Carolita Kallaur directed the US Minerals Management Service (MMS) offshore programme. Much of her time was spent promoting the importance of international standards and sharing of information among Regulators.
Carolita Kallaur was an advocate of recognising those organisations that demonstrate exceptional leadership in promoting and achieving international safety - the primary theme of the IRF. Carolita sadly died from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) on Dec. 23, 2003. IRF members agreed that it would be appropriate to honour the award recipients and Carolita by attaching her name to these important awards.