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AAPP Awards

These awards are given annually at the seminar banquet. Nominations for these awards should be submitted to your regional director prior to January 1st of each year for the upcoming seminar.
 

THE MAX WASTL SR. AWARD

This award was developed to pay homage to Max Wastl Sr. for his long and continued contributions to the polygraph profession. Nominees for this award are individuals that have, over the years, made significant contributions which can be scientific, materialistic (publications), modifications and/or advancements in instrumentation, testing techniques or distinguished, long-standing service. Nominees must be in good standing with the AAPP and selection must be made by a unanimous vote of the Board. If a consensus cannot be reached, the award will not be issued for that year.

THE HOLLY S. CANTY MEMORIAL AWARD

This award was developed to pay tribute to Holly S. Canty for outstanding leadership and dedicated service to the AAPP. Criteria for this selection include outstanding leadership, service or contribution in furthering the objectives of the AAPP. Nominees do not have to be an association member and selection requires majority vote of the Board.

DR. ANTONIO SUAREZ-BARRIO FOUNDING FATHERS' AWARD

Long and selfless service to the AAPP and being so extraordinary, clearly rising above and beyond the call of duty and expectations; bringing distinction to the recipient above all others due to his acts, words and deeds. Nominees must be in good standing with the AAPP and selection must be made by a unanimous vote of the Board. If a unanimous vote cannot be reached, the award will not be issued for that year; only one award may be given annually. The recipient of the award will thereafter be excused from all dues and seminar fees.

PRESIDENT'S AWARD

Selected and presented by the president of the AAPP to the person he or she believes most supported him in his efforts as president of the AAPP. To be presented to a non-Board member.

ANNUAL RICHARD O. ARTHER REGIONAL DIRECTOR'S AWARDS

Selected and presented by each Regional Director. The award is to be based upon a significant case or contribution within the respective region. The recipient/unit must be a member of the AAPP. As a general rule, the award is kept secret until the Thursday night banquet, although the director may choose to make the recipient's supervisor aware of the award so arrangements can be made to have the person attend the seminar.

WILLIAM J. TAYLOR  LIFE MEMBERSHIP AWARD

The William J. Taylor Life Membership Award is awarded to all past presidents. Life Membership is also granted to those active or retired members of the AAPP who, because of extraordinary or outstanding service to the AAPP, are nominated by a two-thirds majority of the Board of Directors and approved by a majority vote of the membership at an Annual Meeting. No more than one life membership will be awarded annually. (Requires majority vote by membership at the Annual Meeting)


AAPP Awards - History

Max Wastl Sr. Award:

  • 2018- Dave Nagle
  • 2017 - Mark Handler
  • 2016 - Stuart Senter, PhD
  • 2015 - Donald J. Krapohl
  • 2014 - Mark Handler
  • 2013 - John R. Schwartz
  • 2012 - Samuel Braddock
  • 2011 - Ron Decker
  • 2010 - Raymond Nelson
  • 2009 - G. Jeffrey Johnson
  • 2008 - Instrument Companies: Axciton, Lafayette, Limestone, and Stoelting
  • 2007 - Cleve Backster
  • 2006 - Gordon W. Moore
  • 2005 - Not given
  • 2004 - Elmer Criswell
  • 2003 - Billy Rakes
  • 2002 - Dave Miller
  • 2001 - Bob Heard
  • 2000 - Not given
  • 1999 - Linda J. Quinonez
  • 1998 - Not given
  • 1997 - Kathy Fuller
  • 1995 - Eric Holden
  • 1994 - Chris Fausett
  • 1992 - Arther Hadel
  • 1991 - Lee Chambers
  • 1990 - Richard O. Arther
  • (1st recipient of this award)

Holly S. Canty Memorial Award:

  • 2018- Ben Blalock
  • 2017 - James Dillard
  • 2016 - Bob Cole
  • 2015 - Pamela Shaw
  • 2014 - G. Jeff Johnson
  • 2013 - John Mata
  • 2012 - David G. Wattley
  • 2011 - Linda Quinn
  • 2010 - Jack Trimarco
  • 2009 - Donald Krapohl
  • 2008 - John R. Schwartz
  • 2007 - Bruce P. Robertson
  • 2006 - Not given
  • 2005 - Not given
  • 2004 - Not given
  • 2003 - Kay Logan & Anne Reed
  • 2002 - Founding Fathers - Bill Taylor, Johnny Maxwell, Tony Barrio & Dick Arther

Dr. Antonio Suarez-Barrio Founding Fathers' Award:

  • 2018- Bob Heard
  • 2017 - Gordon Moore
  • 2016 - Henry Canty
  • 2015 - Not given
  • 2014 - Richard O. Arther
  • 2013 - Not given
  • 2012 - William J. "Bill" Taylor, AAPP #1
 

President's Award:

  • 2018- Jennifer Herring
  • 2017 - Tracey Hilton
  • 2016 - Chris Fausett
  • 2015 - Robert C. "Bob" Heard
  • 2014 - Melanie Javens, Complete Equity Markets
  • 2013 - Donald J. Imbordino
  • 2012 - Mark Gerspacher, Ray Nelson & Mark Handler
  • 2011 - Jose Gonzales
  • 2010 - David Nagle
  • 2009 - AAPP Board of Directors
  • 2008 - Julie Gerspacher
  • 2007 - Not given
  • 2006 - Not given
  • 2005 - Billy Rakes
  • 2004 - John Mata
  • 2003 - Not given
  • 2002 - Bob Cole
  • 2001 - Tony Barrio
  • 1999 - Wolfgang Vinskey
  • 1998 - David L. Williams & Ronald L. Fox
  • 1994 - Kathy Fuller
  • 1991 - Holly Canty

