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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
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SWLISA HONORARY DIRECTORS

Edward J. "Ed" Hayes
3250 Dothan Lane
Dallas, TX 75229
214.352.326
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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
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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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