Next OnBoard Awards

Next OnBoard Annual Awards – 2020 Recipient

Next OnBoard Outstanding Member of the Year

Kayla Draffin was selected as the 2020 Next OnBoard Outstanding Member of the Year for her many contributions as the Marketing Chair. During this time, Kayla helped promote numerous successful events and maintain member engagement during the virtual shift of our 2020 events. She supported the revamp of the OnBoard website, social media strategy, event promotion, content creation and survey management.  Throughout Kayla’s tenure with Next OnBoard, she has consistently exhibited her leadership and passion for the organization and its members.

Kayla Draffin currently serves as the Marketing Chair of Next OnBoard, where she enjoyed spreading the word about the Next OnBoard organization and the plethora of benefits of joining this network of young professional women. Kayla is currently an HR Specialist at Equifax where she works closely on talent development, headcount planning, annual performance processes and people strategy. She supports multiple functions across the business and is passionate about partnering with leaders to design their talent strategy in ways that will yield top performance. Before joining Equifax, she graduated from Georgia College with a BBA and double major in marketing and management.

Outstanding Member of the Year Award Description

This award recognizes an honorable member of Next OnBoard who exemplifies what it means to be a “Nexter”. The recipient is an early career professional who serves as an outstanding role model for advancing OnBoard’s mission to increase the number of women in executive leadership and on corporate boards in both public and private for-profit corporations.

Previous Recipients 

2019 – Katie Hull

2018 – Anna Biegen

2017 – Erin Elliott

2016 – Christina Schenck

2015 – Carrie Gorman

2014 – Erica Svobada

Making Connections Award Description

Making connections is all about recognizing the Nexter who recruits the most Next OnBoard members to engage young professionals early in their careers as they learn about board governance, connect with senior professionals and build a network of accomplished peers.

Previous Recipients 

2017 – Christina Schenck

2016 – Yami Joshi and Erica Svoboda

2015 – Yami Joshi and Erica Svoboda

2014 – Carrie Gorman