Our History

This year will be AAIE’s 50th anniversary! As part of our celebration we will be adding association history to the site. We will also be featuring individuals who have contributed greatly to AAIE, as well as current and past award winners. More history is coming, so check back.

Member Awards

Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Member of the Year President
1987 Walter Ebeling (Special Citation)      
1988 Everett Dietrick (Founders Award)   1967 Louis Ruud 1988 Chris Morgner
1989 Carl Huffaker (Achievement Award)   1968 Louis Ruud 1989 Kate Burroughs
1990 John Nickelsen (Achievement Award)   1969 John Nickelsen 1990 Donna Hirschfelt
  1991 Lyndon Hawkins 1970 Everett Dietrick 1991 Michael Baefsky
1992 Ken Hagen   1971 Carlos White 1992 Louis Ruud
1993 Ray Smith 1993 Donna Hirschfelt 1972 Jim Gorden 1993 Bill Thompson
1994 William B. Barnett 1994 Michael Baefsky 1973 Richard Clevenger 1994 Judy Stewart Zaninovich
1995 Louis Ruud 1995 Pat Weddle 1974 Jim Stewart 1995 Michael Devencenzi
1996 Jim Stewart 1996 Judy Stewart Zaninovich 1975 Bob Hanke 1996 Jan Dietrick
1997 Jim Gorden 1997 Bill Thompson 1976 Larry Bowen 1997 Steve Nelson
1998 Larry Bowen 1998 Mike Devencenzi & Mark Mayse 1977 J. G. Ross 1998 Nick Macris
1999 John Nickelsen 1999 Ken Schneider 1978 David Grassel 1999 Kevin Olsen
2000 Lyndon Hawkins 2000 Nick Macris 1979 Richard Nelson 2000 Jon Holmquist
2001 Don Flaherty 2001 Andrea Gjerde 1980 Pat Weddle 2001 Gary Gliddon
2002 Mary Louise Flint 2002 Devin Carroll 1981 Brock Zoller 2002 Devin Carroll
2003 Lonnie Hendricks 2003 Devin Carroll 1982 Robert Cantisano 2003 Steve Matthiasson
2004 Harry Griffiths 2004 William E. Currie 1983 Phil Phillips 2004 Andrea Gjerde
2005 Richard Clevenger 2005 Rod Walker 1984 Randy Hansen 2005 Devin Carroll
2006 William & Helga Olkowski 2006 Sylvie Robillard 1985 Ray Krause 2006 Chris Storm
2007 Richard Nelson 2007 Steve Matthiasson 1986 Larry Whitted 2007 William E. Currie
2008 Patrick Weddle 2008 Joe Baird 1987 Lyndon Hawkins 2008 Devin Carroll
2009 Michael K. Rust 2009 Chris Storm   2009 Pamela Marrone
2010 William E. Currie 2010 Robert Walther   2010 Cliff Ohmart
2011 Kate Burroughs 2011 Monte Peckinpah   2011 Peter Goodell
2012 Walter Bentley 2012 Pamela Marrone   2012 Robert Walther
2013 Peter Goodell 2012 Teri Blaser   2013 Laura Breyer
2014 W. Douglas Gubler 2014 Ronald Thomsen   2014 Teri Blaser
2015 Joe Graf 2015 Laura Breyer   2015 Erin Amaral
2016 Ingrid Carmean 2016 Tino Lopez   2016 Erin Amaral