Paul Ecke, Jr. Award

Established in 1984, SAF’s Paul Ecke, Jr. Award is given to a person in recognition of exemplary devotion to profession, industry and community.  Previously the SAF Golden Bouquet Award, this award was renamed in 2002 in memory of Paul Ecke, Jr., AAF.

The Awards Committee reviews the nominations and selects a recipient of this award at it Spring Meeting in March each year.

Nominations stay active for a period of 5 years.

Past recipients of the Paul Ecke Jr. Award include:

2018 – No award given
2017 – Dr. Charles R. Hall
2016 – Leo Roozen, AAF
2015 – Terril A. Nell, Ph.D., AAF
2014 – David Armellini
2013 – Carol Caggiano, AIFD, PFCI
2012 – Ian Prosser, AAF, AIFD, PFCI
2011 – Paul Goodman, CPA, PFCI
2010 – Ramon Garcia
2009 – Dr. Marvin Miller
2008 – Ernesto & Lucie Velez
2007 – Edgar Engart
2006 – Arlene Sorensen, AAF
2005 – Dwight Larimer, AAF
2004 – Harrison (Red) Kennicott, III, AAF
2003 – Tom Powell, AAF
2002 – Tom Butler, AAF
2001 – Robert McClellan
2000 – Herman Meinders, AAF

1999 – Dave Mears, AAF
1998 – Frances Dudley, AAF
1997 – Jacob Van Namen, AAF
1996 – J. Sten Crissey, AAF and Betty Abrams
1995 – Rocky Pollitz, AAF, AIFD, PFCI
1994 – Jules “Toots” Armellini, AAF
1993 – Douglas K. Dillon, AAF
1992 – Paul Ecke, Jr., AAF
1991 – Bette DePrez, AAF, AIFD, PFCI
1990 – Dr. H. Marc Cathey
1989 – Charles F. Kremp, 3rd, AAF
1988 – Art Ito Jr., AAF
1987 – Walter Preston, AAF
1986 – Ken Royer, AAF
1985 – John Henry Dudley, AAF
1984 – Ole Nissen, AAF

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