This is the letter I received acknowledging my achievement and explaining the requirements for attaining this prestigious award.
June 12, 2017
Dear Timothy Duane Francis,
We are pleased to recognize you as a 2017 recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. Please find your enclosed certificate commemorating this esteemed honor.
You are among the first to receive this award, which celebrates your professional accomplishments and longevity as a Marquis biographee. In order to have been considered by the Marquis Review Board, you must have met each of the following requirements:
- Listing in a Marquis Who’s Who publication for 20 or more consecutive years
- Accrued more than 30 years in a particular career field or industry
- Published in at least two articles highlighting your expertise
- Received at least one award outside of Marquis Who’s Who
Due to the fact that less than 5 percent of Marquis listees qualify for this award, we would like to share this important news by writing and distributing a professional narrative on your behalf. Your narrative will be sent to media outlets and uploaded to the major search engines so that colleagues, family, friends and future generations will be able to read about your contributions and accomplishments.