Conference History

OAOA CONFERENCE DETAILS & AWARDS GIVEN

2017 OAOA  CONFERENCE

DATE:    April 23 - 26,  2017

 

 

LOCATION: The Atherton Hotel  -  Oklahoma State University

THEME:

2016-17 President:   Kristy Slater,  Wiley Post Airport - OKC

NOTES:  

2016 OAOA  CONFERENCE

DATE:    April 17- 20, 2016

AWARDS GIVEN:
   "
Atta Girl"  -  Lisa Jewett

   "Atta Girl"  -  Jan Williams

   "Atta Boy"  -  Lee Williams

    "Atta Girl"  -  Selena Belvin

    "Atta Boy"  -  Lance Lamkin

Airport of the Year  -  Enid Woodring Regional Airport

Airport Manager of the Year  -  Dan Ohnesorge

Corporate Champ  -  CEC // Infrastructure Solutions

Pioneer Award  -  Jeff Hough

Heritage Award  -  Jeff Mulder

President's Award  -  Lisa Jewett

Appreciation to President  -  Garry Lynn

TACT  -  Garry Lynn

 

LOCATION:  MARRIOTT CONFERENCE CENTER AT NCED
                     2801 State Highway 9, East
                      Norman,  OK  73071-1197

THEME:

2015-16 President:   Garry Lynn  (Walt Strong served as President Pro Tem for the last 3 months of the term when Garry had to step down due to health reasons.)

NOTES:  29th Annual Conferemce


2015    JOINT  OAOA - AAAE CONFERENCE

DATE:    March 7 - 11, 2015

MEMORIAL PLAQUES GIVEN:

      In memory of:  JOYCE BENGE

      In memory of:  TIM WHITMAN

AWARDS GIVEN:

        "ATTA GIRL" - KRISTY  SLATER  of WPA

        "ATTA GIRL"- ALEXIS HIGGINS  of TAA

        "ATTA BOY" - JUSTIN HEID  of  GOK

      PIONEER AWARD - WALT STRONG  of OUN

      CORPORATE CHAMP - GARVER, LLC

      AIRPORT OF THE YEAR  - MADILL MUNICIPAL

      AIRPORT MANAGER of the year - JEFF MULDER of TAA

      PRESIDENT'S AWARD -  PAM LANKFORD   

      APPRECIATION to the PRESIDENT- CHRIS BRYANT

LOCATION:   Hyatt Regency Downtown Tulsa Hotel

                       Tulsa, OK

THEME:    The Changing Airport Marketplace

2014-15 President:    Chris Bryant, Ardmore Municipal Airport

NOTES:  This was a joint conference with OAOA / SCC-AAAE / OAC  

28th Annual Conferece


2014 OAOA CONFERENCE

DATE:    April 7 - 9, 2014

AWARDS GIVEN:

          "ATTA BOY" AWARD - Kirk Evans

          "ATTA BOY" AWARD - Garry Lynn

            PIONEER AWARD -   Steve Mushrush

   CORPORATE CHAMP -  Garver LLC

       HERITAGE AWARD - Victor Bird

 PRESIDENT'S AWARD - Bob Williams

AIRPORT OF THE YEAR - Guthrie-Edmond Regional 

AIRPORT MANAGER of the year- Justin Heid

APPRECIATION TO THE PRESIDENT - Chris Bryant

LOCATION:     Ardmore, OK    

Holiday Inn Ardmore  and the Ardmore Convention Center

THEME:

2013-14 President:    Chris Bryant, Ardmore Municipal Airport

NOTES:   30th Birthday of OAOA 

27th Annual Conferece


 

2013 OAOA CONFERENCE

DATE:      April 8 - 10, 2013

AWARDS GIVEN:

"Atta Boy" Award: Gary Johnson, Stillwater

"Atta Boy" Award: Chris Bryant, Ardmore

"Atta Boy" Award: Curtis Brown, Garver, LLC

"Atta Girl" Award:  Joyce Benge

President's Award:   Schellon Stanley, Max Westheimer,

Corporate Champ Award:   H.W. Lochner, Inc.

Pioneer Award:  Peter Van Pelt

Airport of the Year:  None Given

Appreciation to the President:  Dan Ohnesorge, Enid

Honorary Member Inducted:  Pam Lankford, past Ex. Director of OAOA

LOCATION:                SHERATON MIDWEST CITY HOTEL AT THE REED CONFERENCE CENTER, MIDWEST CITY, OK

THEME:    Our Voice for Aviation

2012-2013 President:     Dan Ohnesorge, Enid

NOTES:   26th Annual Conference

 

2012 OAOA CONFERENCE

DATE:          February 26 - 29, 2012

AWARDS GIVEN:

President's Award:   Curtis Brown, Garver, LLC

Corporate Champ Award:   H.W. Lochner, Inc.

