ICF International's Judy Collins Honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy
Award Pays Tribute to Outstanding Contributions to Child Advocacy
Oklahoma City, OK, May 2, 2007 -
ICF International (NASDAQ: ICFI) announced today that Judy Collins was awarded the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2007 Friends of Children Celebration on May 1, 2007, at the Civic Center Music Hall in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Last night the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy honored eight Oklahomans for work done on behalf of Oklahoma children and youth.
“Judy is a nationally-recognized expert in developing Quality Rating Systems, which have served as models for the rest of the country, and her work in Oklahoma is a testament to that,” said Barbara Rudin, a senior vice president at ICF and expert in early education services. “Her vision and use of regulation and enforcement to push for higher quality child care has truly made a difference in the lives of hundreds of thousands of children throughout Oklahoma.”
Judy Collins has more than 35 years of experience in child care and early education. While a licensing coordinator for the State of Oklahoma, Ms. Collins co-designed and implemented Oklahoma's successful Reaching for the Stars Quality Rating System. She is a nationally recognized expert in child care licensing and quality rating systems and has consulted with more than 20 states as they have explored and developed their own quality rating systems. Ms. Collins serves as President of the National Association for Regulatory Administration and currently serves as an ICF consultant for the National Child Care Information Center.
About ICF International
ICF International (NASDAQ: ICFI) partners with government and commercial clients to deliver consulting services and technology solutions in the energy, environment, transportation, social programs, defense, and homeland security markets. The firm combines passion for its work with industry expertise and innovative analytics to produce compelling results throughout the entire program lifecycle, from analysis and design through implementation and improvement. Since 1969, ICF has been serving government at all levels, major corporations, and multilateral institutions. More than 2,000 employees serve these clients worldwide. ICF’s Web site is www.icfi.com.
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