The GITA Distinguished Service Award is bestowed on an individual for extraordinary personal contribution to the mission and success of the association. Candidates for this esteemed award have many years of dedicated service to GITA, giving unselfishly of their time and energy to advance the association. Their purposeful commitment has made a definitive and positive impact on the association. Winners of the GITA Distinguished Service Award recipients are also inducted into the GITA Hall of Fame. Nominations are open to any current or former member of GITA North America.