Pioneer Award:    Joyce Benge

Airport of the Year:  Ardmore Municipal Airport

Appreciation to the President:  Gary Johnson

Additional:  Plaques of Appreciation were present to:

             The Honorable Governor Mary Fallin

             The Honorable Dewey Bartlett, Jr. (Tulsa Mayor)

             Federal Aviation Administration

             Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission

LOCATION:

RENAISSANCE TULSA HOTEL AND CONVENTION CENTER, TULSA, OKLAHOMA

THEME:               "Building Aviation Through Partnerships"

2011-2012 President:         Gary Johnson, Stillwater

NOTES:               THIS WAS A JOINT   OAOA - FAA - OAC  CONFERENCE

25th Annual Conferemce

 

2011 OAOA CONFERENCE

DATE:     April 10-13, 2011

AWARDS GIVEN:

Letter of Commendation:  Randy Huff

Appreciation to the President:   Don Nuzum, Ponca City

Airport of the Year:  University of Oklahoma Max Westheimer                              

Airport Manager of the Year:   Walter Strong, University of Oklahoma Max Westheimer

Pioneer Award:  Carl Cannizzaro, Horizon

Corporate Champ:  LBR Inc.

"Atta Boy" Award:   Jeff Hough, Tulsa International

"Atta Girl" Award:   Pam Lankford, OAOA Executive Director

President's Award:  Gary Johnson, Stillwater

Honorary Members Inducted:   Robert Williams

                                                  Lynn Pinson

                                                  Phil Stone

                                                  Don Powers

                                                  Dana Batey

LOCATION: SHERATON MIDWEST CITY HOTEL AT THE REED CONFERENCE CENTER, MIDWEST CITY, OK

THEME:              "Focusing on the Future"

2010-2011 President:  Don Nuzum, Ponca City

NOTES:

 

24th Annual Conference

 

2010 OAOA CONFERENCE

DATE: April 25 – 28, 2010

AWARDS GIVEN:

Appreciation to the President:   Schellon Adkins

Airports of the Year: 

         Commercial:   Lawton-Ft. Sill Regional Aiport

                       GA:   Guymon Municipal

Airport Manager of Year:  Barbara McNally (Lawton-Ft. Sill)

Pioneer Award:  Lynn Pinson

Corporate Champ:  BWR

"Atta Boy" Awards:  Frank Bice

                                 Chris Bryant

                                 Garry Lynn

                                 Jim Thrash

President's Award: Robert T. Williams

President's Award: Pam Lankford 

LOCATION:

Embassy Suites Norman - Hotel & Conference Center, Norman, OK

THEME: NONE

2009-10 President:  Schellon Adkins, OU Max Westheimer Airport

NOTES:

23rd Annual Conference


 

2009 OAOA CONFERENCE

DATE: April 26 - 29 , 2009

AWARDS GIVEN:

Letters of Commendation: 

                     Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission

                    Oklahoma City Department of Airports

                    Tulsa Airport Authority

Appreciation to the President:   Jim Thrash

Airport of the Year:  Ada Municipal Airport

Airport Manager of the Year:  Terry Hall (Ada)

Pioneer Award:  Leo Murphree, Jr.

Corporate Champ:  The Worx Company

"Atta Girl":  Joyce Benge

"Atta Boy":  Gary Johnson

"Atta Boy": Curtis Brown

"Atta Boy":  Peter Van Pelt

"Atta Boy": George Hargett

President's Award: Gary Johnson

President's Award: Pam Lankford 

Heritage Award:   Commander John Herrington

LOCATION:

OSU Alumni Center/ Cimarron Hotel & Suites, Stillwater, OK

THEME:          Silver Celebration

2008 - 09 President:      Jim Thrash, Will Rogers World Airport, OKC

NOTES:

25TH ANNIVERSARY OF OAOA

 

22nd Annual Conference

 

2008 OAOA CONFERENCE

DATE:    April 5 - 9, 2008

AWARDS GIVEN:

