1. The recipient must be an orthodontist and member of the SAO in good standing.
2. The recipient should have ten years or less of experience in volunteer leadership and service to the Southern Association of Orthodontics, Component Associations and/or The American Association of Orthodontics.
3. The achievements of the recipient should rise above normal expectations of volunteer leadership. They will be the model of outstanding volunteer service and leadership and serve as a role model to future leaders of our associations.
4. The individual should have been a successful participant in the SAO Leadership Program.