PRO Mentor of the Year FAQ

Who can submit a nomination?

Any current PRO member can submit a nomination; nominations may be made by individuals or by multiple PROs collaborating on the nomination.

How do I/we submit a nomination?

The submissions form can be found online at If you have questions regarding the form or the process, contact the RWA Office at 832-717-5200, Ext. 121, or email [email protected]. You can begin submitting March 1, 2019. Deadline for nominations: April 15, 2019.

I just made Provisional PAN, but I want to nominate the PAN member who helped me get here. Why can’t I?

Congratulations on this step in your career! Unfortunately, because you are not a current member of the PRO community, you cannot nominate your PAN member. However, if the PAN member is working with current PRO members, you can collaborate with a PRO member to nominate this person.

I am a PAN member and work with PRO members all of the time. How do I nominate myself?

Thank you for working with your PRO members. All of us in the PRO community appreciate the PAN members who help us on our journey to joining the ranks of PAN. Unfortunately, you are not a current member of the PRO community and can’t nominate yourself.

I am a member of PRO, but no PAN member has worked with me. How do I get a PAN member to mentor me?

Congratulations on being PRO! Most mentorship programs happen within local or online interest chapters. Have you joined a chapter? If you are a member of a chapter and they don’t have a mentorship program, perhaps you can suggest this and help set it up and run it for your chapter. All chapters are always looking for volunteers and programs that will help the membership. Remember that mentorships shouldn’t just be a one-way street. How can you also give back to the PAN member who is mentoring you?