Each year during the Annual Summer Conference, the association presents a number of awards to recognize the significant accomplishments of our members. These awards include the “Airport Executive of the Year,” “Aviation Excellence Award,” “Wanamaker Award,” “Corporate Award of Excellence” and "Young Professional Award".
Besides these awards that, typically, are presented annually, the association has an “Award of Distinction” which is presented only when a member is recognized for exceptional accomplishments and/or for unique service to the association, the airport management profession, and to aviation.
A nomination form and descriptions of qualifications for each award is below. The information can also be obtained by contacting the Awards Committee Chair, Brett J. Godown, C.A.E., C.M. or Cathy Herring, SWAAAE Executive Director, at (480) 403-4604.
Please give careful attention to those for whom you work with and those who work for you, as well as your peers at other Southwest Chapter airports and those companies which have performed work at your airport to determine if any of them deserve consideration for one of the association awards.
If you have a nominee for an award, please complete the form below by June 2, 2023. Nominations received after that time will be considered next year.
The Awards Committee will review all nominations and recipients will be selected. The only exception to this process is a nominee for the “Award of Distinction.” If there is a nominee for this award, and if the Awards Committee concludes that the nominee is deserving of the award, the committee will recommend presentation of the award to the SWAAAE Board of Directors. If the Board also agrees with the presentation of the award, the nominee will be so honored.
To read a description of qualifications for each award, click here.