Appreciation to the President – Jeff Hough

Airport Of The Year - Enid Woodring Regional

Airport Director of the Year: Don Cornell

Atta Boy – Steve Mushrush

Atta Boy – Scott Keith

Corporate Champ – Blackshare Environmental Solutions, Derek Blackshare

Pioneer - George Hargett

LOCATION:      Double Tree Warren Place, Tulsa, OK

THEME:      New Realities For Airports

2007 - 08 President:    Jeff Hough, Tulsa Airport Authority

NOTES:            Joint SCAAAE/OAOA Conference

22nd Annual Conference

 

2007 OAOA CONFERENCE

DATE:    April 9 – 11, 2007

AWARDS GIVEN:

Appreciation to the President – Scott Keith

Airport Of The Year - Will Rogers World Airport

Airport Director of the Year - Mark Kranenburg

Atta Boy –

Atta Girl –

Corporate Champ – Garver Engineers

Pioneer - Peter Van Pelt

LOCATION:           The Rennaisance, Oklahoma City, OK

THEME:

2006 - 07 President:     Scott Keith, Wiley Post / Clarence E. Page Airports

NOTES:    21st Annual Conference

 

2006 OAOA CONFERENCE

DATE:      March 12-14, 2006

AWARDS GIVEN:

Appreciation to the President – Phil Stone

Airport Of The Year - Guthrie – Edmond Municipal Airport

Airport Director of the Year -

Atta Boy –

Atta Girl –

Corporate Champ – Barnard Dunkelberg & Co.

LOCATION:      The Rennaisance, Oklahoma City

THEME:       Celebrating 20 Years

2005 - 06 President:         Phil Stone, Tulsa International

NOTES:  20th Annual Conference


 

2005 OAOA CONFERENCE

DATE:      April 17-19 , 2005

AWARDS GIVEN:

Appreciation to the President – Walt Strong

Airport Of the Year (Commercial) - Ponca City Regional

Airport of the Year (GA) – Ardmore Municipal

Atta Boy – Jim Thrash, Will Rogers World Airport

Atta Girl – Erin Wright, OAC

Corporate Champ – LBR Inc.

Pioneer - Gary Johnson, Stillwater Regional

Appreciation – Peter Regan

LOCATION:        Clarion, Oklahoma City, OK

THEME: NONE

2004 - 05 President:       Walt Strong, OU/Westheimer

NOTES:  19th Annual Conference


 

2004 OAOA CONFERENCE

DATE:       April 18-20 , 2004

AWARDS GIVEN:

Appreciation to the President – David Scott

Airport Of The Year - El Reno Regional

Atta Girl – Pam Lankford

Atta Girl - Shelly Relja

Corporate Champ – Horizon Engineering, Inc.

Appreciation – Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission

LOCATION:          Westin, Oklahoma City

THEME: NONE

PRESIDENT: 2003 - 04 President: David Scott, Altus Regional

NOTES:   18th Annual Conference


 

2003 OAOA CONFERENCE

DATE:          April 6-8 , 2003

AWARDS GIVEN:

Appreciation to the President – Terry Hall

Airport Of The Year - G. A. – Altus/Quartz Mountain Regional

Atta Boy – Larry Powell, TAA

Corporate Champ – Cinnabar Environmental Services LLC

Pioneer - Frank Bice, LBR Inc.

LOCATION:              Lake Texhoma Lodge, Kingston, OK

THEME: "OAOA '03 – Doing It…Wright"

PRESIDENT: 2002 - 03 President: Terry Hall, Ada Regional

NOTES:  17th Annual Conference


 

2002 OAOA CONFERENCE

DATE: April 13 – 16, 2002

AWARDS GIVEN:

Appreciation to the President – Barbara McNally

Airport Of The Year - G. A. – Grove Municipal

Atta Boy – Frenchie DuCharme, TAA

Atta Boy – Phil Stone, TAA

Corporate Champ – Fritz Baily, Inc.

Pioneer Award – Brent Kitchen, TAA

LOCATION:             Tulsa, Two Corporate Plaza

THEME: “Securing Our Future"

2001 - 02 President: Barbara McNally, Lawton-Fort Sill Regional

NOTES:  16th Annual Conference


 

2001 OAOA CONFERENCE

DATE:      April 22 – 25, 2001

AWARDS GIVEN:

Appreciation to the President – Bob Williams

Airport Of The Year - G. A. – Stillwater Regional

Atta Girl – Beth Terrell. Fritz Baily, Inc.

Atta Boy - Mark Kranenburg, Stephen Cooks, Allan Edwards

Corporate Champ – Atkins, Benham Inc.