William J. Taylor Life Membership Award:

  • 2018 Roger Butler
  • 2017 - G. Jeff Johnson
  • 2016 - Ron Hilley
  • 2015 - Vincent Hernandez
  • 2014 -Elmer Criswell
  • 2013 - Charles Slupski
  • 2012 - Joseph Kenny
  • 2011 - Dr. Anthony "Tony" S. Barrio
  • 2010 - Robert Cole
  • 2009 - Donald Weinstein
  • 2008 - Robert C. "Bob" Heard
  • 2007 - Not given
  • 2006 - Not given
  • 2005 - Dave Renzelman
  • 2004 - Ron Decker
  •  

Annual Richard O. Arther Regional Director's Awards

Region I "Richard O. Arther Director's Awards"

  • 2018- John Odum
  • 2017 - San Bernadino Co (CA) Sheriff's Dept. Polygraph Detail
  • 2016 - Thomas Jayo
  • 2015 - Norman Kelly
  • 2014 - Chad W. Russell
  • 2013 - Scott Sudaiser
  • 2012 - Chip Morgan
  • 2011 - Ron Homer
  • 2010 - Jana Bouzek
  • 2009 - Leonard Salcedo
  • 2008 - Carl McCormack
  • 2007 - Jamie Skeeters (Posthumously)
  • 2006 - Chip Morgan
  • 2005 - Michelle Gamboa
  • 2004 - Paul Redden
  • 2003 - Ted Todd
  • 2002 - Mike Doole
  • 2001 - Wayne Smith

Region II "Richard O. Arther Director's Awards"

  • 2018- Steve Theodore
  • 2017 - Paul R. Hansard
  • 2016 - Jeff S. Goble
  • 2015 - Neil S. Myres
  • 2014 - Clinton C. Elwood
  • 2013 - John Zagelmeir
  • 2012 - Mike Walsh
  • 2011 - Michigan State Police, Polygraph Unit
  • 2010 - Lynn Fields
  • 2009 - Roger Butler
  • 2008 - Vincent Hernandez
  • 2007 - Geoffrey Flohr
  • 2006 - Cook County SO Polygraph Unit
  • 2005 - Rick Atterberry
  • 2004 - Lynn Marcy
  • 2003 - Alan Teschendorf
  • 2002 - John Carter
  • 2001 - John Hurlock
 

Region III "Richard O. Arther Director's Awards"

  • 2018- Michael Wyatt
  • 2017 - Elmer Criswell
  • 2016 - Karen O'Connor
  • 2015 - Jonathan S. Laughlin
  • 2014 - David J. Crawford
  • 2013 - John Consigli
  • 2012 - James V. Slusher, Jr.
  • 2011 - Timothy Cotton
  • 2010 - James Johnson Jr.
  • 2009 - Jonathan Laughlin
  • 2008 - Todd Witmer
  • 2007 - Timothy Madden
  • 2006 - Joseph S. Jakubiec
  • 2005 - William F. Gonnelli
  • 2004 - Brian D. Reigle
  • 2003 - James Wardwell
  • 2002 - Roger Chrans
  • 2001 - Steve Stechshulte

Region IV "Richard O. Arther Director's Awards"

  • 2018- Anthony Bennett
  • 2017 - Texas DPS Polgraph Detail
  • 2016 - Eric Lucero
  • 2015 - Winston R. Bell & Randell L. Iles
  • 2014 - Marc T. Micciche
  • 2013 - Joseph Levesque & Fred Ball
  • 2012 - Mary Ellen Widacki
  • 2011 - Charles "Matt" Hicks
  • 2010 - Esther Harwell
  • 2009 - David E. Moore
  • 2008 - Mark Johnson
  • 2007 - Chris Schaefer
  • 2006 - Lt. Walt Goodson
  • 2005 - Mark Handler
  • 2004 - Phoenix PD Polygraph Detail
  • 2003 - William K. Teigen
  • 2002 - Sabino Martinez
  • 2001 - Frank Ruiz

Region V "Richard O. Arther Director's Awards"

  • 2018- Don Carroll
  • 2017 - James Tracy Orr
  • 2016 - Laura K. Jones
  • 2015 - Charles M. Hicks
  • 2014 - Amanda M. Nosalek
  • 2013 - Robert McPherson & John Fyffe
  • 2012 - Art Curnutte
  • 2011 - Dale Clark
  • 2010 - James Hall Jr.
  • 2009 - George Louk
  • 2008 - Richard Kurtz
  • 2007 - Steve Hooker
  • 2006 - Dennis C. Moore
  • 2005 - Keith Keiper
  • 2004 - Karen Clark
  • 2003 - Matthew Averill
  • 2002 - Roberto Chavez
  • 2001 - Swanee Owen
 

NOTICE: We are attempting to reconstruct the list of AAPP award winners. Unfortunately, no accurate history of these esteemed awards can be located other than where indicated. If you know who the missing award recipients are, please contact our Historian, Secretary Bob Heard. - Thanks!

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