Southwestern Industrial Laundry Supply Association

SWLISA Member of the Year Awards

2003 Steve England

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

SWLISA Russell Pierce Award

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

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
 

SWLISA Honorary Directors

Edward J. “Ed” Hayes
3250 Dothan Lane
Dallas, TX 75229
214.352.326
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
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
2003 Wild Dunes Resort
Charleston, SC
Golden Nugget
Las Vegas, NV
Steve England Steve Bevill
2002 Hyatt Regency Resort
Poipu, HI
Doubletree Downtown Hotel
Kansas City, MO
McCoy Webster
Alan Maness
2001 Bellagio Resort & Casino
Las Vegas, NV
Doubletree Hotel Warren Place
Tulsa, OK
Lori Myers
David Tingue
2000 Marriott Casa Magna
Cancun, Mexico
Marriott Tech Center
Denver, CO
Tom Tipton
John Harlin
1999 Sheraton Conquistador
Tucson, AZ
Ontario Airport Marriott
Ontario, CA
David Felch
Janet Kirkman
1998 Hyatt Regency Cerromar
Beach Dorado, Puerto Rico
Plaza San Antonio Marriott Hotel
San Antonio, TX
James Porter
Janet Kirkman
1997 Westin Mission Hills
Rancho Mirage, CA
Monte Carlo Hotel
Las Vegas, NV
David Hicks, Jr.
Ron Kelsey
1996 Hyatt Regency Maui
Maui, HI
The Peabody
Memphis, TN
Dan Vonalt
Michael Lawrence
1995 Williamsburg Lodge
Williamsburg, VA
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
Albuquerque, NM
Stanley Elliott
Jimmie Loper
1994 Sugar Bay Plantation Resort
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Island
Hotel Inter-Continental
New Orleans, LA
Stanley Elliott
Richard H. Ledyard
1993 The Phoenician
Scottsdale, AZ
J.W. Marriott
Houston, TX (Sales/Office Mgrs)
Robert E. Tafoya
Michael P. Dineen
1992 Westin Kauai Lagoons
Kauai HI
The Harvey-DFW
Dallas, TX (Production)
Jim Page
James Campbell
1991 Marriott World Center
Orlando, FL
Marriott River Center
San Antonio, TX
Ron Booth
Steve Cash
1990 Westin’s Camino Real
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
 The Sunburst
Scottsdale, AZ (Production)
Paul Heilman
Mark Brim
1989 Marriott’s Desert Springs
Palm Desert, CA
The Albuquerque Marriott
Albuquerque, NM (Sales)
Bill Williams
Bill Temple
1988 Hyatt Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe-Incline Village, NV
Austin Marriott at the Capitol
Austin, TX (Production)
Leon Flake
Walter N. Cheek
1987 Frenchman’s Reef
Westin Canal Place
St. Thomas U.S. Virgin Islands
Paul Curry
Arvin Kreitman
1986 The Point at Squaw Peak
Wichita Falls Hilton
Wichita Falls, TX (Production)
Jack Regan
Fritizie Lee Connally
1985 Camino Real Hotel
Ixtapa, Mexico
Hilton Palacio del Rio
San Antonio, TX (Sales)
M.S. “Mike” Ussery
Bob Grosse
1984 The Breakers
Palm Beach, FL
Houston Marriott Brookhollow
Houston, TX (Production)
Matt Healy
Lee Ekola
1983 Cerromar Beach Hotel
Dorado, Puerto Rico
Marriot Park Central
Dallas, TX (Sales)
Manship Phelps
R. Gene Bevill
1982 Desert Inn & Country Club
Las Vegas, NV
Alameda Plaza
Kansas City, MO (Production)
Mac McAllister
Stan Parry
1981 Vailea Beach Hotel
Maui, HI
Granada Royale
El Paso, TX (Sales)
Mercer Buchanan
Don Lorenz
1980 Hilton Riviera
Palm Springs, CA
Hilton Palacio Del Rio
San Antonio, TX (Production)
Bruce Johnson
Gary Gradinger
1979 Frenchman’s Reef
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
Valley Inn & Country Club
Brownsville, TX (Sales)
Ky Rohman
Barry Smith
1978 Mountain Shadows
Scottsdale, AZ
Ramada Inn-West
Houston, TX (Production)
Bill Niemi
Peter V. Pano
1977 Camino Real Hotel
Cancun, Mexico
Hilton Inn
Corpus Christi, TX (Sales)
Paul Heilman
Jon Heavin
1976 Riviera Hotel
Palm Springs, CA
Registry Hotel
Minneapolis, MN (Production)
Jack Starling
Ed Hayes
1975 Plaza International-Hyatt
Regency Acapulco, Mexico
Four Seasons Motor Inn
Albuquerque, NM (Sales)
John Hill
John Madderom
1974 Hotel del Coronado
San Diego, CA
Camino Real Hotel
Juarez, Mexico
Mike Ussery
John Walsh
1973 Montego Bay, Jamaica
San Diego, CA
Allen Wright
Pete Leary
1972 Scottsdale, AZ
Minneapolis, MN
Leon Flake
Wayne McCullough
1971 Monterey, CA
Houston, TX
Lester Pryor
Frank Stovall
1970 Guadalajara, Mexico
Corpus Christi, TX
Gene Thoma
 
1969 New Orleans, LA
Kansas City, MO
Doug Myers
Bob Shaw
1968 Williamsburg, VA
Odessa, TX
Jack Brew
Tom Gibbs
1967 Scottsdale, AZ
San Antonio, TX
Odie Morris
Virgil Kruger
1966 Mexico City, Mexico
Gulfport, MS
Jess Wall
Jack Porter
1965 San Francisco, CA
Dallas, TX
Stover Smith
Bud Huth
1964 CO Springs, CO
Shreveport, LA
Joe Schuh
Ray Arnold
1963 San Antonio, TX
Houston, TX
Otto Thoma
Virgil Kruger
1962 Palm Springs, CA
Springfield, MO
Byron Wynn
Russell Pierce
1961 New Orleans, LA
Little Rock, AR
Smythe Shepherd
Fred Hanneman
1960 Mexico City, Mexico
None
Clarence Buss
 
1959 Natchez, MS
None
Jack Spence
 
1958 Las Vegas, NV
None
John McDonald
 
1957 Point Clear, AL
None
Bill Alberts
 
1956 Monterey, Mexico
None
Roland Dansby
Lawson Orr
1955 New Orleans
None
Bob Weller
Bernie Masterson