AAAE Awards

Distinguished Service Award

The Distinguished Service Award (DSA) is one of AAAE's highest levels of recognition.  Men and women receive this award as a reflection of outstanding accomplishments in their professional and personal lives.  Respected leaders of their own communities, these men and women also contribute to other aviation organizations, serve AAAE and its chapters and participate in civic and community affairs.  DSA winners exemplify the best in airport management by continually bringing credit to the profession and the aviation community.  All DSA winners are Accredited Airport Executives (A.A.E.s)  and exemplify the standards accreditation seeks to inspire. 

If you have questions regarding the application or this award, please contact Gwen Basaria.

Award

DSA recipients receive a $5,000 honorarium. In addition, AAAE will contribute $2,500 to the Foundation in the recipient’s name.

Eligibility

  • Current, full-time employment as an executive of a public airport

  • At least 25 years serving aviation in an executive capacity

  • At least one year in present job

  • At least 12 years executive voting membership in AAAE as an A.A.E.

  • Current, active A.A.E. status

Nominations

You may nominate one colleague, or yourself, for the DSA Award by completing the nomination form online or by downloading an application below and emailing or mailing it in. The deadline to submit nominations for the 2018-19 awards is February 28, 2018. 

All application materials become the property of AAAE, and will be kept on file for consideration in future years.  

If you made a nomination or were nominated in the past, you do not need to fill out a new form.

Presentation

DSA winners will be honored throughout the year at AAAE national, regional or local meetings.

AAAE DSA Award Winners

2019
Jeffrey A. Mulder, A.A.E.

2018
Alvin L. Stuart A.A.E.  
James E. Bennett A.A.E.

2017 
Alfonso Denson A.A.E.
C.T. "Skip” Miller A.A.E.
 
2016 
Elaine Roberts A.A.E. 
Robert P. Olislagers A.A.E.

2015 
James Loomis A.A.E.
Mark P. Brewer A.A.E.

2014 

Bern Case A.A.E. 
Bruce Carter A.A.E. 

2013 
James Rice A.A.E. 
Scott Brockman A.A.E. 

2012 
Timothy Rogers A.A.E. 
Robert Bogan A.A.E. 

2011 
William Marrison A.A.E. 
Krys Bart A.A.E. 

2010 
Randall Berg A.A.E. 
John Duval A.A.E. 

2009 
Kelly Johnson A.A.E. 
James Elwood A.A.E.

2008 
Gary Rice A.A.E. 
William Barkhauer A.A.E. 

2007 
Kent George A.A.E. 
Barry Bateman A.A.E. 

2006 
Thomas Binford A.A.E. 
James Smith A.A.E. 

2005 

Thomas Greer A.A.E. 
Bonnie Allin A.A.E. 

2004 
Loretta Scott A.A.E. 
James Koslosky A.A.E. 

2003 
Sam Hoerter A.A.E. 
Alfred Graser A.A.E. 

2002 
James Morasch A.A.E. 
Timothy Campbell A.A.E. 

2001 
James McCue A.A.E. 
Larry Cox A.A.E. 

2000 

John Schalliol A.A.E. 
J. Bruce Putnam A.A.E. 

1999 
James Thorsen A.A.E. 
Peter Drahn A.A.E. 

1998 
Robert Hancik A.A.E. 
Thomas Schmidt A.A.E. 

1997 
Mike Kutchins A.A.E. 
Lowell Pratte A.A.E. 

1996 

Jerry FitzGerald A.A.E. 
Hal Wight A.A.E. 

1995 
Bob Waddle A.A.E. 
Dutch Bertholf A.A.E. 

1994 
Ralph Tonseth A.A.E. 
Larry Hedrick A.A.E. 

1993 
Paul Gaines A.A.E. 

1992 

Jack Armour A.A.E. 
John Gwinn A.A.E. 
Don Smith A.A.E. 

1991 
Bob Michael A.A.E. 
John Solomon A.A.E. 

1990 
George Bean A.A.E. 
Robert Shea A.A.E. 
Henry Stuart A.A.E. 
Robert Ross A.A.E.

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