LEGISLATOR OF THE YEAR
This annual award is given to the Alabama Legislator who has demonstrated exceptional and consistent support of specific economic development legislation and worked to continue to foster a positive business climate for Alabama.
The 2017 Legislator of the year is Senator Del Marsh.
Senator Del Marsh – 2017
Representative Mac McCutcheon -2016
Senator Alan Baker – 2015
Senator J.T. “Jabo” Waggoner – 2014
Senator Arthur Orr – 2013
Representative Alan Harper – 2012
Representative Barry Mask – 2011
Speaker of the House Seth Hammett – 2010
Representative Terry Spicer – 2009
Representative John Knight – 2008
Senator Roger Bedford – 2007
DAVE ECHOLS AWARD
This award is given to the economic developer that demonstrates the highest ideals of professionalism and character within the economic development profession. This award is given in honor of David R. Echols who served as a senior project manager for the Alabama Department Office. David set the professional standard for economic development in this state and his legacy continues through this award.
David Knight, Director – Walker County Economic and Industrial Development Authority – 2017
Forrest Wright, President – Shoals Economic Development Authority – 2016
Dus Rogers, President & CEO of the Jackson County EDA – 2015
Jimmy Durham, Executive Director – DeKalb County Economic Development Authority – 2014
Ellen McNair, Senior Vice President of the Montgomery Area chamber of Commerce – 2013
Phillip Dunlap, Economic Development Director- City of Auburn – 2012
Mike McCain, Executive Director of the Gadsden-Etowah County Industrial Development Authority – 2011
Greg Barker, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Economic Development for the Alabama Power Company – 2010