FAA Award Recipients

Each year at the Florida Attractions Annual Conference, outstanding members of our Association are recognized for their selfless contributions which move our industry forward. These members have gone above and beyond to ensure that the Florida Attractions Association continues to represent the premiere attractions of the world.

Outstanding Attraction Members of the Year

2016

Jennifer Berthiaume, Lion Country Safari

2015

Becky Bragg,Peace River - Canoe Outpost

2015

Mary Stella, Dolphin Research Center

2014

Joe Kasinski, Ripley's Believe It or Not! Orlando

2013

The Soverns Family, Sawgrass Recreation Park

2012

Nick Romeo, iFLY Orlando

2011

Jennifer Montague, Fantasy of Flight

2010

Valerie Bunting, Walt Disney World

2009

Kim Long, Fantasy of Flight

2008

Jamie Tacy, Mote Marine Aquarium

2007

Keith Charlton, Pirate's Dinner Adventure

2006

Phil Holmes, Walt Disney World

2005

Charles Thibos, Everglades Alligator Farm

2004

Andrew Hertz, Miami Seaquarium

2003

David Tetzlaff, Caribbean Gardens

2002

Susan Dougherty, Homosassa Springs State Park

2001

Bill Lupfer, Astronaut Hall of Fame

2000

JJ Coonan, National Museum of Naval Aviation

1999

Rose Rinaldi, Jungle Gardens

1998

Frank & Betty Usina, St. Augustine Scenic Cruise

1997

Michael Morawski, Ernest Hemingway Home

1996

Kim Hawk, Church Street Station

1995

Sandra Manning, Flamingo Gardens

1994

Donna Turner, Gatorland

1993

Wayne Atherholt, Salvador Dali Museum

1992

Charlene Johnston, Bok Tower Gardens

1991

Sharon Du Mond, Monkey Jungle

1990

Gary Thomas, Edison Winter Home

1989

Jim Kay, Planet Ocean

Outstanding Associate Members of the Year

2016 Nicole Dubinsky, Dippin' Dots
2016 Emily Howard, PGAV Destinations
2015
Matt Heller, Performance Optimist Consulting
2014
Sandy Edwards, Greater Miami CVB
2013
Kevin McNulty, NetWeave Social Networking
2012
Sal Dickinson, Florida Vacation Auction
2011
Gordon Reigelman, Welcome Guide-Map / CJ Publishers
2010
Lauren Middleton, FPIS Inc. Brochure Distribution & Travel Marketing
2009
Linda Higgins, FPIS Inc. Brochure Distribution & Travel Marketing
2008
Tera Kenney, Kenney Communications
2007
Nick Romeo, SEE Visitors Magazines
2006
Ruth Ann Kenney, Kenney Communications
2005
Sharon Creedon, Miles Media Group
2004
Mark Reid, Best Read Guide
2003
Sandra Gray, USI Insurance Services Corp.
2002
Mike White, Exit Info
2001
Drake Decker, Florida Suncoast Tourism Promotions
2000
Eileen Dubin, CTM Brochure Display
1999
Shawn Ulrich, Eller Media
1998
Bob Bacon, MGA
1997
Barbara Kenney, Kenney Communications
1996
Chuck Wray, Jr., Welcome Guide-Map
1995
J.D. Sobol, 3M Media
1994
Larry van Dusseldorp, VanDee Distribution Services
1993
Theresia Hauger, Vacation Stretchers
1992
John Welday, Southeast Advantage
1991
John Roberts, Central Florida Press
1990
Fred Ford, SEE Magazine
1989
Betty McPherson, FPIS Inc.

Chairman's Award

2016

Thom Stork

2016

Mary Altman

2015

Rick Cain

2014

Frank Lockwood

2013

Anita Lupfer