Kent-Aronoff Service Award

The Kent-Aronoff Award is named after the two outstanding intellectuals who were instrumental in the formation of APEE. Craig Aronoff was the first President of APEE and for years served as the editor of its newsletter and on its executive board. Cal Kent was the first Secretary/Treasurer of the organization, whose principal contribution was to supply the group with the services of his talented administrative assistants who did the work while he claimed the credit. This award honors and recognizes a member of APEE who, over a sustained and continuous period of time, has continued to unselfishly give of himself/herself to the growth and perpetuation of the organization. Individuals who receive the Kent-Aronoff Award have made the personal sacrifices of their time and talent to see that this organization continues to flourish and to serve both as a beacon and a harbor for those who support the American Free Enterprise System and are involved in programs that seek to see that system continue. The award is given in recognition of the simple fact that the burdens of all within the organization are shouldered by only a few.

Edward J. López (right) receives the Kent-Aronoff Service Award from APEE 2017 President Gerald P. O'Driscoll, Jr.
Edward J. López (right) receives the Kent-Aronoff Service Award from APEE 2017 President Gerald P. O'Driscoll, Jr.

 

Past Recipients

  • 2016 Edward Peter Stringham (picture)
  • 2015 Ashley S. Harrison (picture)
  • 2014 Alexandre Padilla and Nikolai Wenzel (picture, picture)
  • 2013 Robert Lawson (picture)
  • 2012 Mark Schug (picture)
  • 2011 E. Frank Stephenson (picture)
  • 2010 Giancarlo Ibárgüen (picture)
  • 2009 Thomas Saving (picture)
  • 2008 Bruce Yandle (picture)
  • 2007 Joseph Keckeissen (picture)
  • 2006 Jane Shaw (picture)
  • 2005 Sandy Andrews (picture)
  • 2004 Pat Gordy
  • 2003 David E. R. Gay
  • 2002 Floy Lilley
  • 2001 J. Wilson Mixon, Jr.
  • 2000 Bob Formaini
  • 1999 Bob McTeer
  • 1998 Wayne Ferguson
  • 1997 Dwight Lee
  • 1996 Bill Rushing
  • 1995 Jon Udell
  • 1994 None
  • 1993 J. R. Clark
  • 1992 None
  • 1991 None
  • 1990 Martha Schroeder
  • 1989 Gerald Gunderson