Pioneer – Terry Leard, Leard Bice Reeder, Inc.

LOCATION:          Altus, Quartz Mountain Lodge

THEME:       “Soaring With The Eagles - Again"

 2000 - 01 President:     Bob Williams, Tulsa International

NOTES:  15th Annual Conference


 

2000 OAOA CONFERENCE

DATE:     April 16-18, 2000

AWARDS GIVEN:

Appreciation to the President – Mark Kranenburg

Airport Of The Year - G. A. – Ada Municipal

Atta Girl – Joyce Benge, Barnard Dunkelberg & Co.

Atta Boy - Scott Keith

1st Pioneer Award – Bob Barnard, Barnard Dunkelberg & Co.

Corporate Champ – Enercon Services, Inc.

LOCATION:       Shangri La, Grand Lake

THEME: “Legacy of Leadership – Sharing The Vision”

 1999-2000 President:    Mark Kranenburg, Wiley Post Airport

NOTES:  14th Annual Conference


 

1999 OAOA CONFERENCE

DATE: April 25-27, 1999

AWARDS GIVEN:

Appreciation to the President – Rick Mullaney

Airport Of The Year - G. A. – Tenkiller Airpark, Cookson

Appreciation –Imogene Arnot

Atta Boy – Brent Kitchen, Tulsa Airport Authority

Atta Boy – Frank Bice, Leard Bice Reeder, Inc.

Corporate Champ – Horizon Engineering, Carl Canizzaro

LOCATION:       Holiday Inn, Norman

THEME: “Taking Off To New Heights”

PRESIDENT: 1998-99 President: Rick Mullaney, El Reno

NOTES:  13th Annual Conferece


 

1998 OAOA CONFERENCE

DATE: April 2-4, 1998

AWARDS GIVEN:

Appreciation to the President – Ken Madison

Airport Of The Year - G. A. – Alva Municipal Airport

Appreciation – George Hargett, Ret.

Atta Boy – Mark Kranenburg, PWA

LOCATION:       Western Hills Guest Ranch, Sequoyah Park, Wagoner

THEME:“Oklahoma Airports In Action”

PRESIDENT: 1997-98 President: Ken Madison, Sand Springs

NOTES:   12th Annual Conference


 

1997 OAOA CONFERENCE

DATE: April 3-5, 1997

AWARDS GIVEN:

Appreciation to the President – Tom Morton

Airport Of The Year - R – C. E. Page, Oklahoma City

Appreciation - Jan Mauritson

LOCATION: Oklahoma City – Marriott Hotel

THEME: “Communicate”

PRESIDENT: 1996-97 President: Tom Morton, Oklahoma City

NOTES:  11th Annual Conference


 

1996 OAOA CONFERENCE

DATE: April 18-20, 1996

AWARDS GIVEN:

Appreciation to the President – Jim Edwards

Airports Of The Year:

R - Okmulgeee Municipal

GA - El Reno

FBO Of The Year - Cruise Aviation, MWF

Appreciation - Dana Batey, OAC

LOCATION:         Bartlesville, Oklahoma - Bartlesville Community Center

THEME: “Ten Years and Counting

 1995-96 President:       Jim Edwards, Bartlesville

NOTES:  10th Annual Conference


 

1995 OAOA CONFERENCE

DATE:      1995

AWARDS GIVEN:
 
Appreciation to the President - Pauline RichardsonAirports Of The Year:

CS - Tulsa International

R - Max Westheimer

GA - Stillwater

FBO Of The Year - Greenwood Aviation, Ponca City

Atta Girl - Imogene Arnot

Atta Group - Judy Wheeler & AAOA

Atta Boy - Brent Kitchen

Corporate Champ - ECS

LOCATION:              Fort Smith, Arkansas - Holiday Inn Civic Center

THEME:            “Together We Succeed

1994-95 President:    Pauline Richardson, OU Max Westheimer, Norman

NOTES: OAOA / AAOA

9th Annual Conference


 

1994 OAOA CONFERENCE

DATE: 1994

AWARDS GIVEN:

Appreciation to the President – Jimmy Lingle

Airport Of The Year - Ponca City Municipal

FBO Of The Year - Regional Air, Lawton

Atta Girl - Debra Coughlan

Atta Boy - Steve Mushrush

Atta Boy - Frenchie DuCharme

LOCATION:          Ponca City, OK - Marland Mansion Estate & Conference Center

THEME:      “Oklahoma Airports - The Future Is Now”

