WBTA Honors

The President’s Award is recognition of a member’s outstanding achievement and dedication to the WBTA throughout the year.  The recipient thought outside the box to bring fresh ideas and new initiatives to the organization.  Their efforts and contribution to the WBTA directly benefited the members, education, networking opportunities, and overall growth of the chapter.  Both an Allied member and a Direct member receive the award annually.

The Don Draves Founders Award (Formerly the Chairman’s Award) is recognition of a member’s continued support and dedication to the WBTA throughout the years.  The recipient continued to be an engaged member for more than 4 years and remained active as a volunteer, committee chair, or board member for the vast majority of that time. Their efforts and contribution to the WBTA directly benefited the members, education, networking opportunities, and overall growth of the chapter.  The award can be presented to an Allied or Direct member, and is presented every other year.

 

2016 - Emily Wright President

 

President's Direct - Elizabeth Dressel (QBE Americas)
President's Allied - Shannon Colias (Direct Travel)
Don Draves Founders Award - Emily Wright (Fox World Travel)

 

2015 - Emily Wright President

President's Direct - Julie Van Oss (Schrieber Foods)
President's Allied - Kari Fulkerson (Hyatt Regency - Milwaukee)
Chairman's Award - Awarded every other year

2014 - Jesse Funk President

President's Direct - Erica Rondestvedt (Bemis)
President's Allied - Robert Zimmerman (Marcus)
Chairman's Award - Jesse Funk (Fox World Travel)

2013 - Jesse Funk President

President's Direct - Stacy Button (Jewelers Mutual)
President's Allied - Emily Wright (Fox World Travel)
Chairman's Award - Awarded every other year

2012 - Andrew Aschenbrenner President

President's Direct - Natalie Glass
President's Allied - Dorian Keller (Enterprise Holdings)
Chairman's Award - Chris Magulski (Frontier Airlines)

2011 - Andrew Aschenbrenner President

President's Direct - Cathy Moulton (Baird)
President's Allied - 
Chairman's Award - Awarded every other year

2010 - Bob Gotthart President

President's Direct - Dean Opdahl (FIS)
President's Allied - Jesse Funk (ThinkLimo/Carey Limousine of Wisconsin)
Chairman's Award - Peter Browne (ThinkLimo/Carey Limousine of Wisconsin)

2009 - Bob Gotthart President

President's Direct - Emily Wright (Flad Affliated Group) 
President's Allied - 
Chairman's Award - Andrew Aschenbrenner (Frontier Airlines)

2008 - Laura Lane President

President's Direct - Bob Gotthart (Kohler)
President's Allied - Chris Magulski (Midwest Airlines)
Chairman's Award - Carrie Stollenwerk (Fox World Travel)

2007 - Laura Lane President

President's Direct - Rhonda Miklos (HK Systems)
President's Allied - Andrew Aschenbrenner (Midwest Airlines)
Chairman's Award - Jennifer Houdyshell (Sheraton Milwaukee-Brookfield)

2006 - Chris Magulski President

President's Direct - David Dougherty (Assurant Health)
President's Allied - Cindy Williams (Carey Limo)
Chairman's Award - Peggy McCumber (American Family Insurance)

2005 - Chris Magulski President

President's Direct - Peggy McCumber (American Family Insurance)
President's Allied - Laura Lane (American Express)
Chairman's Award - Phyllis Schuman (Runzheimer International)