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Virginia Aviation Award Recipients

The Virginia Aviation Awards have been presented to those who have made significant contributions to Virginia Aviation since 1976.

In 1996, specific awards for Virginia Airport Manager of the Year, Person of the Year, and Lifetime Achievement Award were established.

Virginia Aviation Awards 1976-2000

1976

Jessee P. Dove
Noel C. “Pappy” Ellis
Frank “Pop” Hatcher
Sidney L. Shannon
Charles D. Stevens

 1977

Thomas H. Davis
Richard Johnson

 

1978

Jon R. Donnelly
Wesley V. Hillman
Paul W. Manns
John B. Newell

 1979

Geraldine V. “Gerri” Clark
Morton W. Lester
Kenneth R. Scott

 1980

Jean F. Harris
Charles A. Kulp, Sr.
William W. Old

 1981

Rucker A. Tibbs
Russell Turner
Martha Ann Woodrum
Zillhardt

 1982

Anthony E. Dowd
Ermina M. Petcher
Larry T. Waltrip

 1983

Senator Adelard L.“Abe”Brault
Susan B. “Sue” Dusenbury
Arthur M. “Art” Whittaker, Jr.

 1984

Paul G. Caplan
Billie S. Toombs
H. Ray Tyson

 1985

Virgie D. Duff
Robert H. “Bob” Edwards, Jr.
Dennis D. Willis

 1986

Carole A. DiLodovico
Carl W. Gregg
Thomas G. Morr

 1987

Vivian E. Watts
William H. Leighty
Garland Moyer

 1988

Barbara J. Baron
Bryan O. Elliott|
V.L. Worrell

 1989

Dr. Debi Dyer
Dr. Russell Mayo, Jr.
Kenneth F. Wiegand

 1990

Dixie McVey
R. H. “Buddy” Moore
Clarence P. “Pete” Rea, Jr.

 1991

Barbara W. Hutchinson
Daniel J. Peterson
F. Van Sumner

 1992

Charles F. Church
Robert E. Johnson
Jean T. Waltrip

 1993

Arthur L. Collins
Kenneth W. Medley
Barbara P. Shell

 1994

Joseph P. Delia
John R. Lillard
Brenda M. Mauldin

 1995*

Elwood C. Carson
Cole Hendrix
Diane L. Jemmott

 1996

Gregory W. Campbell, Manager of the Year
Stanley F. Caulkins
Sydnor C. Newman, Jr.

 1997

Paul G. Anderson, Jr., Lifetime Achievement
Thomas T. “Mike” Mickel, Jr., Person of the Year
Wayne E. Shank, Manager of the Year

 1998

Steven J. Calabro, Manager of the Year
Cherry Cathell, Lifetime Achievement
James R. Nilo, Person of the Year

 1999

Robert B. Mendez, Person of the Year
Sara L. Parmenter, Lifetime Achievement
David C. Ploeger, Manager of the Year

 2000

Dennis O. Burnett, Person of the Year
Dewitt L. Freeman, Lifetime Achievement
Juan E. Rivera, Manager of the Year

Virginia Aviation Awards 2001-

2001

Buford Cordle, Jr., Manager of the Year
John R. Lillard, Person of the Year
James A. Wilding, Lifetime Achievement

2002

Christopher U. Browne, Manager of the Year
Kimberly Kinard Holland, Person of the Year
Colleen C. Barrett, Lifetime Achievement

 2003

Michael St. Jean, Manager of the Year
Charles D. Lamb, Person of the Year
James L. Bland, Lifetime Achievement

 2004

Mark F. Courtney, Manager of the Year
Curtis J. Grant, Person of the Year
Kenneth R. Scott, Lifetime Achievement

 2005

Serena R. (Renny) Manuel, Manager of the Year
Ronnie D. Vaughan, Person of the Year
Keith W. Meurlin, Lifetime Achievement
Edward R. Boyer, Lifetime Achievement

 2006

Joseph E. (Joe) Love, Manager of the Year
Michael J. Colgan, Person of the Year
Gerald J. Spates, Lifetime Achievement

 2007

Jon E. Mathiasen, Manager of the Year
Lars J. Hermann, Person of the Year
Gerald W. Yagen, Lifetime Achievement
W.
Calvin Falwell , Lifetime Achievement
Lawrence W. Falwell, Lifetime Achievement

2008

William T. “Tim” Gaylord, Manager of the Year
David L. Young, Person of the Year
George Zahn, Lifetime Achievement

 2009

Edward Wallis, Manager of the Year
Richard S. Williams, Person of the Year
Kenneth A. Rowe, Lifetime Achievement

2010

Jacqueline L. Shuck, Manager of the Year
Ray Conlon, Person of the Year
James E. Bennett, Lifetime Achievement

2011

Dawn P. Howard, Manager of theYear
James C. Kellett, Person of the Year
Bob Reid, Person of the Year
Charles A. Kulp, Sr.,  Lifetime Achievement

 2012

Keith Holt, Manager of the Year
Courtney Beamon, Person of the Year
Gregory Campbell, Person of the Year
William Kelly, Person of the Year
Graham A. Pitsenberger, Lifetime Achievement

 2013

Becky Skidmore, Airport Manager of the Year
Leo Schefer, Lifetime Achievement Award
Joe Love, Lifetime Achievement Award

2014

Harry Houckes, Lifetime Achievement Award
Steve Fox, Airport Manager of the Year
Victor Williams, Person of the Year
Terry Page, Lifetime Achievement Award

 2015

Luke Curtas – Special Recognition
David Darrah – Airport Manager of the Year
Mike Ginter – Person of the Year
Karl Stoltzfus – Lifetime Achievement
Boyce Wornom – Lifetime Achievement

 2016

Jim Evans, Special Recognition Award
Hank Rempe, Airport Manager of the Year
Jay Willmott, Person of the Year
Charles J. Colgan, Lifetime Achievement Award

 2017

Daniel “Bud” Oakey, Special Recognition Award
Jason Davis, Airport Manager of the Year
Troy M. Bell, Person of the Year
David L Young, Lifetime Achievement Award

 2018

Scott Coffman, Airport Manager of the Year
Ralph and Bobbie Crafts, Person of the Year
Renny Manuel, Lifetime Achievement Award

 2019

Tim Daniel , Manager of the Year
Lanier Frantz, Person of the Year
John Rutledge, Lifetime Achievement Award
Leroy Baker, Director's Award