Adelante Awards

2015 Nonprofit of the Year Award, Albuquerque Business First
Adelante is widely recognized for quality in our social services and in regard to our business operations. The following is a list of awards and certifications the agency and our staff members have received in recent years.

Awards Given to Adelante Development Center

  • Albuquerque Business First Human Services Non-Profit of the Year (2015)
  • New Mexico Sustainable Business of the Year (2012)
  • Green Zia Environmental Leadership Program - Bronze Level (NM Environment Department)
  • New Mexico Association of Commerce and Industry VIVA Award (2011)
  • Performance Excellence in Using the AbilityOne Program to Further Its Mission – NISH National Award (2011)
  • New Mexico Business Weekly Community Partnership Award (2011)
  • Merit Finalist, Mutual of America’s Community Partnership Awards (2011)
  • Business Weekly Corporate Heroes Award (2010)
  • NM American Marketing Association Print Advertiser of the Year (2010)
  • Duke City Dozen Innovative Albuquerque Award (2010)
  • Quality New Mexico Piñon Award (2009)
  • NM American Marketing Association Outdoor Advertising Marketer of the Year (2009)
  • NMAMA President’s Award for Business of the Year (2008)
  • USDA - Forest Service:  AbilityOne Contractor of the Year (2006)
  • AbilityOne/NISH   National Achievement Award for Business Innovations (2008)
  • Adelante Facilities Support Services received the “Best in the Nation” quality rating for three consecutive years of all Social Security buildings nationwide and one of those years received a perfect quality score – the first one given in the previous 30 years. Adelante has also received the AbilityOne Annual Certificate of Achievement seven times. 

Certifications Earned by Adelante or our Social Enterprises

  • Adelante is ISO 9001:2008 certified, ensuring that our services maintain the highest level of quality and continuous quality improvement. (International Organization for Standardization)
  • Adelante Document Destruction Services maintains a AAA Certification from the National Association of Information Destruction (NAID)

Awards/Certifications Given to Adelante Staff Members for Their Work at Adelante

  • 2014 Mike Kivitz (President/CEO) inducted into the UNM Anderson School Hall of Fame
  • 2014 Women of Influence Award finalist – Jill Beets
  • 2012 NCWC Management Excellence Award – Paul Luttrell
  • Adelante’s Director of Government Facility Services Contracts is an International Sanitary Supply Association (ISSA) Certification Expert for the Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS).  CIMS is an industry recognized Quality Management System that applies to personnel, products, and cleaning procedures.
  • 2011 Community Leadership Award, Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce – Mike Kivitz (CEO)
  • ANCOR's National Direct Support Staff Member of the Year 2010 - Maria Cordova
  • 2010 Chairman's Award for Lifelong Service, Edgar Awards if Goodwill Industries of New Mexico - Paul Luttrell (Associate VP of Business Development)
  • 2009 Human Services Employee of the Year, Edgar Awards if Goodwill Industries of New Mexico – Robin Carter (Program Manager, Pathways Community Options)
  • Professional Excellence in Rehabilitation Award – Nonprofit Agency (2008) Paul Luttrell
  • William M. Usdane – South Central Region Award, Joseph St. Ledger (2008)