served on many national committees, non‐profit Boards of Directors, and federal and state government advisory committees. He has served as chair of the Assembly of Review Committee Chairs of the former Council on Allied Health Education and Accreditation of the American Medical Association; chair of the American Occupational Therapy Association Accreditation Committee (Academic Accreditation); and on the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee for Certification. Dr. Swift recently served on an Institute of Medicine of the National Academies Panel dealing with Provision of Mental Health Counseling Services under TRICARE, and a planning committee for the future of Allied Health Practice.

In addition, Dr. Swift recently chaired an international working group within the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) to recognize personnel certifications among member countries through the development of multilateral recognition arrangements. He is also active on working groups related to personnel credentialing in the International Organizational for Standardization (ISO) in Geneva, Switzerland, and is a guest lecturer at the University of Geneva on credentialing.

Dr. Swift is currently the executive director of Workcred and served as the chief workforce development officer at the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). His previous position at ANSI was the senior director of personnel credentialing accreditation programs. Prior to ANSI, he was a consultant to educational, certification, licensure and health care organizations. From 1993‐1998, he was executive director of the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). This appointment followed a 28‐year career in the United States Army Medical Department. In his last position, he was chief of the Army Medical Specialist Corps in the Army Surgeon General’s Office with policy responsibility for Army occupational therapists, physical therapists, dietitians, and physician assistants throughout the world.

Dr. Swift holds a B.S. in occupational therapy from the University of Kansas, an M.S. Ed. from the University of Southern California, and a Ph.D. in continuing and vocational education with an emphasis in continuing competency in the professions from the University of Wisconsin‐Madison. He has also successfully completed the University of Chicago’s three‐week management development course.

Nomination Procedure: 


Using the nomination form as a guide, you can submit qualified nominations in one of three ways:

EmailSES Executive Director

Telephone: 1 603 926 0750

Mike Morrell
Executive Director
SES - The Society for Standards Professionals
1950 Lafayette Road
Suite 200
Pourtsmouth, NH 03801

Supporting Data:
For each nomination, include individual name, organization, and contact information.  Also, provide a supporting statement of 350 words or less stating the achievements in support of the nomination.

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