Honors, Awards and Community Service

1975
Elected to American Meat Institute Board of Directors and Executive Committee

1980-81
President of the Harvard Business School Club of Arizona

1981-82
Chairman of the Arizona Chapter of Young Presidents’ Organization

1990
Received the Arizona Corporate Wellness Award from Governor Rose Mofford and Phoenix Suns Owner, Jerry Colangelo

1991-93
Founder and Chairman of the FARE  (Fiscal Accountability and Reform Efforts) Committee

1991
Named an “Entrepreneurial Fellow” by the University of Arizona

1992
Selected as “Master Entrepreneur of the Year” for the Southwest Region of the Country by the Entrepreneur of the Year Institute

Received City of Hope’s “Spirit of Life” National Award

Inducted into Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Hall of Fame


1993
Voted “Supplier of the Year” by the Retail Grocers Association of Arizona

1993-96
Chairman of American Meat Institute Meat Marketing Committee

1994-95
Chairman of Greater Phoenix Leadership

1995-96
Chairman of American Meat Institute Political Action Committee

1997-98
Chairman of the Goldwater Institute

2001
Received the American Meat Institute’s “Edward C. Jones Community Service Award”

2007
Guest of Honor Speaker for the Marine Corps Birthday Hosted by the Phoenix Luncheon Committee

2009
Honored by Wesleyan University with a “Distinguished Alumnus Award”

Recognized at the Dedication of the Semper Fidelis Memorial Chapel for Devotion and Generosity to the Marine Corps

Guest of Honor Speaker for the Marine Corps Birthday at the Marine Corps League – Old Breed Detachment


2010
Received the “Bar-S Team Award” from the Pre-Merger Board of Directors of Bar-S Foods Co. for Successfully Leading the Company for 29 Years as a Private Enterprise

Received Award from the Post-Merger Board of Directors of Sigma for Guiding “A Merger of Leaders”


2011
Guest of Honor Speaker for the Marine Corps Birthday at the 6th Engineer Support Battalion, Company C

2012
Recipient of the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation’s “John A. Lejeune Award for Exemplary Leadership”

Guest of Honor Speaker for the Marine Corps Arizona Reunion

Received a Retirement Award from the Board of Directors of the American Meat Institute for 37 Years of Service

Guest of Honor Speaker for the Marine Corps Birthday at the Recruiting Station Phoenix


2013
Received a Retirement Award from Bar-S Foods Co. After Serving 31 Years as CEO

Recognized by the Arizona Scarlet and Gold Committee and the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation as a Member of The Once an Eagle Honorary Board

Guest of Honor and Parade Reviewing Officer for Recruit Graduation Ceremonies at MCRD San Diego

Presented the “Semper Fidelis Award” by the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

Guest of Honor at a Reception Before a Sunset Parade in Washington, DC that was Cancelled Due to Rain

Guest of Honor and Parade Reviewing Officer at the Sunset Parade in Washington, DC

Guest of Honor at a Formal Dinner at the Home of Commandants

Guest of Honor and Parade Reviewing Officer for Recruit Graduation Ceremonies at MCRD Parris Island

Guest of Honor Speaker for the Marine Corps Birthday at the Marine Corps League – Copper State Detachment

Guest of Honor Speaker for the Marine Corps Birthday at Marine Aircraft Group 14


2014
Honored with a Plaque Dedication at the Mount Soledad Veterans Memorial for Serving Our Country

Marine Corps Heritage Foundation Timothy T. Day Overlook Private Dedication Ceremony and Reveal 


2015
Honored at the Formal Dedication of the Timothy T. Day Overlook at the National Museum of the Marine Corps

Guest of Honor and Parade Reviewing Officer for Recruit Graduation Ceremonies at MCRD San Diego

Guest of Honor Speaker for the Globe & Anchor Salute Sponsored by MCRD Museum Foundation

Presented with The “Chesty” Puller Recruit Company Honor Graduate Award by the Marine Corps Association & Foundation 

2017
Guest of Honor at the Evening Parade at Marine Barracks in Washington, D.C.