Farewell/Awards Banquet

2015 NAAA Convention
December 7–10, 2015 ♦ Savannah, Ga. 
Join us for a drink and dinner during the Farewell Reception and Farewell/Awards Banquet. 
- Farewell Reception will begin at 5:15 p.m.
- Farewell/Awards Banquet will begin at 5:45 p.m.

Awards Nomination & Ceremony

Make a 2015 Awards Nomination Today
If you know someone who deserves a tip of the hat or a public pat on the back, submit an NAAA Awards Nomination Form. The aerial application industry is filled with exceptional individuals who go above and beyond, often with little fanfare. We just need you to tell us who they are. The nomination deadline is Sept. 1, 2015. Recipients will be awarded and honored at the Farewell/Awards Banquet on Thursday, Dec. 10 at 5:45 p.m. in Savannah, Ga. Further details available here.

At the banquet, the industry will also recognize the outgoing NAAA and WNAAA officers. The banquet—and convention—will conclude with 2015 NAAA President Rick Boardman passing the gavel to the incoming 2016 President. 

Congratulations to the 2014 Award Recipients

The 48th Annual NAAA Convention & Exposition culminated with the Farewell/Awards Banquet. It was a celebratory evening befitting the numerous awardees recognized for their efforts on behalf of agricultural aviation. Hosted by emcees Rod Thomas and Tom Harkin, the awards ceremony honored the accomplishments of 11 individuals that represent the “cream of the crop” among agricultural aviation. Please join us in once again congratulating the recipients of the 2014 NAAA Awards for their service to their industry, their association and their communities. 

  • Agrinaut Award: Rod Thomas
  • Delta Air Lines "Puffer" Award: Doran Rogers, Cascade Aircraft Conversions
  • Allied Industry Individual Award: Doug Davidson 
  • John Robert Horne Memorial Award: J.T. Capers
  • Larsen-Miller Community Service Award: Kyle Scott
  • Most Active Woman Award: Jessica Freeman
  • Opal & Bill Binnion Memorial Award: Elaine Gustafson 
  • Outstanding Service Award: Karen Allen
  • Related Industry Award: Mary Beth Schwaegel, AIG
  • William O. Marsh Safety Award: Craig Bair
  • Evans-Christopher Operation S.A.F.E. Award: Clarence Williams