SWLISA

Southwestern Industrial Laundry Supply Association

SWLISA Member of the Year Awards

1955 Lawson Orr 1980 Allen Wright
1956 Bernie Masterson 1981 Jack E. Smothers
1957 Russell Pierce 1982 Doug Myers
1958 Bill Alberts 1984 M.S. “Mike” Ussery
1959 Hugo Swan 1985 Jack Starling
1960 Roland Dansby 1986 Ky Rohman
1961 Stover Smith 1987 Manship Phelps
1962 Clarence Buss 1988 Paul Heilman
1963 John McDonald 1990 Paul J. Curry
1964 Otto Thoma 1992 William Williams
1965 Jack Spence 1994 Ron Booth
1966 Smythe Shepherd 1995 Marvin Priske
1967 Jess Wall 1996 Stanley Elliott
1968 Leon Flake 1997 Robert E. Tafoya
1969 Jack Bew 1998 W.C. “Dub” Smothers
1970 Bud Huth 1999 Gilbert D. Waldman
1971 Hugh Weiland 2001 Phil Myers
1972 Odie Morris 2003 Steve England
1973 Lestor Pryor

SWLISA Russell Pierce Award

1971 Russell Pierce & Ralph Rowalt 1988 Lee Ekola
1972 Bud Huth 1990 R. Gene Bevil
1974 Wayne McCullough 1992 Robert S. Grose & Arvin S. Kreitman
1976 Bernie Masterson 1993 Fritzie Lee Connally
1977 Robert W. Shaw 1994 Henry D. Brim
1979 Virgil Kruger 1995 James E. Campbell
1980 Pete Leary 1996 Mark Brim
1981 Peter V. Pano 1997 Walter N. Cheek
1984 Ed Hayes 1998 Jimmie Lopez
1985 Barry Smith 2000 Mike Dineen
1986 Gary Gradinger 2003 Steve Bevill

SWLISA HONORARY LIFE DIRECTORS

Leon E Flake
2416 Marika
Wichita Falls, TX 76307
904.691.2478,
W. Smythe Shepherd
7335 Liberty Avenue
Beaumont, TX 77701
409.833.3333
M.S. “Mike” Ussery
330 Beau Brummel Place
Amarillo, TX 79121
806.359.8025
Mike3530@amaonline.com

SWLISA HONORARY DIRECTORS

Edward J. “Ed” Hayes
3250 Dothan Lane
Dallas, TX 75229
214.352.326
hayessrvcs@aol.com
W.C. “Dub” Smothers
32123 I.H. 10 West
Boerne, TX 78006-9240
830.981.4333
M. D. “Mac” McAllister
110 S 25th Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80904
718.634.2866
Gilbert D. Waldman
P. O. Box 580787
Tulsa, OK 74158
918.587.1116

SWLISA HONORARY LIFE MEMBERS

Edward J. “Ed” Hayes
3250 Dothan Lane
Dallas, TX 75229
214.352.326
hayessrvcs@aol.com
Robert Tafoya
2036 Pepper Ridge Drive
Shreveport, LA 71151-9525
318.797.5957
W.C. “Bud” Huth, Jr.
5657 S. 92nd
Hales Corners, WI 53130
Otto W. Thomas
2036 Pepper Ridge Drive
Shreveport, LA 7115-9525

SWLISA RETIRED MEMBERS

Swede Carlson
8002 Oakwood Forest Drive
Houston, TX 77040
713.937.570
Robert S. Grose
P.O. Box 460
Moultrie, GA. 31776
800.841.8677

