Dr. Linda Putnam has won the 2011 Academy of Management Distinguished Service Award. She will accept her award at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting in San Antonio, TX, August 12-16, 2011. The Distinguished Service Award is one of four Career Achievement Awards presented by the 20,000 member Academy. This award recognizes excellence in developing and enhancing a field of study and building institutions through creative and unusually effective service to major professional organizations. This award honors her contributions to promoting organizational communication studies in the field of management, her centrality in developing conflict management research in organizations, and her service to the Academy of Management through multiple divisions and association-wide committees.