Nomination Rules & Guidelines

Nomination Rules and Guidelines

  • Anyone may nominate an executive. The executive you nominate may be from your own company or from another company.
  • Nominators (Employees) must be at least 18 years of age. Nominees (Executives) must be at least 18 years of age.
  • For the purposes of this competition, an Executive is defined as such: An executive is an individual who serves on the senior management team and/or at the highest level of organizational management. This individual has the day-to-day responsibilities of managing a company or corporation. They hold specific executive powers conferred onto them with and by the authority of the board of directors and/or those who own the company. The executive typically consists of the head of an organization (i.e. Director, President, Chairman) and/or a functional executive (i.e. Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Vice President).
  • For the purposes of this competition, Health and Wellness are defined as the following: A state of complete physical, nutritional, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. We are looking for an Executive who embodies the above characteristics of health and wellness — leading by example to support programs that create healthier places to work.

Property Rights

  • By submitting your nomination, you are attesting that you are providing factual information to the best of your knowledge.
  • Applications cannot be returned.
  • Photos and Applications become the property of the Tulsa Health Department and Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust.

Judging Process and Guidelines

  • Nomination process is closed on February 28, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. CST.
  • Entrants will receive a results notification from our panel of judges by March 15, 2017.
  • All decisions by our judges are final; they cannot be appealed.
  • There is no application fee to nominate a candidate.

Our Guiding Principles

The judging process for the Health Executive Challenge is taken very seriously by us. We select individuals to serve as judges who have distinguished themselves in their field and who demonstrate exceptional leadership abilities and vision. We hold our judges to the highest standards of fairness, accuracy and integrity. The entire judging process adheres firmly to these guiding principles.

Equal Treatment of Entries

A nomination from an employee is not less worthy because they are merely from a smaller organization. We understand that Healthy Executives exist at all companies no matter the size of the company. It is the qualities of the leader that matter.

Insuring Impartiality

We make every effort to avoid conflicts of interest in the judging process. Judges will receive the information about nominees with names, companies and any additional potentially identifying information removed. 

All judges are screened before being assigned to an entry. All judges are bound by a code of ethics to uphold our guiding principles (see above) and recuse themselves from judging an entry that present a conflict of interest.

Our Judges

Judges are not selected from Tulsa County. Our judges represent a wide-range of fields and expertise. They are leaders in healthcare/public health, business, non-profit, government or the community sectors.