Who are the CI Fellows?

The CI Fellows have been recognized for leadership in the discipline of competitive intelligence (CI), and who are steadfast in their support and advancement of the discipline.

What is the Fellows’ Mission?

The CI Fellows serve the discipline of CI in two fundamental ways:

  • In Service to the CI Profession, the Fellows serve as Ambassador-Champions, and lead in representing the value proposition of CI to executives and leaders in a range of organizations within public, private and not-for-profit enterprises; and
  • In Service to the CI Professional, the Fellows serve as Mentor-Educators, and provide thought leadership to the CI community.

How are the Fellows selected?

Each year, the Fellows Award recognizes up to three individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the competitive intelligence profession and professionals. Eligible nominees include anyone who has:

  • Completed five years of valued and recognized service to the profession.
  • Candidates may come from any field, including academia, business, and government.

Whatever their careers, candidates must have made an outstanding contribution to the strategic and competitive intelligence profession. That contribution must be documented and supported by several individuals (including at least one current Fellow) who can personally attest to the importance of the candidate’s contribution.

Professional actions and/or achievements that would qualify a candidate for a Fellows Award nomination would include, but not be limited to the following:

  • Advanced, nurtured, and promoted the intelligence profession
  • Contributed to intelligence knowledge through original research, publication, and/or presentations
  • Applied new intelligence knowledge in practical and valuable ways
  • Viewed as valuable source of intelligence expertise and experience by others in the field
  • Practiced and advanced high ethical standards
  • Improved the public understanding of the intelligence profession