SWLISA MEETING HISTORY

Year Convention Site School Site President Sergeant-At-Arms
1955 New Orleans None Bob Weller Bernie Masterson
1956 Monterey, Mexico None Roland Dansby Lawson Orr
1957 Point Clear, AL None Bill Alberts
1958 Las Vegas, NV None John McDonald
1959 Natchez, MS None Jack Spence
1960 Mexico City, Mexico None Clarence Buss
1961 New Orleans, LA Little Rock, AR Smythe Shepherd Fred Hanneman
1962 Palm Springs, CA Springfield, MO Byron Wynn Russell Pierce
1963 San Antonio, TX Houston, TX Otto Thoma Virgil Kruger
1964 CO Springs, CO Shreveport, LA Joe Schuh Ray Arnold
1965 San Francisco, CA Dallas, TX Stover Smith Bud Huth
1966 Mexico City, Mexico Gulfport, MS Jess Wall Jack Porter
1967 Scottsdale, AZ San Antonio, TX Odie Morris Virgil Kruger
1968 Williamsburg, VA Odessa, TX Jack Brew Tom Gibbs
1969 New Orleans, LA Kansas City, MO Doug Myers Bob Shaw
1970 Guadalajara, Mexico Corpus Christi, TX Gene Thoma
1971 Monterey, CA Houston, TX Lester Pryor Frank Stovall
1972 Scottsdale, AZ Minneapolis, MN Leon Flake Wayne McCullough
1973 Montego Bay, Jamaica San Diego, CA Allen Wright Pete Leary
1974 Hotel del Coronado
San Diego, CA
Camino Real Hotel
Juarez, Mexico
Mike Ussery John Walsh
1975 Plaza International-Hyatt
Regency Acapulco, Mexico
Four Seasons Motor Inn Albuquerque, NM (Sales) John Hill John Madderom
1976 Riviera Hotel
Palm Springs, CA
Registry Hotel
Minneapolis, MN (Production)
Jack Starling Ed Hayes
1977 Camino Real Hotel
Cancun, Mexico
Hilton Inn
Corpus Christi, TX (Sales)
Paul Heilman Jon Heavin
1978 Mountain Shadows
Scottsdale, AZ
Ramada Inn-West
Houston, TX (Production)
Bill Niemi Peter V. Pano
1979 Frenchman’s Reef
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
Valley Inn & Country Club
Brownsville, TX (Sales)
Ky Rohman Barry Smith
1980 Hilton Riviera
Palm Springs, CA
Hilton Palacio Del Rio
San Antonio, TX (Production)
Bruce Johnson Gary Gradinger
1981 Vailea Beach Hotel
Maui, HI
Granada Royale
El Paso, TX (Sales)
Mercer Buchanan Don Lorenz
1982 Desert Inn & Country Club, Las Vegas, NV Alameda Plaza
Kansas City, MO (Production)
Mac McAllister Stan Parry
1983 Cerromar Beach Hotel
Dorado, Puerto Rico
Marriot Park Central
Dallas, TX (Sales)
Manship Phelps R. Gene Bevill
1984 The Breakers
Palm Beach, FL
Houston Marriott Brookhollow
Houston, TX (Production)
Matt Healy Lee Ekola
1985 Camino Real Hotel
Ixtapa, Mexico
Hilton Palacio del Rio
San Antonio, TX (Sales)
M.S. “Mike” Ussery Bob Grosse
1986 The Point at Squaw Peak Wichita Falls Hilton
Wichita Falls, TX (Production)
Jack Regan Fritizie Lee Connally
1987 Frenchman’s Reef Westin Canal Place
St. Thomas U.S. Virgin Islands
Paul Curry Arvin Kreitman
1988 Hyatt Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe-Incline Village, NV
Austin Marriott at the Capitol
Austin, TX (Production)
Leon Flake Walter N. Cheek
1989 Marriott’s Desert Springs
Palm Desert, CA
The Albuquerque Marriott
Albuquerque, NM (Sales)
Bill Williams Bill Temple
1990 Westin’s Camino Real
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
The Sunburst
Scottsdale, AZ (Production)
Paul Heilman Mark Brim
1991 Marriott World Center
Orlando, FL
Marriott River Center
San Antonio, TX
Ron Booth Steve Cash
1992 Westin Kauai Lagoons
Kauai HI
The Harvey-DFW
Dallas, TX (Production)
Jim Page James Campbell
1993 The Phoenician
Scottsdale, AZ
J.W. Marriott
Houston, TX (Sales/Office Mgrs)
Robert E. Tafoya Michael P. Dineen
1994 Sugar Bay Plantation Resort
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Island
Hotel Inter-Continental
New Orleans, LA
Stanley Elliott Richard H. Ledyard
1995 Williamsburg Lodge
Williamsburg, VA
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
Albuquerque, NM
Stanley Elliott Jimmie Loper
1996 Hyatt Regency Maui
Maui, HI
The Peabody
Memphis, TN
Dan Vonalt Michael Lawrence
1997 Westin Mission Hills
Rancho Mirage, CA
Monte Carlo Hotel
Las Vegas, NV
David Hicks, Jr. Ron Kelsey
1998 Hyatt Regency Cerromar
Beach Dorado, Puerto Rico
Plaza San Antonio Marriott Hotel
San Antonio, TX
James Porter Janet Kirkman
1999 Sheraton Conquistador
Tucson, AZ
Ontario Airport Marriott
Ontario, CA
David Felch Janet Kirkman
2000 Marriott Casa Magna
Cancun, Mexico
Marriott Tech Center
Denver, CO
Tom Tipton John Harlin
2001 Bellagio Resort & Casino
Las Vegas, NV
Doubletree Hotel Warren Place
Tulsa, OK
Lori Myers David Tingue
2002 Hyatt Regency Resort
Poipu, HI
Doubletree Downtown Hotel
Kansas City, MO
McCoy Webster Alan Maness
2003 Wild Dunes Resort
Charleston, SC
Golden Nugget
Las Vegas, NV
Steve England Steve Bevill

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