Awards

NARS Person of the Year Award

The North American Rail Shippers Association, if approved by the Awards Committee, has the option to present an award for outstanding contributions to NARS AND its Regional Association(s) during the past one to two years.  The award will be presented at the next Annual Meeting for the year in which award is given.

NARS Lifetime Achievement Award

The North American Rail Shippers Association will present an award for outstanding contributions to the NARS organization during one's career in the Transportation Industry.  The award will be presented only when a person has retired (or retirement announced) from the industry.  It is not intended to be an annual award, and shall be awarded as/when approved by the Board of Directors.  More than one NARS Lifetime Achievement Award may be awarded in a given year, if deemed appropriate by the Board of Directors.


Past Award Recipients

Person of the Year Awards

1997 – Mike Taber, SWARS
1998 – Archie Brown, PNWARS
1999 – Ray Sanford, PNWARS
2000 – Ivan Olson, PNWARS
2001 – William R. Schauer, MARS
2002 -  Paige Prendergast, SWARS
2003 – William (Rick) Franks, SEARS
2004 – Joe Mitchem, SEARS
2005 – Linda Turner, SWARS
2006 – Bill Donovan, NEARS
2007 – David Hargrave, SWARS
2008 – Tom Head, MARS
2009 – Steve Ferree, SEARS
2010 – Jennifer Krueger, PNWARS
2011 – George Macko, MARS
2012 – William R. Schauer, MARS
2013 – Richard Dodd, SWARS
2014 - Janet Gilbert, MARS
2015 - E. Leo Mountjoy, SWARS
2016 - Glen Courtwright, SEARS

Lifetime Achievement Awards

2006 – Ken Enzor, NEARS
2007 – Bernard Thomas, MARS
2007 -  Jack Dail, SWARS
2008 – George Elking, SWARS
2008 – Ivan Olson, PNWARS
2009 – No Award
2010 – Rick Franks, SEARS
2011 – Mark Bradshaw, SEARS
2012 – Joseph Gearin, NEARS
2013 – No Award
2014 - Patrick Walsh, SWARS
2015 - E. Leo Mountjoy, SWARS
2016 - Glen Courtwright, SEARS