1993-94 President:     Jimmy Lingle, Lawton Municipal

NOTES:  8th Annual Conference


 

1993 OAOA CONFERENCE

DATE: 1993

AWARDS GIVEN:

Appreciation to the President – Lynn Pinson

 

Airport Of The Year - Altus Municipal

FBO Of The Year - Phillips 66, Bartlesville

Appreciation - Joe Cunningham

Atta Girl - Lois Batey

LOCATION:        Lawton, OK - Howard Johnson Hotel & Convention Center

THEME: “OAOA: The Voice Of Aviation”

1992-93 President:   Lynn Pinson, Frederick Municipal

NOTES:  7th Annual Conference


 

1992 OAOA CONFERENCE

DATE:      1992

AWARDS GIVEN:

Appreciation to the President – Gary Johnson

Airport Of The Year - Wiley Post Airport

FBO Of The Year - Stillwater Flight Center

Corporate Champs - ACT, Inc.

Atta Group - OAC & Staff

Appreciation - Duard Spleth

Retirement, In December - Tom Graves

LOCATION:          Ardmore, OK - Lake Murray Lodge & Conference Center

THEME:     “Partners For Progress”

1991-92 President:     Gary Johnson, Stillwater Municipal

NOTES:   6th Annual Conference


 

1991 OAOA CONFERENCE

DATE:     1991

AWARDS GIVEN:

Appreciation to the President – Jan Mauritson

Airport Of The Year - William R. Pogue, Sand Springs

FBO Of The Year - Million Air, Wiley Post

Corporate Champs - Leard-Bice & Associates

LOCATION:           Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - Waterford Hotel

THEME:    “Oklahoma Airports Mean Business”

 1990-91 President:    Jan Mauritson, Tulsa International

NOTES:  5th Annual Conference


 

1990 OAOA CONFERENCE

DATE:    1990

AWARDS GIVEN:

Appreciation to the President – Don Nuzum

Appreciation - OAC

Appreciation - Oklahoma Aviator

Airport Of The Year - Alva Municipal

Corporate Champs - Barnard Dunkelberg & Company

LOCATION:        Tulsa, Oklahoma - Westin Hotel, Williams Center

THEME:        “Gay ‘90’s Spotlight Airports”

1989-90 President – Don Nuzum

NOTES:              OAOA/AAAE

   4th Annual Conference


 

1989 OAOA CONFERENCE

DATE:   1989

AWARDS GIVEN:

Appreciation to the President – Mary Kelly

Atta Girl - Jan Mauritson

Appreciation - Jim Schooley, Director OAC 

Airports Of The Year

Commercial Service - Lawton

Reliever - Max Westheimer

General Aviation - Stillwater

LOCATION:            Tulsa, Oklahoma - Sheraton-Kensington Hotel

THEME:     “Airports - Credibility Is The Key”

1988-89 President:     Mary Kelly, Altus Municipal

NOTES:   3rd Annual Conference


 

1988 OAOA CONFERENCE

DATE:   1988

AWARDS GIVEN:

Appreciation to the President – George Hargett

Appreciation - David Lankford, FAA 

Appreciation - OAC

LOCATION:      Lake Eufaula, Oklahoma - Arrowhead Lodge

THEME:     “Fly Oklahoma”

1987-88 President:       George Hargett, Max Westheimer Airpark

NOTES:   2nd Annual Conference


 

1987 OAOA CONFERENCE

DATE: 1987

AWARDS GIVEN:

Award to the President – Delbert Self

President's Award – Peter Van Pelt

Slowleak - Peter Van Pelt

LOCATION:      Altus, Oklahoma - Quartz Mountain Lodge

THEME:      “Soaring With The Eagles”

1986-87 President:     Delbert Self, Woodward

NOTES:   1st Annual Conference


 

1986 OAOA

DATE: 1986

AWARDS GIVEN:  None

LOCATION:             1986 No Conference Held

THEME:

1985-86 President:       Peter Van Pelt, Stillwater Municipal

NOTES:


 

1985 OAOA

DATE: 1985

AWARDS GIVEN:  None

LOCATION:          1985 No Conference Held

THEME:

 1984-85 President: Peter Van Pelt, Stillwater Municipal

NOTES:


 

DATE: 1984

AWARDS GIVEN:  None

LOCATION:        1984 No Conference Held

THEME:

PRESIDENT: Founding President: Peter Van Pelt, Stillwater Municipal

NOTES: