This award is presented to a PIABA member in recognition of outstanding educational contributions to PIABA's membership-at-large, including but not limited to the topics of securities laws, regulations, practice tips, professionalism, ethics, and well-being.  This special recognition may be given to a member for thoughtful and beneficial educational efforts provided to the membership such as contributions to the PIABA email list-serves, supplementing PIABA's members-only materials, participating in educational panels or webinars, or making other substantial and meaningful contributions consistent with PIABA's mission of member education.

Steve Buchwalter
“A person who gives something to someone”. The first recipient of The PIABA Exceptional Contributor to Member Education Award epitomizes this definition of a “giver”.  Nominated by PIABA members for his selfless contributions to the PIABA member list-serve, Steve Buchwalter has provided thoughtful comments on issues, case law, arbitration rule interpretations, arbitrators, and much more. It would be atypical for Steve to post fewer than 100 or more helpful comments to the member list serve annually. He joined PIABA in 2001 and the Amicus Committee in 2007, where he has served the Association without interruption.


Questions regarding this notice may be directed to 
Jennifer Shaw, Executive Director